George Pierce Terwilliger, MD

Door to Doc

By George Terwilliger, MD Anybody, Anything, Anytime: Emergency Departments have a tall order: provide excellent care to anybody, all age groups, regardless of ability to pay. An ED (Emergency Department) must be able to handle any type of medical illness or trauma, no matter how severe. And this must be done anytime: days, nights and […]

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Heather Lesage-Horton, MD

Just So Pediatrics Welcomes New Physician

Just So Pediatrics is pleased to welcome new pediatrician Dr. Heather Lesage-Horton to their group, as of July 15, 2014. Dr. Lesage-Horton, who is board certified, most recently worked at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she earned her medical […]

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Meredith Merritt, CNM

Brattleboro OB/GYN Welcomes New Midwife

Brattleboro OB/GYN is pleased to welcome new nurse-midwife Meredith Merritt, CNM, to the practice. Merritt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Vermont in Burlington and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. She resides in Brattleboro with her husband Peter, their five-month-old […]

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Registration is a Critical Part of Patient Care

By Deborah Lemnah You’ve probably read and heard a lot over the past year about how Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) expansion and renovation project improves patient care. While the Patient Registration staff does not provide medical services, we do play an important role in helping patients have a good ED experience. Before the […]

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Brian Richardson

Redesigning the Flow of the Emergency Department

By: Brian Richardson Emergency medicine has been plagued for decades by two significant issues: first, the issue of Emergency Department overcrowding and second, extended periods of time waiting to be seen by the physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. Since the late 1990s and early 2000s to the present day, emergency departments have seen a […]

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Gender Equality

We’ve been taking a look at the World Health Organization’s Millennial Goals and how our own feeding of our babies can help change the world, both locally and globally. This week’s challenge is: Promote gender equality and empower women. I breastfed my baby because I wanted her to have all the wonderful benefits my milk […]

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John Todd, APRN

Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting

By John Todd, APRN, FNP Anxiety is an emotional and physical health problem. It is marked by feelings of fear, unease, and worry that can sometimes be so severe as to make us feel physically unwell. The source of these feelings is not always known. Sometimes it involves past trauma or injury; sometimes it involves […]

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Paul Stanchfield, PA-C

Medication Safety – Avoid Being Hurt by Your Medications

By Paul Stanchfield, PA-C Modern medicine has produced an astonishing array of medication to cure infections, prevent life threatening complications of chronic disease and alleviate pain and suffering. Unfortunately medication can also cause harm. When this happens it is called an adverse drug reaction or event. We at Brattleboro Internal Medicine want to keep you […]

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Roxanne S. Karter

Why Women Need to Watch Their Blood Pressure

by Roxanne Karter There has been an increased focus on heart disease awareness and prevention for women within the medical community of late. While it remains the number one killer of both sexes, recent data shows that a male’s risk of dying from heart disease has declined over the past few decades, yet the same […]

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Little Nursing Persons: Child-Led Weaning & Mama-Encouraged Weaning

WEANING There are times of ebb and flow – if you want to wean most easily, do it when the child is LESS interested in nursing. (Makes sense, but sometimes we are just crazy when they want to nurse all the time and WE are ready to wean!) Don’t offer, don’t refuse Think through your […]

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