Michelle Shepard, MD, Pediatrician – Burlington, VT, UVM Medical Center

Hello, I’m Dr. Michelle Shepard. I’m a
pediatrician. Patients and families should
know that I am definitely someone who wants to sit down and have a conversation. I like to
be upfront. I like honesty. I don’t like to sugarcoat things. I want to be able to talk to you
with what my concerns are, and I want you to be able to talk to me
openly about your concerns. I’m very passionate about being a
pediatrician for many reasons but mainly because I feel like it’s a unique time
where we get to work together with families, with children as they grow and
develop and make their own medical decisions as they get older and
transition into their adult life. There are many opportunities to set up very healthy lifelong patterns of eating and exercise and healthy use of electronics
and I don’t feel like you get that at any other point in their lives. So this
is a time where we really can come in and support the family to help child
learn to make those healthy decisions and grow up to have less of the
long-term illnesses that we see in adults today.

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