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Austin Sumner, MD, MPH

Austin Sumner, MD, MPH

Occupational Medicine Physician
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine


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Dr. Austin Sumner attended Louisiana State University Medical School followed by a residency in Internal medicine and a fellowship in environmental and occupational medicine. After completing his fellowship Dr. Sumner served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigating occupational and environmental disease outbreaks.

Dr. Sumner has been practicing occupational medicine for 10 years and he is particularly interested in helping those who are out of work and/or have lost their way in the workers compensation system.  He enjoys working collaboratively with employers, adjusters, attorneys, vocational rehabilitation counselors and other clinical care providers to aid in worker recovery and the safe return to work.

Laurance Thompson, MS

Laurance Thompson, MS

Clinical Psychologist


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Larry Thompson, MS is a licensed psychologist-master specializing in behavioral medicine pain management services.

His interests include helping injured workers maximize their recovery, improve function, return to productive work and reduce emotional distress. He consults with medical centers and hospitals to develop effective protocols for chronic pain treatment and opioid risk reduction and gives workshops on Pain Management and Disability Prevention to health care providers, attorneys and insurance personnel.

In addition, Larry offers psychological Independent Medical Evaluations (IME’s) and IME Critiques for workers’ compensation.

Rebecca Scholl, PA-C

Rebecca Scholl, PA-C

Physician Assistant


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Rebecca Scholl, PA-C received her degree as a Physician Assistant from Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens. She has worked in emergency medicine and family practice. Rebecca enjoys making personal connections with her patients. "I feel when someone is injured on the job it is important to try to keep them working in some capacity as they recover from their injury. It is important to get people not only back to work but also back to the things they enjoy doing in life."

Carly Lagasse, RN

Carly Lagasse, RN


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Carly Lagasse, RN attended Castleton State College for her Bachelor’s in Science of Nursing. She has previously worked in Community Health Nursing and Adult Primary Care, with a passion for holistic and preventative medicine in a community healthcare setting. “I believe that an individual’s health is so much more than a diagnosis and treatment. You have to treat the whole person, not just their injury or illness. I am drawn to Occupational Medicine because I get to be a part of a team that helps patients return to, maintain, or even strengthen their pre-injury level of function.”

Alison Porter-Cruickshank, LPN

Alison Porter-Cruickshank, LPN


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Alison Porter-Cruickshank, LPN, COHC received her License for Practical Nursing from Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute of Hathorne, MA in 1993, and has been licensed in the state of Vermont since 1994. Alison joined CVMC’s Occupational Medicine Department in 2015. There, she works as the Nurse Care Coordinator for the MOR program, and has a passion to see patients maximize their abilities and rejoin the work force. She became a Certified Hearing Conservationist in 2018, and can now offer industrial hearing screens.

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