Dr. Michelle Apiado is the staff physician at the new Hartford HealthCare Medical Group office in Litchfield.


The former Senor Pancho’s Restaurant in the Village Green plaza in Litchfield has been transformed into a medical office and is open for business.

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, which has more than 360 locations in the state, opened its new primary care location last week. The office offers services in primary care, preventative care, patient safety and integrative medicine.

Dr. Michelle Apiado is the physician seeing patients at the office, which represents a partnership between Hartford Health Care Medical Group and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington.

“They say home is where the heart is and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and its surrounding community is where I began my career,” Apiado said in a statement provided by Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. “I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of providing care and witnessing the development of generations of families in Litchfield County. I feel especially honored to return as part of Hartford Healthcare and I’m looking forward to providing compassionate care.”

Apiado received her medical degree from the Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her residency and internship at the University of Maryland Medical Systems’ Department of Family Medicine in Baltimore, Md.

The new office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plans call for it to eventually offer services by orthopedic physicians and other specialty care providers.

Hartford HealthCare Medical group also has primary care offices in Torrington, Thomaston, Canaan, and Winsted. The medical group is the largest of its kind in Connecticut with a staff of 30,000 and total operating revenue of $4.3 billion.