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Applegate Orthopedic Spine Center
5 Pequot Park Rd, Suite 201A
Westbrook, CT 06498
860-391-8068 fax 860-391-8072
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Karen Hettrich Administrator/Practice Manager
Karen Hettrich has been employed in orthopedic offices for 20 years and has worked with Dr. Applegate for the past five years.  She brings well rounded expertise to this position, having performed the duties of radiology technologist and administrator in previous offices.  With this knowledge, she is prepared, and willing, to help patients navigate the medical system.  She also does all of Dr. Applegate’s surgical booking and her long acquaintance with Middlesex Hospital makes the process of surgery and hospitalization much easier for patients.


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Dana Sweeney, Administrator
Dana Sweeney joined Applegate Orthopedic Spine Center in February, 2009 and has been a great asset to our office. Dana is the vital link between patients and their insurance companies.  She helps patients understand the insurance process and works to resolve their difficulties. She makes a special effort to get insurance approval for appointments, MRI’s, CT scans and tests very quickly. We are very fortunate to have Dana as part of our office.
Jean Santamaria, Radiology Tech and Medical Assistant
Jean has been assisting Dr. Applegate for the past five years. She began her career in healthcare as a Medical Assistant in a primary care setting, and after 15 years, became a radiology technologist. She had several years of experience in a clinical orthopedic setting before joining our office.  Jean is always ready to make patients feel at ease and to make x-rays as comfortable and quick as possible. She also works closely with Dr. Applegate with other procedures in the office.