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Our Team

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 Dr. Ruth Moore

Dr. Moore is a Psychoneuroimmunologist in Maine and is board certified in Clinical (medical) Aromatherapy through the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. She has an integrative background in neuroscience, behaviorism, and functional health. She also has additional post-doctoral training in Integrative Medicine and Mindful Leadership from Saybrook University, and serves as an international resource for food intolerance testing and bioresonance medicine.


As both a provider and a US Navy veteran, Dr. Ruth is an expert in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative medicines.  She specializes in multiple mind-body medicine practices to restore balance in the neuro-endocrine and autonomic nervous systems.  With her convenient in-person and on-line presences, she has a thriving, global practice centered in Ellsworth, Maine.

To help increase access to care for isolated or rural patients, Dr. Moore has recently published a self-help and coaching book for trauma survivors, Building Resiliency: 32 Days to a Better You.  She holds weekly, on-line group sessions as readers navigate through their traumas and learn healthy resiliency practices.    

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Samantha is our licensed massage therapist. She comes to us with a pharmacy technician background; and graduated from Downeast School of Massage.


She also manages our social media, and posts to our Downeast Wellness Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. 

Samantha Moore, LMT

Lisa is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience, who embraces a holistic view to health and wellness. She has worked in the Ellsworth community for many years and has now transitioned to a hybrid schedule that allows her to use a more natural approach to patient care. She is accepting new patients as a primary care provider and will be working on Tuesday mornings to provide "wrap around" care for those patients who want to partner with a wellness team.


Lisa Grant, FNP

Frank Higgins, CMH

Frank is a certified Master Herbalist who was educated at Oaksterdam University.  He brings many talents to our team, but specializes in wellness coaching, cannabidiol consultations, and therapeutic humor.  When people work with Frank, they are at ease with his irreverent humor and holistic approach to life.


Alfred "Butch"
Moore, Jr.

Butch is a trained biologist who specializes in aquatic and environmental issues.  When not helping our patients understand their environmental intolerances, he also works in our office as an executive coach who specializes in conflict resolution and leadership / business development. 


His background includes dual Bachelor degrees in Biology and Leadership and Organizational Studies and a Master's Degree in Leadership.

Cooper Moore

According to Dr. Rausch, Cooper is "Magnificent!"  He is a retired service dog who transitioned himself into becoming our official Canine Therapist. 

As well-known traveler, Cooper has been certified by TSA and Delta Airlines as one of the best companions in the country. He has recently completed his honorary PhD and will be taking his place as a non-traditional provider within our practice.


We admit it!  We were able to convince Cathy to come out of retirement!  Cathy is our office manager and has a lifetime of experience in business administration.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in business, as well as certification as a Beach Body coach.

When not in the office, Cathy is leading our water training program or playing at Graham Lake.

Cathy Hartigan, BA
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