MHPC Mindfulness Counseling

At Middlesex Health Primary Care, we're using mindfulness to help reduce the effects of conditions caused or worsened by stress.

Middlesex Health Primary Care offers Physician-Led Mindfulness Visits with John Carbone, MD. Dr. Carbone is a board certified family medicine physician with extensive training and experience in mindfulness meditation, which has been shown to reduce the physical and emotional suffering that can come from having a chronic illness.

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About Our Program

Mindfulness is a certain way of paying attention—on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

Mindfulness may be effective in reducing the effects of various conditions that may be caused or worsened by stress.

Any patient of MHPC who has stress, or conditions shown to be caused or exacerbated by stress—such as hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, depression, psoriasis, IBS, and others—is eligible for the program.

Visits are billed to insurance as counseling/treatment for medical conditions such as hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, depression, psoriasis, IBS, and others. 

The visits are subject, of course, to standard copays and deductibles.

Ask your Primary Care Provider and/or the Front Staff at the MHPC Middletown Office for information, or call us at 860-358-3130.

About Dr. John Carbone

Dr. John Carbone

John Carbone, MD is a board certified family physician with extensive experience in Mindfulness Meditation. In primary care practice, he witnessed firsthand the epidemic of suffering caused by stress and stress-related illnesses.

Dr. Carbone has direct experience of the beneficial effects of meditation in regards to alleviating his own physical and emotional suffering. He also witnessed that brief interventions with instruction of mindfulness could remarkably improve people’s sense of well-being.

Dr. Carbone graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut, where he received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been trained as a Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator by internationally renowned meditation expert Shinzen Young, and he has completed the practicum training in mindfulness-based stress reduction through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He has participated in multiple retreats, conferences, and seminars with pioneers in the integration of meditation and health care, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD; Deepak Chopra, MD; Jack Kornfield, PhD; Saki Santorelli, EdD; B. Alan Wallace, PhD.; Sharon Salzberg; and Joseph Goldstein.