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Who We Are


Catherine Krouse, DO

Founder & DPC Physician

Dr. Catherine M. Krouse is a board certified family physician. She was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and then headed to Philadelphia for college and medical school. At Temple University she received her Bachelor’s degree in World Religion. She received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

At this point she needed a break from city life and was drawn to Maine for family medicine residency, graduating in June 2014. Her experience studying both the humanities as well as medical science helped to shape her perspective of medicine and her practice. Every person is unique in their experience and thus requires a unique path to health and healing. Dr. Krouse is committed to providing the tools and support that allow patients to heal on many levels.

In addition, yoga is an important part in Dr. Krouse’s life and medical practice. She has received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Her classes are a mix of guided meditation, Hatha (holding postures), and Vinyasa (flowing through postures) with the intention to create space in order to listen to the wisdom all of our bodies possess.


Cindy Bolles, PA

Physician Assistant

Cindy was brought up on Cape Cod. She was a competitive figure skater and coached skating for 20 years at Falmouth family ice. She trained for the 1988 Olympic in rowing while doing her undergraduate degree in exercise physiology/education at Northeastern University. She completed her PA degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  In her 30 years of practice, she has worked in trauma at Maine Medical Center. She worked at Orthopedic Associates for several years. The majority of her career she practiced at Mercy Hospital in the emergency department/urgent care. The past four years she has been doing primary care on Vinalhaven.

She is most proud of her five children.  She enjoys her three dogs and her horse.

Cindy is passionate about connecting with her patients and providing them with care that is preventative and compassionate. She is excited to be joining this dynamic practice!


Karissa Deane, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Karissa Deane is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She was raised in New Hampshire and went to college in Vermont. She graduated with a degree in Wellness and Alternative Medicine from Northern Vermont University and this is where she fell in love with Natural Medicine. She then went on to complete her medical training and earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural medicine. Dr. Karissa completed a year-long clinical and teaching residency at her NUNM where she expanded her training and clinical interests in medicine. Shortly after, Dr. Karissa and her family moved to Maine in 2020. 


Dr. Karissa believes in the human body’s innate power to heal when given the time and tools to do so. In her practice, each patient is approached as the unique individual they are. She listens to your story, asks thoughtful questions and works with you to get to the root cause of your health concerns. 


Dr. Karissa’s clinical focus is women’s health, hormone health, fertility, and family medicine. Her favorite treatment tools are nutritional counseling, lifestyle modifications, herbal medicine, physical medicine and nutraceutical therapy. Dr. Karissa is also trained and has comfort treating mental health issues like anxiety and depression, endocrine conditions like PCOS and diabetes as well as autoimmune conditions, arthritis and chronic fatigue. 

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