Family Physician, Writer, Teacher and Mentor
Serving patients in Bucksport (population 4,923) and Van Buren, Maine (population 2,082).
For speaking, writing, coaching, mentoring and other non-clinical purposes, email me at contact(at)acountrydoctorwrites.com. This site does not give personalized medical advice to patients.
I chose my career at the age of four, graduated from Medical School at age 26 in my native Sweden at Uppsala University. I did a two year rotating internship in Sweden and a three year Family Medicine Residency in Lewiston, Maine. First Board Certified in Family Medicine in the U.S. in 1984, I recertified in 2018.
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” on A Country Doctor Writes 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.
On A Country Doctor Reads I started to post links to interesting articles I’ve come across. That blog is being retired. From now on, I will publish only more in-depth commentary on things I read on my main blog and my briefer links on Twitter (@ACDocwrites).
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.