Dr. William Arban Joins Family Practice of Newport
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.
Dr. William Arban is a firm believer in good communication between patient and doctor.