Profiles for our pediatricians Ann Tuddenham, M.D. and Angela Branda, D.O.
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 currently pursuing additional ertification in acupuncture and excited about building an integrative health center. He also recently became proud father to his first daughter Sienna Lily.
Ellen Ellis, Licensed Acupuncturist
Ellen brings to her acupuncture practice a love for the uniqueness of people, an appreciation for the beauty of the human body and a respect for the resilience of the human spirit. The foundation of her practice is based on her ability to listen, to clearly communicate and to bridge natural and allopathic medicine. Treatment is designed to meet the needs of each unique individual whether those needs are preventative or specific to the treatment of acute or chronic illness or injury.
Her style of acupuncture addresses the mind, body and spirit in addition to the presenting symptoms in order to restore health and well being. Ellen is excitedly accepting new patients and you can call us at either office to schedule your appointment today!
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 health coach who is passionate about cooking nutritious meals from local ingredients and nutrient-dense foods, and appreciates the effect it has on health and happiness. LuAnn has experience working with clients who have a variety of health concerns and who want to enhance their health naturally. As a new mom herself, LuAnn loves working with prenatal women and new moms, helping them to find a healthy balance in their life while establishing healthy habits for their children's future.
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.
Joe Sorbello, PA-C
Joe Sorbello is our certified Physician Assistant who works in conjunction with Dr. Dufresne and Dr. Kenerson to provide urgent care for our current patients. He is available in both our Freeport and Augusta locations.