Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute Team

A World-Class, Interdisciplinary Team of Sub-Specialists

Unlike a general urology program, Tallwood physicians are fellowship trained sub-specialists, so you get the best of the best. You get access to doctors who sub-specialize in your particular urology or kidney problems, and you have a complete care team that works together across any disciplines you need.

The interdisciplinary team approach to patient care at the Tallwood Institute sets us apart from other urology and kidney care services in the area.

Our fellowship trained urologists cover specialty areas including: General Urology, Men’s Health & Sexual Function, Pelvic Health & Incontinence, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Urogynecology and Urologic Cancer, along with a wide range of conditions and treatments including:


Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute Leadership

Steven J. Shichman, MDSteven J. Shichman, MD, Medical Director, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute

Medical Director, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

A board-certified urologist, Dr. Shichman specializes in robotic surgery, renal cancer and adrenal disorders. Following his education and work experience as a chemical engineer, Dr. Shichman went on to complete both his medical degree and his General Surgery and Urology residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Shichman pursued advanced training at New York Hospital and Cornell Medical Center where he completed his fellowship in Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Shichman is a pioneer in urologic minimally invasive surgery and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field. He is among the country’s most experienced surgeons in laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy. As a course director for the American Urological Association postgraduate courses from 1998 to 2013, he taught laparoscopic techniques to over 1,200 urologists from around the world. Dr. Shichman has been recognized as one of Connecticut’s Top Doctors in urology by Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine. Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Shichman has been instrumental in advancing Hartford HealthCare’s international reputation for innovation in laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery. Under his leadership, Hartford HealthCare has hosted numerous post-graduate courses in minimally invasive surgery, including national symposiums on robotic urologic surgery.

Dr. Shichman is also the Executive Director of Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation which is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive medical simulation training complexes in the United States.

Jan Ruderman, Director, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology and Kidney InstituteJan Ruderman

Vice President, Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute

In her role as VP, Ms. Ruderman partners with physician leaders to identify and address opportunities to improve the quality of care provided to Tallwood patients. She does this by co-leading disease management teams, which focus on the delivery of evidence-based medicine, patient education, community education and process improvement.

She has been with Hartford HealthCare since 1997, in a variety of leadership roles in operations and quality/process improvement. They include director of rehabilitation for HHC at Home, vice president of quality for the Rehabilitation Network and business architect for the design of the Institute Model that is being deployed throughout the system.

Jan has a master's degree in business administration, with a focus on healthcare, and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. She is also trained in Lean management.


Meet our Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute Providers:

