My goal as a provider is to work with my patients to help assist them in obtaining their desired health outcomes. I consider myself their resource, their go-to person for their health questions – a trusted partner who can help empower them to make their own choices for optimal health. I’m excited to be working in a community health care setting where patients and providers can learn and discover from each other.
I believe firmly that a holistic approach to healthcare that addresses both the mind and the body leads to improved health and a deeper sense of wellness. I joined ACHS for the opportunity to be a part of an agency that works to break the stigma around all types of illness and respects the patient’s rights to self-determination.
I’m excited to join an integrated team that promotes detection, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. With readily available behavioral health providers patients can easily access the care they may otherwise not have been able to access. Regular communication between providers can ensure comprehensive care delivery and improve patient outcomes.
Providing psychiatric care in the primary care setting offers the best opportunity to reach people who may have previously not been able to or hesitant to try. Ammonoosuc’s program highlights how the health of the mind and body are indivisible—equally important for all ages.
I enjoy working with people in a community health setting to help them create a healthy balanced life.
I enjoy caring for patients as they grow and change–whether it be from teens to adults or from middle to older age. It is a privilege to care for families as they experience the joy of a new baby or face the challenge of illness. I am happy to provide prenatal care with patients delivering with obstetricians at Littleton Regional Hospital or DHMC. I also perform procedures such as IUD insertion, colposcopy, skin procedures, and some joint injections.
The best healthcare is that which recognizes all the facets of a person, recognizes their insights and strengths then works as a team within a community to promote health and prevent illness.
If you come to see us with a problem, the chances are very good that you’ll leave with either a diagnosis and plan of treatment, or a clear plan for how to get there. A family practice physician’s job is to keep you well from the beginning through preventive care. When problems become more complicated, we can coordinate with specialty providers to continue to get you the health care you need. There are times when traditional medicine does not offer a cure, and just managing symptoms (or even just being present) is the best that we can offer.
Working at ACHS gives me three very powerful tools to keep my patients as healthy as possible:
- Involvement in the community. My patients are my friends and neighbors – there is no more powerful motivator to go the extra mile, do the extra research, make one more phone call to figure things out.
- Continuity. My patients come back again and again, for years, even decades. Many go back to birth and even before that with prenatal care. The perspective gained over many visits over many years often yields greater insight into a person’s health than any high-tech imaging modality.
- Knowledge of the community. The staff at ACHS knows how to connect their patients with the right resources to achieve successful end results. A brilliant diagnosis is great, but sometimes a brilliant phone call that connects a patient with a service they need is even better.
My whole life, I’ve wanted to care for people. Working in a community health center offers an ideal way to truly connect with patients. I enjoy listening and aiding my patients so they may be advocates for their own health.