Dr. Zev J. Myerowitz Jr., D.C., DABCA, Dipl. Ac. (IACA), cSSHP, M.S., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac., ART
Director: Integrative Health Services
A Maine native, Dr. Zev J. Myerowitz Jr. simultaneously completed his doctoral studies at New York Chiropractic College and a Master's degree at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is Maine's leading specialist in Active Release Techniques (ART), a patented soft tissue treatment and diagnostic technique. Zev also holds a post-graduate certification in Sports Science and Human Performance, as well as subspecialties in rehabilitation and functional movement. His clinical experience is international, having completed internships at the Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China; as well as throughout the VA hospital system in upstate New York. Dr. Zev was recently named the 2017 MCA Doctor of the Year
By attaining the highest levels in academic and clinical training in several synergistic health care disciplines, the team at Cape Integrative Health employ a truly multi-disciplinary skill set in patient-centered care. Results have spoken for themselves, as patient demand has necessitated expansion into a new 7,000 sq foot facility in Cape Elizabeth, ME.
Dr. Zev is passionate about living life to the fullest. He is an accomplished triathlete and cyclist and competes on an international scale, qualifying for and competing in at the highest levels of the sport, including the Hawaii Ironman World Championship.
Amber Myerowitz, M.S., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
Amber attended the Finger Lakes school of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (FLSAOM) at the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) where she was president of her class for 3 years and graduated with a Masters of science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Amber is nationally board certified in Acupuncture by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). As an L.Ac. she has in depth training in a diversity of TCM techniques. Her experience is also international, having completed a clinical internship at the hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Amber treats a multitude of conditions, and her goals are to prevent disease and promote health, energy and vitality through a team approach between the patient and practitioner. Additionally she has a special interest in fertility support, chemotherapy support and stress management. Along with her eastern medical knowledge she is a certified chiropractic assistant.
Amber truly enjoys the Maine outdoors. Growing up in the Adirondacks, Amber has found much similarity, and enjoys hiking and days spent out on the water. She enjoys volunteering at various animal shelters and is an advocate for the World Wildlife Fund.
Also a Maine native, Dr. Neagle is a graduate from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in 2015. In addition to being full body Active Release Technique certified (ART), Dr. Neagle is in constant pursuit of expanding his knowledge base to better serve patients. He has obtained certifications in McKenzie Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA), Clinical Neurodynamics, and most recently became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Prior to Chiropractic school, he played college baseball and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Dr. Neagle took particular interest in athletic performance around this time and hasn’t looked back. Beyond traditional athletics, Dr. Neagle is passionate about weight training and physical fitness, as well getting outside. He firmly believes that regular physical activity and frequent movement are key components to a healthy body and a happy mind.
Doctor Neagle’s involvement with groups such as Rehabilitation 2 Performance (R2P) and Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) inspire his movement based, functional approach to assessment and treatment. Whether your goal is to be able to play with the grandkids more comfortably, climb a mountain, or get into the bottom position of the squat without pain, Dr. Neagle is determined to help you reach your potential and get you back to the activities you love to do!
Linda Ruterbories, ANP,Director of Medical Operations
Linda is a board-certified adult Nurse Practitioner with many years of knowledge and experience in orthopedic care. She has driven innovation and efficiency wherever she has been, doing so first at OA Centers for Orthopedics in Portland, Maine and most recently in Houston, Texas. Her primary focus has always been the patient and her personal mission is to change the way healthcare is delivered. As the Director of Medical Operations at Cape Integrative Health, Linda will strive to make sure the patient is at the heart of everything we do. Having spent most of her professional career in a highly structured surgical environment, Linda was seeking an opportunity to integrate that structure into different healthcare offerings. She believes she has found this opportunity at Cape Integrative Health.
Linda received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters of Science from Simmons College in Boston. Since then she has developed multiple state of the art surgical facilities that have provided exceptional care to thousands of patients. Over her career she has developed a passion for providing safe, effective patient centered care – passions that guide every decision she makes.
When Linda is not in the office you can find her taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that Maine has to offer. Although she is an avid biker, skier, devoted yogi and dog mom, her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her 23 year-old son.
