Chief Medical Officer Claire H. Reed, MD, FAAFP

Aug 3, 2016 | News

Rural Family Medicine Veteran Dr. Claire Reed joins Mid-State Health Center’s leadership team as the new Chief Medical Officer.

Claire H. Reed, MD, FAAFP is a family medicine practitioner with over 23 years of experience in primary care. She earned her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center and completed her residency in Wichita, KS. Since then, Dr. Reed has practiced in both Kansas and Wisconsin, most recently serving as Medical Director of Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, WI.

“Dr. Reed’s commitment to rural community health is inspiring. She is a warm, enthusiastic and capable advocate for patients and clinicians, which simply makes her an excellent choice to succeed Dr. Kelsey. We are so pleased to welcome her to the Mid-State Team,” said CEO Sharon Beaty.

Dr. Reed says her goal is to continue Mid-State’s great work. “Our priority for Mid-State Health Center is to keep providing high quality, accessible care that puts patients and their needs at the center of a team with services such as psychology, health coaching, and dental care.”

Balance is a key concept in Dr. Reed’s leadership style. She knew she’d found a home when she came to interview at Mid-State and saw how important balance was to Mid-State’s philosophy of care. She was impressed with how the healthy work-life balance kept clinician turnover low while a balance between integrated care and metrics kept patients happy and healthy.

“In big cities, family practice often becomes just a gateway to consultants, and it’s fragmenting primary care,” Dr. Reed explained. “In small towns, we have more of an ability to practice the full scope of family medicine, which covers everything from birth to death, and I really enjoy that!”

Dr. Reed and her family moved to Plymouth in mid-June, and they are thoroughly enjoying all the beauty the Lakes Region and the White Mountains have to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, knitting and 16ReedAct3spending time with family. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Reed to the Mid-State family!

 

 

Mid-State Health Center has announced that its newest primary care office in Lincoln, New Hampshire is now open. The clinic, located at 6 South Mountain Drive will provide top-notch, convenient, and affordable primary care options to the local area.

“We are overjoyed to open our new primary care site in Lincoln and expand our services in the area. This new clinic affords us the opportunity to provide Mid-State’s high-quality primary care services in an area that has, in the past, had limited healthcare services,” said Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer at Mid-State Health Center.

Mid-State Lincoln is accepting patients of all ages and will offer primary care services such as physical examinations, immunizations, and diagnoses and treatment of illness and injuries. The clinic also offers care coordination with other healthcare providers, prescribing medication, and management of chronic conditions, providing a healthcare home model for its patients.

The new clinic is open Monday through Friday, and business hours can be found online at midstatehealth.org. To make an appointment, please call 603-536-4000.

In addition, Mid-State will be hosting a community open house on Thursday, March 2nd from 4 PM to 6 PM where residents and businesses from the local community can tour the new office, meet members of the Mid-State team, learn how to become a new patient, and hear more about the services Mid-State Health Center offers.  A ribbon cutting will take place at 4:15 PM, however, community members are invited to stop by at any point during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions about the open house, Samantha Hooper, Director of Marketing and Communication can be contacted via email at shooper@midstatehealth.org.