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Release Date: 04/29/2019

Nearly 50 physicians with privileges at Care New England hospitals have been named to Rhode Island Monthly’s 2019 list of Top Docs in Rhode Island. The list appears in the May issue, now on newsstands, and features Dr. Katherine McCleary, from Care New England Medical Group Family Medicine – Lincoln, on the cover. The physicians awarded this distinction represent a range of providers who are employed as part of the Care New England Medical Group or have privileges at a Care New England facility.

“Congratulations to all of our providers for being honored by their peers as one of the best in their field,” said James Fanale, MD, president and CEO of Care New England Health System. “The broad range of services we offer — primary care, surgery, cardiovascular care, oncology, psychiatry, behavioral health, newborn pediatrics, and the full spectrum of women’s health services – enables us to provide access to affordable and high-quality care, delivered locally and conveniently, for individuals, families and the community-at-large.”

With more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners, Care New England Medical Group offers primary care and specialty services in offices throughout Southern New England Services include primary care, surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, cardiovascular care, oncology, psychiatry, behavioral health, newborn pediatrics, and the full spectrum of women’s health services.

“Our providers are focused on developing partnerships with their patients as well as other Care New England clinicians in order to provide the safest and best care possible,” said Mike Ryan, president and chief operating officer of Care New England Medical Group. “To be recognized by their colleagues as being at the top of their field is an honor, and we are extremely proud of the work they do every single day.”

Kent Hospital
Allergy/Immunology – Dr. Anthony Ricci
Anesthesiology – Dr. Vijay Sudheendra
Cardiology – Dr. Chester Hedgepeth*, Dr. Heather Hurlburt*, Dr. Alice Kim*
Colon and Rectal Surgery – Dr. Melissa Murphy*
Critical Care Medicine – Dr. Ehsun Mirza*
Family Practice – Dr. Denise Arcand*, Dr. Katherine McCleary*
General Surgery – Dr. Lucas Beffa*
Hematology– Dr. Sundaresan Sambandam
Infectious Diseases – Dr. David Lowe, Dr. Hadeel Zainah*
Intensive Care – Dr. Thomas Raimondo
Nephrology – Dr. Christopher Cosgrove
Neurology – Dr. Arshad Iqbal
Otolaryngology – Dr. Mark Andreozzi
Plastic Surgery – Dr. Erik Hoy*, Dr. Pierre Michaud
Vascular Surgery – Dr. Guy Lancellotti*

Women & Infants Hospital
Breast Cancer Surgery – Dr. David Edmonson*, Dr. Jennifer Gass*
Colon and Rectal Surgery – Dr. Melissa Murphy*  
Family Practice – Dr. Katherine McCleary*
Gastroenterology – Dr. Christie Dibble*
General Surgery – Dr. Lucas Beffa*
Gynecologic/Oncology – Dr. Paul DiSilvestro*, Dr. Cara Matthews*, Dr. Katina Robison*, Dr. Ashley Stuckey*
Infectious Disease – Dr. Erica Hardy*, Dr. David Lowe
Maternal Fetal Medicine – Dr. Stephen Carr*, Dr. Dwight Rouse*, Dr. Erika Werner*
Obstetrics and Gynecology – Dr. David Beitle, Dr. Kathleen Cote Bowling*, Dr. Jeannine Connolly, Dr. Meghan McMahon, Dr. Jane Sharp
Oncology – Dr. Robert Legare*, Dr. William Sikov*
Pediatrics – Dr. Cynthia Bliss, Dr. John Finigan, Dr. Robert Griffith Jr., Dr. Elizabeth Lange, Dr. Howard Silversmith, Dr. William Turtle
Plastic Surgery – Dr. Erik Hoy*, Dr. Pierre Michaud, Dr. Patrick Sullivan
Reproductive Endocrinology – Dr. Eden Cardozo*, Dr. Gary Frishman*, Dr. Victoria Snegovskikh*, Dr. Carol Wheeler*

Thousands of Rhode Island licensed physicians were sent a survey and asked to name the specialist they would choose if a family member or friend had a medical problem. The names that appeared most frequently on the survey make up 150 of the state’s finest doctors, as voted by their peers.

*Provider Employed by Care New England Medical Group

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