The Future Of Medicine Is Here

Meet Our Amazing Team

Philosophy of Hopkins Medical Group

At Hopkins Medical Group we believe the natural state of the body is health. And every symptom a person experiences is the body sending a message that something is out of balance. When enough of these symptoms accumulate in a certain pattern the result is a diagnosable disease. The symptoms were clues along the way which were missed, suppressed or not addressed and illness was the eventual result.

Our approach at Hopkins Medical Group in primary care and rheumatology is to spend more time with our patients to understand their symptoms – the clues their unique body is sending – and use our clinical expertise along with a well-stocked “toolbox” to identify the root cause so we have the best chance to fix the problem. Our “toolbox” contains innovative tests, nutrition, supplements, supportive therapies such as body, acupuncture, oxygen therapy and others. We strive to minimize the use of prescription medications but prescribe them when required. We partner with our patients and together develop an effective treatment plan.

This approach to health care has become known as Functional Medicine: understand and address the root cause of an individual’s symptoms. As we work with our patients to do this we routinely see their health problems dramatically improve or even resolve.

The centerpiece of this approach is spending more time with our patients not only to understand their history but also to craft innovative treatment plans and provide extensive education so they understand what their symptoms mean and why the changes we are recommending can help.

Practitioners

Patricia Hopkins MD

Dr. Patricia Hopkins has been practicing medicine for 30 years. She did her undergraduate work at the College of Holy Cross and received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. She serves on the boards of Health Information Exchange for the state of Massachusetts, the Physician Organization of South Shore Hospital and South Shore PHO. Her new book, The Unmaking of a Drug Dealer will be published this Summer. Dr. Hopkins enjoys golfing, painting, hiking and spending time with her husband, four children and grandchildren.

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Stephen Roberts MD

Stephen Roberts MD

In summary, I am the product of 4 older, opinionated sisters frequently dressing me in women’s clothing throughout childhood and constantly reminding me that my head was oversized. Now my brother and I seek to end social injustice, in all its forms. My interests have taken me from neuroscience into the field of medicine, where my training has allowed me to work with underserved rural and overseas populations in developing nations. My work now at home, continues to focus on people, many with chronic illnesses, who are seeking help and have often been overlooked or neglected in some way by our medical system. While reserving some healthy skepticism, I remain intensely curious and am always willing to listen to patients wanting to go beyond conventional medical treatment options. In this process, I will often draw on my knowledge of herbal medicine, nutrition, and other integrative therapies as I work with you to become healthier and happier.

Sharon Giordano NP

Sharon Giordani, NP-C has been a nurse practitioner since 1999. She received her nursing degree from Salem State College and did her graduate work at the University of Massachusetts. She has a wide array of experience in both preventative medicine as well as managing chronic disease such as hypertension and diabetes. She is also skilled in aesthetics including Botox and other skin rejuvenation therapies. Sharon’s interests include golfing, traveling and spending time with her three sons.

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Maura Hines

Maura Hines NP

Maura began her career as a registered nurse in an acute care setting at Mass General Hospital. After completing her training as a nurse practitioner at Boston College, Maura worked in the primary care setting with a focus on Geriatrics. At Hopkins Medical Group, Maura provides both primary care with an interest in Women’s Health and Rheumatology care for patients with a wide range of rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases. Being a mother of four children, Maura has gained lots of first-hand experience in managing family health issues.

Functional Medicine Nutrition

Leslie Frodema RN

We recognize that nutrition and lifestyle play a crucial role in determining health so we have as part of our team a registered nurse who has extensive experience in both these areas. Leslie spent the first part of her career as an intensive care unit nurse working in teaching hospitals including the University of Pennsylvania where she completed her undergraduate education. She then added to this knowledge base years of study in nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine. With this breadth of education and experience she collaborates with our clinicians to offer a truly wholistic approach to patient care.

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IV Therapies

Our infusion nurses bring more than 30 years of experience as they provide a variety of therapies including biologics, antibiotics, hydration and nutrition-based infusions. Their clinical expertise is unsurpassed and their compassionate approach will ensure that you have a positive experience should your treatment plan include infusion therapy. 

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Cathy Wood, RN
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Jenn English, LPN

Medical Assistants

Medical assistants fulfill a variety of key roles in our practice supporting patients, clinicians and our administrative team.  The support they provide ensures our patients receive a high-quality, seamless care experience. 

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Leann Campbell
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Anne Ladd

Administrative Team

From appointment check-in to navigating the complexities of insurance to securing specialty referrals and handling your pharmacy needs, our administrative team under the direction of Paula Farrell ensures that the “behind the scene” services patients’ require are in place so their care is well-coordinated and complete.

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Paula Farrell, Manager
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Maribeth Jones
Mary Boudreau
Mary Boudreau

Whether you need to access a physician specialist or a holistic practitioner, we have a network of trusted providers that you can choose from. With expertise and compassion they can help you on the road toward feeling great again.

Complementary Providers

Cheryl Fraser-Bacon

Acupuncture & Massage

Karen Paolino Corriea

Heaven On Earth

Jeff Milunsky, MD

Geneticist

Sonja Grozdanic

Essence Massage

Kat Ogar

Infinite Health & Wellness

Candice Porter, PhD

Mass Bay Counseling

Robert Banco, MD

Orthopedics – Spine

Deepa Prusty, MD

Endocrinology

Eli Thompson

Boston Posture Center

Liz Marcano-Pucillo

Internal Wellness Center

Dennis Burke, MD

Orthopedics – Hip and Knee Reconstruction

Iris Stowe

Conscious Body Natural Medicine

Peter Friedensohn, MD

Otolaryngology

James Kryzanski, MD

Neurosurgery

Elayna Collins

Tranquil Spirit