Pediatrics

Is your family growing?... and growing!

Let's face it, busy moms and dads don't have a lot of time on their hands, but when it comes to their child's health, finding superior care is a top priority. Whether you are welcoming your firstborn into the world or bringing your teen in for a yearly check-up, you can count on finding personal care, close-to-home, in two convenient locations. We offers pediatric care in both Windsor and Woodstock, VT.

Our Pediatrics Department offers skilled, compassionate pediatric care from cradle through college. Our team places a strong emphasis on the whole child, focusing on all aspects of wellness from nutrition to behavior and development. 

We follow the Vermont Family Based Approach (FVBA) model, created by Dr. James Hudziak of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families at the University of Vermont. Committed to building lasting connections with you and your child, our staff offers a holistic, family-focused approach to wellness, to help your child be well and stay well from the start.

Learn more about our approach to pediatric care:

For the convenience of expectant parents, our Pediatrics Department also offers complimentary prenatal visits to give parents an opportunity to choose a provider for their baby.

For more information about preparing for your doctor's visit or hospital stay, see Your visit.

Teens and underage drinking

Community members can keep our kids safe by:

  • Pledging “alcohol free” celebrations. Underage drinking is dangerous and unlawful
  • Visiting Parent Up Vermont for good parenting tips
  • Sharing information on the “Text a Tip” system, a way for all to report underage drinking parties before they happen (no penalty for prevention!) or for teens to “text for help” if they find themselves at a party and in an uncomfortable situation: 1 (802) 41-SAFE-2 or 1 (802) 417-2332

Patient support and education

Use these links to find more helpful information about parenting:

Meet the Pediatrics team

Kimberly Aakre, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center provider.

Kimberly Aakre, MD

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Areas of focus

  • General pediatrics

Locations

  • Windsor

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Mary P. Bender, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center provider.

Mary P. Bender, MD

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Areas of focus

  • General pediatrics
  • Certified lactation consultant
  • Family planning

Locations

  • Windsor

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Clare Drebitko, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center provider.

Clare Drebitko, MD

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Areas of focus

  • General pediatrics

Locations

  • Woodstock

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Kathleen A. Geagan, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center provider.

Kathleen A. Geagan, MD

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Areas of focus

  • General pediatrics
  • Sports medicine
  • Newborn care

Locations

  • Windsor

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Patricia Staley, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center provider.

Patricia Staley, MD

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Areas of focus

  • General pediatrics

Locations

  • Woodstock

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