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Jo Ann F. Hertford, Family Medicine provider.

Jo Ann F. Hertford, MD, FAAFP, JD

Family Medicine

I strive to treat my patients the way I would like to be treated, or would have one of my family members treated. I enjoy connecting with my patients to best understand their unique needs. At times we may be coming from two different directions, and my goal is to learn my patient’s values, goals and perspectives. Then I present them with applicable medical information and we come up with a shared plan to support their health and wellness.

My grandparents immigrated from Italy. We had no other physicians in my family when I decided to become a pediatrician while in college. In medical school, I realized I wanted to care for people through the entire lifespan, from prenatal care and deliveries to geriatrics. I delivered babies for 15 years after residency, and two of my grandchildren since.

A successful outcome is when my patient’s health improves through sound medical guidelines coupled with their motivation for positive change. A good example is a new diabetic that decides to lose weight and exercise, with resulting improvement in their sugars. We have medicines and procedures as well, of course, but if I can help patients understand why I recommend a certain course of action, I feel we have both won our shared goal of their health and wellness.

Where to find me

Cheshire Medical Center

580 Court Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431



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About me

Jo Ann F. Hertford, MD, FAAFP, JD


  • 2013

Areas of focus

  • Preventative care
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Pediatric and newborn care


  • English


Medical School

  • MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, 1986


  • FAAFP, JD, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, 2007


  • Family Medicine, The Medical Center, Beaver, PA, 1989

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Professional Credential

  • Fellow of the Academy of Family Practice, 2012