RANGELEY— Renowned for its sparkling lakes, prolific wildlife and fertile forests, the Rangeley region now boasts of its own singing provider.

Originally from Idaho, Dorothy Mosher came to Rangeley Family Medicine directly from Casper, Wyoming, originally as a stand-in provider to provide support to the medical team. She soon realized that this was the place to settle and signed on as a long-term medical provider.

Dorothy recently shared her reasons for continuing in the Rangeley region: “I decided to take a permanent position, because first of all, I love the people I am working with. We have a great crew here. They are kind, compassionate, very dedicated, and we all share the same goal of giving quality care and compassion to everyone in a friendly, non-judgmental environment.”

Dorothy went on to share her second reason for staying: “I love the area! I grew up a tomboy, fishing, hunting and camping with my father in Idaho. I love the beautiful lakes, rivers, mountains, and trees. I like a small town atmosphere, and the people here are so friendly. I feel very welcomed.” She continued, “People first thought that I wouldn’t be able to handle my first winter here, but Casper (Wyoming) has some pretty impressive winters.”

Dorothy received both her undergraduate and graduate training at Idaho State University. She has been a registered nurse for 37 years and a family nurse practitioner for 15 years caring for patients with acute and chronic health issues.

She shared, “I have several areas of practice I enjoy, from the elderly, to the newest baby, which is why I chose family practice. I enjoy caring for families, and in the past have often cared for the grandparents, parents, and children, all in one family. I enjoy working with patients with diabetes, encouraging and educating them. I also like supervising students, so hope I will have that opportunity.”

Dorothy has a creative side, too. She enjoys taking nature photos and producing oil and acrylic paintings. She also paints from memories of rodeos and the western panoramas of her childhood. Perhaps her greatest love is writing songs and poems. Dorothy accompanies herself on guitar as she sings songs she describes as a blend of country, western and folk music. “I grew up singing with my dad. We would always sing together in the truck or when we went fishing.”

Dorothy often brings her guitar in to the health center to sing and play for patients and staff. So will you request a song after your medical visit?

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