POTSDAM – Dr. John Lovier, Jr., a board-certified specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, has joined the medical staff of Canton-Potsdam Hospital and will also provide care at E. J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur.
Lovier completed his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Lovier is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and served as the physician representative on the Moore County Board of Health. He has also served on task forces and committees for infection prevention, quality, and performance improvement.
“I’m looking forward to helping improve the health of women and their newborns,” said Lovier. “In addition to general wellness care for women in all stages of their lives, I perform gynecologic surgeries for everything from incontinence to medical and surgical management of frequent or heavy periods,” he said. “I work closely with a woman’s primary care provider, which is why it will be exciting to work in both Canton and Gouverneur, where there are excellent practitioners in place.”
“I anticipate performing minor surgeries in E. J. Noble’s operating suite, and more complex, advanced surgeries at CPH,” said Lovier.
Lovier comes most recently from Newark, N.Y., where he was with the Rochester General Hospital System’s Women’s Health Center at Newark.
“This region is a lot like Newark,” he said. “The challenges of rural medicine are similar, where you need a strong support system for pre-and-post-natal care. Although we won’t be doing deliveries at E. J. Noble Hospital, women will have their choice of hospitals where they wish to deliver, and we have skilled support: everyone from EMS personnel, to the Emergency Room, to the primary care practitioners. We’ll be working as a team,” said Lovier.
Lovier will maintain an office in Canton at the E. J. Noble Professional Building at 80 East Main St., and in Gouverneur at the main E. J. Noble Hospital in the physicians’ office wing.
For an appointment in Canton, call 714-3175, and for an appointment in Gouverneur, call 287-7700.
Women may also contact their primary care practitioners for a referral to Dr. Lovier.
For more information on OB/GYN services at CPH, including certified midwifery, interested individuals may visit the Birthplace at www.cphospital.org