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Hartford's Finest 2013 profile series is produced by Proactive Resources for the January 30th issue of Hartford Advocate. Our knowledgeable team of researchers and writers mine the wealth of current and readily available information to find the best in your field. For more than 29 years, we have profiled some of the most influential lawyers, doctors, educational and financial institutions in the country, taking direct referrals from your colleagues, Martindale-Hubbell, the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, and more. We know a winner when we see one!

Attorneys Glenn T. Terk & Matthew S. Carlone at TERK & CARLONE, LLC serve a variety of clients throughout greater Hartford, from individual entrepreneurs to corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs), physicians and professionals. They have built their successful practice in the many areas of business law, including concentrations in business & commercial litigation, finance, business succession, real estate, contracts & leases, business start-ups, limited liability companies and purchases & sales of small businesses.

With years of combined experience, Glenn & Matt recognize that challenges in business/corporate matters require practical, constructive and cost-effective solutions and they deliver such service at competitive rates. Glenn & Matt believe that their clients are best served by an honest, forthright approach to their problems, and take pride in applying that approach with the highest standard of integrity and ethics.


Terk & Carlone, LLC

81 Wolcott Hill Rd.

Wethersfield, CT 06109

(860) 563-9494

HARTFORD LEGAL GROUP, formerly the Law Office of Erin I. O’Neil-Baker, has more than 12 years of experience in family-based immigration & naturalization matters. Spanish is spoken at their office and their attorneys are members of AILA and the Pro Bono Network of the CBA.

HLG concentrates in assisting family-based immigrants to be admitted in the US either as immediate relatives of US Citizens or through the family preference system. They can consult with you on your options and help you plan ahead. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Their office routinely prepares and submits the necessary paperwork for the USCIS and Department of State. They are equally well versed in the complexities of asylum/refugee matters as well as the defense of deportation & removal procedures. Their general practice includes general civil litigation and personal injury. They have successfully litigated wrongful death suits, retaliation suits and birth defects/medical malpractice suits.


Hartford Legal Group

One Hartford Sq.

West, #208

Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 466-4278

THE LEARNING INCENTIVE, INC. is an educational program for people with learning disabilities. It is Hartford Co.’s premier program for helping children & adults who learn differently. They offer individual tutoring or small groups, after school classes & summer academic programs, all in a structured educational setting.

The Learning Incentive provides an exceptional individualized program for people who learn differently. They help with study skills, critical thinking, writing & word processing, math, SSATs & SATs. Ben Bronz Academy is a state approved day school for grades 2-12. It offers a challenging academic curriculum, mediated learning, fluent auditory discrimination, The Ben Bronz Reading program and language development & fluency. Their Cyberslate program is an on-line practice designed for children in grades 3-12 who want to improve keyboarding, math & reading skills. Cyberslate is affordable, less costly than private tutoring, and done at your home at your own pace.


The Learning Incentive, Inc.

139 N Main St.

W Hartford, CT 06107

(860) 236-5807

Established in 1973, THE LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA–CONNECTICUT CHAPTER, INC (LFA-CT) is part of the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

Lupus is a cruel mystery because it is hidden from view and undefined, has a range of symptoms, strikes without warning, and has no known cause and no known cure. Its health effects can range from a skin rash to a heart attack. Lupus is debilitating and destructive and can be fatal, yet research on lupus remains under funded relative to its scope and devastation. Please help them celebrate their 40th anniversary by joining them on their biggest walk of the year, which will be held on May 5th in Blue Back Square, West Hartford.


The Lupus Foundation of America

270 Farmington Ave, #362

Farmington, CT 06032 – Connecticut Chapter

(860) 269-6240

Does pain or restricted movement keep you from living the life you want? Kathy Sistare, LMT at SISTARE CENTER FOR WELLNESS, LLC emphasizes that lack of exercise, repetitive motions & tension from everyday stress can cause injuries, or more serious health issues, if not addressed. Therapeutic massage relieves your pain, increases your flexibility & naturally calms your anxiety.

