William Boyle, Named Pediatrician of the Year

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William Boyle, Named Pediatrician of the Year

Sun, 07/13/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

William E. Boyle, Jr, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) was recently honored with the 2003 Pediatrician of the Year award
presented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society.
Since 1970, Boyle has been practicing his brand of family-centered,
community-centered care at DHMC's Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).
As both a general pediatrician and a subspecialist in long-term and
chronic illnesses-like cancer, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis-he has seen a
spectrum of conditions far beyond those of the average pediatric practice.
In July of 1997, Dr. Boyle began a community pediatrics program which
teaches doctors in training about community care and the need for child
advocacy. The William E. Boyle, Jr., M.D., Community Pediatrics Program
helps young doctors connect on a compassionate level with children and
their family. Families of sick children often suffer devastating
emotional, financial, and sociological difficulties that arise during -
and long after - treatment of a serious illness. The Boyle Program
advocates a more comprehensive approach to care - an approach in which
pediatricians look beyond the disease and see the whole child.
Boyle is a 1959 graduate of Dartmouth College and finished Tufts
Medical School in l963. He returned to intern at Mary Hitchcock Memorial
Hospital from 1963-1964 and subsequently went to Children's Hospital in
Boston as a pediatric resident from 1964-1966 and a fellow from 1969-1970,
sandwiched around military service, after which he returned to the Upper
Valley to stay.
The New Hampshire Pediatric Society is the state chapter of the American
Academy of Pediatrics. Consisting of over 180 dedicated physicians from
across the state, members serve on a host of local and state committees to
promote health and health education for young people of all ages. The
NHPS advocates through the legislative process, where a pediatrician's
input is enormously valuable when legislation comes up for discussion in
the Legislature. New Hampshire has for several years now been named the
number one state for children to live in.
CHaD is the only children's hospital in New Hampshire. It serves all of
NH, much of Vermont and parts of Western Maine with state of the art,
compassionate care for all children, regardless of a family's ability to
pay. CHaD's PainFree program has been recognized for its creative
approach to making care and medical treatments less painful and anxiety
ridden for children and their families.