CHP Berkshires has expanded its primary care practice with new clinicians at practice locations in North Adams and Lee.
Michelle M. Bedard, an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, has joined the primary care team at CHP North Adams Family Medical, where she will care for patients 13 years and older
She earned her doctor of nursing degree from Elms College, concentrating on adult-gerontology acute care and earning certification in this specialty. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Southern New Hampshire University and earlier received her associate degree in nursing from Berkshire Community College (BCC). She also received training as a licensed practical nurse at BCC, where she earned a Clinical Excellence Award in 2014.
Bedard completed her advanced practice nursing rotations at Berkshire Medical Center in the ICU and as a hospitalist. As a registered nurse, she worked for eight years in the BMC emergency department, and previously she worked as a licensed practical nurse and as a certified nursing assistant.
She is a resident of Adams, where she lives with her two sons.
Sharon K. Bigler, a family nurse practitioner, has joined CHP Lee Family Practice, where she will care for patients of all ages.
She earned her doctorate of nursing practice at the University of Tulsa (OK), where she also received her bachelor of science in nursing. Prior to earning her DNP, Sharon was a critical care nurse, working for 15 years in medical-surgical cardiovascular, burn, and neurotrauma intensive care units. Earlier, she worked for two years as a registered nurse case manager.
She and her husband reside in Pittsfield.