Whether your suffering from knots in your shoulders, stiff lower back, chronic knee problems, migraines, TMJ, or you’re pregnant & uncomfortable; Kathy uses her intuitive touch and 18 years of experience to focus on the cause of your problem. Her techniques include deep tissue, integrated neuromuscular re-education, myofascial release, corrective exercises, and medical & pregnancy massage. Kathy endeavors to share the healing power of therapeutic massage as she works on her own issues with pain. Her approachable demeanor and compassion to help others is reflected in her humble, caring bodywork. Gift certificates are available.


Sistare Center For Wellness, LLC

243 E Center St.

Manchester, CT 06040

(860) 649-7877

More than 60 years and three generations of service have honored the name CARMON COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOMES. Serving all faiths and cultures, this respected family firm reliably addresses the funeral and memorial needs of the people of Greater Hartford. They provide exceptional professional services, including bereavement support for all ages during the months after the funeral at Mary’s Place, a Center for Grieving Children and Families in Windsor and New Day Counseling Center in Avon.

All nine locations including Windsor, Granby, Suffield, S. Windsor, Vernon, Rockville, Hartford & Avon offer in-home consultation for your pre-need funeral arrangements. The funeral directors can also establish secure funeral trusts to help pay for funeral costs, are knowledgeable about Title XIX requirements, provide information on caskets, urns & other memorial items, and offer cremation with confidence in their own on-site crematory. From the moment you call until the service is completed, Carmon Community Funeral Homes will help you with professional care that brings comfort during your time of need…and long afterwards.


Carmon Community Funeral Homes

(888) 688-8475

Many cultures have pierced their bodies for centuries. If you look in a history book, you will find that Egyptians, Greeks & Romans decorated their bodies with piercings. BLACK DIAMOND BODY PIERCING, LLC is a full-service body piercing studio specializing in state of the art techniques, aftercare and jewelry, as well as amazing original art and jewelry from local artists. Owner Georgina Williamson & her team provide safe & unique piercings for the face, ears & body in a clean, hygienic environment.

Black Diamond Body Piercing is aware of the needs of the one timer as well as the body piercing enthusiast and has carefully selected their unique body jewelry items. They are very selective in their products and display body jewelry designs by some of the finest body jewelry designers. With their world-renowned service, you can trust them with your most precious body parts. They are clean, serene & professional; a place where everyone feels comfortable & confident that they’re in good hands. Proud member of the Association of Professional Piercers. Voted “Best of Hartford” for body piercing by the Advocate readers’ poll for the last four years.


Black Diamond Body Piercing, LLC

149 Park Rd.

W Hartford, CT 06119

(860) 231-9771

NEVINS & NEVINS takes the extra step, working closely with their clients to resolve the matters entrusted to them. They combine sensitivity with practical legal advice and advocacy on behalf of their clients.

Attorneys Kathleen M. Nevins & Charles F. Willson concentrate their legal practice in the areas of commercial, personal injury, criminal defense, family law, collaborative divorce, real estate, Workers' Comp, probate, landlord/tenant and appeals. They have years of combined experience and provide confidential & informative consultations followed by effective legal representation to meet each client's needs. Kathleen & Chuck are dedicated to solving problems & closing deals. They have chosen to practice in a small firm setting, because they are committed to delivering quality legal services in a responsive & cost-effective manner. At their office, your legal needs will always be given the personal attention and legal experience required. They will work closely with you to understand your concerns and to achieve the best results.


Nevins & Nevins

102 Connecticut Blvd, E Hartford, CT 06108

(860) 289-4455


OPEN MRI OF CONNECTICUT places high emphasis on making patients comfortable during exams. The interior of its MRI gantry is open on four sides, minimizing anxiety, especially for claustrophobic patients.

With 37 years of experience, Open MRI of Connecticut acquired this new technology to offer area physicians and the Hartford community access to the most advanced diagnostic imaging techniques currently available. They offer 24-hour turnaround on image interpretations, easy scheduling & insurance pre-certification. The radiology team consists of Board Certified & Fellowship Trained Radiologists from Mandell & Blau, MDs, PC. Their goal is to provide referring physicians with the most precise diagnostic information available. The opening of the MRI magnet is the largest manufactured by any MRI company. Its unique design dispels the fear of the claustrophobic patient, comforts geriatric & pediatric patients and accommodates patients up to 500 pounds, as well as physically & overly anxious patients.


