This internal medicine site joined CHCB’s health care home on July 1, 2016. This site provides comprehensive primary care for adults.
Medical, Psychiatry & Mental Health Services
Hours: Monday – Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
(Additional hours are also available at our Riverside Health Center Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday 7:45am – 11:45am.)
8:00am – 4:00pm
Please call for additional phlebotomy availability.
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. John Brooklyn is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has worked at CHCB since 1993 and previously served as Medical Director. He has been a strong advocate for integrating people with substance use disorders into medical homes and conceived of the nationally recognized Hub and Spoke model to seamlessly treat opioid use disorders. He is on the UVM Medical Center Family Medicine and Psychiatry faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor and has been involved with the research of heroin, tobacco and cocaine use treatments there since 1992. His work helped lead to the approval of buprenorphine for opioid users. He is a national mentor for opioid use and substance use disorder treatment and a trainer for students, residents and faculty members throughout the United States. His interests remain in primary care, preventative care, the interface of behavior and health, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, treatment of substance use disorders, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. 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.
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.
Jennifer Laurent, PhD, FNP-BC has been a family nurse practitioner at GoodHEALTH since 2012, joining them from Family Practice Associates in Cambridge, Vermont. Her emphasis is on wellness and chronic disease management in partnership with the individual and family. 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 is currently an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Vermont and serves on the Vermont Board of Nursing. Not accepting new patients.
Christine D. Northrup, MD is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1993. She completed her Primary Care Internal Medicine residency training at Fletcher Allen Health Care/ UVM Medical Center in 1996, and then served as Chief Medical Resident. Prior to entering medical school, she worked as an RN, earning her Bachelors Degree in Professional Nursing at UVM. After completing her medical training, she worked for Given Health Care Center, and then entered private practice. She joined GoodHEALTH in May, 2021 after 21 years of private practice in Shelburne. Dr. Northrup’s clinical interests include comprehensive health care, preventive care, and women’s health. She is a lifelong Vermonter who enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good novel, and, to the delight of her daughter, watching superhero movies. 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 25 years of experience in Primary Care Internal Medicine, and has served as the Medical Director for Burlington Health and Rehabilitation since 1995. Currently serves as an associate Medical Director with the VNA Hospice Program, 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.
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-BC, JD, FAANP cares for patients with a focus on the treatment of obesity and related chronic illnesses. She is a Professor and Director for the School of Nursing at Norwich University, and has lectured in health care leadership at UVM and Northeastern University. She has consulted on patient-centered and clinical excellence practice innovations and currently serves on the Vermont Board of Nursing, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse sub-committee and is the current Board President of Lund Family Center. She volunteers internationally leading nursing and nurse practitioner students on community health care brigades delivering care to impoverished villages in Nicaragua. 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.
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.
Psychiatry Providers at GoodHEALTH Internal Medicine
Maria Spadanuda, PMHNP received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing followed by certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Indiana/Purdue University. She has a strong interest in public health. Her first position after graduation was providing mobile pre-natal care to under-served populations in Indianapolis and within a high-risk labor and delivery unit at the county hospital. After many years of practice in Women’s Health, she completed her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Vermont in 2009 and became board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She continues to study integrative modalities that positively impact mental health, and completed a yoga teacher training for health professionals in 2018. During time off, she is outdoors as much as possible, engrossed in yoga practice, reading, cooking, and creating mosaic art.
Mental Health Clinicians at GoodHEALTH Internal Medicine
Christy Pilsucki, LICSW, LADC is a licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and her MSW from Boston University. Christy has been at CHCB since 2013. Her area of focus includes depression and anxiety management, addiction, domestic violence and sexual assault, life stress concerns and development of self-care for wellness. Christy is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained clinician.