E. Rodney Hornbake MD

Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine


Phone: 860-767-0145
Fax: 860-767-0021
10 Wildwood Medical Center
Essex, CT 06426

Welcome to Our Practice


Welcome to Essex Internal Medicine

Dr Michael Baldwin, Dr Alan Spagnola and I formed Essex Internal Medicine in 2010.  Our goal was to improve quality and service by embracing up to date information technology. In 2011 Essex Internal Medicine was recognized by the Medicare program as one of the first practices in Connecticut to achieve the lofty federal goals of advanced medical information management.  At the same time the group was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as achieving the highest level of care using the Patient Centered Medical Home model for primary care services .

In 2012 we merged with ProHealth Physicians, a state wide medical group practice for the same reasons we formed Essex Internal Medicine.

Health information found on the site has been carefully reviewed. Links are provided only to high quality sites maintained by reputable organizations and institutions. High priority has been given to sites that are based on the best available evidence for the information given.

About prescriptions and prescription renewals.

Resources for staying in your home as you age. This site is also valuable for spouses, children and other caregivers.

A useful booklet is available: Preventing mental decline with aging.

Office forms can be downloaded.  The most commonly used forms can be filled in on your computer and then saved and printed.

House calls. The site reflects a commitment to preserving and expanding a disappearing way of providing care, the house call. If you or someone you know finds travel difficult please review the information on the home visit page.

Quality measurement.  Externally validated measures of quality and cost efficiency for Dr Hornbake’s practice is now available.

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