Physicians & Departments

Primary Care

At Martha’s Vineyard Hospital we support patient-centered care and actively involve patients and their families in the design of new care models and in decision-making about individual options for treatment. The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patient-centered care as: "Providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions." This holistic approach to healthcare promotes mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and physical healing. It empowers patients and families through the exchange of information and encourages healing partnerships with caregivers. Patient-centered care seeks to maximize positive healthcare outcomes by integrating optimal medical therapies and incorporating art and nature among other modalities, into the healing environment.

Merrie Beth Dodge, DO

  • Specialty : Primary Care/Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Grandview Hospital, Dayton, Ohio
  • Board Certification: American Osteopathic Association
  • Joined Staff: 2008

Beth Donnelly, MD, co-Chair of Primary Care

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Telephone: 508-696-5700
  • Fax: 508-696-5702
  • Medical School: School of Medicine, State University of NY at Buffalo
  • Internship: Family Medicine of Southwest Washington
  • Residency: Providence Portland Medical Center
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Barbara Krause, MD

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Telephone: 508-696-5700
  • Fax: 508-696-5702
  • Accepting New Patients?: Yes
  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine

John R. Lamb, MD

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Telephone: 508-693-3164
  • Fax: 508-696-5238
  • Accepting new patients?: Not at this time
  • Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
  • Internship/Residency: SUNY Buffalo
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Ellen McMahon, MD

  • Specialty: Family Practice
  • Telephone: 508-696-5700
  • Fax: 508-696-5702
  • Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine & Dartmouth Medical School
  • Internship/Residency: Brown University School of Medicine & Dartmouth Medical School
  • Board Certification: Family Practice and Geriatrics

Henry Nieder, MD, co- Chair of Primary Care

  • Specialty: Family Practice
  • Telephone: 508-693-0019
  • Fax: 508-693-3600
  • Medical School: McGill University
  • Residency: Jewish General Hospital
  • Board Certification: Family Practice

Julia Stunkel, MD

  • Specialty: Family Medicine
  • Telephone: 508-693-0019
  • Fax: 508-693-3600
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Albany Medical Center
  • Board Certification: Family Practice