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Please be advised that the cardiology locations are provider-based clinics and both a physician and facility fee will be assessed, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.

Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhD, serves as executive chief of cardiology for Care New England, as well as chief of cardiology at Kent Hospital. Dr. Hedgepeth is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology and has a special interest in the management of cardiac arrhythmias and congestive heart failure. Dr. Hedgepeth is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Chester M. Hedgepeth, lll, MD, PhD
Executive Chief of Cardiology, Care New England

Lauralyn B. Cannistra, MD, is on staff at Kent Hospital as well as part of Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England. Board certified in cardiology and echocardiography, Dr. Cannistra specializes in noninvasive and consultative cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. She is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Lauralyn B. Cannistra, MD
Clinical Cardiologist, Care New England