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Medical Journal 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Morning Sentinel


Sebasticook Valley Health offers convenient patient choices Busy people need better choices with their day to day medical needs. Sebasticook Valley Health’s health care options are a good match for patients needing high-quality, prompt and respectful care. Sebasticook Valley Health offers traditional appointments with its health care providers for patients at three locations – the SVH Family Care offices in Clinton, Pittsfield, and Newport. These medical offices also offer walk-in care for people without an appointment, whether the person is a patient of that particular practice or not. Walk-in service offers the convenience of stopping in without making an appointment for people whose health needs do not require an emergency department visit. Walk-in care is a more affordable

and sensible option for patients with minor illnesses and injuries, and it enables parents to bring their children without and appointment. Adults find walk-in care allows them to be seen by a

provider and get back to work or to their day’s activities. Another convenience for patients is the availability of a Sebasticook Valley Health Laboratory Open Lab Services in each of

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the three SVH Family Care offices. This saves a trip to the hospital lab and is quick and easy for the patient. Dr. Howard R. Margolskee, an internist, joined Sebasticook Valley Health this past fall as the Medical Director for SVH Family Care. One of his primary responsibilities is to oversee a new chronic disease management program for patients at the three practices. “We have brought a very experienced and highly-respected physician into this important role,” said Victoria AlexanderLane, president and chief executive officer of Sebasticook Valley Health. “Dr. Margolskee serves as the clinical leader and co-administrative leader of the three

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