Grace Cottage welcomes Dr. Ted Lefer


TOWNSHEND — Dr. Ted Lefer is now accepting new patients at Grace Cottage Family Health. For the past three years, he has been a family medicine physician in Talent, Oregon.

A native of New York City, Lefer graduated from Vassar College in 1998 and received a Certificate in Premedical Studies from Mills College in Oakland, Calif. After receiving his Medical Doctor degree from American University of the Caribbean, he completed his Family Medicine Residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2015.

One of Lefer's specific areas of interest is in helping patients of all ages to overcome obesity and learn to practice healthy lifestyles with confidence. "I realize that poor health habits are not just the result of lack of willpower," he said. "Factors such as knowledge, environment, and mental health issues all come into play with a patient's overall health and fitness. Instead of just chasing the problem, I like to build relationships and address underlying causes."

Lefer shared that he sought out a position as a family physician in Vermont, and that Grace Cottage seemed to be an ideal match. "I am very excited to be part of the medical team at Grace Cottage," he said.

Lefer, his wife, and their 5-year-old daughter have relocated to Brattleboro. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, cooking, and running.

Grace Cottage Family Health recently welcomed Dr. Ron Vallario and Family Nurse Practitioner David McCormack into the primary care practice as well, both of whom are also accepting new patients.

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