Gales Ferry Pediatrics
1527 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
(860) 464-7248(O)
(860) 464-9088 (F)
633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook Ct., 06475
(860) 395-0521 (O)

(860)395-1647 (F)



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    The Gales Ferry Pediatric Group has been providing care for the children of southeastern Connecticut since 1974. On December 3,2012, Gales Ferry Pediatrics joined  Northeast Medical Group, a Yale- New Haven Health Services Affiliate.

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Our eight pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are fellows of the  American Academy of Pediatrics. We are staff members at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut, and have courtesy privileges at Yale- New Haven Hospital.

Charles R. Esposito, M.D.

Raised in New Jersey, Dr. Esposito graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in 1973. He went on to receive his M.D. at New Jersey Medical School in 1978. He joined Gales Ferry Pediatrics in 1981, after finishing his residency at Bowman Gray Medical School in North Carolina.

.Steven H. Forstein, M.D
Originally from New York, Dr. Forstein completed his B.A. at Weslyan University in 1973. He earned his M.D. at the Medical College of Virginia in 1979. After residency training at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Forstein spent 18 months as a staff pediatrician in American Samoa. He joined Gales Ferry Pediatrics in 1984.

Phyllis A. Holtzman, M.D.
Another New Yorker, Dr. Holtzman is a Phi Beta Kappa member, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. She received her M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1983, then went on to complete her residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. She has been with Gales Ferry Pediatrics since 1988.
Mark A. Rosenthal, M.D.
Raised in New York, Dr. Rosenthal attended Cornell University, graduating with a B.S. in 1991. He went on to receive his M.D. at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1995. After completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, he spent a year working in Massachusetts. Dr. Rosenthal joined Gales Ferry Pediatrics in 1999.
Michelle N. Watson, M.D.
Hailing from Ohio, Dr. Watson received her B.A. from Wittenberg University, a Phi Beta Kappa member who graduated summa cum laude in 1992. She earned her M.D. at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, in 1996, and completed her residency training at Wright State University. After a year with Pediatrics Associates of Dayton in 1999, Dr. Watson moved to Connecticut and joined Gales Ferry Pediatrics in 2000.
John P. Ancona, M.D.
Originally from New York, Dr. Ancona received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1992. He graduated AOA from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1996. After completing a residency at the Naval Medical Center, he spent 2 years as a staff pediatrician at the Naval Ambulatory Center in Groton, CT. Dr. Ancona joined Gales Ferry Pediatrics in 2003.
Jennifer R. Lovin, M.D.
Dr. Lovin was raised in southeastern Connecticut. She attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, graduating magna cum laude in 1996. She received her M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Lovin completed residency training at Baystate Medical Center in 2003, joining Gales Ferry Pediatrics the same year.
Foong-Yi Lin, M.D.
Born in Malaysia, Dr. Lin received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1989. She attended the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine, graduating with her M.D. from Brown Medical School in 1994. After completing her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital in 1997 she started a solo pediatric practice in Westerly, R.I. Dr Lin joined Gales Ferry Pediatrics in 2010.