Dr. Patrick Broderick, president of Western Connecticut Medical Group, announces the appointment of Dr. Courtney E. Chambers.

Dr. Chambers is a general surgeon who has served patients at New Milford Hospital since 2007. He specializes in minimally invasive techniques, including hernia repair and other abdominal laparoscopic surgery.

He works in partnership with Dr. Kirstin Pilchard, who also recently joined the medical group in general surgery.

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Chambers has served as the surgical liaison to the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer for New Milford Hospital's designation as an approved program for high-quality cancer care.

He previously served as a general and breast surgeon at NorthBay Health Care and Sutter Health in northern California from 2002-07.

Dr. Chambers is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Following his graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Chambers completed an internship and residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, and residency training at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno General Surgery Program.

For information and appointments, call 860-210-5002.

Klemm Real Estate, with offices throughout Litchfield County, including in Washington, has achieved the highest year-to-date sale in Middlebury.

The sale represented both the buyer and seller of a 17-room property on South Street, with an asking price of $2.298 million.

The house was originally built for Howard Tuttle, a gentleman farmer and two-term Naugatuck mayor, who converted it from an old farmhouse to his weekend retreat.

For more information, visit www.klemmrealestate.com.

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