SVMC Welcomes David L. Furman, MD, to SVMC Gastroenterology
Ashley Jowett
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SVMC Welcomes David L. Furman, MD, to SVMC Gastroenterology

BENNINGTON, VT—March 26, 2021—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome gastroenterologist, David L. Furman, MD, to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. Dr. Furman is board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and specializes in comprehensive treatment of the digestive system, with a particular focus on neuro-gastroenterology and chronic conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux and chronic abdominal pain syndromes.

A native New Englander, Dr. Furman received his medical degree from Boston University school of medicine.  He then served for 11 years as an officer and physician in the United States Navy. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia, where he also served as chief resident in Internal Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and went on to become an assistant professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda. Dr. Furman was part of the core clinical faculty as an instructor of functional gastrointestinal diseases and motility at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

Dr. Furman is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, having proudly served there from 2012 – 2013.  Most recently Dr. Furman has been practicing in the Philadelphia area, where he was selected by his peers as a “Top Doctor” in Main Line Today magazine in 2020.  He has received several teaching awards throughout his career.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Gastroenterology practice is part of the SVMC Multispecialty Practice.  Its board certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists diagnose and treat a full range of digestive disorders including disorders of the stomach, esophagus, intestines, liver and pancreas, and provide comprehensive colon cancer screening.  With their supporting medical team they focus on evaluating and managing conditions with the aim of restoring and maintaining good digestive health. 

SVMC gastroenterology is located in suite 307 of the medical office building at 140 Hospital Dr. in Bennington.  For more information or to make an appointment call 802-447-4555.

About:
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. SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index 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. 

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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