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Healthcare Professionals Personal health and well-being are keys to an active lifestyle, and especially now, during the holiday season, people are trying harder than ever to get into shape and feel and look great for both themselves and their loved ones. The goal of all healthcare professionals is to implement the proper health measures to educate and empower residents to incorporate healthy choices in their every day lives. Stay local this holiday season and meet our healthcare professionals who will do whatever it takes to make you feel and look great and set you on the right path to a healthier lifestyle.

Carole B. Rako L.I.C.S.W. EFFECTIVE Counseling & Psychotherapy

781-329-1150 805 High Street, Westwood

888-Burn Fat 781-440-9911


1418 Providence Hwy. (Rt. 1) Norwood

87 Fruit Street Norfolk, MA 02056

Glenn Bigonet, M.A. Mental Health Counselor Clinical Hypnotherapist

781-349-4750 315 Norwood Park South Norwood, MA 02062




Dana Group Associates


220 Reservoir Street Suit 21 Needham, MA

Skin Care Solutions 781-455-6250


60 Dedham Avenue Needham, MA

940 High St. Westwood Rt. 109

Speech-Language & Hearing



Walpole Family Medicine 111 Norfolk St. Walpole MA

49 Walpole Street, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062

Pediatric Associates of Medfield

Associates of Greater Boston

508-359-9200 Olde Medfield Square 266 Main Street, Suite 18 Medfield, MA 02052

5 North Meadow Rd. Medfield - 508.359.4532 30 Man-Mar Drive, Plainville - 508.695.6848


Starr and Glick


Where Beautiful Smiles are Made!



(508) 359-2321


16 Park Street, Medfield

91B Central Street Norwood MA 02062

16 Park Street, Medfield, MA 02052

2 West Mill Street, Medfield.

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Meet the Healthcare Professionals Jane Dickerman, M.D.

Dr. Dickerman specializes in general ophthalmology, providing comprehensive eye care for entire families, in many cases for generations. She is well known for providing quality eye care with a touch of kindness.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Dickerman is also trained and certified in facial rejuvenation. She has delighted many patients with her ability to evaluate and treat the effects of aging, sun damage, heredity, muscle action or other factors.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is consistently praised by our patients as “the best” and “most helpful” staff they’ve had the pleasure to deal with. We strive to be sure that your experience with us is satisfying and pleasant. We understand that you place your trust in us and we are dedicated to maintaining your eye health.

Providing Quality Eye Care for the Entire Family Since 1987

• Comprehensive Eye Exams for Adults and Children • Evaluation & Treatment of Medical & Surgical Eye Diseases • Also offering BOTOX® and Juvederm®

Our optical dispensary offers fashion eyewear and the latest in lens technology. We have a wide selection of frames to choose from at affordable prices.

Feel free to browse our Optical Shop We offer quality eyewear in the latest fashions Visit us at:

20/20 Eye Care, P.C.

91B Central Street • Norwood, MA 02062



21 Different Types of Therapeutic Services Delivered Including: • •

Anxiety/ Depression

Divorce Issues

Social Skills Groups

Stress Management Groups

School Consultation/ Placement Packages

Health & Wellness Programs for individuals & families with "Rock On"

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Substance Use/ Abuse

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Parenting Skills

Psychological, Neuropsychological and Educating Testing

• •

LGBT Issues

College Adjustment Issues

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Family and Geriatric Populations

New Location: 220 Reservoir Street Suit 21 Needham, MA 781.449.1143

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Specialists in Speech, Language, Learning & Audiology

Meet the Healthcare Professionals Speech-Language Hearing


peech-Language and Hearing Associates of Greater Boston, is celebrating its thirteenth year under the direction of Dr. Maura Marks, who is among a small number of professionals certified in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Marks has earned doctoral degrees in Communication Disorders and Clinical Audiology. She is also trained in Wilson and Orton-Gillingham reading interventions. Although she began her career intending to work exclusively in research, she has instead found herself engaged in clinical practice in hospital, private practice, public school and university settings. She teaches at Northeastern University and is currently piloting a reading program at a high school in Boston.

