When Lainy Dunning, later Schroeder, joined the practice in 2000, the patients, the staff and Dr. Schroeder soon realized that they had been blessed to have with them one of the most dedicated and loving nurses possible. Lainy completed her nursing training at Albany Medical Center, in Albany New York.She first worked as an ICU nurse at Albany Medical Center, and later in many clinical settings. For many years she worked as the New England representative of Pharmasource, a company that provided Nursing Homes with Pharmacy training and administration. In that capacity Lainy taught the Nursing Home staffs about proper drug administration, and audited each facility to assure that drugs were not abused. She was highly regarded and feared by some in this capacity. The change to clinical practice has given Lainy the opportunity to establish many new relationships with patients and our staff. She and Dr. Schroeder have a true partnership and together are dedicated to providing the best possible medical care. Lainy also has additional expertise in two areas. She has extensive experience in the treatment and healing of wounds. Recently she finished her course work in bereavement counseling, and will be writing her thesis to become a certified therapist in that area.