Dr. Leigh LoPresti has joined Gifford Family Medicine as part of a team expansion aimed at increasing patient access to Primary Care services. He brings 30 years’ experience as a family physician in hospital and private practice settings. Most recently he was a physician for the U.S. Army at Fort Drum, NY, and Chief Medical Officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, VT.
Dr. LoPresti received a BA from Amherst College, a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his Family Practice Residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Board certified in Family Practice, his clinical interests include family medicine and women and children’s health.
“I love working with people of all ages, especially in family groups, to make them healthier and happier,” he said. “This includes educating and partnering with patients, and giving each person the time they need to achieve these goals.”
When not working Dr. LoPresti enjoys gardening (last year he grew 14 different vegetables in his 35x 30 foot garden), reading, and traveling. This year his family travelled to Alaska, achieving their goal to visit all fifty states.
He is now seeing patients five days a week at Gifford Primary Care. Call 728-2445 to schedule an appointment.