Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Saxton Joins Gifford Primary Care

Elizabeth Saxton

Elizabeth Saxton

Nurse practitioner Elizabeth Saxton, APRN-AGNP, has joined Gifford’s primary care team. She is now seeing patients at the Gifford Health Center at Berlin, and also Gifford patients who live in nursing homes in the area.

Saxton first came to Vermont as a student at UVM, fell in love with the state, and has lived here ever since. After receiving a BA in history, she went on to receive her MS in Nursing from UVM.

Board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, she is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association. Her clinical interests include preventative health, eldercare, mood disorders, LGBQT support, and addiction treatment.

“I like to get to know my patients well, and to make sure they understand their diagnosis, how they will be treated, and how to get the most affordable medications,” she said. “Patient education is very important to me. I see myself as a collaborative and supportive resource for people.”

An outdoor enthusiast, she is an avid skier and enjoys biking, kayaking, hunting, and fishing when she us not working.

In Berlin, Saxton works with family nurse practitioner Jeff Lourie. Other providers at the Gifford Health Center at Berlin (located just off Airport Road) include specialists in Neurology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Urology, and Midwifery. Call (802) 229-2325 for an appointment.

Nurse Practitioner Amanda Flyckt joins Gifford Hospitalist Team

Amanda Flyckt

Nurse Practitioner Amanda Flyckt

RANDOLPH – Acute care nurse practitioner Amanda Flyckt has joined the hospitalist team at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Hospitalists are providers who care for hospitalized patients, or inpatients.

A native of Washington state, Flyckt earned her undergraduate degree in microbiology at Washington State University in Pullman, and then her master’s in acute care nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

As an undergraduate, Flyckt thought her career in medicine would be in research. But after spending time working in a laboratory setting, she knew, “I really wanted to work with patients” – specifically inpatients.

After moving to Vermont, she looked for a hospital that effectively utilized “midlevel” providers well, and found Gifford.

“Everyone is really friendly to me. I really like the organization,” says Flyckt, who calls Gifford’s hospitalist program “innovative.”

Gifford was among the first small hospitals in the region to utilize hospitalist providers and has been included in multiple national hospitalist publications for its successful use of midlevels – physician assistants and nurse practitioners – as part of the hospitalist team.

Flyckt was also drawn to the Gifford for the diverse patient needs and health conditions that are managed locally.

She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of both the American College of Nurse Practitioners and Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association.
She lives in Burlington and enjoys snowboarding and outdoor activities in her free time.