Sheldon J. Ravin, DO, has joined Morrisville Family Health Care as a family physician. He will be building his own panel of new patients, in addition to seeing patients previously with Dr. Delores Burroughs-Biron, who was recently appointed medical director at Woodridge Nursing Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Dr. Ravin graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to joining the CHSLV group he was a primary care associate at a private practice in Colorado Springs, CO., and staff physician at a hospital. He served on numerous medical boards, ran a drug and alcohol program, was a principal investigator in pharmaceutical studies, a researcher, lecturer, writer, and medical director, and a medical student teacher and mentor.
Because he enjoys working in different medical fields, Dr. Ravin chose family practice. “I like all medicine, taking care of people, and using my brain to make accurate diagnosis that are critical for patient management,” he says. “Primary care providers can oversee consistency in patient care and help patients navigate the complex field of medicine. As a medical home, CHSLV provides a complete care package and support system for its patients.”
Dr. Ravin and his wife had been coming to Vermont for many years to visit friends in Greensboro and fell in love with the area. They looked for a place to retire and found it in Craftsbury. “I’m not ready to retire yet, but I was ready to leave Colorado, which has become very crowded. I feel serenity in Craftsbury, not the frenetic pace of Colorado. It’s a lot more relaxed.”
An advocate of the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Ravin cycles and plays golf, and can now enjoy those activities in Vermont’s picturesque landscape. He also paints, likes a good book, and cooking a flavorful meal to share with friends and family.