With offices in Medfield and Plainville, Marks says, “We have grown both in size and scope, which has been quite gratifying.” “Our focus is on all aspects of communication. The auditory modality is essential for speech and language

Associates of Greater Boston, PC

development, reading, speech production, and staying engaged and alert. Oral language and motor deficits can affect behavior, learning, social interaction, and self-esteem.”

“I also believe we have a responsibility to educate the community. For example, we’ve put the word out that tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be treated. We’ve also informed parents to keep an eye on youngsters with early speech and language delays. They may appear to catch up to peers around the time of kindergarten screenings, largely because rate of growth slows in normally developing children, until about age six.”

Speech-Language & Hearing Associates offers speech and language evaluations, individualized therapies, hearing tests, hearing aids, tinnitus evaluations and treatment, literacy evaluations and decoding therapy, and auditory processing evaluations and management, at rates well below hospital costs.


MEDFIELD 5 N. Meadows Road 508-359-4532

PLAINVILLE 30 Man-Mar Drive 508-695-6848

Meet the

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Healthcare Professionals

I believe that effective therapy should focus on: emotions, cognitive understanding, behavior change, and be geared towards results. I use humor whenever appropriate.

Carole Rako is a clinical social worker with many years of experience and extensive training. As a marriage counselor, she is certified as a “Divorce Buster” and in PREP (Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program.) Carole has advanced training in EMDR (for healing trauma and utilizing inner resources), in Solution Focused Therapy, as well as Inner Child Therapy. Ms. Rako is compassionate and easy to talk to. Hours by appointment Monday -Thursday.

87 Fruit Fruit Street Street 87 Norfolk, MA MA 02056 02056 Norfolk,

In her practice she offers:

• Self-esteem coaching • Stress management • Relationship enhancement • Anxiety/depression • Job & career concerns • Adolescents • Spiritual issues

Carole B. Rako, L.I.C.S.W. EFFECTIVE Counseling & Psychotherapy

Her golden retriever, Harry, is also available upon request to offer comfort in therapy sessions.

508-520-3325 508-520-3325

FREE Computerized Health Assessment and Consultation. A $250 value.

Start the New Year off Right!

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Meet the Healthcare Professionals

Laser Skin Care Solutions

60 Dedham Avenue Needham, MA 02492 t: 781-455-6250 | f: 781-455-6252

Dorothy Mitchell, RN, MSN, MBA has trained hundreds of physicians in the use of lasers and has worked in the field since 1996. She is certified in skin care, lasers and the use of Botox, Dysport and dermal fillers. Her business, Laser Skin Care Solutions is located in Needham, MA. Offering many laser and skin care treatments. The laser treatments include the removal of excess body hair, using technology which can treat individuals of any skin color. We provide laser removal of facial and leg spider veins, sun spots or brown spots and treatment of many vascular problems, including Psoriasis, Port Wine Stains, warts, stretch marks and scars. We specialize in the multi-modal approach to the treatment of active acne and acne scars for teens and adults, using the revolutionary Smoothbeam and Vbeam laser and the ultrasound device. The DermaSound Ultrasonic Cleansing Facial is appropriate for anyone to prevent problems of aging and especially for those with dry, neglected skin and people with moderate to severe acne. Facial chemical peels and microdermabrasion are done and tailored to the type of skin and the skin condition.

We offer a variety of anti-aging treatments to minimize wrinkles and sagging, using a combination approach with lasers, skin care, Botox Dysport, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero and dermal fillers. Dorothy has been certified in the use of Botox and dermal fillers and maintains her expertise by treating hundreds of patients each year, and by consistent attendance at local and national trainings. She is also a recognized trainer for lasers and injectables and works with a number of spas as the registered nurse who provides injectables for their clients. Dorothy also provides micro pigmentation services (perament makeup) for those who would like to augment their eyebrows from hair loss, or to define their eyes with permanent eyeliner and lipliner using free hand feather technique.

A new painless laser skin tightening treatment called EndyMed, is perfect for excess skin on the neck and jowls and the results are immediate and long lasting. Body contouring can also be achieved with this laser with a series of treatments. This will also minimize the flabbiness under the arms, on the thighs and the belly.

Dorothy Mitchell

We carry a number of skin care and cosmetic lines which are all medical grade products in addition to SeneGence LIP SENSE, a lipstick which needs application once a day.

