Medical Matters Weekly welcomes SVMC sports medicine specialist

Vermont Business Magazine Ivette Guttmann, MD, is a sports medicine specialist and former professional athlete who hopes to become an Olympic doctor. She is also the next guest of Weekly Medical Questions. The show airs on Facebook Live at 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 26.

Weekly Medical Questions is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show can also be viewed or downloaded as a podcast at svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.

Dr. Guttmann practices sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedic care with SVMC Orthopedics, part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) in Bennington. She received her medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in Costa Rica and completed the pediatric residency program at San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico in 2012.

Additionally, she completed postgraduate training in primary care sports medicine at Albany Medical Center in New York City in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida State University and an associate’s degree from Miami-Dade Community College in 1994.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds an American Board of Family Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Guttmann played professionally as a record quarterback for the Orlando Starz Independent Women’s Soccer League and captained the Orlando Mayhem, 2001 – 2002. adventure, basketball, mountain and road cycling, snowboarding, tennis and volleyball. She provided medical coverage for the New York Giants training camp in Albany, NY; several collegiate sports teams; and many adventure races.

Dr. Guttmann aspires to become a doctor at the Olympic Games. Initially, she will serve as the chief medical officer at the 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid, NY, from January 7-21. The games will bring together more than 2,500 athletes and delegates from 600 universities and more than 50 nations to compete. in 12 sports and 86 medals. From Lake Placid, she will travel to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from January 22 to February 4. After that month-long training with elite athletes in Lake Placid and Colorado, she could be chosen to serve as a team doctor at an upcoming Olympics.

The show is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube and all podcast platforms. After the program, the video is available on public-access television stations in the region CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV (Comcast channel 1074), as well as on public-access stations across the United States.

About SVHCs:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a preeminent, comprehensive health care system that provides exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to communities in Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont, east of Rensselaer and Washington counties in New York and north of Berkshire County in Massachusetts. The SVHC includes the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwest Vermont Health Care is one of the most popular small rural health systems in the country. He is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. Additionally, SVMC was ranked fourth nationally for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and has received five-time Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for l excellence in nursing. The healthcare system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading provider of contract manufacturing services and plastic injection molded parts based in Arlington, VT.

BENNINGTON, VT—October 26, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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