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There are several changes that will be occurring at The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services [The Center] over the coming months.

Dr. Nulsen
After 35 years of dedicated service, Dr. John Nulsen will be retiring from The Center. Dr. Nulsen will stop seeing new patients as of October 1, 2022 and continue to care for patients currently in treatment through December 16, 2022. Patients of Dr. Nulsen will have the option of transitioning their care to any of our other Farmington based doctors; Dr. Engmann, Dr. Benadiva, Dr. Schmidt or Dr. Grow. To facilitate a smooth and comfortable transition of care, CARS will be offering Dr. Nulsen’s existing patients a complimentary 30-minute virtual consult with their new provider.

Biographies and videos of all our doctors are on our website. Should you need to speak to someone about choosing your new doctor please call Susan Lyko, Farmington Practice Manager at 860.321.7082, EXT 8008 or Jennifer Christensen, Hartford Practice Manager at 860.525.5253, EXT 8105. You can schedule your virtual appointment with your new provider by calling our front desk at 844.467.3483.

Join Us In Saying Thanks

To anyone who would like to send best wishes to Dr. Nulsen, you can do so by sending an email to: We are also collecting photos for a very special book for Dr. Nulsen; these can also be sent to the same email address.

Dr. Engmann
Effective November 1, 2022 Dr. Engmann will be moving his practice from the Hartford office to our Farmington location. Current patients of Dr. Engmann may choose to follow him to Farmington or continue on in the Hartford office under the care of Dr. Prachi Godiwala who will be joining the team as of October 1, 2022.

Once re-located to the Farmington office Dr. Engmann will be working with Dr. Nulsen’s nursing team. Dr. Engmann’s Hartford nursing team will be supporting Dr. Godiwala in Hartford.

Dr. Godiwala
We are excited to announce that Dr. Prachi Godiwala will be joining the CARS team effective October 1, 2022 and will be seeing patients in our Hartford office. She graduated from UMASS School of Medicine in 2015 and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at George Washington University. Dr. Godiwala completed a three-year Reproductive, Endocrinology and Infertility [REI] fellowship at The Center and UConn School of Medicine. During this time, she distinguished herself as a compassionate and skilled provider as well as committed researcher and academic.

For Dr. Engmann patients choosing to continue receiving care in the Hartford office, CARS will be offering a complimentary 30-minute virtual consult with Dr. Godiwala. You can schedule this visit by calling the Hartford office at 860.525.8283.

We are here for you
At The Center we appreciate you choosing us for your fertility care. We are committed to supporting you through these changes within our practice. Thank you for your continued support.

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