Laser treatments for psoriasis and eczema can be done to effectively suppress the conditions for months or even years. The irritating side effects of these two conditions can only be treated by topical medications and with the advent of laser treatments, this offers a new avenue for patients to be free of these skin conditions. Scar revisions, both surgical and traumatic scars are areas which Dorothy enjoys treating with her advanced laser products. Call and find out what else can be done at our location, we would love to meet you and serve you.

Dorothy is a registered nurse and comes with years of experience in assessing patients of all ages. She takes a look at the whole person and what treatments make sense for them. Frequently, less is more. For all patients, especially teens, it is important to acknowledge whether they will follow directions for skin care regimens used at home. Her underlying wish for people is that they look at who they are and how they interact with the world, and not be inhibited by what they consider an imperfect appearance. Frequently at the end of a successful treatment, patients will look at themselves as a new person and that is what pleases Dorothy the most. Judy Giovangelo is a certified Hypnotherapist, and was trained and received certification (IACT) by Robyn Patrick-Meyer at Keys for Change in 2009. She is also certified as yoga instructor, YogaKids and Workshop Facilitator, Reiki, Sound and Intuitive Healer and has been studying energy medicine for over 25 years. Judy is now available for sessions which will help with weight loss, smoking cessation, anxiety/depression, overcoming fears and phobias, stress reduction, and overcoming pain.

Formerly of Dedham Medical Associates A Full Range of Dental Care Services We’ve expanded our services to make sure your dental health needs are covered for a lifetime. From pediatric dental care, to orthodontics, to adult treatment comprehensive care. We are always here for you.

Leading Edge Technology

Judy Giovangelo

With our brand new, high tech, cutting edge facility, we are able to provide our patients with the most comprehensive and compassionate care.

Doctors on Staff

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Felipe Moreno and Dr. Athena Seegert


Dr. Matthew Miner

Adult Dentistry

Dr. Laurice Salib Fanikos

We take pride in knowing that we provide our patients with the highest level of care possible. With the latest technology, techniques, and superior materials, you can be confident that you will be more comfortable than ever at EPIC. You will always be receiving excellent care.

Beautiful State-Of-The-Art Facility Technology is always changing, but we are consistently updating our diagnostic and delivery systems so we can provide the best treatment for each of our patients. We utilize the lastest in computer technology (digital imaging and advanced computer graphics) to ensure that you receive the most effective and efficient care possible. Epic Lifetime Dental Care 315 Norwood Park South Norwood, MA 02062 781-349-4750 •

The doctors and staff at Epic Lifetime Dental Care have been serving Dedham/Norwood and surrounding communities for decades.

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Meet the Healthcare Professionals Dr. Allen L. Weiner has provided distinctive dental care to three generations of Medfield families and to those of surrounding communities, as well. He and his dedicated staff have inspired the trust and confidence of patients from the Cape and Islands, from the North and South Shores and from many areas out of state. He is well-known in his field and respected by colleagues and patients alike. Dr. Weiner continues to explore innovative ways to better serve his patients. The use of a digital x-ray system reduces radiation exposure by up to 75%. Advanced CEREC CAD-CAM technology allows porcelain crown treatment generally to be completed in a single visit, eliminating the inconvenience of impressions and temporaries. Mini-implants can be placed to stabilize and secure removable dentures. Nitrous Oxide conscious sedation is available for the apprehensive patient.


Current research has established that maintaining the health of one’s teeth and gums is essential to good general health and well being. Dr. Weiner’s skilled hygienists will work with you to achieve that goal.

“Your mouth can say a lot about you.” “Boston Consumers’ Checkbook” Boston Area’s Top Dentists “American’s Top Dentists” 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 “Hometown Weekly” Best Local and Regional Dentist. “Readers Choice” Best Dentist

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Meet the Healthcare Professionals N

orwood Physical Therapy's



mission is to ensure that our

patients achieve their individual

functional and sports goals. It is our goal

to provide the highest quality of physical

therapy care, education, and consultation the


populations we serve.


