RHINEBECK – Dr. Peter Fish, a decorated military medical officer, recently joined Health Quest Medical Practice to serve as medical director of the Thompson House skilled nursing center and Northern Dutchess Hospital’s post-acute care.
In this role, Fish will oversee medical care for Thompson House’s nearly 100 residents. He will also act as a liaison between Northern Dutchess Hospital and post-acute care providers, such as skilled nursing centers, to improve quality of care and reduce hospital re-admissions.
Fish recently moved to Rhinebeck from Honolulu, where he completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Hawaii, expanding his experience in trauma, emergency and occupational medicine.
He completed his internal medicine residency at St. Peter’s University Hospital in Rutgers, N.J. and hold a doctorate degree from St. George’s University Medical School in Grenada, and is a graduate of Yale University’s physician assistant program.
The U.S. Army National Guard major has held various roles during his distinguished military career. He was chief medical officer with a field artillery company in Afghanistan, and earned a Bronze Star in 2010. He served at an Iraq combat hospital in 2006 and 2007, as the officer in charge of medical affairs and a flight surgeon.
Already familiar with the Hudson Valley, Fish is a 1987 graduate of Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science.
The Thompson House is known as the Northern Dutchess Residential Health Care Facility.