Medical Resources

Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Neurology
New England Center of Excellence for Huntington’s Disease
15 Parkman Street WACC 835
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 724-9234
Fax: (617) 726-4101
Steven Hersch, MD, PhD - shersch@partners.org
Dianna Rosas, MD - drosas@partners.org


Butler Hospital
Dr. Joseph Friedman
Movement Disorder Clinic
Weld Building
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI 02906
Tel: (401) 455-6669
Fax: (401) 455-6670


Boston Medical Center
Samuel Frank, MD
Department of Neurology, BUMC
Shapiro Building
725 Albany Street - Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: (617) 638-8456
Fax: (617) 638-5354
Samuel.Frank@bmc.org
 

Albert Wallace Deckel, PhD
Neuropsychology Services, P.C.
96 W. Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532
www.neuropsychology-services.com
Tel
: (508) 393-3820

 
Dr. Michael Friedman - Psychiatrist
Rhode Island Hospital Opt PSY
235 Plain Street Suite 501
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: (401) 444-7442

Genetic Testing 
Rhode Island Hospital
Cindy Benson MS, CGC
Tel: (401) 444-8361


Rhode Island Individual & Family
Therapists 

Allen Brenman, Ed. D.
9 Governor St.
Providence, RI 02906
401-831-5262
Adults, adolescents, couples, families
Handicapped accessible 

Catherine Cruz, MSW
75 Sockanossett Cross Rd. Suite 212
Cranston, RI 02920
401-228-7717
Adults, adolescents
Accepts some insurance

Cecelia Dietzler, MSW
120 Wayland Ave. #4B
Providence, RI 02906
401-273-2858
Adults, adolescents
BC, Blue Chip, Harvard Pilgrim, United Health, Aetna, Tufts, Medicare
Handicapped accessible

David Elliot, Ph. D.
501 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02906
401-868-0350
Adults, adolescents, couples
Accepts BC, Medicare
Handicapped accessible 

Marsha Hood, RN, MSW
116 Bay State Rd.
Rehoboth, MA
508-252-3165
(Office is up one flight of stairs)
Some insurance accepted

Kate Josephson, MSW
317 Hope St.
Providence, RI 02906
401-274-5725
Adults, adolescents, coples
BC, Blue Chip, FEP
(office is on third floor) 

Katherine Kirshenbaum, Ph. D.
2 Regency Place
Providence, RI 02903
401-351-0230
Adults, young adults
Handicapped accessible
No insurance

Providence Psychotherapy Associates
245 Waterman St.
Providence, RI 02906
401-273-3322
Accepts most insurances

Marion Wachtenheim, MSW
172 Cushing Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
401-273-4840
Adults, young adults
Medicare, First Health
Handicapped accessible

General Support or Help Locating Resources 
Karen Baker
HDSA Regional Social Worker
Tel: (508) 446-7705
kbaker@hdsa.org

CAREGIVER HOMES
www.caregiverhomes.com
235 Promenade Street, Suite 417
Providence, RI 

RHODE ISLAND NURSING HOME LINK:
www.skillednursingfacilities.org/directory/ri


MASSACHUSETTS NURSING HOME LINK:
www.skillednursingfacilities.org/directory/ma


HOSPICE AGENCIES:
Beacon Hospice 
1-800-hospice

Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island
(
401) 415-4200

Hospice of Nursing Placement, Inc.
(401) 453-4544
(877) 226-4544

VNA of Rhode Island
(401) 335-2490


LEGAL REPRESENTATION:
Rhode Island Center for Law & Public Policy
(401) 921-5988
Email:  info@riclapp.org 

 

CAREBREAKS PROGRAM through the Diocese of Providence:
Program provides respite care and help based on income as copay program.  Download application from site:
www.dioceseofprovidence.org


RI DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES 
www.dhs.ri.gov
Information Line:  401-462-5300

RI DEPT. OF ELDERLY AFFAIRS:   
60 years old and up
www.dea.ri.gov  


Applications for Healthcare Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act


'The Point' - Rhode Island's source for information, referrals, and help getting started with programs and services for seniors, adults, and caregivers with disabilities ...
401-462-4444

 

RI SPECIAL NEEDS EMERGENCY REGISTRY: such as someone who is homebound, handicap, would need help in a power outage or storm situation
https://kidsnet.health.ri.gov/emregistry/form.html


RI ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:
http://www.energy.ri.gov/lowincome/cap.php


RHODE ISLAND FOOD PANTRIES:
www.foodpantries.org/st/rhode_island


Care
Facilities with a specialty in Huntington's Disease 

Coyne Health Care
56 Webster Street
Rockland, MA 02370
David Banks
Tel: (877) 322-6963

Laurel Lake Center

620 Laurel Street
Lee, MA 01238
Sarah Miller
Tel: (413) 243-2010

Lowell Healthcare Center
19 Varnum Street
Lowell, MA 01850
Shayla Rooney
Tel: (978) 454-5644

Tewksbury Hospital (State/DPH)
365 East Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Admissions: Veronica Latta, RN
Tel: (978) 851-7321 ext. 2426 or
Ellen Prokop
Coordinator of DPH Admissions
Tel: (978) 851-7321 ext. 2527

The below facilities do not have a specialized HD program, but have experience caring for people with HD.

Braintree Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
1102 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Denise Finnegan
Tel: (781) 234.7993

Farren Care Center
340 Montague City Road
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Judy Fonsh, MSW, LICSW
Tel: (413) 774-3111

Western Mass Hospital
91 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Jill Turomsha
Tel: (413) 562-4131 ext. 175