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DR. Garrity
Founder and Practicing Physician
Dr. Garrity received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a B.S. in Biology. He completed his osteopathic approved internship at Bridgeport Hospital, Yale New Haven Health in 1997. Dr. Garrity received a Master of Human Resources Degree from the American International College in 1992. He is board certified in Family Medicine. In 2006 he also became board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/OMM by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

He was in practice for many years with the last ten years focused on neuromusculoskeletal medicine and OMM. He was the interim medical director of the Vernon Community Health Center and osteopathic medical director of the Center for Integrated Medicine in Hartford. In 2000 Dr. Garrity became owner and medical director of General Medical Practice. He still serves in this capacity.

Educational Background Certification / Memberships / Affiliations
• Boston College, graduated magna cum laude, Bachelor of science Degree, biology, premedical program
• National College of Health Sciences Certification in Acupuncture
• American International College, graduate with honors Master in arts degree
in human resources
• University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine 1996 graduate with honors distinction Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
• American Osteopathic Association Health Policy Fellowship Graduate 2006-2007
• New York Institute of Technology
• New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Ohio University
• Masters of Public Health Concentration in Medical Informatics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Nova University School of Osteopathic Medicine
• American Society of Bariatric Physicians
• American Osteopathic Association
• American Academy of Osteopathy
• National Bylaws Committee American Academy of Osteopathy (Member of Board of Directors)
• Connecticut Osteopathic Medical Society
• Connecticut State Medical Society (Delegate - Hartford County Medical Society)

Dr. Hess
J. Michael Herr, DO
Family Practitioner
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Areas Of Interest: Holistic Medicine

Educational Background Certification / Memberships / Affiliations
• Under Graduate: Goshen College -1974 BA
• Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine -1978 DO
• Internship: Parkview Hospital 1978-1979 Medicine / Surgery
• Delaware Valley Medical Center 1979-1980 Family Medicine
Family Medicine

Dr. Hess
Douglas W. Garrity, Mechanical Engineer
Vice President
Commercial Engineered Orthotics specialist.


Dr. Hess
Heather Garrity-Russo, R.N. (2009)
Healthcare Coordinator

Educational Background Certification / Memberships / Affiliations

• Educational Background is as follows
• AS, Massage Therapy, STCC, Springfield, MA
• AS, Nursing, Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT

• American Massage Therapy Association
• Nurses Service organization

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