Keith W. Michl, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As an internal medicine physician, I combine knowledge, experience, insight and technical ability when evaluating and treating patients for improved health and wellness. My goal is to help each patient by using a compassionate, unhurried approach to addressing his/her medical needs. This personalized healthcare model, allows us to better prevent, diagnose and manage illness. By listening, teaching and coaching, I am able to help my patients maintain wellness and vitality. Working as equal partners, we can identify and achieve goals that involve lifestyle modification, as well as prescribed treatments. My close doctor-patient relationships also allow me to advocate for you and help you navigate our complex healthcare system.

I am one of the few internists in Vermont offering this type of personalized approach to healthcare, like concierge medicine. My primary care practice serves patients in southern and central Vermont, including Manchester, Bennington, Arlington, Salem, Dorset, Weston, Peru, Danby, Bondville, Londonderry, Wallingford and Jamaica, as well as adjacent western Massachusetts and eastern upstate New York. I am affiliated with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont, and I also refer to Rutland Regional Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. 

My primary specialty is general internal medicine, but I have added qualifications in geriatric medicine/age management. I also have interests in preventive cardiology, nutrition, weight management issues and integrative health which allows me to provide a more holistic approach to your health.

Physician Profile


Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Chemistry 1977
Medical School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH
Doctorate of Medicine 1981
George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC
Internal Medicine 1981-1982
George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC
Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track 1982-1984

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
- Member, Performance Measurement Technical Advisory Committee 2008-present
- Member, Medical Practice and Quality Committee 2008-present
- Governor, Vermont Chapter 1995-1999
Vermont Medical Society
- President, Vermont Medical Society 1991-1992

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
- Attending Physician, Department of Medicine 1984-present
- Chairman, Department of Medicine 1999-2001
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine 1993-present
Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute/Promethus Payment, Inc.
- Board Member 2007-present
- Secretary, Executive Committee 2008-present

Hospital Affiliations

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Young Internist of the Year, American Society of Internal Medicine 1993
Laureate Award, Vermont Chapter, American College of Physicians 2007


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Richard

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  • Member: John

    As a senior citizen it is very comfortable knowing that when you need help there is a doctor available. I can contact Dr. Michl a...