Our lead provider William Goodwin FNP, NP-C is a Vermont licensed independent Family Nurse Practitioner, nationally certified and accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. President of his class, he graduated with honors from Frontier Nursing University - the nation's oldest and most respected Family Nurse Practitioner school founded by the world-famous Mary Breckinridge. Inspired by her dedication to providing quality "healthcare on horseback" to rural communities in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky, William has dedicated himself to his life-long dream of providing the highest quality modern healthcare to rural communities in the tradition of the "old country doctor" right here in Vermont.
Who We Are
We at Vermont Housecalls feel that Patients come first and deserve the utmost respect. They should not be inconvenienced or made to wait for hours in a clinical office only to be seen for 5 minutes and rushed out. At Vermont Housecalls, your Healthcare is focused on you; your well-being, comfort and convenience are our primary concern.
We believe managing your healthcare is both an honor and a privilege. We believe in treating "the whole person", not just "medical conditions". Medical care should be a comfortable, healing experience between the provider and the patient.
Vermont Housecalls is the brain-child of our founding provider William Goodwin, FNP.
"The American Healthcare industry has lost its way," he states. "Instead of being all about the patient, it has somehow become all about money. I seems like every doctor's office focuses on maximum through-put and profits. They only give their patients 15 minutes and charge hundreds of dollars. Insurance companies charge high premiums, then have huge deductibles or deny coverage. In a very real sense, they now dictate treatment.
"I put medical decision making back with the patient and the provider where it belongs.
"Patients need a trusted ally looking out for their best interests. I give them pragmatic medical advice and guidance they can understand with confidence.
"People are not numbers to me, and they shouldn't be treated that way by anyone.
"I'm doing my part to bring real country medicine back to the people of my beloved Vermont."
"I' had been dealing with these symptoms for months, and two other doctors wrote me off telling me there was nothing wrong. You found and treated my problem after the first visit, and I am so grateful to be feeling well again. Thank you!" - Lori D.
"I told my son, 'This is what a doctor is supposed to be like!'" - Ronny M.
"Thank you for being so thorough! I've never had anyone explain things like you. You are going to take care of my whole family!" - Violet S.
"I can say that after 42 years of going to doctors offices this by far has been a great experience! We are so fortunate to have you in our community. Thank You!" - Don M.