Presentation for Middle and High School parents by Dr. Ruth Potee (vaping)

posted May 3, 2018, 1:02 PM by Grant Harris

Kops N Kids

From Police Chief John McCarthy & Superintendent Dr. Richard Safier

Kops N Kids & The Gloucester Public Schools present:


Ruth A. Potee MD.

Topic: Marijuana, Addiction, and Vaping


An evening session for Grade 5 – 12 parents

on Thursday, May 24th:

6:00 – 7:00pm in the GHS Lecture Hall

Back by popular demand. Parents who saw Dr. Potee speak in March described her presentation as a “must-see” for parents of students in Grades 5 – 12. Dr. Potee’s information is invaluable, and her delivery is dynamic and engaging. Free of charge to parents and community members of all schools.

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Dr. Ruth Potee is a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, MA. She is a native of western Massachusetts and attended public schools in the North Quabbin region. She attended Wellesley College, Yale University School of Medicine, and did her residency at Boston University where she remained as an assistant professor of Family Medicine for eight years. In addition to practicing family medicine, she is currently the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center, and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District as well as the Chair of the Healthcare Solutions of the Opioid Taskforce of Franklin County. She was named Franklin County Doctor of the Year by the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2015 and is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Baystate-Franklin Medical Center. Dr. Potee engages communities in discussions surrounding substance abuse through her wide-ranging series of talks.


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