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Front Row (L to R): Barbara Kirk, NP, Brenda Lee Rivera, Roz Murphy, Janessa Torres, Melissa King, Marina Otero, Nancy Pagan, Virgen Torres
Back Row (L to R): Lysandra Reyes, Linethe Aubin, Robert Morgan, Dianne Frogameni, RN, Denise Wright, Sandi Knoll, RD, Brenda Bruno, Tanya Santiago, Cindy Mastalerz, Mari Vissepo, Kathy Williamson, NP, Karen McKee, NP
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield MA, 01199


A Service of Baystate Medical Center


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Physicians & Staff:
James Wang, MD, Medical Director
Katharine White, MD ALT

Robert Morgan, Practice Manager

Wanda Diaz-Torres, RN
Dianne Frogameni, RN, Patient Care Coordinator
Susan Gibbs
Terry Howe, NP
Susan Jones-Raymond, LICSW
Barbara Kirk, NP
Sandra Knoll, Nutrition Supervisor
Karen McKee, NP
Rosalind Murphy, Ob/Gyn Counseling Specialist
Cheryl Pelland-Lak, Clinical Dietician
Luz Villanueva, Patient Care Coordinator
Maridiane Vissepo, Office Supervisor
Kathy Williamson, NP
Services Include:

We offer medical care for pregnant and non-pregnant women with two types of practitioners:


  • Our residents are doctors who are completing training as obstetrician gynecologists (doctors for pregnant women and non-pregnant women of all ages). Wesson Women’s Clinic is part of the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, a nationally known teaching program.  If your visit is with a resident, it may take longer than you expect.  Be assured that this extra time is taken because your information is carefully reviewed by at least two doctors to determine the best options for your care.  Our faculty physicians also supervise resident physicians and medical students who provide you with extra care and attention not available at non-teaching hospitals.  Residents have earned a medical degree and are now training on the job, usually in a certain specialty.  


  • Our nurse practitioners are registered nurses who have completed advanced degrees in health care. They provide routine gynecological care and routine and high-risk prenatal care. They offer a variety of health educational programs and services for teens and their special issues.


Our medical services include:


  • Care for teen girls/women
  • Well women care (including annual gynecologic exams, Pap tests)
  • Caring for yourself before pregnancy
  • Birth control and family planning
  • Prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing
  • Management of abnormal Pap tests 
  • Diagnosis and management of abnormal bleeding, PMS, urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis
  • Menopausal health
  • A full range of advanced gynecologic surgical treatments
  • Routine prenatal care
  • High risk prenatal care – including twins, diabetes, and pregnancies with medical complications.
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section.


These extra services make Wesson Women's Clinic a special place to get your care:


  • Our social worker provides counseling, emotional support and referrals for services or for longer-term counseling. She also coordinates with community programs, agencies, and other resources to provide support groups.


  • Medical nutritional therapy offering general dietary counseling, dietary counseling for medical conditions (such as diabetes or pregnancy related diabetes), breastfeeding information, and referrals to the WIC Program.


  • Our HIV counselor is available to discuss safer sex methods, sexually transmitted infections.  She may also counsel about HIV risks, offer HIV testing, and provide counseling about recommended HIV testing for pregnant women.


  • Wesson Women’s Clinic offers translation services for most languages.  Many of our staff are bilingual (primarily Spanish).  With prior notice, an American Sign Language interpreter is also available.


  • The support staff of Wesson Women’s Clinic are also here to help guide you through your care.  Our practice associates check patients in and out of the office, and schedule appointments.  Medical assistants obtain basic information about your visit and help the practitioners during your exam.  Nurses help coordinate medical appointments, administer medications, provide patient education and transmit important information to those involved in your care.


About Our Practice:

Wesson Women’s Clinic is an important part of women’s health care provided at Baystate Medical Center. The staff of Wesson Women’s Clinic consists of a team of people dedicated to the well being and health of women in Western Massachusetts. Excellent doctors, nurse practitioners, medical students, nurses, a social worker, nutritionists, a counselor and efficient, friendly support staff can make your experience with us a special one!


We focus on listening to our patients and including them in decisions about their health care options. Prevention of illness is another of our priorities. We provide information and guidance for our patients to take a leading role in caring for themselves through healthy lifestyle changes, keeping up with health appointments, screening tests and vaccinations. We also provide treatment for a wide variety of women's health conditions. 

Specialty:  Women's Health Services

We participate in most insurance programs offered in our area. If you have any questions about whether your specific health plan covers our services, please call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance member ID card.


If you have commercial insurance coverage, primary or secondary, we will submit a claim to your insurance carrier. You are responsible for all balances due after your insurance company pays its portion, as well as for any co-payments required by your insurance company at the time of the visit.


If you are concerned about billing or have a question about acceptable insurance, please call one of the following numbers.


  •  For Physician Billing – (413) 794-5700


  •  For Hospital Billing – (413) 794-9999




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Click here to listen to Dr. Katharine White discuss women's health topics, including talking to your kids about sex.


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