Rimmele received his M.D from Duke University Medical College in 1994
and completed his residency training in Family Medicine from the
Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency in 1997. Starting at the
Foxboro area Health Center, he soon moved to Marblehead when he joined
the faculty team of the Family Practice Residency at Beverly Hospital in
he advanced swiftly to become the Medical Director of the Family
Practice Health Center. When it became clear that the Residency training
program would close in 2002, Fred was the catalyst in the plan to transform the
Family Practice Center into a physician owned group practice - Danvers
Family Doctors. Like
everything else he did in life, his mission was clear and unwavering.
The newfound practice would serve to provide the same quality of care
that the Family Practice Health Center had done and he would be part of
never lived to see his project come to life. On his way to
California for a Family Medicine conference, he became one of the
victims on board United Airlines flight 175 in the awful tragedy of
With his eye for detail, Fred had listed out his
vision and plan for the practice very early in the transition.
Today, this practice, which is dedicated in his memory will strive to achieve his
vision and standard of care, so that patients who knew
him could say: "You
did that just the same way as Doctor Rimmele would have done for
me." That perhaps, is the best remembrance we can have of him
to cherish his memory every day.