Patients will benefit from over 40 minutes

Contact us:

781-762-0050 49 Walpole Street, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062

(corner of Walpole Street & Winter Street)


of one-on-one treatment followed by closely

supervised and individually designed

Ann Pappas, PT, MSc

Michael Kane, MSPT

Teri Caputo, DPT

Katie Scales, MSPT

24 years of experience

13 years of experience

therapeutic exercise programs. Specially trained








therapy most

experienced staff in the area, Mike, Ann, Katie, and Teri are prepared to offer patients the best in physical therapy care.

All Major Insurances Accepted

Pediatric Associates of Medfield

2 year of experience

18 years of experience

Have you recently moved to Medfield? Do you have a new baby? Are you looking for a new doctor for your children?

Our practice could be what you are looking for. We specialize in pediatrics and have served Medfield and the surrounding areas for over 15 years.

We offer excellent care for our patients with timely physicals, same day sick appointments, convenient laboratory tests, and in house certified lactation consultant, nutritionist, social worker and educational consultant. We provide care for our newborn patients at Newton Wellesley Hospital, but coordinate newborn care and accept patients from all hospitals in the Boston Metro area. We have two offices, and offer services 365 days per year and most days we have extended hours.

Left to right, Dr. Haya Yankelev, Dr. Mark Blumenthal and Dr. Andreea Cazacu

Olde Medfield Square 266 Main Street, Suite 18, Medfield, MA 02052


Our providers are board certified pediatricians with extensive medical experience. Our newest addition to the Medfield office is Dr. Haya Yankelev. Dr. Haya has been with us in our Weston location since 2003, and returned to us this summer after a year away in California. Dr. Haya, as well as all of our physicians, offers meet-and-greet and prenatal appointment.

We know that your time is precious since we have our own families and children and value punctuality. We know that it is important for you to integrate your child’s good health into your family’s busy lifestyle and we strive to be supportive, caring and convenient.

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Meet the

Healthcare Professionals Helping People Live Better Lives Glenn utilizes heart-centered therapeutic techniques and at times powerfully combines hypnosis and psychotherapy. This method is safe, effective and faster than using only talk therapy. You'll feel better in your life as he works with you to make your goals a reality. Some of the Types of Issues Glenn Commonly Works With Are: • Relationship Issues Resolve Relationship Problems, Deepen Intimacy, Free yourself from Codependent Patterns, Set Healthy Boundaries.

Glenn Bigonet, M.A. Mental Health Counselor Clinical Hypnotherapist Compassionate Acceptance Counseling Individuals, Couples & Families Weekly Group Workshops Offered

• Anger Management Learn how to control and manage your anger in ways that help you release it without hurting anyone. • Anxiety/Stress

Feel calmer and more relaxed in your life.

• Adult ADD/ADHD Find real medicine-free relief for ADD/ADHD and take control of your ability to focus. • Addictions Discover what needs your addictive behaviors satisfy and learn new productive ways of getting those needs met.

• Weight Loss Change your relationship with food and watch those extra pounds melt away. • Hoarding/Cluttering cluttering behavior.

Break free of your hoarding and/or

• Sleep Problems/Insomnia Get to sleep easily and sleep soundly. • Trauma & Abuse your Life.

Heal, Regain your Power, Feel Safe in

• Mental Health Issues Gain a greater understanding of your mental illness and develop healthy skills to minimize its effects on your life.

Glenn is conveniently located in Needham Heights. To learn more about him visit his website at, or call him at 617-462-6642. Initial Consultations are Free.

Starr and Glick Stanley Starr, D.D.S

Where Beautiful Smiles are Made!

Geoffrey Glick, D.M.D, M.S.D

Orthodontics and Invisalign for Children and Adults Now celebrating our 41st year of crafting beautiful smiles.

Premier Elite Invisalign Providers (1000+ cases treated) Friendly and Professional Atmosphere

Convenient Appointments 24/7 On-Call Emergency Coverage

New Patients Always Welcome

Complimentary initial exam and orthodontic diagnostic records Easy Flexible Payment Arrangements • Most Insurances and Flexible Spending Plans Accepted

Trust your family’s smiles to one of the most experienced orthodontic practices in the area. 508-359-2576 • 16 Park Street, Medfield

Meet the Health Care Professionals  
Meet the Health Care Professionals  

Personal health and well-being are keys to an active lifestyle, and especially now, during the holiday season, people are trying harder than...