Allied Practitioners

The primary expertise of our practice is providing allopathic medical care. We also value the contributions of providers experienced in complementary or alternative medicine, including the disciplines ofosteopathic manipulation, chiropractic, muscular therapy, herbology, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and Reiki, and seek to integrate these approaches when beneficial. Sometimes the initiative comes from a patient who is already being treated by another practitioner. At other times we may initiate the referral when we believe it would complement a patient's care. We have developed a network of holistic practitioners whose work we trust, and who we feel exemplify the philosophy of care embraced by Primary Care Partnership.

   The Seven Sisters (Dance of the Pleiades)  by Ramón van der Ven used by permission of the artist

The Seven Sisters (Dance of the Pleiades) by Ramón van der Ven used by permission of the artist

 

Complementary Providers

 
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Mary Derbyshire, M.AmSAT

AmSAT Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique

Mary Derbyshire M.AmSAT has taught fitness and movement for over 35 years. For almost 25 years she has been a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique helping people get out of pain and learn how to move with balance, agility, and ease. She is a strong advocate for this powerful self-care technique and is a recognized master and expert in her field. Her specialty is aging with ease and she is on a mission to bring this work to the "Baby Boomer" population so they can live active, fulfilling lives through their senior years.

Her newly published book Agility at Any Age: Discover the Secret to Balance, Mobility and Confidence is an accessible and practical introduction to the Alexander Technique.

maryderby1@gmail.com 
401.418.3905
www.mderbyshire.com

 

Karen Moore Holliday, MA

Teacher, Spiritual Mentor, and Bodyworker

Karen Moore Holliday, M.A. has a background in teaching, counseling, training and bodywork. She has her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and Practices. For over thirty years she has supported others in creating a life that has heart and meaning. She is certified as a Spiritual Mentor, 500 Hour Kripalu Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Thai Yoga Bodywork Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. Through classes, workshops and individual sessions, Karen supports and guides clients and students on a journey of personal, transpersonal, and spiritual growth.  She welcomes all who are willing to walk this journey back Home to the Heart and to the True Self. All that is required is an open heart and an open mind.

girijasings@yahoo.com
774.644.9977

 
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Kristin Ward, D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl OM, MSTOM

Traditional Oriental Medicine

Kristin Ward graduated with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego. Following PCOM, Ms. Ward studied at Chengdu University Hospital, one of China’s largest teaching hospitals located in the Sichuan Province of China. She is presently earning her Doctorate in Oriental Medicine specializing in Mental Health, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Neurology, Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, and Pediatrics.

Kristin currently lives in Middletown, RI. She is certifiedas a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM, a Doctor of Acupuncture in Rhode Island, and a Licensed Acupuncturist in Massachusetts and California.

After suffering from chronic Lyme Disease for over 10 years during her childhood and early adulthood, Kristin has personally witnessed the difficulties of chronic illness and the healing effects of Oriental Medicine. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with her patients to empower them in achieving their own ideal state of health.

1150 Aquidneck Avenue, Unit A
Middletown, RI 02842
401.847.1096
healingpointri@gmail.com

 

Sarah C. Wreszin, LMT

Licensed Muscular Therapist

Sarah graduated in 1998 from the Muscular Therapy Institute located in Cambridge,MA.

She has the had the privilege and honor of being the resident MT at Primary Care Partnership since 2002 with the exception of a recent two-year absence. She returned in April 2017. Sarah enjoyed eight years as a member of the MTI faculty teaching hands-on technique, practice development and integration.  She was on the faculty at The Salter School in Fall River Massachcusetts for five years teaching a variety of subjects pertaining to massage therapy which included the Ethics of Touch, Business Practices, Career Development, Hands- on work and Pathology. She is certified in Reiki (hands on energy work) levels I and II, certified to work with clients living with the complexities of Cancer and a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She has years of experience working with special populations such as MS, ALS, Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, Prenatal massage and the Elderly.

Sarah’s intention is to create a therapeutic relationship as well as a sacred space to work together. Communication is an important component in the therapeutic process. Based upon medical history and thorough interview she is able to make educated decisions as to how to approach the treatment.

For new members Sarah is offering a free treatment to enjoy and experience her healing hands.

Sarah is a singer, yoga and bicycle enthusiast.  She is currently a member of the band Granite Rock and performs locally.

 

Mental Heath Providers

 

Susan Medyn, LICSW, DCSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Susan holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College at the State University at Albany, NY. She has been in private practice in the Boston area for 23 years prior to relocating her practice to the Westport area. She has worked for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and has supervised a multidisciplinary team providing services to children with disabilities.

Susan has a great deal of experience with anxiety disorders, stress, and depression, as well chronic illness, grief, parenting, and relationship issues. She uses a variety of techniques including psychodynamic/  insight oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), family of origin, mind body connection, guided imagery and relaxation.

Susan’s office is located just down the road from Primary Care Partnership at 866 Main Road in Westport.

To make an appointment call 781-789-1236 or email Susan @ susanmedyn@cox.net

She accepts most commercial insurances as well as Masshealth, Medicaid and Medicare.

 

Barbara Sarah Smith, M.S.W.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Barbara Sarah Smith is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker whoreceived her MSW from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1977.  Over the past 40 years she has worked in a number of settings. Severalyears ago she was introduced to The Three Principles of thought, mindand consciousness. Now, rather than focusing on what is "broken" inclients, she teaches about innate spiritual and mental health. She isseeing profound changes in her clients who experience quieter minds,  more peace and joy in their lives.

Barbara’s office is located just down the road from Primary Care Partnership at 866 Main Road in Westport. She also teaches the Three Principles classes at Outlook Wellness Center in New Bedford. Class listings can be found on her website address:www.giftsofinsight.net

To make an appointment, phone 508.264.4841 or email sanctuarysmith@gmail.com