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Rebekah Reeves, MD, FACP recently received her appointment as a Fellow of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Reeves specializes in Internal Medicine at Littleton Internal Medicine.

Fellowship is an honor achieved by physicians recognized by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment and demonstrated scholarship. Fellows in ACP are a special group of doctors who are dedicated to continuing education in medical practice, teaching, or research. Fellowship recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.

Dr. Reeves is recognized for her special interest in preventative medicine with a focus on keeping patients well through healthy lifestyles.

Dr. Reeves became an active member of the medical staff at Littleton Regional Hospital in 2005. She received her MD Degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Reeves is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

The Littleton Internal Medicine office is located on 580 St. Johnsbury Road in Littleton, N.H. in the new medical office building at Littleton Regional Hospital.

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Lee Kittell is the new program director for WDEV Radio. Kittell is currently WDEV's evening voice as the host of "Dinner Jazz" and "SCORE! With Lee Kittell".

"We're really excited about this", said Eric Michaels, WDEV's general manager. "There's no better person than Lee to be in that position. He's organized, he's dedicated and he's fearless." Kittell succeeds the recently retired Jack Donovan as program director.

"To step into Jack's shoes is a real honor", Kittell noted. "It was his decision to bring me aboard at WDEV in the first place." Kittell's promotion took effect Oct. 24 and will bring changes to WDEV's evening schedule. "SCORE!" was created because of Lee's unique talents, " Michaels said. "We are planning to make a change in the evenings and moving Lee to more daytime hours." Michaels added that "Dinner Jazz" will continue and that more information about evening programs will come in the near future. WDEV is part of the Waterbury-based Radio Vermont Group. It can be heard at 101.9 in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Sandra A. Day, BC-HIS, a licensed hearing aid specialist at Armstrong's Better Hearing Service, Ltd. In St. Johnsbury recently received an all-star award from the International Hearing Society (IHS).

Each year IHS recognizes members celebrating a milestone year of membership in the Society through the all-star program. Day, who has been a licensed hearing aid specialist in Vermont for 15 years, received her 10 year all-star award from the society. Several all stars were in attendance and recognized during the society's black-tie diamond anniversary gala celebration last month.

"It was an honor to receive the all-star award from the Society," said Day. "I strive to provide the best hearing health care for my patients and being an IHS member helps me do that. I look forward to many more years of membership and to getting more all-star awards."

Armstrong's Better Hearing Service, Ltd. was established in 1991 to serve the hearing impaired community in the St. Johnsbury area. The office is located at 198 Eastern Ave. in St. Johnsbury.

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Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H., announced the addition of Hospitalist Dr. Blake Spencer, DO to its team. Dr. Spencer will oversee patient care for a majority of the patients admitted to Cottage Hospital's Medical Surgical Unit.

As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Spencer specializes in adult patient care. His goal is to increase stability and continuity of care for patients. To this end, he will closely monitor the care patients receive while they are being treated at Cottage Hospital and will communicate with their primary care physicians for continued outpatient care or follow up needs.

In May of 2008, Dr. Spencer received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Mo. He continued on to complete his postdoctoral training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he pursued his residency in inpatient Internal Medicine. During this time, Dr. Spencer won several awards, including recognition as the Top Resident on any Internal Medicine associated rotation.

While pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., Dr. Spencer participated in a Summer Study Abroad Program at Charles University in Prague. In May of 2004 he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Dr. Spencer is currently a member of the American College of Physicians.

Over the past several years Dr. Spencer has been involved in a variety of volunteer projects. He traveled to Guatemala in February of 2008 as part of a DOCARE International Medical Mission Trip providing medical care to individuals living in remote areas. He also worked with Score 1, an organization that provides free health screenings for elementary school aged inner city children living in Kansas City.

Although this is first time in the Northeast, Dr. Spencer said he finds the small town atmosphere to be similar to that of his own hometown in Missouri. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and golf, and is looking forward to skiing in the winter. His fiancée, Jill, is currently doing her residency in dermatology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Cottage Hospital is a 25 bed, critical access hospital serving the Upper Connecticut River Valley.

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