While Vermont is a beautiful state known for great ski slopes and maple syrup, practicing medicine here isn’t without its challenges. Beverly Roseberry, a family-medicine physician based in Rutland, Vt., sheds some light on practicing in the Green Mountain state.
What is the best thing about practicing in Vermont?
The skiing — especially at Killington — and the scenery. It is the most beautiful state in the country.
What, if anything, do you dislike about practicing in Vermont?
There have been a lot of changes on a state and federal level which have lead to a loss of autonomy within the system, and also to an increase in bureaucratic overhead. Those changes coupled with the cloud of uncertainty have created a stressful environment for both patients and physicians.
If you could practice medicine anywhere, where would it be and why?
I am relocating to Canada because I feel overall their healthcare system is stable and they place greater emphasis on primary care.
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