News & Updates

Pediatrics Practice Transition Announced

Northwestern Medical Group and Primary Care Health Partners (PCHP) are pleased to announce that Northwestern Pediatrics is transitioning from being a hospital-employed practice to being part of the PCHP private practice. With this transition, all current providers will continue to practice in our community, the office locations will stay the same, the (802) 527-8189 telephone number will stay the same, and there will be strong continuity among the practice’s staff.

Primary Care Health Partners (PCHP) is a network of medical offices with practitioners in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics in locations across Vermont and upstate New York. St. Albans Primary Care, the practice of Dr.s Sadkin, Nielsen, & Manchester and NP’s Manchester, Moussawi, and Owen, are part of PCHP.

“This transition creates a truly sustainable model for Pediatric care to continue in our community,” said Robyn Alvis, Chief Operating Officer of Northwestern Medical Group. “Given the continuity of the people involved and the collaborative opportunities within a larger group practice, this is a wonderful step forward.”

The transition of Northwestern Pediatrics to PCHP involves the practice of Dr. Deanne Haag, Dr. Roya Mansoorani, Dr. Stacy Strouse, Dr. Robert Tyson, and Dr. Tracy Tyson. The timing of the transition aligns with the completion of Dr. Laura Bellstrom’s transition to retirement.  It is anticipated that Dr. Bellstrom’s last day seeing patients will be December 17, 2021 and her patients will be receiving additional communication regarding their care moving forward.

The transition to PCHP will be completed by December 31, 2021. The offices will remain the same. At this time, there is no action needed by patients or their parents.  Patients and parents will be contacted directly with further details on the transition as it moves forward. If patients or parents have pressing questions for PCHP prior to the transition, they may call PCHP toll free at (866) 866-2616.

“We appreciate the role of the Pediatricians in creating this new approach,” said Alvis. “Their dedication to their patients and our community is clear. We also appreciate the openness of PCHP to help reach a sustainable path forward for this important service.