Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-8700
413-584-1714 (fax)

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Holiday Hours
2018
New Year's Day
Monday, January 1
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 15
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Memorial Day
Monday, May 28
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Labor Day
Monday, September 3
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Columbus Day
Monday, October 8
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22
9:00am to 12:00pm
urgent care only
 
Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25
11:00am to 2:00pm
urgent care only
 
New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

Having lived in the upper Valley for over twenty years, I am delighted to be "coming home" and working in my own backyard again. I also feel lucky, as I have throughout my career, to have a job I love, one that gives me the opportunity to meet and care for a fascinating, fun variety of babies, kids,  and teens.

While in college as a biology major at Cornell, as I juggled options including med school and research, I discovered nurse practitioners (NPs) while volunteering at a local clinic. While NPs do much of what doctors do, the training is a little different, combining the "caring" focus of nursing with the "curing" focus of medicine.  With over 30 years of experience now under my belt, you'll see me managing most routine problems on my own, but always bringing in one of the physicians when another opinion is in order.

After getting my Master's and NP training at Yale, I worked in Boston for a couple of years before moving "out west" to Amherst in 1980, where I started my family and discovered the joys of combining part-time Pediatrics with raising kids. I've worked with children with special needs, in college health at U Mass and also at the Mercy Hospital ER. Pior to joining NAP in 2007, I worked as a PNP at Medical West/Riverbend in Chicopee and later at Sumner Pediatrics in Springfield. I'm Board Certified as a PNP, and have also taught Pediatrics in the U Mass graduate nursing program. I'm particularly interested in developmental and psychological issues, as well as adolescent health and gynecology, but mostly I love the challenges of a variety of ages, systems and people!  I have a deep respect for the hard job that parents do every day (and night).  I know how stressful it can be to respond to various illnesses, and the ups and downs of growing children and adolescents.

My husband, Bill, and I live in Shutesbury, where we have just become "empty nesters" as the third of our daughters has finished college. When not working, Bill and I try to fit in lots of travel, skiing, rafting, live music, and visiting our kids. 

Education

Undergraduate: Cornell University, BA, Biology

Masters: Nursing/NP Training: Yale University School of Nursing, MSN


Memberships and Certifications

  • ANCC Board--Pediatrics

  • National Asssociation of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners


Special Interests

Medical: Development and Behavior, Adolescent Medicine and Gynecology

Non-medical: skiing, rafting, reading, jazzercise

 

 

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