Our Staff


Office staff Christmas 2018

Dr. Dimond, Lara Baldasaro and Justin Cobis, PA-C make the perfect team to treat and care for all our patients at Total Orthopedic Care.

Lara Baldasaro, PA-C joined Dr. Dimond on March 1, 2006. She comes to his practice as a Physician Assistant. Her area of expertise is with the elderly population. Along with her great smile, she brings a compassionate personality that is perfect with Dr. Dimond's patients.

Justin Cobis, PA-C: Justin graduated from Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy & Health Sciences with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in May 2013. He has an undergraduate degree from Assumption College in Biology. He has a passion for Orthopedics and loves working with our patient population.

Jodi Norton, RT: Our radiology department is a busy one. We now have the newest technology available to you with digital x-ray. We are fortunate to have Jodi as our technologist. She is always kind and helpful and will put you at ease when x-rays are needed.

Candice Dimond MSPT: Candice meets with all the total joint replacement patients and explains in detail what to expect from their surgery. She also runs a total joint support group that meets monthly for coffee and breakfast to discuss various medical topics. She works with Dr. Dimond on two national hip and knee functional outcomes research studies. Candice also sees patients in our gym 2 days per week. Please refer to the FITCLUB to find more information. She is also the Business Manager in the practice.

Gina Shea is available to answer the telephones and prepare the paperwork for Dr. Dimond to allow your appointment to run smoothly.

Kati Baxter, Sheri Mendes and Sarah Corner are there when you check into your appointment. These women are always kind, patient and willing to help with all of your questions. They are the first faces you see when you enter our practice and the last before you leave!

Kara McCarthy is our Surgical Scheduler and front office coordinator. Kara is able to help book your surgery, help with any insurance authorizations and give you all the support you need during this complicated process.


Shawna Vincent: Medical assistant who helps in the clinic and on the administrative side. She will help answer your questions when calling the office.

Tom Rutledge: Tom is a recent graduate Of Bridgewater State College with a degree in exercise physiology. He helps out in the FIT CLUB gym, the operating room and with medical assisting.

All our Medical Assistants are certified in a national casting course. They are educated to assist Dr. Dimond and our Physician Assistants in the office and at the hospital.