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Our Orthopedic Providers

Our UVM Health Network - CVMC Orthopedic team provides a broad-spectrum of services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

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Our UVM Health Network - CVMC Orthopedic team provides a broad-spectrum of services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Our orthopedic surgeons use advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to deliver high-quality care, close to home.

Aimee Ahari, PA-C

Orthopedic Physician Assistant


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Aimee Ahari, PA-C earned her Physician Assistant degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in 2011 and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Christian H.G. Bean, MD

Christian H.G. Bean, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon


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Christian H.G. Bean, MD specializes in hand and microvascular surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement and general orthopedics. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with specialties in hand and microvascular surgery, as well as, in sports medicine.

John Braun, MD

John Braun, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon


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John Braun, MD provides comprehensive evaluation and management of adult patients with diseases and conditions of the spine in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. This includes the treatment of less complex problems, such as those associated with disc herniations, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis, as well as the treatment of more complex problems involving fractures, tumors, adult scoliosis or previous surgery.

Sarah Britton, APRN, FNP

Sarah Britton, APRN, FNP

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse


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Sarah L. Britton, NP received her MSN, specializing in family practice, from Arkansas State University in 2011. She completed 960 hours of clinical practice with a primary focus in Occupational Medicine and worker’s compensation. Her medical experience includes 3 years of specialized care in post operative Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery. 

Sara Graves, MD, MS

Sara Graves, MD, MS

Orthopedic Surgeon


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Sara Graves, MD, MS specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release, total knee hip and total hip arthroplasty, including the minimally invasive anterior hip approach for appropriate patients. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Helen Hollenbach, PA-C

Helen Hollenbach, PA-C

Orthopedic Physician Assistant


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Helen Hollenbach, PA-C earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Vermont, and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at the University of Vermont

Helen believes in an integrative and preventative approach to health care, which includes all aspects of the patient’s physical and emotional care. Her practice takes advantage of the amazing and plentiful health resources within the community, which includes collaborative care between practitioners in the outpatient and inpatient settings. This includes access to naturopathic care, acupuncture, chiropractic care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and mental health. She believes in a kind and open-hearted approach with patients and their conditions.

Ciara Hollister, DPM

Ciara Hollister, DPM

Podiatrist


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Dr. Nicholson is a podiatrist and foot surgeon with a special interest in diabetic wound care and surgical training in trauma, limb salvage and reconstruction. 

Kevin McNamara, DPM

Kevin McNamara, DPM

Podiatrist


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Kevin McNamara, DPM provides full spectrum podiatry care with special interests in wound care, diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine and foot surgery.

 

Christopher M. Meriam, MD

Christopher M. Meriam, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon


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Christopher M. Meriam, MD specializes in arthroscopic procedures of the ankle, elbow, hip, knee, and shoulder; partial, total and minimally invasive joint replacement of the hip; total and minimally invasive joint replacement of the knee; sports medicine; and general orthopedics. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a specialty in sports medicine.

Alan Small, PA-C

Alan Small, PA-C

Orthopedic Physician Assistant


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Alan Small, PA-C, completed the Physician Associate Program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1993. He is certified by the National Commission of Certifications of Physician Assistants. Alan received his B.S. in Business Administration at North Adams State College in Massachusetts and also completed training at the Radiology Technology Academy in Denver, Colorado.