New family medicine practice to open in Rockport

Apr 09, 2011
Dr. Aoife Redmond-Durow

Rockport — Starting May 2, families in the Midcoast area will have a new choice for primary medical care. Rockport Family Medicine is opening at 731 Commercial St. (Route 1) in Rockport. The new practice will be staffed by Dr. Aoife Redmond-Durow and Susan Butterworth, family nurse practitioner, and is a member of the Pen Bay Healthcare family of services. Prospective patients may call 701-3900 now to make an appointment.

Redmond-Durow and Butterworth join their broad range of experiences and interests in the formation of Rockport Family Medicine. “I love having a large range in the ages of my patients and getting to know people well,” Redmond-Durow said in a news release. Her professional interests are diabetes and obesity, and she is committed to educating her patients about their care and condition. “I like to have my patients involved in their care,” she said.

Aoife (pronounced “Ee-fah”) Redmond-Durow was born and raised in Ireland and received her medical training there. She said she ultimately chose family medicine as her specialty because she enjoys getting to know and treating a variety of people: “In Ireland there is a compulsory internship for a year. I chose internal medicine. As part of my outpatient clinic, I worked for a month in gastroenterology. I realized that I didn’t like doing just GI, but I did like the variety that I experienced in the clinic.”

Redmond-Durow and her husband Allen, a graphic designer, moved to this area from Stockbridge, Wis. She enjoys music and playing the piano. She and her husband are sailors and skiers. Their 3-year-old daughter, Ula, likes to ski, too.

Susan Butterworth began with a BS in nursing in 1994 and earned her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner in 1999. Since then she has been working at an allergy, asthma and primary care center in Massachusetts and has been specializing in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma in addition to internal medicine and urgent care. “Early detection and treatment of childhood allergic diseases such as hay fever and eczema are essential to preventing the onset of childhood atopic asthma that can persist into adulthood,” Butterworth said.

In addition, Butterworth has worked at a medical spa for the past six years, where some of her responsibilities included administering cosmetic Botox and completing laser hair removal and laser vascular treatments. She has a special interest in integrative medicine, which focuses on diet, exercise, vitamins, stress management and bio-identical hormone replacement to optimize health and diminish the risks of age-related diseases.

Butterworth also hosted a live weekly call-in radio show titled “Let’s Talk Medicine.” She moved here with her husband, Jeff. They enjoy sailing, hiking and skiing and are looking forward to becoming active members of the community.

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