Brien Davis, FNP – Owner.
In the office Mondays, Wednesday mornings and Thursdays.
Brien completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1985 and his Master’s Degree from the Husson College Family and Community Nurse Practitioner Program in 1998.
Brien has over 20 years experience in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice and Occupational Health. He likes to combine standard medical practices and alternative health treatments. He says “It’s all good; you just need to know when to use what. More often than not, some of each is better than either alone.”
Brien has over 500 hours of training in Natural Healthcare, focusing on Craniosacral Therapy, Manipulative Medicine and Homeopathy. He uses hands-on treatments to treat neck, back and extremity pain.
Brien believes health care happens best when the health care provider listens carefully and provides detailed information about the diagnosed illness. From there, the patient can choose the course of treatment, be it an herb, a pharmaceutical or a lifestyle change.
Brien is nationally certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC is a national nursing credentialing and certifying organization responsible for maintaining a national standard for Nurse Practitioners.
Other tidbits: Brien owns Hope Orchards. He spent his first year as a Nurse Practitioner at a mission hospital in Kenya. He’s from “away”, but has lived in Maine for the past 27 years. He’s married and has two sons.
Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Colby-Sawyer College. She worked as an RN at Concord Hospital in NH for several years before following her roots back to Maine.
She was employed by Waldo County General Hospital in the Surgical and Intensive Care units before earning her Masters degree in Nursing from Husson College Family and Community Nurse Practitioner Program in 2000.
Michelle is nationally certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) through the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC is a nursing credentialing and certifying organization responsible for maintaining a national standard for Nurse Practitioners.
Prior to taking some time off to be with her young children, Michelle Worked at Husson Family Practice in Bangor and as a clinical nursing instructor at the University of Maine – Augusta.
She is happy to be working at Hope Health Family Practice where she can spend time listening to and getting to know patients. “I’m a firm believer in wellness through prevention”, she says. “I want my patients to be active participants in their healthcare. The journey to good health is just that, a journey. It’s my hope to educate my patients on how to lead happy and healthy lives.”
Outside the office, Michelle enjoys golfing, skiing and relaxing with family and friends. When not chasing a soccer ball, Michelle resides in Lincolnville with her husband and two daughters.
Heather Smith, FNP – Provider.
In the office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings.
Heather graduated from The University of Southern Maine in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She went on to work locally in critical care for the following nine years. During her employment as an RN she went on to earn her Master’s in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of Southern Maine, graduating in 2003. Since that time her experience as a Nurse Practitioner includes 8 years in Occupational Medicine and she has since become a Certified Medical Examiner listed in the National Registry which allows her to perform DOT exams. Additionally and most recently Heather has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner for the past 3 years. She enjoys Family Medicine as it is diverse, including all ages. “Every moment with a patient is a teaching opportunity.”
Heather is certified through The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is also a member of The Maine Nurse Practitioner Association.
Heather was born and raised in Camden and currently lives in Rockport with her husband and two children. She is active on the Board of Directors at Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool and enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and friends.