This internal medicine site joined CHCB’s health care home on July 1, 2016. This site provides comprehensive primary care for adults.
8am – 5pm
(Additional hours are also available at our Riverside Health Center Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5pm – 8pm and Saturday 7:45am – 11:45am.)
7am – 3pm
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Medical Providers at GoodHEALTH Internal Medicine
Dr. Stephen Baad is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2001. He joined GoodHEALTH after completing his residency in Internal Medicine from Fletcher Allen Health Care in 2004. Prior to entering medical school he practiced for 13 years as a clinical social worker earning his degree from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Baad hails from Michigan where he attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree. He has lived in Vermont with his wife and two children since 1992. He enjoys the breadth of patient care that internal medicine offers and has a particular interest in preventative care. Not accepting new patients.
Dr. Melissa Brandes is Board Certified in internal medicine. She joined GoodHEALTH in April 2013 after 12 years in private practice in the north end of Burlington. She graduated from Cornell University in 1993 and Upstate Medical Center in 1997. She completed her residency at FAHC/UVM in 2000. Her practice interests center around wellness and prevention. Not accepting new patients.
Dr. John Brooklyn graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in education in 1979. He received his medical degree from Brown University in 1989 and did his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care Family Practice Residency. Prior to becoming a doctor, Dr. Brooklyn was a ski instructor, elementary school teacher, chef and purchasing agent. Dr. Brooklyn is board certified in addiction medicine and works on treatment projects for drug addicted pregnant women and opiate addicted prisoners. John is also a national mentor for physicians who prescribe Buprenorphine and substance abuse trainer for medical residents. He has an interest in holistic health and outside his busy medical practice, John can be found maple sugaring, raising small animals, swimming, cycling, doing yoga, watching the Red Sox, spending time with his family and speaking French. Not accepting new patients.
Dr. Peter Gunther is a Board-certified General Internist and adult Primary Care Physician. He graduated from Cornell University Medical college and completed his residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at UVM/FAHC. After his residency he served as Chief Medical Resident and later as full-time Faculty at UVM and Given Health Care Center. He is one of the original partners of GoodHEALTH. His clinical interests include comprehensive health care, prevention and health promotion. Not accepting new patients.
Dr. Mark Pitcher graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1987, completing his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Vermont in 1991. He was Chief Resident from 1990-1991, and has been part of UVM’s Clinical Faculty since 1990. Dr. Pitcher is an ABIM Board Certified physician with over 20 years of experience in Primary Care Internal Medicine, and has served as the Medical Director for Burlington Health and Rehabilitation since 1995. He sits on the Board of the Visiting Nurses Association, and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Pitcher is a baseball fan who enjoys watching the Yankees. Not accepting new patients.
Dr. John Wright is Board Certified in internal medicine. He joined GoodHEALTH in April 2013 after 8 years in private practice in the north end of Burlington. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and the University of Vermont in 2000. He completed his residency at FAHC/UVM in 2003. Not accepting new patients.
Clodagh Coghlan, NP holds a BS in Nursing from UVM, and an MS in Nursing from Boston’s MGH Institute of Health Professions. While completing her studies she worked for the VNA in Cambridge, MA and at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She then worked for Given Health Care from 1997-2001, after which she joined the GoodHEALTH team, where she has been ever since. Her focus is in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care. Not accepting new patients.
Jennifer Laurent, PhD, FNP-BC has been a provider at GoodHEALTH since 2012, joining them from Cambridge Family Practice. Her emphasis is on wellness and chronic disease management in partnership with the individual, family and community. She received her BS in Nursing from the University of Connecticut, an MS in Family & Community Health from the University of Massachusetts, and a PhD in Nursing from Duquesne University. She currently serves on the Vermont Board of Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority, and has served as an Assistant Professor with UVM’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences since 2011. Not accepting new patients.
Zack Schwartz, MS, NP-C was born in Vermont and raised in Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and worked in clinical research and international development before moving to the mountains of Vermont in 2005. He received his Master of Science degree in Nursing from UVM focusing on adult health. Prior to joining GoodHEALTH-CHCB, he worked at the University of Vermont Medical Center in cardiology. His clinical interests include cardiovascular health and advocating lifestyle modifications for health promotion and disease prevention. When not in the office, he can be found on the trails either nordic skiing or running, and spending time with his family. Accepting new patients.
Paulette Thabault, DNP, APRN, JD has dedicated her nursing career to clinical practice, policy and nursing education. Her practice at Goodhealth focuses on the treatment of obesity and related chronic diseases. She previously was Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer for CVS Minute Clinics and she also practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for many years at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has held leadership positions in the State of Vermont, including Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner with responsibilities for Health Care Administration, under Governor James Douglas. She currently also directs the Direct Entry Nursing Program at Northeastern University, a mostly online program for individuals with an undergraduate degree in another field who want to pursue and Masters in Nursing. She holds an AD in Nursing from the University of Vermont, BSN from University of Washington, MS/Nursing from Simmons College and DNP from Northeastern University. She also holds a JD from New England School of Law. Not accepting new patients.
Elisabeth (Liz) Wells, NP holds a BS in Nursing from Columbia University in NYC in 1998 and an MS in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in December 2014. She worked at Central Vermont Medical Center and recently joined the GoodHEALTH team. She enjoys working with patients from all walks of life. Her professional interests include women’s health, and holistic medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys her family, traveling, swimming, triathlons, and many outdoor adventures. Accepting new patients.
Psychiatry Providers at GoodHEALTH Internal Medicine
Peter Bordelon, PMHNP, MSW received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester, and Master of Social Work from Syracuse University. He worked for a decade with children, adolescents and their families as a case manager, school based psychotherapist and pediatric emergency department social worker before returning to school to pursue a nursing degree. He finished the Master of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Certificate in psychiatry at the University of Virginia. Peter enjoys learning new things, and you will likely see him out running , riding his bike, hiking and climbing with his family.
Behavioral Health Clinicians at GoodHEALTH Internal Medicine
Bronwen Neale LICSW, AAP (Eldercare Clinician) is a licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor. She received her BA from Michigan State University and her MSW from the University of Vermont. Bronwen has been at CHCB since 2013. Her area of focus includes depression and anxiety management, substance abuse counseling, trauma treatment, co-occurring disorders and wellness self care.