Homepage: Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD
Welcome to my world. I want to share my writing (books, essays, scientific papers), lectures and talks, podcasts, videos, and teaching. Since medical school, I have aimed to celebrate indigenous culture, knowledge, and wisdom, particularly that of North America, and to show how contemporary health care practices can be enriched through the inclusion of these ideas. I have spoken about traditional healing, about how psychotherapy and medicine can be modified to include the insights of indigenous people. I have written about narrative medicine as a means by which storied indigenous practices enter contemporary medicine and psychology. I have written about dialogical self-theory and therapy as a contemporary parallel to the self-theory of indigenous cultures. I explore how we can train new doctors to be simultaneously humanistic, narrative, and evidence-based. Lately, I have helped start a medical arts and humanities fellowship in conjunction with the University of Maine and Eastern Maine Medical Center, and am focusing more on how the arts enrich medicine and can be used as research and therapy.
How to Reach me:
PO Box 277
Orono, Maine 04473
Cell phone: 808-772-1099
If I don't respond in 24-48 hours, text me!
Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy
Faculty Physician, Eastern Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, Bangor, Maine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Executive Director, Coyote Institute, Orono, Maine
Instructor, Department of Intermedia and Maine Medical Arts and Humanities Program, University of Maine, Orono
I recently gave a talk about North American indigenous plant medicine that's available at this link to view:
Coming soon, we will be in San Diego, California; Alice Springs, Australia; and Scotts Valley, California (near Santa Cruz). Contact me for more information or visit my web pages at Upcoming Events.