A Maine native, Dr. Metzger is a graduate of the University of Westen States (UWS) in Portland, Oregon. During his time at UWS, Dr. Metzger’s involvement with the Rehabilitation 2 Performance (R2P) group shaped his patient-centered and functional approach to assessment and treatment strategies. In conjunction with being an Active Release Technique (ART) certified provider, he has pursued a personal and clinical interest in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), a rehabilitation and active care technique based upon developmental movement strategies. Dr. Metzger has attended a wide range of seminars focusing on rehabilitation, manual therapy techniques, clinical assessment strategies, pain science and human performance.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Metzger attended the University of Maine in Orono, where he received his B.S. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. During his time at the University of Maine, he worked as a personal and group exercise instructor at the New Balance Recreation Center, training students, university staff and community residents. During his final year in school, Dr. Metzger completed a clinical internship as a chiropractic assistant where his passion for movement and clinical interest in human anatomy met the perfect blend.
Outside of the office, Dr. Metzger is passionate about getting outside and staying active. His enthusiasm for the outdoors has pushed him to explore and hike in many of the beautiful national parks across the country. Whatever concerns you may have, Dr. Metzger is motivated to empower and involve you in patient care, improve your functional capacity, and get you back to the activities you love.
A Tennessee native, Dr. Rogers received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee. While in his undergraduate studies he became involved in functional fitness and coached classes involving the Olympic lifts, powerlifts, bodyweight and gymnastics movements. In 2013 he was part of a team from CrossFit Mayhem that went to the CrossFit Games. His passion for proper movement and remaining active are deeply rooted. He spent a short time teaching middle school physical education before pursuing his true calling as a Chiropractor.
Dr. Rogers graduated from Parker University in Dallas, Texas with his DC degree. While in his residency Dr. Rogers was fortunate to be able to learn from some of the best practitioners of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Rehab2Performance (R2P), and Motion Palpation Institute (MPI). In addition to his DC degree, he also obtained an MS in Neuroscience which Dr. Rogers uses to provide another layer of quality care to the central nervous system.
Outside of the office, Dr. Rogers enjoys playing with his four children, spending time with his wife, working out, reading, and getting outside. Dr. Rogers is looking forward to providing quality, comprehensive care while also embracing the beauty that Maine has to offer.
Joshua received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Colby-Sawyer College, in New London New Hampshire, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. During his time at school, Joshua was a member of the Men’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer Teams. Prior to and while completing his Doctorate studies he worked in the fitness industry, managing two fitness centers and fitness programs, one at the Samoset Resort along the coast of Maine and the second for the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus.
Previously Joshua has had experience in a hospital based outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Southern Maine, an Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy clinic in Saco, as well as Portland, where he treated a variety of patients with post surgical, sports and chronic injuries. Joshua is currently a certified Mulligan Certified Practitioner and has continued to develop his manual techniques to address acute and chronic orthopaedic injuries. His affiliations include:
Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Joshua has a great interest in the sport of golf and biomechanics of the golf swing and is both a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional and also is a Certified Level II Medical Professional through TPI. Joshua joined CIH in 2017 as a staff clinician in Cape Elizabeth. As an orthopedic specialist his clinical interests include post surgical rehabilitation, sports specific rehabilitation, and assessment of biomechanical abnormalities of the lower extremity and the foot. Joshua is a native of Central Maine and currently resides is Scarborough with his wife and three boys, where they enjoy activities such as hiking, cycling, running, and playing golf.
Dr. Brooke Flaherty, DPT
A Portland native, Brooke received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. While completing her doctoral studies, Brooke worked in the fitness industry leading group exercise classes for older adults, and instructing barre classes in the Greater Portland area.
Throughout her studies, Brooke developed a clinical interest in working with older adults to improve strength, balance and functional mobility. As a former collegiate athlete, Brooke recognizes the importance of proper form and technique as a solid foundation for movement and injury prevention. She is passionate about helping patients of all ages reach their performance goals whether it be on the field or in the community.
Outside of the office, you can find Brooke playing fetch with her dog at Higgins Beach, exploring local trails, golfing, and attending local barre, yoga, and spin classes.
Samantha Gendron, MSAOM, L.A.c., Dipl. OM
Zach is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a special focus on treating muscle, joint, and soft tissue pain and injuries.
He graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM, and licensed in the State of Maine, New York, and New Jersey. He also received advanced continuing education from the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification program with Matt Callison. This year-long program consisted of advanced training on the diagnosis and treatment of common athletic injuries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Philosophy from Boston College.
