As Anna Dumont, DO, relocates out of state with her family (read more in the story below), her patients can take comfort in knowing the entire Tri Rivers physician team stands ready to provide the same high-quality service and attention that they have grown accustomed to receiving for the last 10 years. Based on their specialties and office locations, the following four physicians will care for the majority of Dr. Dumont's patients:
John Richmond, MD, and Christopher Edwards, MD, will take care of Dr. Dumont's orthopedic patients. Drs. Richmond and Edwards are board-certified orthopedic surgeons who are equipped to treat the full scope of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Richmond is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, and Dr. Edwards is fellowship-trained in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Additionally, Drs. Richmond and Edwards will serve as team physicians for the Mars Area Senior High School football team, a role Dr. Dumont proudly served for the last 10 years.
Megan Groh Miller, MD, will treat Dr. Dumont's concussion patients. Dr. Miller is fellowship-trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine and has taken care of Tri Rivers concussion patients since 2012 in Butler and Slippery Rock.
Judith Esman, MD, will take care of Dr. Dumont's osteoporosis patients. Dr. Esman has treated Tri Rivers Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation patients since 2007 and also sees osteoporosis patients at our North Hills office.
A Wonderful Decade with Dr. Dumont
Aug. 7 will forever be a bittersweet day for Anna Dumont, DO. On one hand, it marked her first day as a Tri Rivers physician back in 2010. And exactly 10 years later, it happened to be her last.
After a decade of compassionate care at Tri Rivers, Dr. Dumont, primary care sports medicine physician, and her family are ready for a new leg of life’s journey. They are relocating out of state in support of Dr. Dumont’s husband, who is also a physician and recently accepted a position as a physical medicine specialist.
Before she left, Dr. Dumont reflected on the past decade with Tri Rivers and how her experiences have molded her into the doctor she is today. A large part of that, she said, stems from her friendships with colleagues and relationships with patients.
“The most rewarding aspect of my time at Tri Rivers has been the relationships,” said Dr. Dumont. “The relationships I’ve built with my patients, staff and colleagues will be something I’ll always cherish.”
Dr. Dumont’s skill, together with her empathy and positive attitude, makes her a natural physician. But believe it or not, she was close to never becoming one in the first place. She initially believed she would be a broadcaster or journalist.
“I grew up in a physician home, but my parents always encouraged me to seek other professions,” Dr. Dumont said. “I originally went to George Washington University as a communications major and dance minor. My dad thought I was going to be the next Connie Chung.”
However, it didn’t take long for Dr. Dumont to realize medicine was her true calling, and in 2010 she found the perfect match in Tri Rivers. Almost immediately, the physicians and staff made her feel right at home.
“I’ve had great mentors,” Dr. Dumont said. “Dr. Weiss, who brought me in, and Dr. Agnew have shown me how to be a better, more efficient doctor. They were like father figures to me and always made me feel like family. They helped me build self-esteem. I felt like this was where I was supposed to be.”
For the last 10 years, Dr. Dumont built a busy practice predicated on strong, interpersonal relationships with her patients. Alongside her daily responsibilities, she also served as the team physician for the Mars Area Senior High School football team, a job she cherished. Her children even volunteered on the sidelines, occasionally serving as ball boys/girls and distributing water to the players.
Now, as she heads toward a new adventure, Dr. Dumont is focusing on what matters most: family. Her new position at an urgent care facility provides her with the flexibility to spend more time at home with her kids.
“Practicing medicine is still a part of me,” she said. “I’ll be reducing the number of hours I work because I’ll be more of a mom now. And I’ll be supporting my husband, of course. I’ll be helping him through the first phase of his career, just as my mentors at Tri Rivers helped me through mine.”
“It is universal that, once someone becomes part of Tri Rivers, they remain a part of us, even if they move on,” said Robyn Beckwith, MBA, Tri Rivers executive administrator. “In her 10 years here, Dr. Dumont helped us to morph, expand and become better. She leaves with our gratitude for her many contributions and for all the good and positive things she brought to her work every day.”
Dr. Dumont will no longer be walking the halls and seeing patients at Tri Rivers, but she still leaves behind a lasting impact. Her enthusiasm, positivity and compassionate care will be truly missed by her fellow physicians, staff and – most of all – her patients.
“My 14-year-old daughter was once asked in school, ‘Who is your hero?’” Dr. Dumont said. “She wrote, ‘My mom, because my mom is hardworking and kind.’ It made me realize that this is what I’m supposed to do and where I’m supposed to be: a mom and a physician.”