Curriculum Vitae

David Alan Loxterkamp, M.D.
Birthdate: 19 March 1953



Mailing Address:
53 Schoodic Drive
Belfast, Maine  04915

Phone: 207-338-6900



  • Creighton University, College of Arts & Sciences, Omaha, NE   1971-74.
  • University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA  M.D.  1974-79.
  • Family Practice Residency, York Hospital, York, PA   1979-82.
  • University of Chicago, Graduate Division/Social Sciences, Chicago, IL  M.A. 1984
  • AIDS Mini-Residency, San Francisco General Hospital, 1991

Postgraduate Activities:

  • Board Certification in Family Medicine, 1982-present. Staff Physician, Claretian Medical Center, 2945 East 91st Street, Chicago, Ill;  Hospital privileges- South Chicago Community Hospital  Oct 1982-Feb 1984
  • Private Practice: Seaport Family Practice, PA. 41 Wight Street, Belfast, ME 04915.
  • Hospital privileges at Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, ME  l984-present.
  • Waldo County Medical Examiner  October, 1984-present.
  • Fellow, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, July 1990-August 1991.
  • Member, Admissions Subcommittee, Tufts-MMC Medical School, 2009-2012
  • Associate Clinical Professor in Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine.


  • A Measure of My Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor. University Press of New England. Hanover, NH & London: April 1997
  • A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology, ed. Robert Coles & Randy Testa. The New Press, NY 2002  Contribution: “Facing our Morality: The Virtue of a Common Life.”
  • Professions of Faith: Living and Working as a Catholic. Ed. James Martin & Jeremy Langford. Sheed & Ward, 2002.  Contribution: “My Practice as the Presence of God.”
  • The Country Doctor Revisited: A Twenty-First Century Reader, Therese Zink, ed. Kent State University Press, Kent, OH 2010. Contribution: “A Vow of Connectedness.”
  • Restoring Primary Care: Reframing Relationships and Redesigning Practice. Anton Kuzel and John D. Engel. Radcliffe Publishing. Oxford, UK. 2011 Contribution: Forward: “The Reflective Practitioner and the Goals of Medicine.”
  • What Matters in Medicine: Lessons from a Life in Primary Care. University of Michigan Press. Ann Arbor, MI. March, 2013


  • Alpha Sigma Nu-  National Jesuit Honor Society, Creighton University 1974
  • Student Research Fellowship, University of Iowa  1976
  • Board Certification- Am Board of Family Practice  1983; Re-certified in 1989,1996, 2002, 2009
  • Plenary Speaker, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Spring Meeting, 1999
  • Plenary Speaker, University of Kansas Symposium on Religion & Medicine, Fall 1999
  • Workshop Leader: The Examined Life: Literature & Art of Medicine, U of Iowa, 2007
  • Workshop Leader: Caring for the Caregiver. Perspectives on Literature & Medicine, Manchester N.H. 2007, 2008, & 2010
  • Lead Physician: National Demonstration Project, TransforMed, June 2006-June 2008
  • Lead Physician: Maine Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot, January 2010-13
  • Plenary speaker: Restoring the Joy: Re-humanizing Patient Care through Redesign and Compassionate Relationship, Akron OH, October 13, 2010, sponsored by the Institute for Professionalism Inquiry, SUMMA Health System.
  • Workshop Co-leader: After Shock- Humanities Perspectives on Trauma. Sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council. Washington, D.C. November 12-13, 2010
  • Plenary speaker: The Patient Centered Medical Home Workshop for the Primary Care Office, Union Hospital, Dover, PA. November 20th, 2010
  • Plenary speaker: The Ohio Rural Scholars Program, October 14-15, 2011.
  • Plenary speaker: Iowa Primary Care Association Conference, October 20-22, 2011.
  • Plenary speaker: Family Medicine Education Consortium Conference, Oct 21-23, 2011.
  • Plenary speaker: Tufts U. School of Medicine 14th Annual Practical Approaches for the Preceptor. May 4, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Plenary Speaker, AAFP Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies, June 4, 2012, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Panelist, CMS Symposium on Care Coordination and Quality Improvement, The White House, Washington, D.C., June 6th, 2012.
  • Plenary speaker: 18th Annual Attending Clergy Association Symposium. October 30-November 1, 2012, Dallas, Texas.


  • Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, April 2, 1997 “Down East’s Doctor of Body & Soul” by John Koch
  • NPR’s Weekend Edition, Sunday, May 18th, 1997: interview with Liane Hansen
  • LIFE Magazine, June 1998 cover story: “What Makes A Good Doctor?” by Claudia Dowling, photographs by Lynn Johnson
  • ABC Nightline Documentary, March 13, 2000: “Family Doctor” by John Baynard
  • NPR’s Weekend Edition, Sunday, May 29, 2011: interview with Liane Hansen

Professional Interests:  

Practice transformation, addiction medicine, group visits, narrative medicine.

Personal Interests:

Long-distance running, local architecture & history, choral singing, potato farming.