In addition to her extensive medical training, Dr. Rugo Focht holds a degree in education and taught for five years prior to becoming a pediatrician. She is the mother of four children, spanning 20 years. She is also actively involved in doing volunteer medical work in the Dominican Republic.
After 20 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Rugo Focht has fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening her own practice. The newly renovated office building at 28 Grafton Common has functioned as a physician's office for the past 200 years. Its ideal setting on the Grafton Common adds to its charm.
Meet the Providers
Barbara Rugo Focht, M.D., a pediatrician with over twenty years of experience. Dr. Rugo Focht's practice is built on a model of holistic care. A child's physical, developmental, emotional, and spiritual needs are considered, while providing education, support, and parental advice. In contrast to the corporate approach to medicine, children and their families will be cared for in a personal, loving manner.
Dr. Rugo Focht received her M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She did her pediatric residency training at Travis AFB in California. Following residency, she worked as a pediatrician for the U.S. Air Force in Turkey. Since 1997 Dr. Rugo Focht has been a practicing pediatrician in the Blackstone Valley.
Catherine M. Hill, FNP-BC has been a nurse for 30 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 8 years. Cathy achieved her Masters in Nursing degree and obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She also holds a Masters in Nursing Administration and a minor in Nursing Education. Cathy began her initial career in the NICU before moving on to work in obstetrics, pediatric homecare and a family practice office before joining Kids on the Common. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and bird watching in the Spring and Summer as well as hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the Fall and Winter. Cathy sees patients on Mondays and Fridays and covers Dr. Rugo Focht's vacations.
Telana Fairchild MSN, FNP-BC recently earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts. She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner after obtaining her MSN degree also at the University of Massachusetts. Telana earned her Bachelors in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and began her nursing career in the cardiothoracic and cardiovascular ICU. Telana has 7 years of critical care nursing experience prior to her practicing as a FNP. When she isn't seeing patients, Telana enjoys spending time with her daughter, playing with her dog, Toto, exercising, playing volleyball, golfing and gardening. Telana and her husband recently welcomed a baby boy in March of 2017!
Megan Menard, M.D. Megan is a pediatric resident from UMass Medical Center who will be joining our practice. She was raised in the area and attended West Boylston High School. She then earned her degree in Engineering from Boston University. Following that, she attended UMass Medical School where she earned her M.D. She will be seeing patients with Dr. Rugo Focht, as she specializes in pediatrics. In her spare time Megan enjoys time with family, relaxing on the beach in Maine, baking, knitting, exercising and traveling. She would be happy to tell you about her cat named Charlie or her new dogs, Norbert and Neville. Megan will be with us on Tuesday afternoons, and sometimes additional hours.