Our Providers

Exceptional care from experienced professionals

Our treatment team consists of experienced clinicians including an Addiction Psychiatrist, Addiction Medicine Physicians, a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner, Licensed Addiction and Drug Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Jay B Benson, MD

Jay B Benson, MD

Dr. Benson is a board certified in Addiction Medicine and is a co-founder and the Clinical Director of Connecticut Addiction Medicine, LLC. He is fully devoted to the field of Addiction Medicine.

A.Aslam, MD

M. Aslam, MD

Dr. Aslam has extensive research experience having served as a co-investigator on numerous clinical trials. He has presented at several conferences and received many awards and honors in his field.

Edith Hergan, MD

Edith Hergan, MD​

During her years of practice, Dr. Hergan has served as Chief and Medical Director of Anesthesia and Preoperative Medical and Pain Management at University of Illinois Hospitals and Medical Colleges of Wisconsin.

Daniel DeGruttola, M.D.

Daniel DeGruttola, M.D.​

Dr. DeGruttola’s clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient management of patients with various medical conditions including musculoskeletal, neurological, congenital, acquired and physiological all with a goal of improving functional outcomes. 



Dr. Epps is a licensed master of social work (LMSW), a licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC) and a certified criminal justice professional (CCJP).

Tim Bombard

Tim Bombard

Tim Bombard is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 37 years of healthcare experience. In 2001, Tim earned a Master in Science degree from the University of South Florida. 

Mary Patricia Dunbar

Mary Patricia Dunbar, LCSW

Mary Patricia Dunbar, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years’ experience in the community/behavioral/ health field in Connecticut. 

Dr. Manju Aggarwal, MD,

Dr. Manju Aggarwal, MD, is a Family Practice specialist in our Manchester, Connecticut office. She attended and graduated from medical school in 1972, completed her residency at St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Aggarwal has over 48 years of diverse experience.  

Dr. Jose D. Azocar

Dr. Azocar specializes in Internal Medicine and is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and Holyoke Medical Center.


Our offices are open and operating under normal business hours. We are continuing to care for our patients. You now have the option of telemedicine for individual followups, and groups are being run using Zoom technology.

With the guidance of the CDC and other public health officials, we have enhanced the frequency and scope of our sanitizing procedures in the office including sanitation procedures with each patient interaction.

If you have a scheduled appointment, we ask that you please call the office to best determine the method for your visit. We also will continue to see new patients or patients in crisis. We will continue to do urine toxicology testing. For patients attending group, specimens will be obtained any time during that day. Patients experiencing flu-like symptoms should call before coming to the office.

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