David Loxterkamp was born in rural Iowa and moved to Maine in 1984. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1979, the York Hospital Family Residency Program in 1982, and from UCSF Fellowship in Family Medicine in 1991. He and his wife Lindsay have two children, Clare and John. Dr. Loxterkamp enjoys running, traveling and choral singing. His professional interests include the treatment of opioid dependence and writing about the doctor-patient relationship.
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Jeff Newsom grew up in rural Pennsylvania. After graduating from college at UNH (1997), he worked for Outward Bound and traveled internationally. Jeff then attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine, graduating in 2007, and completed his Family Medicine residency training at Maine Medical Center in Portland in June, 2010. He especially enjoys caring for young families and offers prenatal and obstetric care. Jeff and his wife Laura have two young children and they are happy to be a part of the Belfast community. In addition to spending time with family, he enjoys canoeing, skiing, mountain climbing and just about anything outdoors.
Stephanie Taylor joined Seaport Family Practice in 2002. She sees pediatric primary care patients up to age 25, and works with families to achieve healthier diet and exercise habits. She also works in the office-based treatment program for patients with opiate dependence. Her clinical interests include developmental and behavioral pediatrics, family planning, asthma, obesity issues and substance abuse. Stephanie graduated from the Yale University Medical School of Nursing in 1994.
Sheena Cottle grew up in Orland and continues to live there. She graduated from Bucksport High School in 2003 and completed her CNA class the following fall. Sheena is married and her hobbies include reading, crocheting and spending time time with her family and friends, and of course her two dogs Rocky and Chowder.
Jennifer Hersom holds both her CPR and CRMH licenses. Before graduating from KVCC as a certified Medical Assistant in 2011, she worked with the mentally challenged population. Jennifer joined Seaport Family Practice in May of 2012. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Dawn Viles, a Belfast native, completed her CMA course at North East Technical Institute in 2013 and has been working in the medical field ever since. Dawn’s favorite holiday is Halloween. She comes from a large family of ten!
Jaime Whiting was born in North Dakota and grew up outside of Roswell, New Mexico. She moved to Maine in 2006 and has been at Seaport Family Practice since October 2011. She has three young sons and in her spare time she enjoys hiking and camping with her family. She is an avid Patriots fan and when she isn’t watching football or enjoying the outdoors, she is busy keeping up with her sons and all of their activities.
Ami Cotier was born and raised in Maine and graduated from Bucksport High School in 2006. She went on to Eastern Maine Community College and majored in Medical Transcription and minored in Health Care Secretarial, graduating in 2008. In her spare time, Ami enjoys reading, swimming and baking.
Ann Nickerson bio coming soon
Carol Kuhn moved to rural Maine in 1978. Prior to going to medical school, she worked in Kezar Falls and Isleboro, Maine as a physician’s assistant, and graduated from the Duke University College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program in 1977. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1996, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency at the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in 1999, and joined the staff at Seaport Family Practice the same year. Carol is most comfortable in and on the water, swimming, kayaking and sailing. When on land, she likes to hike, garden and cross county ski, and enjoys spending time with her large, extended family. Her professional interests include international health experiences with Doctors Without Borders and Konbit Sante, a Maine-based group which partners with health care systems in Northern Haiti. Closer to home, Carol is excited by geriatric medicine and the treatment of opioid addiction.
Megan Britton comes to Seaport Family Practice from Houlton, Maine by way of Bowdoin College, the University of Queensland (Australia) and the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. She recently completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine in Portland, and has also studied under Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. Megan enjoys combining her training in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies with conventional Western medicine, to partner with patients as they navigate the various and distinct modes of healing. In her spare time, Megan loves spending time in the outdoors, especially hiking and skiing. She is an avid runner and loves to cook, eat, and feed family and friends! She also enjoys both adventures and lazy days with her husband and two young children. Megan practices in Family Medicine and also offers Integrative Medicine consults.
Cheryl Cummings grew up in Belfast, graduated from Belfast Area High School and received her nursing degree from the University of Maine in Augusta. She began her nursing career at Waldo County General Hospital and with Waldo County Home Health. Cheryl has been with Seaport Family Practice since 2000.
