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Montpelier Integrative Family Health

Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that considers the whole person (body, mind and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and uses all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

From left to right: Sylvia Gaboriault, MS, RD, CDE; Paul Laffal, MD; Rima Carlson MD, AAFP-F;
Monique Karthaus PA-C; Jennifer Gordon, LICSW; Kathleen Jackman, FNP;
Jeremiah Eckhaus, MD, ABHM; Emily Byrne, DNP, FNP-BC

Our Services

  • Management of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Gynecological exams
  • Health maintenance examinations
  • Coordination of care with specialty physicians
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Immunizations
  • Hospital treatment through CVMC's Hospitalist Program
  • Diabetic education
  • Family planning
  • Well-child exams
  • Sports and camp physicals
  • Acupuncture

CVMC Rehabilitation Services

The providers at Central Vermont Medical Center’s Rehab Services strive to meet your needs and return you to work and play as soon as possible. Our providers facilitate healing with many different therapies.

Sue Arbogast, PT, MS; Karla Bartolomei, PT; Julie Giffin, PT; and Susan Stephen, PT all work out of our Montpelier office and provide many of the specialties in Physical Therapies. For more information about our Physical Therapy services, click here.

To make an appointment, call 802-371-4242.


Emergency situations are given immediate attention. We provide 24-hour physician coverage for emergencies. After regular office hours, call the office number, and you will be given instructions on what to do. The on-call doctor will return your call if requested. In extreme emergencies, please call 911. When you arrive at the hospital, please identify yourself or your child as our patient.

Prescription Policy

Montpelier Integrative Family Health wants to make the process for refilling prescriptions as easy and efficient as possible.

Prescription Refill Policy

Test Results

We will notify you of all lab and x-ray results. If you have an appointment scheduled shortly after your test, we will go over the results with you during your office visit. We may also contact you by phone or mail. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of your test, please call our office.


Our practice requires payment at the time services are rendered. We will directly bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, MVP, and Cigna. We also accept cash, check, and MasterCard/Visa. We may bill other insurance companies as a courtesy to our patients; however, payment is ultimately your responsibility. We do offer a Financial Assistance Plan for those who qualify. Co-pays are due at time of service.

Appointment Information

  • If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please give us 24 hours' notice so that we can use your appointment time for another patient.
  • Please contact our office if you will be more than 15 minutes late. We may need to reschedule your appointment for another time.
  • Help us keep your records as current as possible. Let us know if there are any changes to your address, phone number, insurance company or other pertinent information.
Contact Us
Montpelier Integrative Family Health
156 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-223-4738 (Prescriptions: 802-371-4616)

Located at the round-about, at end of Main Street.

Monday 8:00 am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00pm
(By Appointment Only)

CVMC Rehab Services
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Call 371-4242 for an appointment

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Very happy with entire operation! You are a model for others to emulate.

I am always impressed and satisfied by Dr. Eckhaus' easy-going manner, the thoroughness of his exams, and his knowledge and patience when answering my questions. I would, and have highly recommended Dr. Eckhaus to my friends!

Kathleen Jackman is wonderful. She is very thorough answering questions and understanding my needs. I love Montpelier Health Center.

A well run clinic - staff great - Dr. Carlson is excellent (no waste of time!)

Many thanks to Monique - she is so understanding - takes the time to listen and deal with what is going on - really cares about the person!

Martha Nell is awesome. Kind caring, knowledgeable. It's a joy to visit your office and have Martha Nell check me in.

Emily Byrne is the best Doc (nurse) I've ever had. She's easy to talk to and does her job well.

Dr. Laffal explains conditions and what he was going to do very clearly. He is very kind and has a good sense of humor so that a procedure I dreaded was more than tolerable.

Dr. Eckhaus is the best personal physician I've ever had.

I am always very impressed with how attentive and thorough all the NP's have been whenever I have needed care. They are on the ball!  All of them.