Mansfield Family Practice has been providing quality medical care for the families of Northeastern Connecticut for over 35 years. Our professional staff consists of five physicians, a nurse practitioner, a physician's assistant, all of whom are board certified. We pride ourselves on the personalized care we provide to patients of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

    Our Professional Staff

    All of the doctors at Mansfield Family Practice are Board-certified Family Physicians and members of the Medical Staff at Windham Community Memorial Hospital

Kenneth Dardick, MD  Nelson Walker II, MD Ayaz Madraswalla, MD Ross Winakor, MD, MPH

Sandra Hughes, MD   Maura Baker, MSN, APRN    Michele V. Cooper, PA-C

 

Kenneth R. Dardick, MD

Dr. Kenneth Dardick is a founding member of Mansfield Family Practice.  He has lived in Mansfield since 1976.  In the early 1980's his interest in child safety led him to form the Connecticut Safety Belt Coalition.  As President of the CSBC he was instrumental in gaining passage of Connecticut's Child Safety Restraint Law, one of the first in the country.  He has been active in health and public health activities both locally and state-wide, having served as a Councilor of the Connecticut State Medica Society, Chief of the Medical Staff at Windham Community Memorial Hospital, Chair of the Hypertension Task Force of the Connecticut chapter of the American Health Association, Director of Health for Ashford, Mansfield and Willimantic and Medical Advisor to the Eastern Highlands Health District.  He holds a faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Scotland).  His research interests include Lyme disease and tick-borne infections, and traveler's health and tropical diseases.  Dr. Dardick is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and has studied at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has held leadership positions in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Councilor, American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health) and the International Society of Travel Medicine (Chair of the Examination and Certification Committee). 

Nelson C. Walker II, MD

Dr. Walker joined Mansfield Family Practice in 1980.  He had previously lived in the Mansfield area in the 1970's prior to attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  In addition to being dedicated to patient care at MFP, he has been very involved with the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians, serving as member of the Board and President for a number of years.  He was the editor of The Connecticut Family Physician for over 10 years and was on the Executive Committee for the Core Content Review of Family Physicians.  He has been a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society Committee on Medical Aspects of Sports, and has written articles for their publication Sports Medicine.  For 15 years Dr. Walker was Chief of the section of Family Practice at Windham Community Memorial Hospital and has also served on numerous committees.  He helped establish the local Hospice program in the 1980's and served on the advisory board until 2003.  As Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Walker provides clinical training of 3rd year medical students.  With his wife Joanne he raised three sons and was very involved with youth soccer in Mansfield for many years.  He enjoys outdoor activities including canoeing, sailing, skiing and snowshoeing. 

Ayaz T. Madraswalla, MD

Dr. Madraswalla joined Mansfield Family Practice in 1995.  He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1986.  He then studied medicine at Albany Medical College and graduated in 1990.  He then went on to complete his Residency in Family Practice at the University of Colorado in Denver in 1993.  He was in practice in Virginia prior to becoming a part of our practice.  Dr. Madraswalla takes an active role in his profession by serving on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians since 1999, as well as past Councilor to the Connecticut State Medical Society. He has served as President of both the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians and the Windham County Medical Association.  He also enjoys teaching medical students and holds a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Medical School.  Dr. Madraswalla has served asSchool Physician for Windham Regional Vocational Technical School. In 2013 Dr. Madraswalla has also been trained and boarded in the practice of Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His interest within medicine include pediatrics, preventive health care, allergy and asthma treatment along with smoking cessation.  He currently serves on the Board of Health Horizons International,  www.healthhorizonsinternational.org, a foundation created to support medical humanitarian missions in developing countries such as the Dominican Republic.   Dr. Madraswalla is married with two children and enjoys many activities including reading, cooking, tennis, skiing, traveling, bicycling and spending time with his family. 

Ross L. Winakor, MD, MPH

Dr. Winakor joined Mansfield Family Practice in 2003. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health. Dr. Winakor completed his Residency in Family Practice at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey, where he was elected to serve as Chief Resident. He completed a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he served as an Assistant Team Physician for the University of Pittsburgh. While a resident, Dr. Winakor has served on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and was also national committee representative of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Since 2004 he has also served on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians and he was also selected to serve on the Connecticut State Medical Society Committee on the Medical Aspect of Sports. Dr. Winakor was certified as an aviation medical examiner in 2009. A native to Norwich, Connecticut, he has two children.

Sandra M. Hughes, MD

Dr. Hughes lives in Tolland with her husband  and their two children. She enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, scuba diving and spending time with her family.  While she is new to Mansfield Family Practice, she has been practicing in Connecticut for over 10 years. Dr. Hughes studied at Boston College and went to medical school at the University of Connecticut. She is a  Member of the Connecticut State Medical Society and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Quinnipiac School of Medicine. Dr. Hughes is an executive board member of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians and an active participant of Health Horizons International which provides quality and continuity care to patients in the Dominican Republic. She has traveled to the Dominican Republic on these work retreats since 2011 and is looking forward to her future trips with this organization.

 

 

 

 

Maura E. Baker, MSN APRN 

Maura E Baker is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Mansfield Family Practice in 1983.  She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Duke University and has served on the Board of Directors of the CT Nurse Practitioner Group for several years.  She has extensive experience in adventure travel, and her special interests include travel/wilderness medicine, women's health care, pediatrics and promotion of healthy lifestyles.  

   

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