dr david loxterkamp biography

David Loxterkamp is a family physician from Belfast, Maine, where he has lived since 1984 with his wife, Lindsay, and children, Clare and John.

He is a founding member of Seaport Community Health Center (website) which participated in the National Demonstration Project (2006-8) and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot (2010-present), earned NCQA Level III certification as a patient-centered medical home, and in 2012 was named “Best of the Best” medical practice and physician in Waldo County, Maine.

His interests include running, growing potatoes, singing, and local history. He is the author of “A Measure of My Days” (University Press of New England, 1997) and “What Matters in Medicine” (University of Michigan Press, 2013), and numerous articles (see essays) in the medical and lay press.


Addiction medicine
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Narrative medicine
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College of Arts & Sciences, Creighton University, 1971-74

M.D., Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, 1974-79

M.A., Department of Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1982-4

Family Medicine Residency, York Hospital, York, PA  1979-82

Department of Social Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois  1982-84

Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 1990-91

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Affiliations:    Clinical Instructor, Tufts University Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Courtesy staff, Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, Maine

Waldo County Medical Examiner, Belfast, Maine