Inpatient care for our patients is handled by the specialists at Porter Hospital, Fletcher Allen Hospital & Dartmouth Hitchcock
Middlebury Family Health was established in 1992 by Doctors Eileen Fuller, Dayle Klitzner and Linn Larson and remains a privately owned independent practice.
Having a primary care physician is essential to help you navigate to good health and stay healthy; preventing disease by identifying risk factors; coordinating and managing chronic disease for a better quality of life.
Linn was raised in Ridgewood NJ where she later relocated to New England and attended Dartmouth College with a BA in Political Science. She graduated from UVM Medical School and completed her residency in Tacoma Washington. Linn is married to Ren Barlow, they have two children in college and live in Middlebury.
Eileen graduated from Boston College in 1978 and Jefferson Medical School in 1982. She completed her residencies in Family Medicine in 1985 and Pediatrics in 1987 at UVM and maintained Board Certification in both specialties. She has been on the Board at the Parent Child Center for over 20 years and currently is on the Committee for the Blueprint for Health, promoting community collaboration in Health Care. Eileen is married to Dr. Brad Fuller and she has 3 children.
Katie Miller grew up in a big family in rural Maine and attended Grinnell College in Iowa where she majored in Anthropology and Biochemistry. She always wanted to be a doctor, but she also loves to wander and to learn about different cultures, so she spent several years traveling abroad and living in New York City before eventually attending medical school at UVM’s College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. After residency, she returned to Vermont, and is very happy to be practicing at Middlebury Family Health, closer to her New England family and friends. She lives in Weybridge with her husband and two daughters. She loves working with plants, making food and spending quality time with the people she loves.
Pete was born and raised in Pleasant Valley, NY. He holds a BA in Economics from Union College and a MS in Finance from Suffolk University. After several years working in the fields of finance and technology, he did his medical training at UVM’s College of Medicine. He completed an internship at the Bremerton Naval Hospital in Washington, and spent four years working as a Naval Flight Surgeon in Southern California. He returned to Vermont to complete his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He joined Middlebury Family Health in August 2016 and lives in Weybridge with his wife Dr. Jillian Brennan and their two sons. He enjoys spending time with family, hiking, biking, and telemark skiing.
Lena was born in Randolph Vermont. She attended the University of Vermont for her first undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Food Science and then decided to take some time off and moved to Wyoming to work on a ranch. It was there that she decided to pursue nursing and moved to North Carolina where she attended Duke University School of Nursing both for her second bachelors degree in Nursing and then for her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining MFH she worked as an NP at a community health clinic in Bomoseen VT. She currently resides in Cornwall and outside of work loves spending time hiking with her family, traveling and trying new food recipes
Dan grew up in a small town in Connecticut and attended the University of Rhode Island, majoring in Zoology and Chemistry. From there, he entered Saint Louis University School of Medicine where he met his wonderful wife Debbie and earned his doctorate in medicine alongside her in 1996. Interested in careers in family medicine, they came back east to New York where they trained in both rural and urban settings. This diverse residency training formed a solid foundation for rural family medicine, which Dan practiced as he began his career in a small underserved area of the Catskills. He then transitioned to private practice in Connecticut and in 2012, Dan and Deb and their two children moved to Vermont, seeking to once again live and work in a small community. Dan’s career thus far has also included work in emergency and rehab medicine, positions on teaching faculty at several medical schools and residency programs, and leadership roles in clinics and affiliated hospitals. He enjoys being a family doctor, especially in this area of Vermont where he feels part of a community. His interests outside of medicine include running, triathlons, gardening, and birding. He and Deb live in Bridport with their two pups, while their grown daughter and son have recently embarked on their own exciting life adventures.
Dr. Deborah Huber, along with her husband, Dr. Dan Huber, graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1996, moving on to train at the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine residency program (Kingston and Benedictine Hospitals and Westchester Medical Center). Following this, her work included rural family medicine, emergency/urgent care, teaching, inpatient and outpatient family medicine in Connecticut, and outpatient primary care in Middlebury, VT. She is very happy to join the team at Middlebury Family Health and to continue caring for our neighbors and their families.
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Dr. Benjamin Bearnot (he/him) is a primary care physician and addiction medicine specialist. Dr. Bearnot was raised by two doctor-parents in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. He received his bachelors in neuroscience from Amherst College, and graduated from New York University School of Medicine after being selected for a Fulbright-Fogarty fellowship in Durban, South Africa. Dr. Bearnot then trained in adult internal medicine and primary care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he also completed fellowships in community health leadership and addiction medicine. After several years on faculty at MGH and Harvard Medical School, Ben and his family decided to move to Brandon, Vermont, his wife’s hometown. Ben maintains a part-time appointment at MGH to advise on addiction-related research, and is an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He loves to trail run, ski, cook, and spend time with his friends and family.