Occupational Therapy Now Available at SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2022

Occupational Therapy Now Available at SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus

BENNINGTON, VT—April 15, 2022—Occupational therapy patients in Wilmington, VT, and its surrounding towns, can now schedule appointments closer to home. Occupational Therapist Gabrielle Loomis, MSOT, OTR/L, has begun seeing patients at SVMC’s Deerfield Valley Campus, a primary care office providing family medicine in Wilmington, VT.

Occupational therapists use a wide range of creative and customized plans to help patients of all ages develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Loomis offers most of the same services at the Deerfield Valley Campus as she offers at SVMC Outpatient Rehabilitation in Bennington, including evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injuries and cognitive deficits and compensatory strategy training for daily living tasks. Available treatments include upper extremity range of motion, strengthening, modalities, therapeutic activities, and adaptive equipment training.

Loomis graduated from Russell Sage College with a bachelor's in “Creative Arts in Therapy” with a concentration in Dance/Movement Therapy. Immediately following her undergraduate studies, she remained at The Sage Colleges to complete a master's degree in Occupational Therapy. As a member of the rehab team at SVMC, she sees a variety of patients within the inpatient and outpatient settings and has developed a greater interest in orthopedic and cognitive conditions. In addition, Loomis is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 

Dagmar Tobits, MD, provides primary care at SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus. In addition, the practice offers routine medical care, follow-up care, on-site blood draw, on-site X-ray services, and health promotion and wellness programs. As a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, as recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the practice also provides a community health team that includes a diabetes educator, registered dietician, mental health and substance abuse counselors, and a nurse case manager.

For information about making an occupational therapy appointment at SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus should call 802-447-5140 to schedule.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. In addition, SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. It has also received the highest marks possible from the Leapfrog Group. The health system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts based in Arlington, VT.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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