New Sports Medicine Specialist Joins Northern Berkshire Orthopedics

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Residents of the northern Berkshires who are experiencing joint pain or a sports injury now have convenient access to a new specialist. Dr. Ivette Guttmann, a sports medicine specialist, is now seeing patients at Northern Berkshire Orthopedics in Williamstown, Mass.

Guttmann also sees patients at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Orthopedics in Bennington and Twin Rivers Medical in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. SVMC and Northern Berkshire Orthopedics have been partners in providing orthopedic services since early 2018.

“The partnership between SVMC and Northern Berkshire Orthopedics is a great way to provide patients with convenient access to our specialists,” Dr. Guttmann said. “It’s a pleasure to be working in Williamstown and helping to provide patients with the care they need closer to where they live.”

Dr. Guttmann earned her medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in Costa Rica and completed the pediatrics residency training program at San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico in 2012. In addition, she completed fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at Albany Medical Center in New York in 2013. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida State University and an associate’s degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1994. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds an American Board of Family Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.

In addition, Guttmann played professionally as a record-breaking quarterback in the Independent Women’s Football League for the Orlando Starz and was captain of the Orlando Mayhem, 2001-2002. At the amateur level, she has participated in adventure races, basketball, mountain and road cycling, snowboarding, softball, tennis, and volleyball. She has provided medical coverage for the New York Giants training camp in Albany, N.Y.; State University of New York at Albany Football; several Siena College teams; The University of Miami Athletes, and many adventure races.

She joins board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon Dr. Suk Namkoong at the practice. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Suk Namkoong attended Princeton University for his undergraduate education, earning a bachelor of science in 1994. He went on to earn his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Namkoong completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was awarded Resident of the Year. He also received fellowship training in sports medicine at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases from 2003 to 2004. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

In addition to Dr. Namkoong, Paul Donovan, DO; Kendra Isbell, PA; Katherine Kelleher, FNP; Jessica Moses, FNP; Samuel Smith, Jr., PA; and Amy Wheaton, PA, provide care at Northern Berkshire Orthopedics. All are affiliated with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system and have access to more than 1,200 primary and specialty care physicians and state-of-the-art-technology and services.

SVMC Orthopedics is located at 375 Main Street in Williamstown. Patients can call 413- 458-4452 to make an appointment.


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