Our Services

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Our Physicians and Providers

DrSilvaEnrique Silva, MD 

Dr. Silva is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.  He has been involved in endocrine research and teaching for more than 40 years.  He has been an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Professor of Medicine and Physiology at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada; and is currently a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Silva’s professional interests include thyroid and energy balance regulation.  He speaks English, Spanish and French.


Lim_Ria_72Ria Lim, MD

Dr. Lim is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She completed her internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Connecticut. She speaks English and Filipino.

 

DrewaTower2Mary Jane Drewa Tower, APRN

Mary Jane is an advanced practice registered nurse, certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from the Greater Hartford Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island.  Mary Jane is a member of the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.  Her professional interests include type 1 and 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and thyroid disease in pregnancy.

 

Sibicky_ElizabethElizabeth Sibicky, APRN, ANP-C, CDE, RNC-OB

Elizabeth is an advanced practice registered nurse certified in adult internal medicine, diabetes education and inpatient obstetrics. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s College and went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing from Quinnipiac University in 2011. Elizabeth’s professional interests include type 1 and 2 diabetes, endocrinology and osteoporosis.

Meet our Diabetes Education Team

Sommers_JoanJoan Sommers, RDN, CDE, CD-N

Joan is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator and bariatric dietitian.  She holds two Bachelors of Science degrees, one from the University of New Haven and the other from the University of Connecticut.  She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group and the Weight Management Practice Group.  Joan’s professional interests include bariatrics, weight management, diabetes education, healthy cooking demonstrations, and gestational diabetes.

Kane_WendyWendy Kane, RDN, CDE, CD-N

Wendy is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut, and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group and the Weight Management Practice Group. Wendy’s professional interests include weight management, pre-natal nutrition and diabetes education.

OFriel_Jane_72Jane O’Friel, MS, RN, BC, CDE

Jane is a registered nurse and is certified in diabetes education and nursing professional development.  She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College and is currently a candidate for Sacred Heart University’s Doctorate in Nursing Practice program. Jane’s professional interests include diabetes, coping, spirituality, wellness and depression.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Uncas Health District, the Disability Network of Eastern Connecticut and R.I.S.E.N. (Responding to Inclusive Special Education Needs) Sacred Heart School, Groton.  Jane is a member of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Sigma Theta Tau International and the Association for Nursing Professional Development.

Beene_Barbara2Barbara Beene, RN, BSN, CDE

Barbara is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Bridgeport.  Barbara’s professional interests include insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring.