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.  

Eleanor Fritz, PhD, APRN, CS, PMHNP-BC, Family

Eleanor Fritz has over 25 years of experience with psychiatric acute and chronic conditions, medical, psychiatric, and addictive concerns in acute care settings and outpatient modalities. She has a strong focus on integrated care for patients that include medical, psychiatric, cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual wellbeing. Respectful, collaborative, and dignified care is the right of all patients motivated for a relapse prevention plan of care. We strive for the patient achieving the highest level of health on a wellness continuum.

Carole Simons, LADC

Carole Simons is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, LADC, in the state of Connecticut. After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Human Services at UMASS Boston she went on to earn a Masters of Science degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in addiction and mental health including developing and implementing a smoking cessation program for Boston Public Health and Addiction Services Methadone Maintenance Program where she was employed for over five years. She also has experience in detox’s, inpatient and outpatient programs, and federally qualified community health centers. Carole has devoted her career to working with the most vulnerable of populations. In her current role of substance abuse counselor she provides initial assessments and ongoing treatment to patients with substance use disorders as well as conducting individual, family, and group therapy sessions. Throughout her career Carole’s primary focus has been and continues to be on helping people to recover from addiction and learn to live productive meaningful lives without the use of all mind altering substances.

Cheryl Spano Lonis, APRN

Cheryl Spano Lonis, APRN

Cheryl Spano Lonis is a board certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of healthcare experience. She earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Connecticut in 2013. Having retired from the Connecticut Department of Correction system in 2019, Cheryl wanted to continue her work of helping the most vulnerable populations by providing empathy, respect and compassion for each individual in their journey to recovery.

Upon speaking with you, patients are seen within 24 to 48 hours.


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