Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
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CMMC Family Medicine Residency Residents

CMMC Lewiston Residents

First-Year Residents

Jennifer Couture DO

Name: Jennifer Couture
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Medical School: University of New England
Undergraduate: Rochester Institute of Technology
Major: Political Science/Biomedical sciences

I am a true believer that life takes you where you are meant to be. I was lucky enough to get my dream job working at a research lab at Yale University and couldn’t help but feel like I wanted to be on the clinical side of medicine. I started volunteering at a pediatric refugee health clinic while at RIT, and my friend (now fellow doctor!) and I started the RIT UNICEF club to help raise awareness and get students involved with refugee work. At this time, I knew being a doctor was my calling. I chose medical school at UNE because I wanted to incorporate the whole person in my care. I truly believe that the mind and body are constantly working together. I want to give my patients the education and tools they need to be involved in helping heal themselves. I then journeyed to India for a month to volunteer in rural clinics and use limited resources to bring medical care to the population in Himachal Pradesh.

My husband and I met by chance while I was in medical school. He is from Maine, and I have been lucky enough to learn about my new home from someone who can actually get me from here to there without internet! I fell in love with the serenity and peacefulness of the state. Once realizing how rural much of the state is and how medically underserved much of the population is, I knew I wanted to complete residency and practice in Maine. CMMC definitely provided this, but they also provided something much more important to me. I knew I could see myself being happy as part of the CMMC family because of the support and camaraderie the residency has. To this day, I am beyond excited that I have the opportunity to complete my 3 years at this program.

On a daily basis, I try to keep my mind and body healthy. I love both yoga and cooking and find that they help me unwind and stay happy when I get home from a busy day. I love to explore new places with my dog and husband, and we love kayaking, snowshoeing, camping, and skiing. Some new goals in the next 5 years are to get back in to rock climbing and be able to ski a backcountry trail without fear!

Christopher Decker DO

Justin Quinlan DO

Olivia Simpson MD

Name: Libby Simpson
Hometown: Beverly, MA
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Major: Biology

Although I became interested in medicine at a young age I took a somewhat circuitous route to get where I am today. After graduating from UMass I dabbled in research and biotechnology for several years before deciding to apply to medical school. During my years at AUC I was lucky enough to meet incredible lifelong friends, satisfy my love of travel by studying in both St. Maarten and the UK, and discover my passion for family medicine. I couldn’t be more excited to join the CMMC team and can’t wait to see what the next three years hold!

Having grown up in New England and spent most of my summers and winters at our Fryeburg home I was sure I wanted to come back to the area for residency and beyond. CMMC was top on my list and after meeting the residents, faculty, and staff of Lewiston and Rumford I knew this was the place for me. One of my favorite aspects of family medicine is the ongoing and in depth relationships one develops with their patients and the community; it became immediately clear that this program, especially the rural track, make that a top priority. Additionally, I was impressed and excited about the diversity of learning opportunities, as well as the challenges faced in a rural setting. From wilderness to sports medicine, international health to community prevention, and integrative medicine to practice management CMMC offers everything a fresh new intern needs to become a first-rate family physician no matter where they practice.

Medically speaking I have a diverse array of interests ranging from global health to sports medicine. I also would like to get involved in preventive health, community health education, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
In my free time, however, I enjoy traveling, burning through a good book, hiking with my puppy, skiing, watching scary movies, spending entire days at the beach and eating almost anything pasta related (except maybe not those last two together ha!)

Bryan Stanley MD

Ross Watson MD

Name: Ross Watson
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean
Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine
Major: Biology

After finishing my undergrad, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I tried many jobs and lived many places, eventually becoming a paramedic and traveling most of the western United States. I then realized that my heart lied in medicine and I wanted to pursue further education and become a doctor. I wasn’t done traveling, however, and wanted to go overseas. I had the chance to live in four different countries in four years and it was an amazing experience. I got to see and do so much, and eventually came to the realization that I was ready to call somewhere home. Lewiston felt like that home.

I have been lucky to experience many different types of medicine in many different places, and what I found in CMMC matched what I believe is the best combination. Honest care, hardworking people, attention to detail and a sense of team, community and care that I was unable to find anywhere else.

I enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and camping, gardening and growing vegetables.

Terra Wilkins MD

Name: Terra Wilkins MD
Hometown: Penticton, BC, Canada
Medical School: St. George’s University
Undergraduate: University of Calgary
Major: Biological Sciences, Exercise and Health Physiology with Honors
I attended the University of Calgary hoping to quench my insatiable curiosity of how the human body worked. However, this only lead me further into the pursuit medicine. I wanted to find a better way for people to access care and give back to communities like the small town I was raised in. That route, while albeit far from traditional, is how I ended up attending SGU. Here I had the amazing opportunity to be part of the Global Scholar’s Program, studying abroad in England, Grenada, India and the United States. This experience shaped my understanding of medicine in ways I could not have imagined when I started this journey. It has opened my eyes to underserved communities, different cultural practices and various health care models, all with the same goal of helping people live well. With family in the Maine area, I could not be more excited to begin the next stage of my journey with CMMC and start exploring this beautiful corner of the world.
I chose here because this felt like somewhere I could call home. I was drawn to the extensive outdoor culture and friendly people, all in a beautiful location with coastline and mountains nearby. The opportunities to pursue Rural and Wilderness Medicine, as well as follow my interest in Sports Medicine made it a perfect fit.
I love being outdoors, doing pretty much any activity I have time for. I’m an avid skier, enjoy hiking and kayaking with friends or just exploring. I’m a lover of music, travel, culture and as a very amateur foodie I’m always looking forward to diving into the local cuisine and seafood.