A 1991 graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and focuses on primary care in Internal medicine. In 1993, Dr. Portier completed a rotating osteopathic internship at Clarion Hospital, located in Clarion, PA for her general practitioner-ship. In 1995 she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD. Since that time, Dr. Portier has practiced Primary Care medicine in the Emmitsburg and Thurmont areas. Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Portier became the mother of three children (Phil, Thea and Laura), was a high school teacher and worked with insurance claims. Amidst the vast array of education Dr. Portier possesses, she also has a background in social work. Dr. Portier is married to William L. Portier PhD, (the other Dr. Portier) who holds the Mary Ann Spearan Chair of Theology at the University of Dayton, OH. In 2005, Dr. Portier was awarded the Grand Prize donation in the Ivory Gift of A Gentle Touch Contest. Dr. Portier was named the 2006-2007 Maryland Osteopathic Physician of the Year by the Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians.


2006 – 2007 Physician of the Year


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