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Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster

Yes, There is a Doctor in the House. Three in Fact. Plus Two Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Hartford Hospital Primary Care at DuncasterHartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster, specializes in geriatrics, is conveniently located on-campus and holds full-time office hours, Monday through Friday.It is the only National Committee for Quality Assurance recognized practice staffed by geriatricians and geriatric nurse practitioners in Connecticut.

Duncaster residents have access to high-quality primary care with geriatricians and advanced practice registered nurses - all board-certified. And so do area citizens, age 55 and better. All five practitioners are accepting new patients, from the local area beyond Duncaster, and of course all Duncaster residents are welcomed members of this unique practice too.

The fully licensed clinic offers on-site consultations and regular medical checkups with board-certified geriatricians and geriatric nurse practitioners affiliated with Hartford Hospital. The team serves those who seek primary medical services, including conditions unique to older adults.

Online Apppointments

You are now able to make an online appointment with either Dr. Rohini Becherl or Dr.Sowmaya Kurtakoti.

You call also call our office at (860)380-5150.

Book your appointment with Dr. Becherl:

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Book your appointment with Dr. Kurtakoti:

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Specialty Services Include:

  • Preventive health care
  • Maintaining independence
  • Osteoporosis, bone and joint problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nutrition-related illnesses
  • Bladder and continence concerns
  • Gait and mobility difficulties
  • Memory problems
  • Dementia

Individually Tailored Services Include:

  • Primary care
  • Educational events
  • Geriatric evaluation and management services to address frailty, functional loss, cognitive changes and other common health concerns

Meet Your Practitioners:

Dr. Kurtakoti Board Certified Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine

Sowmya Kurtakoti, MD Geriatric Medicine, Medical Director

Dr. Kurtakoti’s areas of interest include preventive medicine, osteoporosis, evidence-based medicine and memory assessment. She is board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Kurtakoti is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Physicians of India Origin. She is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Kurtakoti has practiced at Duncaster since 2015.

  • Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Geriatrics
  • Residency: University of Minnesota, Family Medicine
  • Medical School: Shri B.M. Patil Medical College

Book your appointment with Dr. Kurtakoti.

You call also call our office at (860)380-5150.



Dr. Becherl board certified in Family Medicine and Board eligible in Geriatric Medicine

Rohini Becherl, MD Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Becherl’s areas of interest include aging well, post-acute care and dementia. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Board eligible in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Becherl is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and is a member of American Geriatrics Society and American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Becherl has practiced at Duncaster since 2000.

  • Fellowship: University of Connecticut, Geriatric Medicine
  • Residency: John F. Kennedy Medical Center
  • Internship: Lady Harding Medical School
  • Medical School: Delhi University, Lady Harding Medical School

Book your online appointment.

You call also call our office at (860)380-5150.



Dr. Dicks board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine

Robert Dicks, MD Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Dicks’ areas of interest include post-acute care, geriatric assessment, memory disorders, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. He is board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Dicks is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dicks has practiced at Duncaster since 1994 and is Duncaster’s immediate past Medical Director.

  • Fellowship: University of Connecticut, Travelers Center on Aging, Geriatric Medicine
  • Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
  • Internship: Hutzel Hospital, Detroit Medical Center
  • Medical School: Wayne State University College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Eastern Michigan University


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Sheila Murphy, APRN, GNP-BC Geriatric Medicine

Sheila’s areas of interest include Primary care, diabetes in older adults, coordination of care and dementia. She is a graduate of Yale University and completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Mary’s College. Her certification includes American Nurses Credentialing Center and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Sheila has practiced at Duncaster since 1991.



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Leeanne Shaw-Quinn, APRN, GNP-BC Geriatric Medicine

Leeanne’s areas of interest include wellness coaching, integrative health and healing (Reiki, Tibetan singing bowls, Energy and vibrational healing modalities), heart failure, case management and dementia care. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut and completed her undergraduate studies at Northeastern University. Her certification includes American Nurses Credentialing Center and she is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Leeanne has practiced at Duncaster since 2002.


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