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The Cooley Dickinson Hospitalists are highly qualified, board-certified medicine providers who specialize in caring for hospitalized adults. They are team leaders within the hospital, coordinating your care among the doctors, nurses, subspecialists and other key clinical staff from the time you are admitted until you go home. We have doctors in the hospital 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies.
Your hospitalist provider will communicate with your family as you desire and will keep your primary doctor informed as to your condition, progress and discharge. A full summary of your hospital stay is sent to your doctor the day you are discharged.
If a rehabilitation or nursing facility transfer is required, your hospitalist will discuss this with you and will coordinate with the therapists and your case manager. You should feel free to ask your hospitalist any questions regarding your plan of care.
If you have questions about the Adult Medicine Hospitalist program, contact our program coordinator at (413) 582-2792.
Dr. Alan Berkenwald is board-certified in internal medicine. He earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Boston VA Medical Center.
Kirsten Bringardner is a certified physician assistant. She earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan and completed her master's degree and clinical training as a physician assistant at Northeastern University.
Jennifer Lesperance, a nurse practitioner, completed her graduate schooling at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing in Worcester. Her speciality is adult/ acute critical care, and she has a cardiovascular sub-specialty.
Dr. Linda Preston is board-certified in family medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her residency in family practice at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Laura L. Scoville is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational and environmental medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, and completed her internship and residency at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital • 30 Locust St. (Route 9), Northampton, Mass. • (413) 582-2000