Dr. Wil­liam Ar­ban Joins Fam­ily Prac­tice of New­port

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Much of his life has been spent in the warmth of the south­ern United States but the snow and cold didn’t scare Wil­liam Ar­ban, M.D. away when he learned that the Fam­ily Prac­tice of New­port was look­ing for an­other physi­cian.

Dr. Ar­ban be­gan see­ing pa­tients at the prac­tice in Jan­uary. He joins Drs. James Hol­comb, Rachel DiSanto, and John Lipp­mann as well as nurse prac­ti­tioner Linda Chasse and physi­cian as­sis­tant Jen­nifer Stan­ton. The prac­tice is in the new pri­mary care build­ing lo­cated on Med­i­cal Vil­lage Drive on the cam­pus of North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal.

“I am en­joy­ing the job and North­east King­dom en­vi­ron­ment very much,” Dr. Ar­ban said. “Peo­ple you meet here are cor­dial and help­ful. The hos­pi­tal has a dy­namic med­i­cal and sup­port staff. Ev­ery­one seems com­pe­tent and well-ori­ented to the de­liv­ery of qual­ity pa­tient care. I look for­ward to work­ing with the clin­i­cal and ad­min­is­tra­tive teams I had the plea­sure of meet­ing when I came here.”

Dr. Ar­ban comes to North Coun­try with a wealth of clin­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence in a va­ri­ety of set­tings, in­clud­ing at one time op­er­at­ing his own med­i­cal clinic in North Carolina. In ad­di­tion he has also served as a clin­i­cal as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at the Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity Medicine De­part­ments at Mercer Univer­sity in Ma­con, Ge­or­gia, and Emory Univer­sity in Atlanta.

The staff at Fam­ily Prac­tice is pleased to have the doc­tor as a mem­ber of their team.

«We are look­ing for­ward to ex­pand­ing ac­cess to the com­mu­nity for pri­mary care ser­vices,” Roz Leone, RN said. “Dr. Ar­ban will al­low us to pro­vide for those in the com­mu­nity with­out cur­rent ser­vice who are in need of eval­u­a­tion for preven­tive care and un­treated prob­lems.» Roz is the prac­tice manger at the Fam­ily Prac­tice of New­port.

A na­tive of Alabama, af­ter high school Dr. Ar­ban went on to earn a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in chem­istry from the Univer­sity of South Carolina. That was fol­lowed by his doc­tor­ate’s de­gree from the Med­i­cal Univer­sity of South Carolina. He com­pleted his in­tern­ship and res­i­dency in fam­ily medicine at the Univer­sity of Alabama at Birm­ing­ham.

In re­cent years fewer med­i­cal stu­dents are pur­su­ing ca­reers in fam­ily prac­tice. Dr. Ar­ban, on the other hand, said he was at­tracted to fam­ily medicine be­cause of both the di­ver­sity of pa­tients and the in­ti­macy that there can be with the fam­ily of each pa­tient. Not only do fam­ily prac­tice doc­tors treat the whole pa­tient, but many of them treat pa­tients rang­ing from new­borns to the el­derly.

Dr. Ar­ban has a sim­ple, but im­por­tant, phi­los­o­phy when it comes to treat­ing his pa­tients. “Ev­ery pa­tient needs their physi-

from page 2 cian to hear them care­fully,” he said. “A physi­cian then uses the pa­tient’s self-dis­clo­sure along with med­i­cal fact-find­ing and de­ci­sion-mak­ing to con­struct a cus­tom­ized process of care. The physi­cian should com­mu­ni­cate clearly and com­pletely to the pa­tient what hap­pens along the way in an on­go­ing di­a­logue. Most pa­tients then know what to ex­pect from their physi­cian and his health care team and how they may im­prove their own health.”

Wel­come to the Fam­ily Prac­tice of New­port and to North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal, Dr. Ar­ban.

(April 29, 1925 – De­cem­ber 8, 2010) Pauline was born in Mar­ling­ton and lived with her fam­ily at the Nar­row’s in Fitch Bay. She was the daugh­ter late Roy Eryou and Emma Perkins. Pauline at­tended school in Fitch Bay and worked at the glove shop in Beebe. She then mar­ried Howard James Stan­dish on Septem­ber 2nd 1944. To this union six chil­dren were born; Robert (de­ceased), Bev­erly (de­ceased), Shirley (Harry Webb), Roger (Francine Nadeau), Howard Jr. (Lynn Lachance), and Anne (Ti­mothy McKelvey). She was the cher­ished grand­mother of Amanda and Ken­neth McKelvey (who were by her side when she left us to be with her Lord) Robert Webb, Vickie and An­nie Stan­dish and step grand­son Pierre Lachance, and two great grand­chil­dren; Shane and Tianna. Pauline was the sis­ter of late Les­lie, Myr­tle, Mil­ton, Mil­dred, Irene, and Richard. Pauline is sur­vived by one brother; Eu­gene of Beebe. Pauline and Howard spent most of their mar­ried lives in a small house by the Niger River in Ways Mills, where she raised their six chil­dren, and cooked many ex­cel­lent meals for her fam­ily. Pauline also helped Howard with his many auc­tion sales. She went to church in Way’s Mills and was a help­ing hand and many var­i­ous town events. Af­ter the death of her hus­band she and her daugh­ter Anne moved into a lovely house in the town of Ayer’s Cliff on Rosedale Street. There, in Ayer’s Cliff she would spend much of her time go­ing to the “50 Plus Club” where she par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous events, such as trips, play­ing bingo and in card par­ties. An­other club which she was a part of was the “500 Card Club,” which she en­joyed very much. She also took plea­sure in week­end vis­its from her grand­chil­dren Amanda and Ken­neth. In Oc­to­ber of the year 2003 Pauline de­cided to live at the White House in Stanstead, where she made many friends such as Ruby Kay of Ge­orgeville, with whom she en­joyed their many con­ver­sa­tions about the places they had been, and the peo­ple they both knew. More­over she en­joyed the com­pany of her chil­dren when they would visit, and she par­tic­u­larly en­joyed the weekly out­ings with her daugh­ter Anne ac­com­pa­nied by her grand­chil­dren Amanda and Ken­neth. These out­ings would in­clude trips to her fa­vorite restau­rants, and day trips to her most cher­ished places. One of those places was the Ocean in Maine, where her daugh­ter Anne and grand­daugh­ter Amanda trav­eled with her. Pauline adored the Ocean. On De­cem­ber 8th 2010, she lost the battle for her life af­ter a short ill­ness. Rev­erend Bar­bara Win­tle con­ducted a lovely ser­vice on De­cem­ber 13th 2010. She spoke of mem­o­ries of Pauline at­tend­ing church and read a eu­logy writ­ten by her daugh­ter Anne and grand­daugh­ter Amanda. Her grand­son Ken­neth read a beau­ti­ful poem and grand­son Bobby (Robert) shared mem­o­ries of her. Paul bear­ers were her sons Roger and Howie, son-in law Harry, grand­sons Ken­neth and Robert, and step-grand­son Pierre. In­ter­ment was in the Way’s Mills Ceme­tery. Our most heart­felt ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all those who gave us sup­port at this ex­tremely dif­fi­cult time.

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Dr. Wil­liam Ar­ban is a firm be­liever in good com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween pa­tient and doc­tor.

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