I am family physician and epidemiologist and have spent my career teaching, doing clinical work, and doing clinical research. I am originally from the Greater Portland area of Maine. I graduated from Amherst College, completed medical school at the University of Vermont, did my residency in Family Medicine in Bangor and my residency in Preventive Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC.
After finishing my training in Family Medicine, my wife Emily and I worked for 3 years in a hospital in rural Zimbabwe, where I became interested in public health. Afterward, I got my PhD in epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill and worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Epidemic Intelligence Service. While at UNC, I began to do clinical AIDS care during the most difficult phase of the HIV epidemic, when there were many cases and no effective treatments. Subsequently, I was a faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Eastern Maine Medical Center for 13 years and taught epidemioloy at the University of Maine.
Renee Light grew up in Frankfort, Maine and attended the University of Maine at Orono’s undergraduate and masters in social work programs. Her clinical experience includes work with children, adolescents and adults both in the office as well as in patients’ homes. Renee has two young children, Silas and Avery, and in her free time she enjoys outdoor activities
Lisa Werner was born and raised in Rhode Island and moved to Maine in 2009. She attended the University of Rhode Island where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition in 2003. She worked in her field for five years at Rhode Island Hospital. In 2007, Lisa returned to school and earned her degree in nursing and, in 2008, became licensed as a Registered Nurse. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also likes to run, read and knit.
Chris Kramer was born in Buffalo, NY and spent her childhood in Western New York on a small farm and later in Pennsylvania in the suburbs. Her first college experience was in x-ray technology, an area she worked in on and off for ten years. Chris went back to college at the age of 30, and earned a teaching certificate for high school science and math. At the age of 34, Dr. Kramer went to UNE for medical school, fulfilling a lifelong dream to continue studies in medicine. She has been in family practice and obstetrics for many years in Ellsworth, Bangor and now Belfast. Chris has five children and in her free time, she loves to ski and sail.
Claire, her husband, and son live in Appleton, Maine. She recently worked in research at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Fairfield. She received her BA from the State University of New York, Master of Arts in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, and attended Harvard University’s seminar “Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management.” She grew up in the Far East attending schools in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing. She returned to China to help run the General Motors Beijing office in the early 1990s and helped to guide the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore through their strategic planning process.
Cheryl Deane, PA-C to our clinical team. Cheryl is a recent graduate of the University of New England Physician Assistant Program. She and her husband have just relocated in Belfast. Cheryl will be seeing patients in the office and in the local nursing homes. She has a special interest in allergy, and will soon be providing allergy testing and desensitization (shots).
Chasity York was born and raised in Skowhegan, Maine. She moved to Montville many years ago and loves it there. Before joining Seaport Family Practice, she worked for seven years as a phlebotomist and data processor at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. Outside of work, Chasity enjoys gardening, bird watching and is a lover of all animals.
Sharon Reynolds was born and raised in Southern California and attended college in Portland, Maine. She has worked and taught in Christian education for over 25 years. In the fall of 2000 she moved to Brooks. From 2002 to 2006, Sharon worked for SFP as part-time bookkeeper. She enjoys traveling, camping, kayaking, playing various musical instruments, spending time with her many nieces and nephews and especially her husband, Jim. Sharon is excited to return to SFP to help in the financial department.
Chelsea Bowen was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, lived on a boat as a child and moved to Maine when she was 14 years old. After she graduated from high school, Chelsea went to college at Washington County Community College for Adventure, Recreation and Tourism. Chelsea is married and has two little girls. In her spare time, she likes to read, scrapbook, cook, ski and spend time gardening.
Britni was born in Bangor and moved to Illinois for 12 years. She moved back to Maine and graduated from Mt. View High School in 2010. She received her CNA in 2009 at Waldo County Technical Center. She worked as a CNA for six years starting in 2008 and is currently working as a PSR/MA. On her spare time she enjoys baking and keeping up with her daughter.