Our Professional Staff

Our experienced providers are committed to a high standard of patient care and are here for you throughout every stage of your hearing journey.

Who We Are

ENT Medicine and Surgery Group & Aquidneck Hearing Center has made itself a part of the East Bay Community for more than 30 years. Dr. James Dobbin opened this practice in Bristol and Middletown, RI in 1987. Dr. Steven Freedman joined him as a partner in 1992.

Ear, Nose & Throat is a medical practice that provides care for ear, nose and throat diseases, including hearing loss. We take special care in diagnosing ear problems and hearing loss, and determine which patients can benefit from hearing instruments. When caring for our patients, we take each person’s unique needs into account. This allows us to provide an individualized treatment plan that ensures success.

The audiology staff at Aquidneck Hearing Center can provide a full range of hearing rehabilitation services, including hearing aids. We offer our patients honesty and transparency, so when they’re making decisions concerning hearing aids, they are well informed. Our primary focus is not hearing aids, but taking care of the patient first and foremost.

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Our Providers

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Our Office Staff

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Deborah Murphy, COPM

Practice Manager

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Jennifer Lopes

Medical Assistant


Amie Achilli

Medical Assistant