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Buttonwood Internal Medicine, 543 North Street, New Bedford, MA 508-996-1800




Kristin L. Anderson, MD

Kristin L. Anderson, MD

  • Dr. Anderson is part of Southcoast Primary Care at Buttonwood in the practice of Internal Medicine and is on staff at St. Luke's Hospital.

  • Dr. Anderson earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital affiliated with Brown University.

  • She served as Co-Chief Resident and received a number of awards, including the Women and Infants Hospital Department of Medicine award for excellence in consultative medicine and the Edwards Collins Memorial Fund Award in recognition of her work in advocacy and community service.

  • Dr. Anderson was on the staff at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital and was a clinical instructor in Medicine and Pediatrics. She practiced at Women's Health Associates, an Internal Medicine group caring for women.

  • Dr. Anderson is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Gary A. Grosart, MD

Gary A. Grosart, MD

  • Dr. Grosart specializes in Internal Medicine, practicing at Southcoast Primary Care in New Bedford. He is a member of the medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, and has served as the Chairman of the hospital's Department of Medicine.

  • Dr. Grosart received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

  • He is board certified in Internal Medicine, with an extended accreditation in Geriatrics. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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John J. Podkowa Jr., DO

John J. Podkowa Jr., DO

  • Dr. Podkowa completed a residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as chief resident.

  • He earned his medical degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania.

  • He was a National Health Corps scholar and was a member of the Osteopathic Honors Fraternity at Lake Erie College of Medicine.

  • Dr. Podkowa is board certified in internal medicine.

  • His clinical interests include smoking cessation, weight loss, heart disease, diabetes and preventive medicine.

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Rashmi Sharma, MD

Rashmi Sharma, MD

  • Dr. Sharma is an internal medicine physician at Buttonwood Internal Medicine in New Bedford, Mass.

  • After receiving her medical degree at Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospitals in New Delhi, India, she spent eight years continuing her education with various medical training in the United Kingdom. Most recently she completed her internal medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa.

  • Dr. Sharma is a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.

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Dilma H. Silva, MD

Dilma H. Silva, MD

  • Dr. Silva is in practice at Southcoast Primary Care in New Bedford. She is on the active medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital.

  • Dr. Silva received her medical degree from the University of Lisbon in Portugal. She completed residencies in family practice at hospitals in Portugal and a residency in Internal Medicine at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester.

  • She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

  • In addition to English, she is fluent in Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole, and can communicate in Spanish and French.

  • Dr. Silva is board certified in Internal Medicine.

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508-996-1800

Buttonwood Internal Medicine
543 North Street
New Bedford, MA 02740


Office Hours

Monday ~ Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




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