The skill to heal. The spirit to care.

Battenkill Valley Health Center providers know and care about the patients they serve. Whether a patient is seen once a year or once a week, they are valued and involved in their healthcare plan. Providing care on a daily basis, our health care team is committed to our patients – helping to create a healthier community for us all. We are excited for the road ahead, and we look forward to delivering care to patients of all ages, throughout all stages of life.




Marisa Friscia, MD

Dr. Marisa Friscia joined the BVHC clinical team on January 4, 2017. After serving the greater Bennington County community for 12 years at her private practice in Bennington, previous to joining BVHC, Dr. Friscia spent a year and a half at Troy Internal Medicine, a subsidiary of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates. Dr. Friscia received her medical degree from St. George’s School of Medicine in Grenada and has more than 30 years of medical experience since beginning her career at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City in 1994. Board certified in Internal Medicine, she provides primary care services with a focus on preventive medicine to patients 16 years and older. “My belief is that prevention, nutrition, sleep, and exercise are essential at any age for overall good health. I believe in finding an underlying cause of illness instead of just treating symptoms with medication.”



Maggie Dusha, ANP, FNP

Maggie Dusha, ANP, FNP joined BVHC in August 2016. Dusha has more than 24 years of experience as a registered nurse in acute care and four years of experience in internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics as a nurse practitioner. She attended SUNY Adirondack for her AAS Degree, Sage College for her BS Degree in Nursing, and Sage Graduate School for her Master’s Degree in Nursing as an ANP. Dusha then received additional training as a FNP, completing her post master’s degree at Sage Graduate School. Dusha served most recently at Community Health Centers of Rutland Region where she was responsible for outpatient adult urgent care and pediatric care. “I am thrilled to be a part of the team of providers at BVHC,” commented Dusha, adding, “I enjoy serving the pediatric needs of the community, an area of medicine that I truly love, in addition to providing individual care to patients of all ages. I value my patients and take their care very seriously. They are my first priority and I work hard to provide them with the care they deserve,” Dusha shared.