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Anthony G. Alessi, MD

Anthony G. Alessi, MD

Anthony Alessi, MD is a board-certified neurologist in private practice in Norwich, CT, specializing in neurology, electrodiagnostic medicine and sports neurology. He completed his neurology residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan, and is an associate clinical professor of neurology at the University of Connecticut. Dr Alessi is CEO and chairman of Colonial Cooperative Care Inc., a medical management company in Norwich and serves as a neurologic consultant to many athletic organizations. He is the author of Healthy Sports: A Doctor’s Lessons for a Winning Lifestyle and Lift Up Your Hearts: Healing Haiti, Land of Hardship. For more on Dr Alessi, visit www.alessimd.com.

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