Meet our Providers

Meg Hutchins, LCSW

Meg Hutchins, LCSW, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers’ Monmouth location in January 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington, and received her master’s degree…read more

Lydia Thorp, MD

Lydia Thorp, MD, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers’ Leeds location in July 2019. Dr. Thorp earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and attended…read more

Miles Brookes, PMP-NP, BC

Miles Brookes, PMP-NP, BC, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers’ Leeds location in May of 2019. He earned his associate degree in nursing from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2001, his Bachelor…read more

Mikaela Rubenstein, FNPAccepting New Patients

Mikaela Rubenstein, FNP, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers’ Turner location in November 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in sociology, as well as a Master of Science…read more

Kimberly Pettengill, FNPAccepting New Patients

Kimberly Pettengill, FNP, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers’ Leeds and Monmouth locations in May 2018. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Central Maine Medical Center, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing…read more

Gary Rivard, D.O.

Gary Rivard, D.O., joined DFD Russell Medical Centers’ Turner location in 2017 as medical director. Dr. Rivard earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed…read more

Kassie Skvorak, PA-CAccepting New Patients

Kassie Skvorak, PA-C, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers in September 2017. She attended the University of New England where she received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology and then earned her Master…read more

Leah Hebert, FNP

Leah Hebert, FNP, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers in July of 2017. Previously, she had been practicing at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Orangeburg and Spartanburg, South Carolina where she was an…read more

Shannon M. Deschenes, D.O.

Shannon M. Deschenes, D.O., joined DFD Russell Medical Center in March, 2011. Dr. Deschenes has been board certified in Family Medicine since 1998. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology at California State University, Chico where she graduated with…read more

Nora Gross

Nora Gross, LCSW

Behavioral health provider, Nora Gross joined DFD Russell Medical Centers in July 2016. Nora holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of New England and has professional experience in behavioral…read more

Laurie Anne Huntress, M.D.

Laurie Huntress, MD, joined DFD Russell Medical Centers in January 2005.   Dr. Huntress graduated from Bowdoin College with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience and received her doctor of medicine from the…read more

Anthony Martin, PA-C

Anthony Martin, PA-C joined DFD Russell Medical Center in the Monmouth location in August 2013. Before DFD, Anthony worked for the Hopi Health Care Center in Polacca, Arizona. The Hopi Health Care Center is a…read more

Heather Robertson, PACAccepting New Patients

Heather Robertson, MHS, PA-C, has joined DFD Russell Medical Centers in June, 2014. She’s been practicing medicine since 2001 upon graduation from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Most of her career has been…read more

Robin Rockett, LCSW

Behavioral health provider Robin Rockett joined DFD Russell Medical Center in August 2015. Robin holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of New England. Her professional experience includes behavioral…read more

John Yindra, M.D.Accepting New Patients

Dr. Yindra rejoined DFD Russell Medical Center in 2013, having previously served as a staff physician and Medical Director at DFD. He has served in an assortment of medical director and physician roles…read more