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Family Nurse Practitioner Joins CHP North Adams Family Medical & Dental Center

She most recently practiced at the University of New Mexico Family Health Clinic in Albuquerque, providing comprehensive urgent, ongoing and preventive care to patients of all ages.

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CHP Barrington OB/GYN Adds Certified Nurse-Midwife

Gretchen Chase-Rey has worked since 2015 as a certified nurse-midwife, practicing at a federally qualified health center in Flint, Mich., and at a hospital-based medical practice in that area.

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CHP Adapts to Changing Health Care Needs

Now, instead of an office visit, patient care may happen in a video call (telemedicine), a parking lot tent, in our mobile health unit, in the home, or in an office.

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Social Worker Joins CHP Behavioral Health Team

Moro is now seeing clients at CHP’s Great Barrington Health Center and Barrington OB/GYN.

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Physical Therapy Assistant Joins CHP

Community Health Programs has expanded its physical therapy staff in Great Barrington with the addition of Jennifer Valente.

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CHP Names New Physician to Berkshire Pediatrics

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1981 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Pride-Boone most recently worked as locum tenens physician with the Indian Health Service in Albuquerque, N.M., and at pediatric practices in Plattsburgh and Brooklyn.

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CHP Names HR Director

Johnson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in human resources, primarily in the healthcare sector, most recently at First Choice Health Centers in East Hartford, Conn.

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Open Enrollment Runs Through Jan. 23

Making an in-person appointment with a CHP application counselor is the easiest way to get – and keep – your health insurance in 2020, whether or not you are a CHP patient.

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CHP Names Director of Operations

Most recently the director of patient relations at Berkshire Medical Center, Gariepy has also worked as program director at Childcare of the Berkshires and at The Brien Center as a human rights representative and case manager.

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CHP Adds Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker at Northern Berkshire Medical Practices

Community Health Programs has expanded its Northern Berkshires practices with two new health care providers: a social worker and nurse practitioner.

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Flu Shot: It's That Time Again

Although Massachusetts has historically ranked high in its overall immunization rates — 50 percent of all residents received vaccines in 2015-16 flu season — that percentage dropped from 55 percent the year before. The lowest rates of vaccination are in residents 18-49 — 40 percent for the 2015-16 season, but vaccine rates for all age groups (except young children) dropped slightly as well.

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Berkshire Fallon Health Collaborative Unveils Mobile Health Unit

The Berkshire Fallon Mobile Health Unit will be staffed by Community Health Programs' medical and operations staff during its visits to various Berkshire locations.

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Navigating the Farmers Market: Best Food, Best Deals

Dozens of these farms operate right here in the Berkshire region, so if you want the freshest food, buying from farmers close to your home is a great first step.

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Let's Reverse the Rural Physician Shortage

Data show that by 2030, the United States will face a primary care physician shortfall as high as 49,300. Only 25 percent of medical school graduates enter the primary care field; many head straight to higher-paid medical specialties.

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CHP Physician Leads Resolution Declaring Health Care 'Basic Human Right'

The resolution reads: "The Massachusetts Medical Society asserts that enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, in all its dimensions, including health care, is a basic human right. The provision of health care services, as well as optimizing the social determinants of health is an ethical obligation of a civilized society.

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Gentlemen, Check Your Engines: Why Men Don't Seek Preventive Care and Why They Should

You should go because prevention, health screening and early detection of red flags can have lifelong impact on you, your family, your finances, your work life and play time. Preventive health care is like putting a roof on your house.

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Family Medicine Physician Joins CHP Lee Family Practice

Stoepker has a special interest in LGBTQ health, alternative/complementary medicine approaches, and holistic attention to caring for individuals and families.

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Dental Staff Named to CHP Dental Practice in North Adams

The North Adams Family Medical and Dental Center practice is accepting new patients, and appointments can be made by calling 413-664-4088. The practice accepts nearly all health insurance, including Berkshire-Fallon and other plans.

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Community Health Programs Taps New Board Member

Clancy is CEO of Celia Clancy Consulting and past CEO/president of The Fitzpatrick Companies. She brings to the board her background in retail and consumer goods business leadership and consulting.

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CHP Names Primary Care Physician to North Adams Family Medical and Dental

A family medicine physician, LoPresti is a former chief medical officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, Vt.

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CHP Plans Children's Attic Consignment Sale for May 18-19

Families are invited to The Children's Attic to stock up on clothes for summer, back to school or everyday use. Proceeds benefit consignment families and CHP Family Services programming.

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Gift Brings Pediatric Behavioral Health to CHP

Greylock's gift provides funding support for a new social worker who will coordinate pediatric behavioral health for existing patients of CHP Berkshire Pediatrics. Other personnel will be added as this program grows.

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CHP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Publishes Scholarly Paper on Teen Asthma Management

Gina Nickels-Nelson, who practices at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, has authored "Adolescent Ownership of Asthma Health: A Concept Analysis," which is now published in Wiley Nursing Forum, an academic nursing journal. Nickels-Nelson is a candidate for a doctor of nursing practice degree at the University of Texas at Tyler.

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Dentist Joins CHP Family Dental in Great Barrington

Nainal's practice includes general dentistry, restorations, crowns and bridges, removable partial and complete dentures, root canal therapy and periodontal treatment.

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