Louisa Barnhart, MD, MPH

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Family Medicine Residency: Eastern Maine Medical Center
Psychiatry ResidencyMaine Medical Center

Dr. Barnhart practiced family medicine for 20 years with interests in addiction and mind–body issues.  In 2000 she retrained in psychiatry and went on to practice community psychiatry, duel diagnosis addiction medicine, and inpatient and outpatient psychiatry.  Her current teaching interests include general psychiatry, ethical issues, cognitive behavioral therapy, PTSD, and group work.

She joined the Maine-Dartmouth faculty in 2010 as a psychiatric consultant.  She performs consultations at the Family Medicine Institute and Maine Dartmouth Family Practice, and manages patients in tandem with faculty and residents.  Residents may spend elective time with her for a tailored educational experience in psychiatry.

During her undergraduate education at Lycoming College, Dr. Barnhart spent a year at the University of Göttingen in Germany and began her lifelong passion for travel and other cultures.  One of her most memorable adventures involved helping to build stoves in Guatemala; each stove cleans up the air for 12 persons.  These perspectives help her care for the Arabic speaking immigrants of our area.

She enjoys anything outdoors, quilting, jewelry making, cooking, and traveling across the globe with her exceptional husband. She has two grown sons, two daughters-in-law, several informal daughters, and three grandparrots.