Our Professional Staff
Steven Freedman, M.D.
Dr. Freedman graduated from Tulane University in 1981. He went on to medical school at the Tulane University School of Medicine earning his MD degree in 1985. His post graduate education includes two years at the Alton Oshsner Medical Foundation from 1985 through 1987 in general surgery. His otolaryngology degree was completed at the Tulane University School of Medicine/ Dept of Head and Neck Surgery graduating in June 1992.
He became board certified in Otolaryngology in 1993.
Dr. Freedman joined Dr. Dobbin and Ear Nose and Throat Medicine and Surgery Group in 1992. He has been a member of the medical staff at Newport Hospital since 1992. Dr. Freedman has served as a Medical Staff Officer as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and recently completed his term as Medical Staff President, serving from 2007 through 2009. Dr. Freedman is on the Board of Directors of the ENT Center of Rhode Island.
Dr. Freedman's practice covers all areas of general ENT medicine and surgery with special interests in ears and hearing loss.
Dr. Freedman enjoys golf, skiing and tennis. He and his wife Linn have two wonderful children and make their home in Portsmouth, RI.
Rhode Island ENT Society
American Medical Association
American Academy Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Newport County Medical Society
The ENT Center of Rhode Island
Joseph Weisberger, Au.D. CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Weisberger has been with Aquidneck Hearing Center since 2012. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders (Speech Language Pathology & Audiology) from the University of Rhode Island, and went on to earn his clinical doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) degree at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. During his enrollment at Bloomsburg, he gained a wealth of clinical experience at various ENT clinics, hospitals and private practices.
Originally from Rhode Island, he returned home to complete his clinical fellowship year at one of the state's largest ENT practices. While working alongside an otoneurologist during his residency, he became familiar with many complex audiological profiles and disorders of the auditory system.
Dr. Weisberger holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed to practice in the state of Rhode Island. Dr. Weisberger specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus, as well as the latest hearing instrument and assistive listening technology. He has special interests in noise-induced hearing loss and psychoacoustics. He is experienced with patient populations ranging from children to adults.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Bridget Block, Au.D. CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Block, clinical audiologist, received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology & Audiology) from St. John's University in New York and later earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Long Island Au.D. Consortium (St. John's, Adelphi and Hofstra Universities) in New York.
Dr. Block has practiced audiology for both pediatric and adult populations in several different settings, including large teaching hospitals, busy ENT practices, and a private audiology practice. This challenging and diverse work experience has allowed Dr. Block to gain a wealth of knowledge on complex disorders of the auditory system as well as hearing healthcare for pediatric and adult patients. She is happy to be back in the Northeast providing hearing services to the people of Rhode Island.
Dr. Block is licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Rhode Island. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Block specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus, as well as the latest hearing instrument and assistive listening technology. She has special interests in tinnitus management, adult hearing aid technology and newborn hearing screening/follow up.
Dr. Block resides in Portsmouth with her husband and three children. She enjoys long distance running, traveling, and spending time with her family at local beaches and museums.
Katie L. Klewin, Au.D. CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Klewin, Clinical Audiologist, received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders (Speech Pathology and Audiology) from the University of Connecticut and later earned her Doctorate in Audiology from Bloomsburg University located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While in graduate school, she had vast exposure and hands on training in various disciplines within the field of Audiology. Specialized interest research includes Central Auditory Processing and Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions testing in children.
Dr. Klewin has over ten years of experience practicing Audiology with primary focus in Ears, Nose and Throat specialty and hearing aid dispensing. Dr. Klewin holds a license to practice Audiology in Rhode Island. She has maintained her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).