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May 12, 2020
Harrington Physician Services Welcomes Endocrinologist Dr. Robert Cooper to Sturbridge Practice

 STURBRIDGE, MA – Robert Cooper, MD, FACE, FACP has joined Harrington Physician Services’ endocrinology practice in Sturbridge. Dr. Cooper brings more than 20 years of experience to the practice and provides all aspects of endocrinology care, including management of diabetes as well as thyroid, pituitary and adrenal disorders.

Dr. Cooper is board certified in endocrinology as well as internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the American College of Physicians (FACP). He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his medical residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital, also in New York.

In addition to his practice of endocrinology, Dr. Cooper is an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He also serves as an editor for the MedStudy Internal Medicine Board Review and on the advisory board of the Cardiometabolic Health Congress, the largest US-based, multidisciplinary conference and educational resource addressing cardiometabolic disease prevention and management.

Dr. Cooper will replace Dr. Rene Umanzor and Nurse Practitioner Jessica Locke at Harrington Physician Services endocrinology practice located at 128 Main Street, Suite 2 in Sturbridge. Patients interested in scheduling an appointment can call (508) 347-7585.

Services provided at the practice include personalized treatment and management of all types of endocrine disorders and illnesses, including: diabetes and obesity; adrenal disorders; thyroid disease; metabolic disease; reproductive endocrinology, including treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopause; hypertension; and nutrition therapy consultations for conditions such as obesity, celiac disease, kidney disease and high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Harrington HealthCare System is a comprehensive regional healthcare system serving more than 25 communities across south central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. The system includes Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Harrington HealthCare at Webster and three additional major medical office buildings: Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, Harrington HealthCare at 169, also in Charlton, and Harrington HealthCare at Spencer; Harrington Physician Services, our primary care and multi-specialty physician group; UrgentCare Express at Harrington in Charlton and Oxford; The Cancer Center at Harrington in Southbridge, and the region’s largest Behavioral Health programs for mental health and substance use.

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Current Visitor Policy

For the health and safety of our patients and employees, the following policy is in effect as of Monday, March 30

There will be NO visitors allowed in any inpatient or outpatient services (this includes the Emergency Department, Harrington Physician Services offices, and all other Harrington HealthCare Facilities)

Please note that the Main Lobby at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be closed at 7pm. All patients who need to enter the hospital after that time should come in through the ED.

The implementation of this policy is in an effort to limit the spread of potential illnesses that could be harmful to you, our patients, community, and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

TELEHEALTH Appointments Now Available

To protect your health during the COVID-19 pandemic, certain appointments may now be conducted via TELEHEALTH, a service that allows you to see your doctor from home via a phone call or via a video conference call using your smartphone or computer.

If you are interested in scheduling a TELEHEALTH appointment, please let our office know when you call to make your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your request if TELEHEALTH is appropriate for the type of care you need.