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

CMMC Lewiston Residents

Second-Year Residents

Navneet Garcha MD
Resident

Name: Navneet (Navi) Garcha
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Medical School: Manipal University/American University of Antigua

“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings”- Unknown

Growing up, my family physician was my superhero. He seemed to know the answer to everything and went about his job with a smile on his face. Coming out of high school, medicine was the only career that I wanted to pursue. My love for travelling and curiosity for exploration led me to an international college in South India. I was able to immerse myself into a new culture and way of living while learning about medicine. As a senior in medical school, I wanted to continue travelling and I did just that. Over a two-year period I was able to explore the US while doing my clinical rotations in five different states and eight hospitals. When it came to choosing a residency, family medicine seemed to fit just right.

CMMC stood out to me because of the ability of the program to make me feel at home. The staff has been extremely welcoming and supportive from the start. Throughout my medical journey, I looked for programs that would allow me to thrive in areas that interest me. CMMC gives you every opportunity to explore your interests and is flexible in creating a program designed to help you succeed. Moving to Maine alone was a big step and knowing I will have support during my time here was a huge determining factor of where I ended up.

I absolutely love travelling and I am always ready to pack a bag and set off on a new adventure. Being from the west coast, I feel at home with the majestic scenery of Maine and I am excited to explore the outdoors. I enjoy competitive sports, dancing, following the Seattle Seahawks and being a proud Canadian of course!

I look forward to continuing my medical journey at CMMC!



Bindu Gupta MD
Resident

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Medical School: Medical University of Silesia, Poland
Undergraduate: Sheridan Institute of Technology, Canada
Major: Chemical/ Environmental Engineering Technology

I am a proud Indian by being born there, a proud Canadian having lived many years of my life there and now very proud to be a part of USA which gave me the opportunity to realize my dream of becoming a physician! My journey to medical school has not been a straight one. I worked several years in Canadian municipal government in recycling and Energy-from-Waste (incineration) areas prior to coming to medicine. Although I enjoyed my job, I did not feel fulfilled. I always knew that my true passion is healing and serving. I found myself learning and using various healing techniques such as reiki, reflexology, yoga, breathing exercises, nutrition, Ayurveda and meditation. It was an eye-opener for me to see how effective some of these could be. I felt that integrative and preventive medicine is the answer to the health crisis we are facing today. When the right time appeared, I joined medical school to learn, explore and practice the art and science of healing in a more complete way.

I feel very fortunate to be part of the CMMC family. I felt so uplifted by the positive environment at CMMC during the time of my interview that I knew I was meant to be here. The program resonated very well with my medical interests. I wanted a full spectrum family medicine program in an underserved area, which practiced and taught integrative approach to medicine, and was progressive and open to positive changes and ideas. I was very impressed by Dr. Woolever’s words on interview day, “We not only teach family medicine, but help physicians discover their true passion.” I saw that the program not only valued patient-centered care, it took pride in training physicians to maximize their potential and provide exceptional patient care. I wanted to be trained at such a place! I know that by the end of three years, I will be an outstanding physician.

I enjoy yoga, meditation, music, reading, writing, cooking and walking in nature. My medical interests include integrative medicine, mental health, public health, women’s health, Ayurveda, integrative oncology and preventive medicine.



Christina Lincoln DO
Resident

Name: Christina E Lincoln
Hometown: Arlington MA
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross
Major: Biology

I am originally from a suburb of Boston, but have called Maine home for the last 5 years. Prior to moving to Maine, I graduated from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a degree in biology and subsequently joined a neurodegenerative research lab associated with the VA and Boston University. After giving research a chance, I realized I was not meant to work at the lab bench, but with the people that were affected by the diseases I was studying. I decided to pursue my career in medicine while staying in New England. While attending the University of New England, I returned to campus between my third and fourth years to work as a fellow, teaching anatomy, clinical skills, and OMT to first and second year students.

Coming from a large urban area, I was apprehensive about moving to Maine. However, by the end of my first year of medical school I have fallen in love with this state and its residents. I had expected to pursue a residency in pediatrics at the beginning of medical school. However, after observing practicing family medicine doctors in Maine, I realized how comprehensive the care they give truly is. I was drawn to CMMC for both the strength of the program in the training of the general practitioner as well as the availability of selectives to increase my exposure to maternal and child medicine.

