The mission of Plumsteadville Family Practice is to provide comprehensive primary care that is preventive, responsive, thorough and compassionate. We strive to create partnerships with our patients and their families, coordinating all aspects of their care. Our staff will help patients navigate through the complexities of the health care system to improve overall health and quality of life.
Plumsteadville Family Practice was started over 60 years ago by a young enthusiastic physician named Dr. Charles Burmeister. Over the years, as our community and the practice of medicine have changed, we have grown to meet those needs. Although Dr. Burmeister retired from medicine in 2012, his commitment and concern for the members of this community remain the focus of the practice.
Our physicians and staff believe in community involvement. While you will find us in our office, Doylestown Hospital and nursing facilities in the area, you may also find us in your schools, at your sports events or giving an educational talk.
Our goal is to have happy, healthy, patients and families. But when illness does strike, we will make every effort to give thorough, compassionate care.
In 2009 my Church began a relationship with a community in Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and in desperate need of medical support. One year after this relationship began Haiti suffered a Category 7 earthquake and over 200,000 people died. The majority of the buildings in the main city of Port au Prince crumbled. This is where our mission is located. We bring a team 3 times per year to the slums of the city. Working initially in the basement remains of a building, we now have a medical clinic built for our work. Over time and with the support of many other churches and organizations we have a full service clinic in this community with a physician, nurses and lab technicians. We participate in supporting schools as well as the local Catholic Church. This is one of my greatest joys. If you are interested click the link to a facebook page.
By: Joseph D. Ferrara, MD