The Future Of Medicine Is Here
Meet Our Amazing Team
Philosophy of Hopkins Medical Group
Our approach to care at Hopkins Medical Group is centered on spending 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. While our “toolbox” does include standard lab work and prescription medications it also contains nutrition, herbs and supplements, integrative therapies such as bodywork, acupuncture, light 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 to help them get better while choosing from different types of treatments.
Membership Model of Care
To support this philosophy of care we need to be a membership practice in which each patient pays a small fee each month. This enables us to provide the wide array of services we believe are important to help our patients get better, enable us to deliver more personalized care and provide a variety of on-site and web-based educational resources. This enhanced level of care is not covered by insurance. Rather than become a concierge practice in which no insurance is accepted and the number of patients who can access us becomes very limited, we have chosen to continue to take insurance and add a small monthly membership fee in order to offer comprehensive care.
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.
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.
Stephen Roberts MD
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.
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.
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.
Cathy Wood, RN
Jenn England, LPN
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.
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.