Northern Counties Health Care recently welcomed Eli Avery, FNP-C to the organization. He will serve as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the St. Johnsbury Community Health Center located at 185 Sherman Drive in St. Johnsbury.
“Northern Counties is thrilled to welcome Eli, who comes with such a depth of clinical and lived experience,” said Dan Sherman, Director of Primary Care. “His passion for high-quality health care in rural communities, and his ease in connecting with people from all different backgrounds, make him a great fit for our community.”
While relatively new to the area, Eli is no stranger to the Northeast Kingdom. He grew up in New Hampshire, and spent time in Vermont, participating in outdoor recreation such as mountain biking and hiking.
Eli attended the University of New Hampshire, receiving his Master of Science in Nursing in 2014 and his Post–Master’s Certificate to become a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017. In addition to his experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner, his medical career includes work as an emergency medical technician and as a registered nurse for medical-surgical and emergency medicine. He has worked at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH, Banner Health in Sterling, CO, Associates in Family Medicine in Fort Collings, CO, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, NH.
Prior to entering medicine, Eli worked as a firefighter, wilderness guide, inspector on the Alaskan pipeline, and even as a tour guide at the Atlanta Aquarium. He has traveled to parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
Eli has always been passionate about caring for and treating the whole person, and enjoys providing full spectrum family medicine. He focuses on working with patients to improve their health and wellness, so they can live a full and healthy life.
“Federally Qualified Health Centers, like Northern Counties, provide care to young people all the way up to adults and seniors, as well as all the facets that come with that care – from mental health to substance abuse, from acute care to care for chronic illnesses,” explained Eli when asked about what drew him to the organization. “Northern Counties does this work really well and has a great culture. It’s an organization that embraces the whole patient and the use of many different approaches.”
During his free time, Eli can be found backpacking and mountain biking with his family, as he strives to find time for adventure every week.
Eli is now accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling the St. Johnsbury Community Health Center at (802) 748-5041.