Family Physician, Writer, Teacher and Mentor

Serving patients in Bucksport (population 4,923) and Van Buren, Maine (population 2,082).

For speaking, writing and other non-clinical purposes, email me at contact(at) This site does not give personalized medical advice.

I chose my career at the age of four, graduated from Medical School at age 26 in my native Sweden at Uppsala University. First Board Certified in Family Medicine in the U.S. in 1984, I just passed my Boards again.

Practicing small town medicine for over thirty years and seeing three or four generations of many families has given me a perspective fewer and fewer physicians have today. 

Progress Notes” refers to the daily or occasional entries a physician makes in a patient’s medical record on the progress of a case. In this case, the progress may be mine or the patient’s.

All names and specifics in my blog posts have been changed for privacy reasons.

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My first Arabian Horse, a magical Pegasus that changed my life and taught me to get out of my head and into my heart.

My new girl, her first cousin once removed. Once rejected, neglected, starved and abused. Adopted 2016 via the Arabian Rescue Mission.


2018 Top 25 Doctor Blogs Award

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Osler said “Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis”. Duvefelt says “Listen to your patient, he is telling you what kind of doctor he needs you to be”.

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