Hospital opens new multi-specialty location in Southington

Published on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:31


SOUTHINGTON - Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group has opened its new office on Main Street, providing residents with services targeted to the local community.

The 2,000-square-foot office located in suite 204 on the first floor of the building at 98 Main St. adjacent to the town green includes numerous medical sub-specialties and primary care with five exam rooms and an X-ray suite.

“This has been a strategy that has been in the works for a year now,” said Tiffany Fernandez, administrator for Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group. “We wanted there to be an office to provide local access in Southington and we conducted a market analysis to determine the key needs of Southington patients.”

Fernandez said that there were previously Southington offices to handle urology and psychology, but this new office expands services.

The following providers are now seeing patients at Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group’s new Southington office:

. Peter Bellezza, DPM, MS: Foot and ankle surgery, and podiatry

. Christopher Betz. DO: Sports medicine

. Peter D’Addario, MD: Urology

. Roger El-Hachen, MD: Internal medicine (primary care)

. Jennifer McCallister, MD: General surgery

. Joseph Noon, MD: Behavioral health

. Shweta Upadhyay, MD: Pulmonary Medicine

. Li Zhu, MD: Family Medicine (primary care)

“Having these types of specialized offices are what we need to do in order to remain competitive,” said Chris Boyle, director of public relations at Bristol Hospital. “We want to be able to bring care closer to home.”

Boyle said that Doctor Betz and Doctor Bellezza are “really helping to move orthopedics forward” at Bristol hospital and that the doctors as a whole are a “wonderful group or providers.”

“Doctor Bellezza was at this year’s Apple Harvest Festival in Southington and he was very busy checking the feet of the runners and others who came up to his booth,” said Boyle. “He has really been marketing himself to the community.”

Next year, the location will also feature a new piece of cutting-edge technology.

“Doctor Bellezza will have an EPAT (extracorporeal pulse activation technology) machine that is an extremely successful, evidence based, non-invasive approach to treating pain in the feet,” explained Boyle.

Doctor Betz, Boyle said, specializes in sports medicine and especially baseball related injuries. As a resident of Cheshire, Betz works with both The New Britain Bees and The Bristol Blues teams as well as Wolcott High School.

“Bristol Hospital provides high quality care and we are excited for people to get to know our team of board-certified doctors,” said Fernandez.

Fernandez said that Bristol Hospital is pleased with the design of this location and that the hospital anticipates future expansion of services as well.

Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group at Southington is open Mondays from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 860-426-2851.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:31. Updated: Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:33.