Why Physicians Should Practice Medicine in Vermont

September 27, 2013
Marisa Torrieri

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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