Griffin Faculty Physicians at White Hills

Dr. John Farens is now seeing patients at his primary care office in Shelton, where he provides patient-centered, personalized primary care to all of his patients. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

FAX: 203-926-0413


Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Meet Our Caregivers

John Farens, MD
Internal and Geriatric Medicine

Alexander Ferravante, PA
Primary Care


The road to good health starts with a strong partnership between you and your primary care doctor. With more than 100 years of combined medical experience, our team of healthcare providers offers exceptional, personalized care to residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding communities. Our partnership with the nationally-recognized patient care principles of Griffin Hospital ensures that you will receive unparalleled treatment that puts patients first.

Griffin Faculty Physicians offers a unique way for you to communicate with our healthcare team 24/7. Our Patient Portal allows you to contact us and access valuable information about your health online in a secure and confidential manner, including:

  • Messages with your doctor
  • Review and pay billing statements
  • Request appointments
  • Research health topics
  • Review Personal Health Information
  • Complete and update medical forms

Our practice is committed to improving accessibility and safety through shorter waiting times for urgent needs, enhanced office hours to meet the needs of our busy patients as well as around-the-clock telephone coverage and electronic access to medical information. We are guided by evidence-based medicine and use the most advanced systems to keep track of your care, including medical records and electronic prescriptions. Plus, our patients will be provided with a care summary and appropriate educational materials on every visit.

As an affiliate of Griffin Hospital, we follow the principles of Planetree Inc., a consumer healthcare organization dedicated to humanizing health care. The primary focus of Planetree is to deliver healthcare in a manner that works best for patients. In this patient-centered approach to healthcare, our physicians partner with patients and their family members to identify and satisfy the full range of patient needs and preferences. Patient-centered care is the core of a high-quality health care system and a necessary foundation for safe, effective, efficient, timely, and equitable care.

Additionally, Griffin Faculty Physicians is taking part in an innovative program to improve primary care for our patients by working to become an Advanced Primary Care Practice, also known as a “Patient Centered Medical Home.” This program is recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a model for superior primary care that is comprehensive, patient-centered, coordinated, and accessible while remaining committed to quality and safety. By taking part in this program, we will be able to help our patients manage their health needs, through wellness programs, management of chronic conditions and coordination of specialist care. Our goal is for all of our patients to get healthy and stay healthy!

We accept most major insurance plans. Please call (203) 732-7325 to inquire about participation in your plan.