Zach had a private practice in Manhattan for 4+ years, working closely with Physicians, Physical Therapists, and Chiropractors at SHIFT Integrative Medicine. His patients included cyclists, runners, CrossFit athletes, yogis, dancers, and golfers who wanted to manage pain, accelerate healing time and improve athletic performance.
Zach lives in Portland Maine with his ocean-loving family. He is an avid surfer, a life-long supporter of Arsenal Football Club, and enjoys exploring coastal Maine with his family.
Katherine Barton, L.Ac
Katie is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine practitioner from Belgrade, Maine. She received her BS in Animal Science from the University of Vermont and her Master of Science from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the New York Chiropractic College where she graduated as a member of the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society. Katie is a board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM. She has over 3,000 hours of clinical and classroom experience including 100 hours of clinical training at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, PRC. She also completed a six month Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Residency at Active Life Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Katie is passionate about treating mental health concerns such as insomnia, PTSD, and anxiety/depression as well as painful conditions including neck/back pain with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
In her spare time, Katie is an avid hiker and equestrian -- you can find her all over Maine’s great outdoors with her dog, Willa and her horse, Sandy.
Chance Farwell, Physical Therapist Assistant
A southern Maine native, Chance received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Fitness from the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, and his Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine. He spent 12 years in the fitness industry working as a personal trainer and strength coach before making the transition to rehabilitation in 2012.
Chance is a Certified Strength and Condition Coach with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis can Exercise) certified instructor. While in college he worked as an assistant strength coach with the Portland Pirates and helped design both in season and off season conditioning programs for the USM Husky wrestling team. He spent the last 4 years working in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in Gorham Maine before joining the team at Cape Integrative Health.
Chance lives in Hollis, Maine with his wife and two daughters. His passion outside of work include anything outdoors, weight lifting, mountain biking, herpetology, and making the most of every moment.
Mariah Profenno, Primary Care Medical Assistant
Mariah was born and raised in Saco, Maine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Holistic and Integrative Health from the University of Southern Maine in 2018. Previously Mariah worked at the Maine Veterans’ Homes in Scarborough for 4 years where she cared for those who served. In the future she hopes to go back to school and receive her nursing degree and continue working with the elderly. In her free time she enjoys cooking, warm days at the beach, and spending time with her golden retriever, Oliver.
Sarah Baker, Primary Care Medical Assistant
Sarah is a recent LPN graduate from MassBay Community College. She comes to us after a year of caring for the elderly in their homes with Visiting Angels. Sarah also worked as a medical assistant for two years at a pediatric office in Massachusetts. Having recently moved to the Portland area, Sarah is enjoying exploring the area and meeting new people. She hopes to pursue her career as an LPN upon passing her NCLEX and eventually hopes to attain her RN degree.
Kathleen Laflamme, Manager
Kathy comes to us with an extensive management background. Kathy received her degrees in both Legal and Business Administration 1993. She's worked 25 years in the legal field and a few years in health care administration. She has proved to be a strong leader, communicator with honesty and integrity and the commitment and passion to make our team at Cape Integrative Health successful. She is a native of Maine and lives in York County with her husband and children. She enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, vacationing and long walks outside in our great Maine weather.
Joline Waldecker, Revenue Cycle Supervisor
Joline came to Cape Integrative Health in 2020 as the Revenue Cycle Supervisor. She has over 20 years in healthcare industry and the last 15years focused on insurance billing. She applies her vast knowledge of medical billing to solve difficult problems and provide efficient solutions.
Joline is a Maine native and grew up in the Oxford Hills region. In her free time she loves finding new recipes to cook, planning her next travel adventure, and spending time with her husband and dog. Her favorite vacation was a trip to Tokyo in 2019, hopes to return some day!
Stefanie Larose, Supervisor /Operation/Procedures/Processes
Stefanie joins Cape Integrative Health with a unique blend of professional and diversified insurance experience. Stefanie graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine. She then leveraged that experience and knowledge to enter the insurance field where she focused her efforts on delivering operational excellence and business process improvement enabled by robust business, customer & IT relationship management and clinical skills. Her career began with experience with a national workers' compensation third party administrator within her capacity as Vice President of Client Services at Northern General Services/CCMSI. She transitioned into the health insurance market with Anthem BCBS. Within her role as Staff Vice President of IT Account Management she focused her team's efforts on superior customer satisfaction of customers.
