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 DNP, 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 growing family.
Darlene Vittori-Marsell received her Bachelors in Nursing from Fitchburg State in 1988 and her Masters in Nursing from Northeastern in 1991.She completed a postgraduate fellowship in Adolescent Health at Children's Hospital in Boston in 1997 and a self-directed study in Sports Medicine in 1998. Darlene has dedicated over 2 decades to providing exceptional, comprehensive care to patients. After a long career in adolescent and young adult health, Darlene has decided to return to her love for all ages of pediatric patients. Darlene is excited to work with young children and their parents in teaching skills in mindfulness and anxiety management to better foster healthy coping strategies in all ages.