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Meeting the needs of a community

February 19, 2012

To make room for a new provider and other enhancements, construction is underway to expand the Montville Backus Health Center.

Linda Lacerte, MD, who has practiced in Salem for years, will begin seeing patients at the health center March 1. She received her Backus credentials this week.

Before she arrives, the center is tripling its exam room capacity by adding 7 exam rooms and increasing the clinical support, reception and lab areas to accommodate the expected increase in patient volume and the additional staff that has been hired to support the provider team.

“This is an extensive renovation of the current space,” said Deanna Drake, Practice Manager of the Backus Health Centers and Backus Physician Services.  “We’ve undertaken this project to meet the growing needs of primary and urgent care in the Montville community.”

Dr. Lacerte will join the Montville Health Center primary care team of Evelyne Miller, MD and Kristin Mahan, APRN.   Rich Moro, PA, will be joining the Montville team in mid-March as its urgent care provider.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Lacerte join the Backus Health System and are looking forward to her arrival in early March,” said Susan Barrett, MBA, Director of Practice Management Operations.  “She brings a patient-centered approach to primary care and is a great addition to our Montville primary care team.”

Dr. Lacerte is board-certified in Family Medicine.  She graduated medical school from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed her residency at Brown University’s Department of Family Medicine.

“I am very pleased to be joining the Backus Medical Staff and especially to work at the Montville Health Center,” said Dr. Lacerte.  “Providing the best comprehensive and individualized primary medical care to each of my patients has always been my goal and is the source of great personal satisfaction.  My interactions with the helpful, friendly and always-upbeat Backus Hospital and Montville office staff have made me confident that I will readily be able to continue this practice.”

Dr. Lacerte is board certified in Family Medicine and sees patients of all ages. In her undergraduate work, she completed a dual degree in biophysics and German from the University of Connecticut. She then went on to complete her medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989 and her residency at Brown University’s Department of Family Medicine.

Located at 80 Norwich-New London Turnpike, the Montville Health Center offers primary care, urgent care, lab and diagnostic imaging services.  Primary and urgent care services are offered Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lacerte, call (860) 848-1297.