Dr Leigh LoPresti has joined Gifford Family Medicine as part of a team expansion aimed at increasing patient access to Primary Care services. He brings 30 years’ experience as a family physician in hospital and private practice settings. Most recently he was a physician for the US Army at Fort Drum, NY, and Chief Medical Officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, VT.
Dr LoPresti received a BA from Amherst College, a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his Family Practice Residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Board certified in Family Practice, his clinical interests include family medicine and women and children’s health.
“I love working with people of all ages, especially in family groups, to make them healthier and happier,” he said. “This includes educating and partnering with patients, and giving each person the time they need to achieve these goals.”
When not working Dr LoPresti enjoys gardening (last year he grew 14 different vegetables in his 35x 30 foot garden), reading, and traveling. This year his family travelled to Alaska, achieving their goal to visit all fifty states.
He is now seeing patients five days a week at Gifford Primary Care. Call 728-2445 to schedule an appointment.
Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt, with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by US News and World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.