membership medicine your way

Our team

Internal Medicine in Putnam, CT
dr. joseph j botta, md llc

Meet the Team

Dr. Joseph Botta
internal medicine | geriatrics

I am a board certified, fellowship trained geriatrician and internist who has enjoyed practicing in Northeast Connecticut over the last 18 years. I started the practice in 2009 to give patients the attention and care they need in the office, as well as in the hospital and nursing home setting.

I love to run, ski, play ice hockey and work on our tropical fish tanks (come check out our fish tanks!). I live in Woodstock and I love spending time with my family.

Dr. David Candow
family medicine

For the last 20 years, I have served as a physician in Northeast Connecticut and take great pride in being a reliable and trustworthy advocate for my patients. I firmly believe that a doctor who is attentive and thorough with each patient's individual needs produces a personalized and comprehensive level of quality healthcare.

Outside of my love for the practice of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys, running, biking, hiking, snow skiing and listening to 80's music.

Dr. Ronald Klare
internal medicine

I have been an internal medicine physician for over 40 years in the northeast corner of Connecticut with a special interest in cardiology and vascular disease. As a former director of Day Kimball Hospital's ICU, I joined Botta & Associates in March 2020 to continue to care for this area's residents.

Outside of the office I enjoy relaxing at home with my wife as well as spending a warm month in Aruba each year.

Mary Jean Brown
practice manager

After working in medical offices in the area, I joined Dr. Botta at the Center for Healthy Aging in 2008. When Dr. Botta started his current membership medical practice in 2009, I came along as the practice manager. I oversee the day to day operations of the practice, and I enjoy getting to know our patients and helping them navigate the medical and insurance system.

My husband and I enjoy hiking the national parks and spending time with our family.

Silvia Peckham
medical assistant

After working for 30 years at a local primary care office, I joined Botta & Associates in 2013 as a medical assistant and front desk receptionist. I enjoy talking with patients and sharing my love of books and authors. I helped start our lending library which has been a success, giving patients an opportunity to share their favorite books.

At home, I enjoy painting and celebrating my Estonian heritage and culture.