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Chief Medical Officer Claire H. Reed, MD, FAAFP

Published on: 08/03/2016

Rural Family Medicine Veteran Dr. Claire Reed joins Mid-State Health Center’s leadership team as the new Chief Medical Officer.

Claire H. Reed, MD, FAAFP is a family medicine practitioner with over 23 years of experience in primary care. She earned her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center and completed her residency in Wichita, KS. Since then, Dr. Reed has practiced in both Kansas and Wisconsin, most recently serving as Medical Director of Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, WI.

“Dr. Reed’s commitment to rural community health is inspiring. She is a warm, enthusiastic and capable advocate for patients and clinicians, which simply makes her an excellent choice to succeed Dr. Kelsey. We are so pleased to welcome her to the Mid-State Team,” said CEO Sharon Beaty.

Dr. Reed says her goal is to continue Mid-State’s great work. “Our priority for Mid-State Health Center is to keep providing high quality, accessible care that puts patients and their needs at the center of a team with services such as psychology, health coaching, and dental care.”

Balance is a key concept in Dr. Reed’s leadership style. She knew she’d found a home when she came to interview at Mid-State and saw how important balance was to Mid-State’s philosophy of care. She was impressed with how the healthy work-life balance kept clinician turnover low while a balance between integrated care and metrics kept patients happy and healthy.

“In big cities, family practice often becomes just a gateway to consultants, and it’s fragmenting primary care,” Dr. Reed explained. “In small towns, we have more of an ability to practice the full scope of family medicine, which covers everything from birth to death, and I really enjoy that!”

Dr. Reed and her family moved to Plymouth in mid-June, and they are thoroughly enjoying all the beauty the Lakes Region and the White Mountains have to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, knitting and 16ReedAct3spending time with family. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Reed to the Mid-State family!