Interests: Beyond medicine, I love being outside as much as possible, be it hiking, kayaking, or just hanging out with my dog. In addition, I have been playing soccer since I was very young and have been able to continue to play in organized leagues in the Portland, ME area.



Scott Lowman DO
Resident

Name: Scott Henry Lowman
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Medical School: Des Moines University
Undergraduate: Seattle Pacific University
Major: Biology

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, much of my life has been spent in Seattle. From a long lineage of commercial fisherman, medicine was not where I imagined myself when I grew up. It was because of my family and community where I was raised, which instilled the notion that love for our fellow man is shown through service. In my youth, I spent much time working with homeless and underserved populations. Once in college, I was intrigued by the sciences and at the same time found myself enjoying spending free time helping at community health clinics in the Seattle area. It was then I realized the need for competent healthcare providers willing to work in settings of limited access, this was where I would dedicate myself, providing health and healing to others and empowering them to improve the lives they live.

What brought me to Maine? When I came for my interview, it was too beautiful and the people too wonderful for me not to spend a few years seeing what it is all about. My family was sad that I would be moving away but my passion for moving to Maine made it easy for them realize I had to go. There are many similarities between here and the Pacific Northwest. The land, the water and the pace of life provide so much beauty that I very quickly felt at home.

I have a great love of water and spend as much time near or on it as possible. I find it healing and centering. I love sailing and racing, swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. My passion for helping others prevent disease and improve the quality of their own life is rooted in my personal passion for wellness. I love the outdoors including hiking, backpacking, trail running, mountaineering, biking, bike touring, snowshoeing and skiing. I love the community aspect of fitness and enjoy exercising with others, going on a run with or getting out for a long bike ride on the weekends with friends. For me there is nothing that makes me feel better than finding active ways to spend time with people I love. When I’m not on the go, I will be participating in one of my other favorite pastimes: relaxing with my dog, listening to good music, drinking good coffee and cooking delicious and nourishing meals. I also enjoy reading and listening to podcasts. I’m always excited to learn new things!



Samuel Moss DO
Resident

Hometown: Yarmouth, ME
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA
Major: B.A. In Biology

Raised in Maine, I got my worker's permit as soon as possible and began working at my local corner store, Denucci's. The breakfast crowd were mostly older men; regulars, grizzled by years of labor and experience, ranging from town crossing guards, an American Airlines pilot, fishermen, marina men; many were veterans. The couple who ran the shop put me right to work, first making pizza dough, then dishwashing, and eventually to the cash register. Four years later, I was helping them close the shop. Every shift and every customer taught new life lessons and I feel a deep connection to that community still. I left Maine for college, always in hopes of returning and being able to pay back all the life lessons learned directly to the community that gave me so much as a young man.

I hope that when and if we meet, you'll understand I apply my knowledge in a direct manner that is both transparent and comprehensive. Every single patient has a different idea of their own health and I'm not here to push my ideas on you, just to nurture yours. I want to engage you in a plan that reflects exactly who you are, your experiences and see what you're capable of. To make a change in your life, I believe you either need inspiration or desperation. I signed up to be a doctor because I want to help people find the self-inspiration to be happier and avoid desperation; and ultimately help preserve the health of the community that made my childhood a success.

"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."
~ Henry Ward Beecher

CMMC's Family Medicine Residency has been the perfect fit for me and my goals. I'm obtaining top notch, broad-based medical education and training, and while embroiled in the intense training residency offers, I have a group of amazing residents and faculty that provide an unbelievable amount of support. I'm grateful I'm in my home state for my most formative years of medical training, and am blessed to remain so close to family and friends.

As a physician, I'm interested in advancements in hospital-based medicine, clinic and hospital-based procedures, and critical care. I am also interested in the furthering of a direct primary care model here in Maine, and am interested in local public health and infectious disease. Outside of work, I'm a family man first; and I try to be a fisherman, love to kayak, go clamming, golf, and to write.