Family Health Welcomes Chelsey Andrea
Coos County Family Health
is pleased to introduce
Chelsey Andrea, APRN
Chelsey Andrea, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, joins the staff of our Pleasant Street Office as a member of our Pediatric team. Chelsey obtained a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Mass in 2016. Most recently she served as a provider at Pediatric Associates of Hampton and Portsmouth, NH. Chelsey is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is accepting new patients. For an appointment, please call 603-752-2040.
Family Health Welcomes New Behavioral Health Provider
Jeannette Hook, LCMHC, MLDAC
Jeannette (Jenny) Hook, Behavioral Health Counselor, has joined the staff of our Pleasant Street and Gorham Offices. Jenny obtained her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College. She is an experienced mental health and substance abuse counselor who has served North Country families for more than a decade. Jenny is accepting new patients. For an appointment, please call 603-752-2040.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Beals, an NHCT Board member, for being named Pediatrician of the Year by the NH Pediatric Society!
Dr. Beals has lived in the Berlin-Gorham area for the past 25 years, currently practicing at Coos County Family Health Services and as the pediatric medical director at nearby Androscoggin Valley Hospital. Despite the physical distance between pediatric subspecialty services, Brian has developed several niche areas to enhance his practice in a region that historically has been underserved.
Dr. Beals is a provider, teacher, and advocate for both children and other professionals in his field. He remains a valued resource in his community and goes above and beyond to provide exceptional care in the North Country region. Congratulations, Dr. Beals! We are so honored to celebrate you and your achievements!
Each year the New Hampshire Pediatrician of the Year award is presented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society to an outstanding doctor who contributes to the improvement of child health care in New Hampshire and the United States.
Well-Visits Help Keep Children Healthy and Safe
Telehealth Program at CCFHS
Currently providing telehealth visits for adult endocrinology and nephrology as well as the following pediatric specialties through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth: gastrointestinal, endocrinology, urology, neurology, pulmonology, nephrology and child development
Click here to learn more about CCFHS’s Telehealth Program!
Family Health Welcomes Kim Sias-Lombardi
Coos County Family Health
is pleased to introduce
Kim Sias-Lombardi, LICSW
Kim Sias-Lombardi, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, has joined the staff of our Pleasant Street Office. Kim is well-known in the North Country as a skilled and compassionate counselor. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New England, and has worked in a variety of health care settings over the course of her career.
Kim is accepting new patients. For an appointment, please call 603-752-2040.
Date: November 30, 2020
Contact: Ken Gordon / email@example.com
HEATHER BEAUDRY ACHIEVES DIABETES SPECIALIST STATUS
Berlin, NH – Coos County Family Health Services is pleased to announce that Heather L. Beaudry, RN, has achieved the status of Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES).
Clinicians who achieve this recognition must meet rigorous eligibility criteria. Achieving this status verifies that the clinician possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, and can provide specialty care for people with diabetes. The designation was previously known as Certified Diabetes Educator or CDE.
Beaudry is a lifelong resident of Coos County. She obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing from the White Mountains Community College in 2015. She has been employed at Coos County Family Health Services since September 2015, and has worked in various departments during her tenure with the organization.
In October 2018, she was offered the opportunity to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. During the two year period of training and education to become a CDCES, she also worked to establish the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program at Coos County Family Health Services.
“Our mission is to help people living with Diabetes gain control of their illness, and live full and active lives,” said Ms. Beaudry. “Diabetes is a chronic illness that poses many challenges. We can help people with the skills and knowledge they need to improve their health.”
The program will be offered at the organization’s Pleasant Street Clinic on Monday through Thursday from 8am-5pm. The service is covered by most insurances, and can be provided on a discounted basis for those in need. Diabetes education is a covered Medicare benefit when delivered through an accredited program.
For more information about the program, or to schedule a time to meet with Ms. Beaudry, contact any of the Family Health Clinics or call 752-2040.
Meeting A Community's Dental Needs
“Photo by Cheryl Senter, courtesy of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.”
Coös Family Dental, on Berlin's Main Street, is open to anyone in the community who needs
care. The clinic is ﬁlling a need that is particularly acute in the North Country, where more than two in ten adults have not seen a dentist in the past ﬁve years, and very few dental practices are accepting new Medicaid patients.
BY LOIS R. SHEA, SENIOR WRITER AND CONTENT MANAGER | MARCH 12, 2019