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Nurse Practitioner Deborah Wachtel joins Central Vermont Endocrinology

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Release Date: 
Monday, March 18, 2013

Berlin, Vt -- Deborah Wachtel, ANP, MPH, MS recently joined Susanne Trost, MD at Central Vermont Medical Center’s Central Vermont Endocrinology practice.

The practice of endocrinology includes internal (endocrine) glands, such as pancreas,  thyroid, adrenal glands and pituitary. Conditions treated include polycystic ovary disease, osteoporosis, menstrual and gonadal problems and diabetes. The practice offers advanced technologies for diabetes patients such as insulin pump treatment and continuous glucose monitoring.

Deborah noted that chronic disease is her forte. “My philosophy centers around education and prevention for patients as well as having a close connection with the patient’s primary care providers,” said Deborah.

She has an undergraduate degree in Community Health Sciences from Johnson State College, a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University and a Master of Science and Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Vermont. Deborah is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Connecticut.

“My background is in endocrinology and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work in a community hospital with a phenomenal physician partner, Dr. Susanne Trost,” said Deborah. We worked together when we were both at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in the Endocrinology Department.”  Deborah also volunteers at the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic in Barre.

Deborah is the current president of the Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association (VNPA) and is involved in international work and health policy.  For fun she enjoys gardening, biking, hiking with her wheaten terrier “ Halfpint”, and traveling.