|Dr. Pettus Joins Hillcrest Family Health|
|April 6, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DR. MARK PETTUS JOINS PRIMARY CARE TEAM AT HILLCREST FAMILY HEALTH: PROVIDES INTEGRATIVE HOLISTIC CARE
PITTSFIELD, MA - Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Mark C. Pettus, MD, a board certified Internal Medicine physician with over 20 years of experience to the physician staff of Hillcrest Family Health. Dr. Pettus is providing integrative holistic primary care, or what’s called personalized medicine, and is teamed at Hillcrest Family Health with Christopher Trancynger, MD, Rebecca Caine, MD, and Muhammad Gul, MD.
“Personalized medicine is a young but rapidly advancing field of healthcare that is informed by each person's unique clinical, genomic, and environmental information,” said Dr. Pettus. “Because these factors are different for every person, the nature of diseases—including their onset, their course, and how they might respond to drugs or other interventions—is as individual as the people who have them.”
Dr. Pettus has a long history of service in the Berkshires, dating to 1988 when he first joined the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center. He has previously served as Chief of Staff, associate chair of the Department of Medicine and director of ambulatory medical education for the Internal Medicine Residency program at BMC.
Dr. Pettus received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency training at Harvard Medical School. He was fellowship trained in Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the author of two books, The Savvy Patient: The Ultimate Advocate for Quality Health Care and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health.
For an appointment with Dr. Pettus or one of his colleagues at Hillcrest Family Health, call 413-499-2051.
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