Dr. Edward Mulhern, who has been in private practice family medicine in Townshend since 1987, has announced that he will be merging his practice with Grace Cottage Family Health. Dr. Mulhern will continue to see his patients as before.
With the many changes occurring in the delivery of medical care during recent years (computerization, for example), Dr. Mulhern feels this is a prudent transition to make at this time. When he eventually retires, this new arrangement will benefit his patients.
Beginning in October, Grace Cottage's Dr. Alexandra Barstow will be seeing her patients at the combined facility, Dr. Mulhern's office at 152 Grafton Road in Townshend, which will be known as Grace Cottage Family Health East.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Mulhern received his MD at the University of Missouri, interned in Family Practice at Worcester City Hospital in Massachusetts, and completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts. After practicing two years in Amherst, MA, he moved to Vermont and opened his practice in 1987.
For over two decades, he has shared "on call" rotations in Grace Cottage Hospital's Emergency Room and cared for many swing bed patients at the hospital until recently, and he still oversees the medical care for hospitalized patients from his practice.
Dr. Barstow has been with Grace Cottage Family Health since 2006. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Barstow completed her residency at the University of Vermont in 2004.
Currently, appointments with Dr. Barstow will still be made by calling 365-4331 and appointments with Dr. Mulhern can be made by calling 365-4318.