Family Nurse Practitioner Gretchen Kidder has joined Gifford Internal Medicine as part of a team expansion aimed at increasing patient access to Primary Care services. She previously worked in the Emergency Departments at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. She has also worked as a school nurse in the Bethel and Randolph schools.
Kidder started her nursing career at Gifford in the Operating Room before returning to pursue her nurse practitioner degree in 2012. She received a BS from the University of Vermont and a Master of Public Health (Maternal and Child Health) at George Washington University before training for her Associate Degree in Nursing at VTC, and her Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) at George Washington University.
“I worked in health policy for several years but became a registered nurse because I wanted to work with individuals rather than broader policy issues,” she said. “After working as nurse in an emergency room environment I realized that I wanted my work to focus on health promotion and disease prevention—keeping people out of the emergency room.”
After growing up in West Dover, Vermont, she lived in Seattle and Washington D.C. before returning to Vermont with her family 15 years ago. She lives with her husband and two sons in Randolph Vermont.
She is now seeing patients five days a week in Randolph Primary Care. Call 728 2428 to schedule an appointment.