About Us

Our philosophy is that quality medical care involves a partnership between patients, their families, doctors, mid-level providers, and staff. We recognize continuity as an important aspect of your healthcare and will make every effort to schedule your appointment with your chosen doctor or clinician. Urgent problems, however, may require that we schedule you with the physician or clinician available in the office on that given day. After hours telephone calls transfer over to our answering service, which can reach the doctor on call for emergencies. The physician who returns your call after hours is a member of our call coverage group, which consists of family doctors in the local area. An on-call doctor is available every day including weekends and holidays to respond to emergencies. All our physicians are board certified.

The providers in our practice have privileges in newborn, pediatric, and adult medicine at Manchester Memorial Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, and Hartford Hospital. Family physicians address the wide variety of health problems encountered by members of families of all sizes and compositions. Their training includes newborns, pediatrics, gynecology, adult medicine, psychiatry, orthopedics, sports medicine, dermatology, and office surgery. When necessary, specialists will be consulted to assist in the management of your health care needs. The practice utilizes the hospitalist’s program to provide inpatient care to our adult patients. We maintain hospital privileges and see all our own newborns at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Ronald Buckman, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Originally from New York, Dr. Buckman graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before earning his Medical Degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Public Health from the University of New England College of Medicine. In 1982, he graduated from the University of Connecticut Family Practice Residency, worked in the Manchester Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, then opened the practice in 1983. He is board certified in Family Medicine. He has co-authored a chapter in the textbook of Family Medicine, given presentations at Academy meetings, and had papers published. Dr. Buckman is on the faculty of the University of Connecticut Medical School and the New England College of Medicine and has taught residents and students. He is a Regional Medical Director at Saint Francis Healthcare Partners. He also serves as the School Health Advisor for Bolton, Ellington, and Manchester, Chief Medical Officer for the Governor’s Foot Guard, Medical Director of the Medical Reserve Corps, and as a volunteer in the South Park Shelter. Dr. Buckman has a strong interest in newborn and infant care, asthma care, and sports medicine.

Piper Lillard, DO, MPH

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Piper Lillard back to Bolton Family and Sports Medicine. She worked here from 2008-2013, before moving to Putnam Medical Associates for 4 years before deciding to come back. Dr. Lillard received her Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from the University of North Texas before receiving her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Massachusetts School of Public Health. Dr. Lillard is proficient in Spanish, and has been licensed to practice medicine in the state of Connecticut for over ten years.

Kimberly Beaulieu, P.A.-C

Originally from New Hampshire, Kimberly Beaulieu received her BA and EMT certification from the University of New Hampshire in 1989. She then studied in the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program where she was exposed to many sub-specialties, including an extended rotation in an under-served area of Appalachia. She obtained her Physician Associate certificate in 1992 at Yale School of Medicine and permanently settled in Connecticut. Following graduation from Yale, she started her career in orthopedic surgery at New Britain General Hospital providing surgical assistance, pre-, and postoperative care. In 1995 she moved into Family Practice, where she has continued providing a broad spectrum of care to a wide variety of patients from infancy to the elderly. Kimberly also has vast experience in providing preventative and acute care, as well as minor surgical procedures. She also provides routine gynecologic and contraceptive care, as well as counseling on lifestyle and multiple illnesses. Kimberly has been a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants since 1990.

Kelly Riggieri, APRN

Originally from Rhode Island, Kelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island in 2011. Kelly then studied at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA where she received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in nursing. She became board certified in Family Medicine as a nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2015. Since that time, Kelly has been providing medical care in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine practices. She has experience providing preventative and acute care as well as routine gynecological and contraceptive care. Kelly is interested in the pivotal role of a healthy lifestyle to manage and treat chronic disease.

Our Mission

  • Providing the highest quality of healthcare in a warm, family oriented environment.

Laser Aesthetics

  • We offer Cutera Cosmetic Laser and Intense Light Therapy. Hair Removal, Vein Therapy, and Laser Genesis.


  • Ronald Buckman, MD, MPH, FAAFP
  • Piper Lillard, DO, MPH
  • Kimberly Beaulieu, P.A.-C
  • Kelly Riggieri, APRN