Our Team

Medical Providers

Ramindra Walia
Ramindra Walia, MD - Chief Medical Officer
Specialty: Pediatrics
Internship: JLN Medical College, India
Medical School: JLN Medical College, India
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
Academic Position: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School
Board Certification: Pediatrics
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Akwasi Arhin
Akwasi Arhin, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
College: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at Galveston
Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
N

The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Amy Weidner
Amy Weidner, APRN
Specialty: Family Medicine
College: Maryville University, MSN
Salve Regina University, BSN

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Plainfield Health Center

120-122 Plainfield Road
Moosup, CT 06354

860.822.4938

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Griswold Health Center

226 East Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351

860.376.7040

Ashok Thomas Kottarathara
Ashok Thomas Kottarathara, MD
Specialty: Pediatrics
Medical School: St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India
Residency: New York Methodist Hospital
Board Certification: Pediatrics
N

The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

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Plainfield Health Center

120-122 Plainfield Road
Moosup, CT 06354

860.822.4938

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Griswold Health Center

226 East Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351

860.376.7040

Brandylynn Turner
Brandylynn Turner, APRN, FNP-C
Specialty: Family Medicine
College: Walden University
Excelsior College of New York

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Plainfield Health Center

120-122 Plainfield Road
Moosup, CT 06354

860.822.4938

Carter Fish
Carter Fish, CNM
Specialty: Women's Health
College: Denison University - Bachelor of Arts
Georgetown University - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Yale University - Masters of Science and Nursing - Certified Nurse Midwife

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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Danielle Kempesta
Danielle Kempesta, APRN
Specialty: Family Medicine
College: Walden University
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

David Sack
David Sack, MD
Specialty: Gastroenterology
College: Harvard College
Medical School: John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital
Fellowship: Beth Israel Hospital
New England Deaconess Hospital

Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology

N

The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Laura Saskal
Laura Saskal, MS, APRN, A-GNP-C
Specialty: Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
College: University of Connecticut
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Muhammed Qureshi
Muhammed Qureshi, MD
Specialty: Geriatrics
College: TI College
Medical School: Punjab Medical College
Academic Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine University of Connecticut, School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Rachna Walia
Rachna Walia, MD
Specialty: Pediatrics
Internship: Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
Residency: Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center
Fellowship: Maimonides Hospital & Medical Center
Academic Position: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School
Clinical Instructor, Yale School of Nursing
Clinical Instructor, Quinnipiac School of Nursing

Board Certification: Pediatrics
N

The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Sudhir Kadian
Sudhir Kadian, MD
Internship: Louisiana State University Medical Center
Medical School: Dibrugarh University
Residency: Harvard University, Louisiana State University Medical Center
Fellowship: Harvard University
Academic Position: Instructor for Quinnipiac PA Program
Board Certification: Anesthesiology
Pain Management

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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Tonya Hall, MD
Specialty: Gastroenterology
College: Hampton University
Internship: The Washington Hospital Center - Department of Internal Medicine
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: The Washington Hospital Center - Department of Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Howard University Hospital - Department of Gastroenterology
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology

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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Dental Providers

Catherine Nyberg
Catherine Nyberg, DMD - Dental Director
Specialty: Dentistry
College: Boston College
Dental School: Boston University Dental School
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Elizabeth Goodin
Elizabeth Goodin, DMD
Specialty: Dentistry
College: Dartmouth College
Dental School: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Lena Cantone
Lena Cantone, DMD
Specialty: Dentistry
College: Tufts University
Dental School: University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Meherana Vesali
Meherana Vesali, DMD
Specialty: Dentistry
College: University of California
Dental School: Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health-Doctor of Medical Dentistry.
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Sarah Procknik
Sarah Procknik, DMD
Specialty: Dentistry
College: Providence College
Dental School: Boston University School of Dental Medicine
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Syed Shah
Syed Shah, DMD
Specialty: Dentistry
Dental School: NYU College of Dentistry
Khyber College of Dentistry

Residency: Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Behavioral Health

Erin O'Connor
Erin O'Connor, Psychiatric APRN
Specialty: Mental Health
College: Fairfield University - Doctor of Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Three Rivers Community College - Associates of Science
Johnson & Wales University - Bachelor of Science

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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

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Griswold Health Center

226 East Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351

860.376.7040

Gina Higgins
Gina Higgins, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Specialty: Mental Health
College: University of Rochester - Masters of Science in Nursing
College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

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Griswold Health Center

226 East Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351

860.376.7040

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Plainfield Health Center

120-122 Plainfield Road
Moosup, CT 06354

860.822.4938

Jeremy Booty
Jeremy Booty, APRN
Specialty: Mental Health
College: University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of St. Joseph - Master of Science in Nursing

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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

G

Griswold Health Center

226 East Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351

860.376.7040

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Plainfield Health Center

120-122 Plainfield Road
Moosup, CT 06354

860.822.4938

Joel Bregman
Joel Bregman, DO
Specialty: Psychiatry
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Board Certification: General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

Rajesh Parekh
Rajesh Parekh, MD - Psychiatric Medical Director
Specialty: Psychiatry
Medical School: Lynchburg College, Kempegowds Institute of Medical Sciences
Residency: Connecticut Valley Hospital
Board Certification: Psychiatry
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The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.892.7042

G

Griswold Health Center

226 East Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351

860.376.7040

P

Plainfield Health Center

120-122 Plainfield Road
Moosup, CT 06354

860.822.4938

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Colchester Behavioral Health Center

212 Upton Road, Suite C
Colchester, CT 06415

860.537.7676

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New London Health Center

351 North Frontage Rd, Suite 24
New London, CT 06320

860.442.4319