Rachel Bruce, MD
Mountain Valley Health Center
Doctor of Medicine (MD), SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, New York, 2000
Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2003-2005
Residency in Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, New York, 2000-2003
Areas of Clinical Interest
Philosophy of Care
I endeavor to help patients maintain and improve their health, with compassion, education, and a patient centered relationship. I am a physician because I wanted to make a difference in the world by helping individuals. My career led me to Vermont, where I am grateful to be part of a wonderful community. It was my dedication to making positive changes in my community that led me to North Star Health.
Originally from Montreal and upstate New York, I went to college and medical school in New York City, where I completed an Internal Medicine residency training program and a fellowship in Pulmonary medicine. I practiced as a hospitalist in the Boston area, and also in Bennington and Rutland Vermont. I served as a primary care provider for the nursing home residents of Rutland, Vermont during the Covid-19 pandemic. I moved to Vermont in 2005 with my husband, and we have been blessed to raise our two children here and get to know a very special community and explore an extraordinary state.
In my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking, boating and swimming with my family, nurturing our garden and chickens, and reading.
A Favorite Quote
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou