CDP/MLD Treatment Options for Lymphedema Patients in NewEngland as of November 2004

      ` (CDP: Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy; MLD: Manual Lymph Drainage )


Compiled by Greater Boston Lymphedema Network (former Lymphedema Support Group, Greater Boston Area): (781) 894-2309. Information not necessarily complete.

Each lymphedema patient is advised to check the credentials and training of their therapists. There are not yet any official training standards for CDP/MLD in the USA. However, the National Lymphedema Network (NLN) advises on its website (

“ We feel that a minimum of 80 hours of instruction is desirable and that above 120 hours is ideal.”

Some information about different schools or courses teaching CDP/MLD:

Foeldi School in Germany:

   Course length: 180 hours, 20 days. Accepted as students: MD, PT, MT

Dr. Vodder School of North America:

   Course length: 160 hours, 20 days. Accepted as students: MD, RN, PT, OT, MT

Dr. Bruno Chickly, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Upledger Institute

   Course length: 140 - 170 hours, 18 - 22 days. Accepted as students: MD, RN, PT, OT, MT, Physician Assistant, PTA

Lerner Lymphedema Services Academy:

   Course length: 135 hours, 14 days. Accepted as students: MD, RN, PT, OT, MT

Academy of Lymphatic Studies, Joachim E. Zuther

   Course length: 135 hours (+), 14 days. Accepted as students: MD, RN, PT, OT, MT

Casley-Smith method, Lymphedema Therapy Center, Roswell, GA

   Course length: 135 hours, 14 days. Accepted as students: MD, RN, PT, OT, MT

(Guenter) Klose Norton Training & Consulting

   Course length: 135 hours, 13 days. Accepted as students: MD, RN, PT, OT, MT

Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy

   Course length: 135 hours, 12 days. Accepted as students: MD, RN, PT, OT, MT

Bergel Edema-Lymphedema Management, Compression Physical Therapy (CPT) Workshop:

   Course length: 100 hours, 10 days. Accepted as students: RPT, PTA, DC, OT, RN, LVN, ATC, LNP, possibly MT

LeDuc Lymphedema Management Method:

    Course length: 48 hours, 6 days. Accepted as students: MD, PT, OT

Linda Miller Breast Cancer Lymphedema Course:

    Course length: 32 hours, 4 days. Accepted as students: PT, OT

Barbara Feltman Lymphedema Management of the Upper and Lower Extremities:

    Course length: 24 hours, 3 days. Accepted as students: PT, OT

Doctor-supervised CDP/MLD treatments:


Lahey Lymphedema Treatment Center (781) 273-8474

Lahey Clinic Physician: Dr. Nicholas Tsapatsaris, Vasc. Med.

41 Burlington Mall Road N.P.: Cynthia Johnson

Burlington, MA 01805 CDP therapists: Denise McIntosh, P.T. (Zuther, Vodder)

                                                                                                                                        Jessica (Lloyd) McDevitt, P.T. (Lerner)

St. Elizabeth’s Lymphedema Treatment Program, St. E’s Med. Center (617) 562-7014

736 Cambridge Street Physician: Dr. Kathleen Hogan

Boston, MA 02135 CDP therapists: Patrice Dykens (Lerner) (617) 562-5643


New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital
4499 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02745
(508) 995-6900
Dr. Vasu K Brown, MD (Norton)

MRI Center, Westgate Shopping Plaza,
400 Lowell Ave, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 469-0400
Dr. Vasu K Brown, MD (Norton)

BayState Medical Center, Dept. of Rehab. (413) 794-7030

759 Chestnut Street Physicians: Dr. Gerda Maissel, Dr. Nicholas Spellman

Springfield, MA 01199 CDP therapists: Tracie Klekotka, P.T. (Lerner) 413-794-4279

                                                                                                                                          Martha Harrington, PTA (Lerner, LANA)


Lymphedema Treatment Program (207) 879-3790

Mercy Hospital, Breast Health Resource Center Physicians: Dr. Melinda Molin, Dr. Mary Ahn

144 State Street CDP therapists: Gayle Hickok (Vodder)

Portland, ME 04101 Angela Dwyer R.N. (Vodder)

