DR. WILL PORTER, back right, and Dr. Diana Barnard, front right, have left family practices to focus exclusively on treating patients who are homebound or nearing the end of their lives. The new Porter Palliative Care office is also staffed by nurse practitioner Leslie Orelup, front left, volunteer Alice Berninghausen, back left, and office manager Suzanne Cartwright, back center.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell
MIDDLEBURY — The newest addition to Middlebury’s health care community isn’t rolling out the latest technology or advanced batteries of tests. In fact, in the case of Partners in Palliative and Home Care — the practice launched by two Middlebury-area doctors this fall — a new approach to medicine looks remarkably old-fashioned.