Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Medicine Residency: Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
NMM Plus One Program: Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
When I was in my early 40s, raising our son and daughter, serving as a doula, childbirth educator, massage therapist, and artistic director of Baraka! Middle Eastern Ensemble, I was drawn towards osteopathy by personal and family experience and decided this would be a great time to pursue medicine. Though it was a huge change, it made sense to me then and still makes sense: that my life experience as mother, doula/massage therapist, and dancer would flow into osteopathic medicine.
My interests remain on flow and wellness. I have had five years as faculty for the family medicine and NMM residencies at CMMC in Lewiston where I learned how to be a resident advocate. I served as Director of Osteopathic Education and brought the integrative medicine curriculum to include embodied experiences — sometimes messy, but generally lively. I have deep respect and interest in indigenous and traditional systems of medicine and became a yoga instructor with Ayurvedic training, and studied Japanese acupuncture and now am in deep studies of southern Italian traditional healing. I started a free clinic at New Beginnings to serve at risk and homeless youth and was granted the Molina Healthcare’s Community Champion’s Award as well as Young Physician of the Year Award 2016.
I live on Maranacook Lake with my husband, Nick and our dog, Gilbert. I am a dedicated plant person and am learning about the various plant medicine on our land. Yoga, dance, tai chi, making communal meals, and wooded hikes make me happy.