Stefanie works part-time at CIH and when not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends who ensure that every day is lived to it's fullest.
Robyn Gadbois, Patient Insurance Verification Specialist
Robyn's primary focus is to provide patients a clear understanding of the policies and benefits set forth by vairing insurance carriers. Robyn comes to CIH with ten years of both clinical and administrative experience. It was during this time Robyn began to realize there is a disconnect between patients and their understanding of their own benefit coverage. Robyn strives to create a clear picture for the patient as to what their responsibilities may be under their policy.
Robyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Maine in 2009. She continued her education with the completion of her Master’s degree in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 2019. Robyn is passionate about health and wellness and is also a certified POUND Pro instructor. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys spending quality time with her family, camping, dancing, gardening, and shopping.
Deborah Smith, Billing Specialist
Deb was born in Massachusetts and moved to Maine when she was 12. She grew up in Portland where she went to high school. She went on to college and graduated with an Associates degree as a Paralegal. For the next 20 years, she built her career and extensive background in health insurance. She worked at Blue Cross & Blue Shield for 15 years. During my time there she was a Provider Service Representative, claims processor, research adjuster and a business analyst. She then went on to Martin's Point where she was a claims auditor for the next 5 years.
Deb lives in South Portland with her boyfriend and dog Allie. In her spare time, shes loves to spend as much time as she can with hear 3 year old grandson. Deb also likes to go on long walks or hikes with her boyfriend and dog.
Deb says she is looking forward to working and growing with Cape Integrative Health.
Sydney, Senior Patient Care Coordinator
Sydney was born and raised in South Florida, Sydney comes to us with a background in customer service. She enjoys working with people and is very excited to be a part of our team. Sydney has a 4 year old daughter. They look forward to spending any time they can outdoors and have enjoyed all of the beautiful site seeing since living in Maine. Sydney is very much looking forward to growing with Cape Integrative Health.
Hannah Ela, Patient Care Coordinator
Hannah was born in Bar Harbor ME. Grew up in South Portland and graduated from USM with her BA in Psychology. She has worked in the mental health field for the past 11 years and recently joined CIH in 2020. She enjoys working with people and strives to maintain a supportive and positive friendly environment.
In her free time she enjoys being by the water, spending time with her children, friends and family.
Haley Bessette, Patient Care Coordinator, Chiropractic Assistant
Haley was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut and moved to Maine to attend college at the University of Southern Maine. She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences with a concentration in wellness. Haley believes that healthcare should be paired with both a clinical and natural approach as there are substantial benefits to both! In her free time, Haley loves to hike, ski, travel, and spend time with her two dogs, Rex and Finn. She is excited to complete her process in becoming a certified chiropractic assistant and work alongside both the patients and staff at Cape Integrative Health.
Karen Mallory, Patient Care Coordinator
Karen was born and raised in southern Connecticut. She has also lived in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts before moving to Maine to be closer to family . She has four nephews that she adores and loves to spend time with, as well as her dad, two sisters, and cats. She loves to be outside, whether it be gardening or visiting Maine's state and national parks.
Karen Smalley (Doe), Patient Care Coordinator
Doe comes to us from beautiful Adirondacks,NY. Doe has a background in early childhood education and for last 3 years has worked in banking services which has provided her with an abundance of knowledge in customer service. Doe enjoys spending her free time with her family and 3 amazing grandchildren. Her hobbies include, tap dancing, taking longwalks, ice skating, and art. Doe loves to work with people and is very excited to join the team here at CIH. Doe looks forward to continuing to learn and grow with Cape Integrative Health.
Jamie Holt, Patient Handler
Born and raised 20 miles north of New York, it was always assumed that Jamie would go to work in “the city”, and she did. She worked and lived in the city for nearly 20 years, until it seemed the time to move-on-out. First, Jamie moved to Philadelphia, then Maine, Florida followed, and finally back to Maine…a rolling stone for sure, all in the marketing and copywriting arenas.
As VP Marketing and PR for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Jamie had to opportunity to write for some pretty big names including former President Bill Clinton, Beyonce, and NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Now Jamie calls Cape Integrative Health home and family. She now utilizes all of her people-skills working with the tremendously talented staff and remarkable patients.