Name Specialties Location
Allen, Richard Stephen, MD
4.7 /5
138 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Anaedo, Helen Ifeyinwa, MD
4.8 /5
129 surveys
860.696.2240
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Archer-Goode, Corlis Luisa, MD 860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
  • Newington
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Bacay, Angelito Cura, MD 860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Benevides, Sheri-Ryan Anne, APRN 860.947.8500
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Glastonbury
Benson, Scott Marshall, DO 860.522.2377
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Hartford
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Bieniek, Jared M., MD
4.8 /5
179 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Blanco, Marta Delosange, MD 860.344.8606
  • Nephrology
  • Middletown
  • Essex
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
  • Middletown
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Brown, Colleen Marie, APRN 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Bundy, Robert Joseph, MD
4.9 /5
87 surveys
860.456.7279
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Willimantic
Carley, Matthew Donald, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Casillas-Romero, Sergio Rafael, MD
4.8 /5
82 surveys
860.204.9126
  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Ceplenski, Paul John, MD 860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
Chafouleas, Eleas J., MD 860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Chang, Johnny, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
Chaudhry, Waseem, MD 860.972.1793
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Chughtai, Irfan Saeed, MD 203.237.6700
  • Nephrology
  • Meriden
  • Wallingford
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Cochran, Lynn Elizabeth, APRN 860.678.5700
  • Urology
  • Farmington
Cooper, Raphael Mason, MD 860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
Crawley, David F., MD
4.7 /5
116 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Curley, Timothy Michael, DO 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Wethersfield
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D'Amato, Abram Cooper, MD
4.7 /5
140 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Dervishi, Adnan, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
Devanney, James Francis, MD 860.496.8990
  • Urology
  • Torrington
DiStefano, Anthony Joseph, MD
4.8 /5
224 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Manchester
Dorin, Ryan P., MD, FACS
4.8 /5
127 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Urologic Oncology
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  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Drewa-Tower, Mary Jane, APRN 860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Norwich
Everhart-Caye, Maria Anne, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Faucher-Charles, Claudette G., APRN
4.9 /5
73 surveys
860.889.8331
  • Internal Medicine
  • Norwich
Ford, Peter A., APRN
4.9 /5
52 surveys
833.861.5433
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Friedman, Franklin Paul, MD
4.9 /5
184 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Gannon, Shanna M., PA-C 860.947.8500
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
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Ginsberg, Jay Marc, MD 860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
Glenney, Sandra F., APRN, RNFA
4.6 /5
88 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
Gong, Yuhong, MD, PhD
4.3 /5
98 surveys
860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Grabon, Nina Marie, APRN 860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Hartford
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Graydon, R. James, MD
4.8 /5
235 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Griffith, John James, MD
4.8 /5
101 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
  • Hartford
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Hong, Cornelio Robin, MD 860.887.7421
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Kegel, Jeffrey Glen, MD, FACC, FACP
4.8 /5
108 surveys
860.456.2898
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Willimantic
Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
4.7 /5
115 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
  • West Hartford
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Kesler, Stuart S., MD
4.8 /5
182 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Kutz, Stephen M., MD, FACC
4.9 /5
98 surveys
401.596.4499
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
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  • Westerly
  • Mystic
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Lane, Thomas Joseph, MD, FACP 833.861.5433
  • Internal Medicine
  • Farmington
LaSala, Christine Ann, MD, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
5.0 /5
112 surveys
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Laut, Jeffrey Marc, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD 860.678.5700
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Avon
  • Hartford
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Loughery, Erin Marie, APRN, DNP, RNFA
4.8 /5
77 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urology
  • Norwich
McLeod, Brian Scott, MD
4.9 /5
226 surveys
860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Mellen, Colleen E., APRN 860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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  • Hartford
Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD
4.9 /5
173 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
  • Manchester
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Miano, Alexander Paul, MD 860.823.6322
  • Psychiatry
  • Norwich
Milite, Claudio Pio, MD 860.872.8563
  • Nephrology
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Miner, David Joseph, MD 860.344.8606
  • Nephrology
  • Middletown
  • Meriden
  • Middletown
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Morgenstern, Jeffrey H., MD
4.7 /5
110 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Negulescu, Mihaela Olivia, MD 860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
Peter, Thomas Christopher, MD 860.367.0087
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Uncasville
Peters-Gee, Jill Marie, MD 860.678.7300
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Pilzek, Anna L., MD 860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Post, Jarrod Bret, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Pratt, Daniela Canevari, PA-C 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
Pyo, Paul, MD
4.9 /5
191 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
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Quinn, Anthony Dennis, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
174 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Qureshi, Mohammad Ahmed, MD 860.889.8331
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Radu, Olimpia Antonela, MD 860.886.1862
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Norwich
Rasool, Altaf, MD 860.889.8331
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Rice, Jenny Ann, PA-C 860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Farmington
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Rosenberg, David Jeremy, MD
5.0 /5
225 surveys
860.643.2731
  • Urology
  • Manchester
Russo, Rebecca Louise, APRN, DNP, FNP-C 860.564.9250
  • Urology
  • Plainfield
Sabino, Ila, PhD 860.678.5700
  • Psychology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
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Samat, Aashish Gopaldas, MD
4.7 /5
89 surveys
860.224.5672
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Southington
  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Samson, Wilner, MD
4.7 /5
141 surveys
860.621.6704
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
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  • Southington
Schoenberger, Steven Harris, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
175 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
4.9 /5
146 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • West Hartford
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Sibicky, Elizabeth R., APRN 860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Norwich
Singh, Joseph Udai, MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Singh, Mamta, MD
4.4 /5
49 surveys
860.423.9764
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Willimantic
Stahl, Brandon Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
172 surveys
860.886.1956
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
Stein, Joshua Aaron, MD 860.826.4453
  • Urology
  • New Britain
Steinberg, Adam C., DO, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
4.8 /5
70 surveys
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Szczepanczyk, Karina, MD
4.9 /5
158 surveys
860.892.6906
  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Norwich
Tagliavini, Christopher C., PA-C 860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
Tarantino, Arthur Edgar, MD
4.9 /5
241 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Glastonbury
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Telsey, Jonathan Ian, MD, FACS 860.886.1956
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Urology
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  • Norwich
  • Waterford
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Tishler, Darren Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS
4.9 /5
94 surveys
860.246.2071
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Glastonbury
  • Enfield
  • Farmington
  • Manchester
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Tray, Kory A., MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Wethersfield
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Tremaglio, Joseph M., MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
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Tulikangas, Paul Kevin, MD, FACOG, FACS, FFPMRS
5.0 /5
142 surveys
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, MD, FACOG, FFPMRS
4.9 /5
122 surveys
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartford
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Umashanker, Devika, MD
4.8 /5
86 surveys
833.861.5433
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Meriden
  • Southington
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Vichot, Alfred A., MD, FACP 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Wethersfield
Wagner, Joseph Robert, MD
4.9 /5
269 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Farmington
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • West Hartford
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Weisman, Kenneth Martin, MD 860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
  • Southington
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Wong, Jean F., MD
4.8 /5
145 surveys
203.238.1241
  • Urology
  • Meriden
  • Meriden
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Ye, Cheri (Xiaoyi), MD 860.241.0700
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Young, Ricardo, MD, FASMBS
4.9 /5
56 surveys
860.425.8740
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Norwich
Yu, Stephen C., MD 860.223.0800
  • Urology
  • Bristol