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Dr. Ariel GallantBernstein Joins Greenfield Family Medicine

GREENFIELD — Pediatrician Dr. Ariel GallantBernstein has joined the staff of Baystate Medical Practices – Greenfield Family Medicine.

GallantBernstein is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music. However, pivotal experiences during a college-related trip to West Africa changed her career path from music to medicine.

“During that trip, the traditional midwives in rural areas of Ghana showed me how important the health of women and children truly is in helping create positive change in the world,” she said.” When she returned to the U.S., she focused on acquiring the skills needed to “join that crusade.” She added, “I always have enjoyed working with children; their innocence and resilience is inspiring. I couldn’t imagine serving a more worthy group.”

Following her newfound mission, GallantBernstein continued her education at the University of Vermont’s post-baccalaureate premedical program, then earned her doctor of medicine degree in 2011 from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Children’s Hospital in July 2014.

GallantBernstein practices a policy of “inclusion and completeness” in her patient care. “I do my best to actively listen and be present to the needs of my patients and families, and I use any tool I can to help address their concerns,” she said. “Wellness is achieved by establishing a sincere and honest relationship that allows the real issues to be addressed and opens the door for creative solutions in which everyone — including my patients, their families, and me — is included.”

GallantBernstein is currently accepting new patients at her office at Baystate Medical Practices – Greenfield Family Medicine, 48 Sanderson St., Greenfield. For more information or to make an appointment, call (413) 773-2022.

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