Family nurse practitioner Eva Linden has joined Gifford’s primary care team and is now seeing families at the Bethel Health Center.
Linden grew up in Putney, VT and was drawn to helping people at an early age. She first realized she enjoyed medicine during a First Aid course required for lifeguarding at age thirteen. At eighteen she volunteered with the Emergency Medical Services at her college, and continued to do so with the local fire department after college.
After graduating from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she knew she wanted a career in medicine. For two years she worked as an ER Unit Coordinator at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and shadowed various medical providers to determine her next step. She considered emergency room and urgent care, but realized that she most wanted to provide outpatient family care in rural Vermont.
Linden returned to school and received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nursing, with a specialty in Family Practice at Columbia University School of Nursing in NY. She is board certified in family practice, and most recently worked providing women’s health services in Plattsburgh, NY.
“Family medicine offers variety and ongoing relationships with people,” she said. “Every patient is unique. I try to adapt treatment to each person’s situation in order to help them reach their health goals.”
After living in urban areas for several years, Linden and her fiancé, Ben Tietze, are excited about their new home in Randolph Center, which has lots of room for their puppy. When not working, she enjoys hiking, reading, and being outdoors.
In Bethel, Linden joins family primary care providers Terry Cantlin, DO and Mark Seymour, DO. The Bethel Health Center also offers gynecology and mental health services, as well as specialized diabetes care in a relaxing, patient-focused setting. For more information visit www.giffordmed.org or call 802-234-9913