"Relationships with patients, staff and colleagues bring meaning & satisfaction to this work, which takes place in an often chaotic & distracting health care world. My superb colleagues at MatureCare inspire me to keep striving for excellence in my practice."
MSN Simmons College ~ 1998
BSN Salem State College ~ 1978Read More
A.B. Classical Languages, College of the Holy Cross, 1967 -- Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969 -- Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, 1969-1970 -- Harvard Medical School, 1970-1971 -- Research Assistant, Maine Medical Center Research Department, 1971-1974 -- Ph.D. in Physiology, Dartmouth College, 1979 -- Postdoctoral Fellow, Maine Medical Center Department of Research, 1978-1980 -- University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1980-present (Assistant Professor, 1980-1984 -- Associate Professor, 1984-1990 -- Professor, 1990-present --... Read More
Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and pathophysiology; evolutionary biology; evolutionary medicine.
1990 graduate of UNECOM, Board certified Family Practice (ACOFP),
Certified Medical Director through American Medical Director’s Association- Society for Post Acute/Long Term Care Medicine.
Interests include the care of the Long Term Care Geriatrics, Palliative End of Life care, Dementia, and the exposure of the Osteopathic Medical Students to these older adults.Read More
Dr. Pierce-Talsma is the current Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College... Read More
Medical Education and Leadership
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Curriculum & Instruction
Director of Clinical Research, Rheumatology Associates
Medical Director: Aserela; a Sudanese led organization committed to improving education and health in Southern Sudan
Vice President: Island Health Center Board of Directors, Peaks Island, Maine.
Diagnosis and management of auto-immune disorders
with an emphasis on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
clinical infectious diseases
and the use and abuse of antibiotics. Primary care provider & clinical infectious disease consultant for 25 years; now teaching full-time. Attending in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases (1976-199
Erica has been with U-ExCEL (Exercise & Conditioning for Easier Living) since 2012 when she began as Fitness Specialist and became Fitness Director in June 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where she studied Exercise Science, concentration in Health Fitness, and was a First-Team All-Conference recognized three-sport, division III athlete. She received her master's degree in Public Health at UNE in December 2018.
U-ExCEL is a comprehensive health promotion program created to serve older adults... Read More
Group Exercise Instruction
Geriatrics; mobility and balance problems; physical activity; fall prevention
Health and Wellness Programming
Working with Special Populations