CDP/MLD Treatments Available in Hospital Settings: - 2 -


Athol Memorial Hospital (978) 249-6315

Athol, MA 01331 CDP/MLD therapist: Ruth Coopee, O.T. (Vodder)

BayState Medical Center, OT & PT Dept. (413) 794-7025

3300 Main Street, Suite 2A, Springfield, MA 01199 CDP/MLD therapist: Joanne Brown, OTR/L (Vodder)

Berkshire Medical Center, Rehab. Dept. (413) 447-2214

Pittsfield, MA 01201 CDP/MLD therapists: Patricia Doyle, O.T. (Vodder)

                                                                                                                                               Bridget von Jeetze, MSPT (Vodder)

CapeCod Hospital, Rehab. Center (508) 771-9600 x 226 or 243

130 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 CDP/MLD therapist: Brenna Quinn, OTR/L (Lerner, Klose)

                                                                                                                                               Mary Lou Zurlinden, OTR/L (Klose)

Caritas Southwood Hospital in Norfolk (508) 668-0385 ext. 277

111 Dedham Street CDP/MLD therapists: Cindy Brennan, P.T. (Vodder)

Norfolk, MA Pauline Wilhite, P.T. (Vodder)

Cooley Dickinson Rehab Services, Easthampton (413) 527-7970

179 D Northhampton Street CDP/MLD therapists: Kathy J. Fleming, PT (Vodder, Foeldi)

Easthampton, MA Jane Truehart, PTA (Vodder), Karyn Shippee, PT (Vodder) Margaret Chappuis, PT (Vodder)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Emerson Hospital, Physical Therapy Dept. (978) 287-3760

133 ORNC, Concord, MA CDP/MLD therapists: Eileen Maloney, P.T. (Feltman)

Emerson Hospital, Westford Site (978) 589-6850

133 Littleton Road, Westford, MA CDP/MLD therapist: Leslie DeMers, P.T. (Feltman)

                                                                                                                                              Gerry Dybel, P.T., Sc.D. (Miller)

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Center (508) 791-6351 ext. 103

Worcester, MA 01602 CDP/MLD therapist: Chris Joseph Mahoney, O.T. (Bergel)


Fallon Clinic (508) 856-9510

135 Gold Star Boulevard, Worcester, MA 01606 CDP/MLD therapist: Diane (Scheufele) Randazzo, P.T. (LeDuc)

Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130 (617) 983-7271

Dept. Phys. Ther., Outpatient CDP/MLD therapist: Laurel Lee, P.T. (LeDuc)

Occupational Therapy Dept. (617) 983-7287: Stacey Perreault, O.T. (Miller, LeDuc)

Franklin Medical Center, BayState Rehab Care (413) 773-2227

48 Sanderson Street, Greenfield, MA CDP/MLD therapist: Kara Jacobsen, P.T. (Vodder)

Health Alliance Burbank Hospital (978) 343-5015

275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420 CDP/MLD therapist: Laurie Collins, P.T. (Lerner)


Healthsouth at St. Joseph’s, Rehab. Dept. (978) 446-1565

220 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, MA 01854 CDP/MLD therapist: Gail Hall, P.T. (Bergel)

Heywood Hospital Rehab Center (978) 630-6900 ext. 6940

69 Pearson Blvd., Gardner, MA 01440 CDP/MLD therapist: Charlene Costa, O.T. (Lerner)

Kessler-Lerner Lymphedema Services (781) 444-1108

304 Chestnut Street, Needham MA 02492 CDP/MLD therapist: Terry McKeon, P.T. (Lerner)

                                                                                                                                               Linda Wabrek , P.T. (Lerner)

Kessler-Lerner Lymphedema Services (508) 853-3339                                                                        

440 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605 CDP/MLD therapist: Sally Pelak, P.T. (Lerner)

Mary Lane Hospital, BHS (413) 967-2181                                                                         - 3 -

85 South Street, Ware, MA 01082 CDP/MLD therapist: Laura Carson, P.T. (Lerner)

MetroWest Medical Center, Wellness Clinic (508) 271-2083

761 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701 CDP/MLD therapist: Bonnie Potter, P.T. (Chickly)

