Julie Franklin, FNP-C
With a love of science, language and solving complex problems, Julie transitioned to life as a family nurse practitioner in 2015. She joins us most recently from Martins Point where she saw patients of all ages. Although she misses her patients there, she realized that private practice is a better fit for her and her patients. Julie believes in knowing and treating the whole person and appreciates that patients are so much more than the sum of their aches, pains, and illnesses. She also believes laughter and movement to be great medicine. Julie will begin seeing new and established patients in both Freeport and Augusta offices in September 2019.
Dr. Michael D. Dufresne, D.O.
Dr. Dufresne did his undergraduate training at UNH and completed his medical training at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. He is board certified in Family Practice and integrates Osteopathic Manipulation as part of comprehensive patient care. Dr. Dufresne has a special interest in Women’s Health, including prenatal care and obstetrics.
Dr. Kevin Kenerson, D.O.
Dr. Kenerson studied at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and completed his medical training at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. He is board certified in Family Practice and board eligible in Osteopathic Manipulation and his interests include holistic health and physical fitness. He is excited about continuing to build an integrative health center. He also recently became proud father to his second daughter Lilah Marie who joins Sienna Lily as his proudest accomplishments in life.
Brett Adell, LCSW
Born and raised in Maine, Brett graduated from Emmanuel College in 2007 with his bachelor's degree in Psychology. He then attended Wheelock College where he completed his Master's Degree in Social Work in 2009. Brett has worked both in Crisis and Outpatient Counseling since returning to Maine. Prior to joining BWMF he spent the last five years in private practice. Brett works with a variety of disorders implementing a wide variety of treatment approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Psychodynamic approach, and psycho education. Brett enjoys incorporating humor and laughter into his treatment.
Angela Branda, D.O.
Originally from Ohio, Dr. Branda received her medical training at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM). She then moved to Brooklyn, NY for her Pediatrics residency and came up to Maine for further training in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal medicine (OMM/NMM). She is board certified in both Pediatrics and OMM/NMM. She is exited to provide general pediatric care as well as OMM for both adults and pediatrics.
Dr. Branda also teaches at UNE and is acclaimed for her patient-focused approach to health care that takes into account every aspect of the patient, including his or her physical, personal, and spiritual well-being.
Dr. Stephen Goldbas, D.O.
Dr. Goldbas earned his Doctor Of Osteopathy degree at the University Of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (1991). He has served on the faculty of the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program as director of osteopathic medical education and associate program director after he completed his residency and board certification in Family Medicine (1994). He is a remarkable medical educator and has been acclaimed as a doctor who trains doctors in osteopathic techniques. He is board certified in Neurmusculoskeletal Medicine /Osteopathic manipulative medicine who brings over 20 years of clinical practice and experience to the integrative practice of Be Well My Friend, LLC
LuAnn Jones, Holistic Nutritionist
LuAnn is a holistic nutritionist whose goal is to empower people with knowledge and confidence to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. It is her hope that peoples lives will be enriched by applying holistic nutrition principles and creating more mindfulness in their own families. LuAnn is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters that keep her very busy and very happy.
Ashton Piers, FNP
Ashton graduated with her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2010 from Saint Joseph's College of Maine. After passing her boards she started working on the cardiac unit at Mercy hospital for the next three years. After gaining experience on the cardiac unit, Ashton worked in the Mercy birthplace for another three years. By 2016, she graduated with her Master's in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ashton continues to show her gratitude for the college by working as full time faculty in the Nursing Program.
Besides feeling fulfilled as a nurse practitioner and nursing instructor, Ashton also enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.
Maria Sirois, RN, BSN
Maria Sirois is a certified diabetes educator who works with Dr Dufresne and Dr Kenerson to help patients incorporate nutrition, physical activity and medication management (if needed) to assist our patients to meet their health and wellness goals. With over thirty years of nursing experience, she enjoys working with all age groups.