Joel feels deeply fortunate to have served patients and families in
diverse communities over time. He brings both experience and enthusiasm to
his clinical work, with special interest in the whole-person integration of
physical, emotional, and behavioral health. He believes strongly in
empowering individuals to make informed decisions that honor their own
health needs and priorities.
Joel trained in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania School of
Medicine, and completed his Family Medicine residency in 1993. He moved to
the southwestern United States to serve for several years as a family
physician with the Indian Health Service. Returning to the Northeast in
2003, Joel initially assumed clinical and then leadership roles at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In 2012 he was honored to collaborate
in the co-founding of Dartmouth Health Connect, where he has happily served
patients ever since!
When not engaged in clinical work, Joel enjoys time with his wife Barbara
and (when they are home from explorations elsewhere) his two young adult
sons. He loves hiking, cooking, reading and writing. He feels especially
passionate about music, and sings regularly with the Dartmouth Handel
Society here in Hanover.