Newton/Wellesley Hospital, Rehab Dept. (617) 243-6172

2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462 CDP/MLD therapist: Linda Dudis, P.T. (LeDuc)

Southcoast Rehab Services (508) 961-5460

101 Page Street, New Bedford, MA 02700 CDP/MLD therapist: Janet Gillis, P.T. (Feltman)

South Shore Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Dept. (781) 340-8140

55 Fogg Road, South Weymouth, MA 02190 CDP/MLD therapist: Trish Sweeney, O.T. (Bergel)

Spaulding Rehab Hospital (617) 573-2940 or 573-2941

125 Nashua Street, Boston, MA 02114 CDP/MLD therapist: Lilian Dayan-Cimadoro (Zuther)

St. Anne’s (508) 674-5600 ext. 2616 (Rehab. Dept.):

795 Middle Street, Fall River, MA 02720 CDP/MLD therapist: Joan Janick, O.T. (Lerner)

                                                                                                              (508) 675-5688 ext. 2334 (Oncol. Dept.):

                                                                                                              CDP/MLD therapist: Susan Gagne, R.N. (Lerner)

Winchester Hospital-Orthopedics Plus (978) 988-6025

Wilmington, MA CDP/MLD therapist: Katrina (Wollam) Brow, P.T., (Le Duc)


New Hampshire:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (603) 650-5978

1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH CDP/MLD therapist: Charlene (Drake) Gates, P.T. (Lerner)

Frisbie Memorial Hospital (603) 335-8435

Rochester, NH 03867 CDP/MLD therapist: Tracey Huppe, P.T. (Vodder)

Southern New Hampshire Rehab, Outpatient Rehab (603) 577-8400

460 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03063 CDP/MLD therapists: Kristine Olson, P.T. (Casley-Smith)

                                                                                                              Linda Boucher-Mondale, O.T. (Lerner), Sondra Affolter, P.T. (Bergel)


Wentworth Douglas Hospital (603) 740-2101

789 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820 CDP/MLD therapist: Linda Sheehan, P.T. (Lerner)

Rhode Island:

Roger Williams Medical Center (401) 456-2228

825 Chalkstone Ave., Providence,RI CDP/MLD therapists: Kerri McMahon, P.T. (Lerner)

                                                                                                                                                  Emese Bod, P.T. (Lerner)

Rehab Hospital of Rhode Island (401) 766-0800 x 5219

116 Eddie Dowling Highway, N. Smithfield, RI 02895 CDP/MLD therapist: Elizabeth Miner, OTR (Zuther)


St. Joseph Hospital Lymphedema Clinic (207) 262- 2212

360 Broadway CDP/MLD therapist: Sheryl Sparlin, R.N. (Lerner)

Bangor, ME 04402-0403                                                                                                       Nancy Fortin (Lerner)

Bennett Breast Care Center (207) 795- 2100

12 High Street, Suite 103, Lewiston, ME 04240                CDP/MLD therapists: Lorri Pelletier, OTR-L (Lerner, LANA)

                                                                                                                                                          Gisele Castonguay, RN, BSN (Zuther, LANA)

CDP/MLD Therapists Working Independently: - 4 -

Dr. Vasu K Brown, MD (Norton) Holliston, MA (508) 893-0935 (Does home visits)
Tara Ascioti, P.T. (Lerner) Winchester, MA (781) 756-2488

                                Paula Barron, R.P.N. (Vodder, Lerner) Northampton & S. Deerfield, MA (413) 585-5146

                                Eric Beutner (Vodder) Jamaica Plain, MA (617) 524-1410 Martha Braun (Vodder) Shelburne Falls, MA (413) 527-9751

                                Wendy DeWall, O.T. (Lerner) Winchester, MA (781) 756-2488

                                Mathilde Eliason (Foeldi) Mashpee, MA (508) 477-3155

                                Marcia Gaye (Vodder) Wellfleet, MA (508) 349-7259

                                Janet Hebert (Vodder) Lancaster, MA (978) 368-0696 Rebecca Hecox, MSPT (Miller, LANA) Hingham, MA                                 (Does home visits)

                                Ali Lowell, R.N. (Lerner) Stoneham, MA (781) 438-0704 Carol Marquis (Vodder) Newburyport, MA (978) 363-5153

