As a naturopathic doctor, I work with each patient to create personalized and effective treatment solutions.
Prior to receiving my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, I received my BA in anthropology from Dartmouth College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
I discovered in a class titled “The Anthropology of Health and Illness” that rarely is any disease confined to the physical body or the psyche alone. Rather, the experience of health and disease is a complex interplay of social, economic, psychological, and physical factors. This understanding is crucial in the context of Lyme and associated diseases, which often create stressors in each of these areas. I have studied with and learned from leading experts in Lyme diagnosis and treatment over the last 10 years, including Dr Klinghardt MD, Dr Horowitz MD, Dr Ross MD, and Dr Burrascano MD. Further, I have spent the last several years treating over 1,000 patients with Lyme and tick-borne infections at North Coast Family Health in New Hampshire. My desire to bring this accumulated knowledge back to Maine to help my community in Scarborough has led to the opening of our new medical clinic, Scarborough Integrative Health. I am partnering with my colleague, Jill Mahoney, MD who has been successfully treating Lyme disease in Maine for many years.
I continue to deepen my knowledge and stay up to date with current research by attending International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conferences, other related conferences throughout the year, and reading the latest books published by leaders in integrative health care.
Apart from tick borne infections, my other medical interests include: PANDAS and PANS; fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome; digestive health (including IBS, SIBO, Crohn’s, UC, reflux, gastritis, constipation, and diarrhea); men’s health (including Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, low libido, erectile dysfunction, low energy, and loss of muscle mass); endocrinology including thyroid, adrenals, and sex hormones; brain health (including depression, anxiety, ADHD, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease); cardiovascular disease and diabetes; natural stress reduction; and autoimmune disease.
Attaining health is a process, and I do my best to provide proven solutions while supporting and empowering you along the way. I work with each patient’s desires, beliefs, and values to develop a treatment and management approach that works.
I’m an avid soccer player and you may find me playing a game of pick-up or dribbling a ball at a local soccer field with my wife Laura and Bernie, my Bernese Mountain Dog. In addition to playing soccer, I enjoy all forms of exercise, including cycling, running, and hiking. I am also an avid landscape painter and you may find me out trying to capture the seasons of New England.
I look forward to working with you to help you establish and reach your personal health goals.