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New women’s doc takes holistic approach

KIMBERLY NICOLETTI
Summit Daily/Brad OdekirkRochelle Bernstein is a new obstetrician practicing out of the Frisco Medical Center.
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FRISCO – Dr. Rochelle Bernstein looks beyond the physical symptoms of her patients into emotional realms.As the newest addition to three other obstetricians at High Country Health Care in Frisco, Bernstein’s goal is to practice whole body medicine, she said.”For women, there are a lot of issues that have significance beyond the medicine itself,” Bernstein said. “Every issue in women’s health care has some kind of emotional aspect to it.”Bernstein values the interpersonal relationships she develops through her practice.”It’s really a privilege for people to let me into their private lives,” she said.She believes in listening and being flexible with her patients and weaving in alternative methods such as herbal remedies when patients request it.”Together, we find health care that they’re comfortable with,” she said. “There are alternative ways of achieving the same goal.”Education also plays a significant role in her practice.”I touch base with what’s going on in their lives and what they may need in order to take care of themselves,” she said. “I investigate if there are questions that I may not be able to answer at that time.”Bernstein is originally from Denver and went to medical school at the University of Colorado in Denver. She just completed her residency at the University of Connecticut. Before medical school, she worked with the Breckenridge Ski Patrol for three years.”She’s going to fit really well with the community up here because she knows it,” said Dr. Alan Dulit, a obstetrician who has known Bernstein for about 24 years. “She is a very easy-going person and has a lot of compassion and empathy for patients. She cares an awful lot about her patients and giving good medicine.””The patient is the most important part of medical care,” Bernstein said.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 245, or at knicoletti@summitdaily.com.


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