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To The Editor:
I am writing to clear up some concerns generated by a recent letter to The Valley Reporter. I am not planning to leave my practice at the Mad River Valley Health Center.
Rather, I am exploring a business relationship with the Central Vermont Physician Practice which is part of the Central Vermont Medical Center. Due to increasing pressures concerning insurance and overhead, many primary care physicians are affiliating with hospitals which then manage their practice. In central Vermont all the gynecologists, pediatricians, many internists and family physicians are already employed in this manner.
My staff and I will continue to provide comprehensive family medicine now and for the future.
Francis W. Cook, M.D.