Dr. Arleen Sergis Joins Medical Staff at Windham Hospital
WILLIMANTIC, CT, June 9, 2008 – Arleen Sergis, D.O., has been approved as a member of the medical staff at Windham Hospital, and will be seeing patients this summer at the offices of Dr. Michael Keenan in Coventry. Dr. Sergis will open her own practice in Coventry in the fall. Dr. Sergis is board-certified in family medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Cranial Academy. Her career has led her from crewing on a 45-foot Herreschof yawl to serving as a German-English translator and teacher, to writing and editing, to pediatrics and family medicine. A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, she says “it’s wonderful to return to Connecticut to continue my practice of medicine in my home state.”
While osteopathic physicians receive the same medical education, the same post-doctoral training in their chosen specialties, the same board certification as M.D.s, and practice alongside M.D.s in hospitals and clinics, only osteopathic physicians are trained in the signature therapy—manipulation—that made it a breakaway profession more than 130 years ago. They practice “holistic medicine;” that is, they see their patients with the “whole-person” view, and use manipulative techniques in concert with traditional medical treatments to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Manipulative techniques include moving muscles and joints with stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance.
Dr. Sergis received her medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed a residency in Family Practice (South Bend, Indiana), with additional training in Pediatrics (Danville, Pennsylvania). Previous experience included an Osteopathic Rotating Internship at the Kirksville (Missouri) Osteopathic Medical Center. Prior to her arrival at Windham Hospital, she served as Medical Director and family practice physician for the Adams Community Health Center, Carthage Area Hospital System, in Adams, New York. She has served as a translator for numerous books and publications on health and nutrition.
Dr. Sergis began seeing patients in Coventry on June 1st, and is accepting new patients; she may be reached at Coventry Internal Medicine, 742-0807.
Dick Brvenik, President and CEO of Windham Hospital, says he is “delighted to welcome Dr. Sergis as the newest member of an already excellent medical staff at Windham Hospital.” Windham Hospital is an acute care hospital providing a wide range of health and community services to 19 towns in northeastern Connecticut. For more information about services and physicians, visit www.windhamhospital.org.