Dr. Julie Thompson, D.O. is honored by Franklin District Medical Society as 2017 Community Clinician of the Year

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Waltham – March 25th – Greenfield resident Julie Thompson, D.O., a physician with Pioneer Women’s Health in Greenfield, has been honored by her physician peers of the Franklin District Medical Society as the district society’s 2017 Community Clinician of the Year, an honor recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.  
 
In selecting her for the award, Dr. Thompson’s colleagues noted that she has “been instrumental in building clinical quality and community reputation at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and has worked to create robust collaboration between nurses, nurse-midwives, and obstetricians to deliver high quality care with low rates of complications.”  Colleagues also recognized her participation on the Healthcare Solutions Committee of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County, helping to advance opioid education and intervention for those affected by substance use disorder.
 
Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Thompson has served patients at Baystate Franklin’s Birthplace since 2008.  She was appointed Chair of Obstetrics at the facility in 2012. She has served as Chair of its Credentials Committee since 2013 and was recently elected Vice President of the Medical Staff.
 
Dr. Thompson has been a member of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County since 2013 and was recently appointed to the Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Interagency Task Force on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.  She is also the founder of NourisHealth.com, an online service offering education and coaching in nutrition and mindfulness.
 
Dr. Thompson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Doctor of Osteopathy from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri.  
 
The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community.    

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