                                Heather McElroy, P.T.A. (Lerner) Charlton, MA h. (508) 248-6612 w. (508) 595-0166

                                Kathleen Moniz, P.T. (Klose) N. Fallmouth, MA (508) 564-5620

                                Ana Perez Lugones (Lerner) Arlington, MA (781) 641-3475 (Does home visits)

                                Nancy Roberge, P.T. (Chickly, LeDuc) Newton Center, MA (781) 263-9977

                                Nora E. Samarov, MD Russia (Vodder) Brookline, MA (617) 566-7124 (Does home visits) Cindy Stewart (Vodder) Cambridge, MA (978) 771-9021 (Maintenance only)

                                 Rhonda Sommer (Vodder, LANA) Plymouth, MA (508) 212-8722

                                 Wendy Wood, P.T. (Vodder) Cambridge, MA (617) 864-4200

                                 Ming Zheng (Lerner) Framingham, MA (508) 872-6464

Maine: Nancy J. Fortin (Lerner) South China, ME (207) 445-4381

                                 Alona Harris (Vodder) Portland, ME (207) 879-9380

                                 William J. McKenna (Lerner) Pittsfield, ME (207) 487-4467

                                 Betty-Jane St. Jean Lomas (Vodder) Lubec, ME (207) 733-2567

New Hampshire: Amy Cunningham (Vodder) Manchester, NH (603) 625-2131

                                  Joanne Lyson, P.T. (Lerner) Manchester, NH (603) 625-2131

                                  Patricia MacDonald, RN ,LMT (Vodder) Goffstown, NH (603) 497-3255

                                  Michele McLellan, P.T.II (Vodder) Nashua, NH (603) 881-5554

                                  Sheila Parkhurst (Lerner) Colebrook, NH (603) 237-5007

                                  Elaine Perkins, P.T. (Bergel, Miller) Bedford, NH (603) 644-8649

                                  Beth Savage (Vodder) Manchester, NH (603) 647-3055 (does home visits)

                                  Cindy Stewart (Vodder) Keene, NH (603) 357-2307


Rhode Island: Nicolette Ciano (Lerner) Providence, RI (401) 272-8584

                                   Janice Hulme, Ph.D., (Miller, Feltman) Warwick, RI (401) 461-0225

Connecticut: Deanna Marchiselli-Flynn (Lerner) Danbury, CT (203) 730-5900

                                   Ruth Connal, P.T. (Vodder) Windsor, CT (860) 683-0080

                                   Jane T. Reinsch, MA, P.T. (Vodder) Windsor, CT (860) 683-0080

Vermont: Leslie Bell, P.T. (Lerner) South Burlington, VT (802) 864-3785

                                   Julia Creed Child, P.T. (Casley-Smith) Middlebury, VT (802) 388-4572 Lindsay Crossman (Vodder) Brattleboro, VT (802) 257-0571

                                   Charlene Drake Gates, P.T. (Lerner) Norwhich, VT (802) 649-8495

                                   Mary Flemming, R.N. (Casley-Smith) Moretown, VT (802) 496-3085

                                   Patricia H. Highley (Vodder, Foeldi) Bristol, VT (802) 453-2236

                                   Susan Hollister (Vodder) Stowe, VT (802) 253-6819

                                   Kristi Johnson, P.T. (Casley-Smith) South Burlington, VT (802) 864-3785

                                   Marie Mcleod, P.T. (Casley-Smith) Burlington, VT (802) 862-0299

                                   Kristine Moore (Vodder) Lyndonville, VT (802) 626-5760

                                   Catherine Munteanu, P.T. (Casley-Smith) Middlebury, VT (802) 388-3533

                                   Lee Nelson, P.T. (Vodder, Casley-Smith) Essex Junction, VT (802) 656-2245

                                   Gail O’Brien, P.T. (Casley-Smith) Bennington, VT (802) 447-2101

                                   Nancy Phelan, P.T. (Lerner) Williston/Shelburne, VT (802) 985-4132

                                   Tracy Titchner, P.T. (Vodder) Williston/Shelburne, VT (802) 878-5301