Open MRI of Connecticut

Buckland Hills (860) 648-4674

Enfield (860) 745-2288

Glastonbury (860) 657-2242

Middletown (860) 346-7400

With 32 years of legal experience, ATTORNEY STEPHEN P. SZTABA represents consumer & business debtors in various bankruptcy chapters. These chapters include Chapters 7 & 13. Chapter 7 is normally utilized to obtain a fresh-start for an individual debtor or to wind-up the affairs of a business debtor. Chapter 13 is primarily used by people to save their home from foreclosure and reorganize their financial affairs. Steve also helps people obtain mortgage modifications. He advises that people with financial problems should contact a qualified attorney and request a free consultation to learn their options as early as possible, so that they may avoid judgment liens, wage garnishments & bank executions from creditors.

Your initial consultation with Steve is provided free-of-charge, and payment plans are always accepted. His general practice includes real estate, estate planning, wills & trusts, personal injury and divorce & family law. Steve's office is a federally designated debt relief agency, and he helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the bankruptcy code, when appropriate.


Attorney Stephen P. Sztaba

450 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051

(860) 223-0314

It is the goal of Drs. Anthony A. Luciano, his daughter Dr. Danielle E. Luciano and their infertility team at THE CENTER FOR FERTILITY & WOMEN'S HEALTH to provide their patients with the latest in women's healthcare innovations to address infertility, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis & pelvic pain treatment.

Drs. Luciano & Luciano have more than 35 years of combined experience. Dr. Anthony Luciano is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, and Dr. Danielle Luciano is Fellowship Certified in Minimally Invasive Reproductive Surgery. They are on the cutting edge of reproductive technology (IVF-ET, ICSI, PGD), providing individualized one-on-one care. They address gynecologic endocrinology, menopause, gynecologic hormonal disorders, latest male infertility techniques, donor eggs/sperm, hysteroscopic surgery, on-site vaginal ultrasound, etc. The doctors are quick to point out that once the cause of infertility has been determined, a plan can be customized for the patient to fit their unique situation and move them along on the path to conceiving a child.


Center for Fertility & Women's Health

100 Grand St, #E3 (Hospital of Central CT),

New Britain, CT 06050

(860) 224-5467

THE HELEN & HARRY GRAY CANCER CENTER AT HARTFORD HOSPITAL is one of New England's largest cancer centers. It has more than 160 cancer specialists on staff and welcomes nearly 100,000 patient visits each year. The center performs more robotic cancer surgery than any hospital in New England. It was the first cancer center in the Northeast selected by the National Cancer Institute as an NCI Community Cancer Center. It provides access to the latest diagnostic and treatment technology and multidisciplinary expertise in convenient and accessible urban and suburban locations.

At the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, they believe that a multidisciplinary approach provides the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Each patient requires a team of specialists, usually including a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. Team members embrace collaboration, communication and coordination of care. This coordination is enhanced by a patient navigator who ensures that the patient can negotiate the health care system smoothly.


Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital

80 Seymour St, Hartford, CT 06102


Colorectal surgeon DR. CHRISTINA CZYRKO is an expert in diagnosing and treating disorders of the colon, rectum & anus. Board Certified by the American Board of General Surgery and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery, she performs out-patient colonoscopy and in-office anorectal procedures, as well as common & complex colorectal surgical procedures. Dr. Czyrko is a strong advocate for colorectal cancer screening and recommends early testing for prevention of colorectal cancer.

The doctor explains that many common disorders, such as fissures, polyps, hemorrhoids, constipation & incontinence can often be managed medically. Colorectal Cancer, Diverticulitis & Colitis may require surgery and often a cooperative approach with a gastroenterologist or oncologist. In addition to providing office-based surgery for minor surgical procedures, Dr. Czyrko provides non-operative treatment of hemorrhoids & fissures and rubberband ligation for hemorrhoids. She strives to offer patients options & alternatives in order to assist them to make better choices.


Christina Czyrko, MD, FACS

40 Hart St,

New Britain, CT 06052

(860) 826-3880

Drs. Amy S. Breakstone, Wendy M. Latshaw, Carmelina Luongo, Suzanne E. Miller and Candice Shea, along with their three Certified Nurse Midwives at CENTRAL CONNECTICUT OB/GYN, have put together a team dedicated to responding to the special needs of women.

