Why Physicians Should Practice Medicine in Vermont

September 27, 2013

Family medicine physician Beverly Roseberry discusses what's great and not so great about practicing in Vermont.

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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