Whether your desires are for gentle & respectful birthing combined with the use of the latest & safest techniques for insuring delivery, laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopy, total contraception, premenstrual syndrome, high-risk obstetrics, infertility diagnosis & treatment, menopausal problems, breast disease, cancer detection including colposcopy -- or you just want someone to talk to about your health as a woman -- this is the practice for you. The providers at Central Connecticut OB/GYN have trained at well-known institutions, and the physicians are Board Certified/Eligible in their specialty. The doctors realize that respect for their patients and careful attention to their needs are the best assurance of the provision of comprehensive women's health. A division of Physicians for Women's Health.


Central Connecticut OB/GYN

1131 West St,

Southington, CT 06489

25 Newell Rd,

Bristol, CT 06010

(860) 276-6800

THE VEIN CENTERS OF CT specialize in the latest advancements of non-surgical and minimally invasive vein treatments that offer little or no downtime with maximum results. Their practice was one of the first to offer laser varicose and spider vein treatments that require no hospitalization and no complicated surgery.

Their Board Certified Radiologists discuss comprehensive treatments that give patients the results they want. Their complete treatment plan may include Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, as well as ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy to remove unsightly varicose veins. EVLT is a quick, minimally invasive laser treatment that is covered by many insurance plans and Medicare. Spider veins are typically treated with Sclerotherapy, a procedure in which a solution is injected into a vein, causing it to subsequently disappear. The Vein Centers of CT's scope of practice has expanded to aesthetic services including; laser hair and vein removal, microdermabrasion, Botox and Juvederm, chemical peels, restorative skin care and Latisse treatments.


The Vein Centers of CT

23 Cedar St,

New Britain, CT 06052

(860) 229-8346

1C Samson Rock Drive,

Madison CT 06443

(203) 245-8346

Since 1975, RUSHFORD has provided hope and healing for individuals and families struggling with addiction. Their dedicated team of addiction medicine physicians, nurses & clinicians care about your recovery and provide programs to meet your needs. Working cooperatively with their Hartford Healthcare network partners & others who share their goals, Rushford delivers high quality care that embrace the most current research in prevention, treatment & recovery.

Rushford educates family members and the community about substance abuse disorders. They offer multiple locations (Middletown, Glastonbury, Portland, Durham, Westbrook, Deep River, Old Saybrook, Clinton & Meriden/Wallingford), with prevention and treatment programs that address a variety of needs, such as detoxification services, inpatient & outpatient treatment, drug & alcohol education, co-occurring mental health support and other recovery support services. Rushford's comprehensive programs are successful in helping individuals reclaim their lives. Rushford wants people to recognize that substance abuse is a disease and not a moral issue. Chronically relapsing patients have been successfully treated by their programs. Rushford is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the State of Connecticut.


Rushford Center

Adult Treatment: (888) 203-2916

Adolescent Treatment: (877) 577-3233

The professionals at NORTHEASTERN SLEEP DISORDER CENTER, LLC emphasizes that a good night's sleep is much more than a respite from the ups & downs of everyday life. We need sleep to restore our physical & mental conditions. Sleep-related disorders include difficulties in falling asleep, staying asleep or remaining awake. The most serious symptoms of sleep disorders are daytime sleepiness, excessive use of sleeping pills, nighttime chest pains, morning headaches, heavy snoring & breathing irregularities during sleep. Some sleep disorders can have potentially serious effects on your health & well-being.

An estimated 5 out of every 100 Americans suffer from a potentially life-threatening condition called sleep apnea, which causes debilitating drowsiness. As the premier multi-specialty sleep disorder facility in the state with a board certified/eligible sleep specialist on staff, the center can determine if a sleep disorder is present and recommend effective treatment. They evaluate & treat snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, parasomnia (sleep walking, sleep terrors & sleep talking), and periodic limb movement disorder. The facility includes bedrooms designed like hotel accommodations in which to study & diagnose your sleep disorder in a personal & comfortable atmosphere.


Northeastern Sleep Disorder Center, LLC

27 Naek Rd, Ste 3,

Vernon, CT 06066

(860) 926-4344

PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.

PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and eblasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.

Proactive Resources Design

Full service graphic & web design firm

(216) 229-9290

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285 Broad St.

Hartford, Connecticut 06102

(860) 548-9300






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