Stuart Damon, DO
Stuart Damon, DO graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and has a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in Family and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and has his DATA 2000 waiver. To make an appointment to see Stuart, please call the Front Desk at 207-863-4341.
Jeff Benson, MD
Dr. Jeff Benson received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1985, completed his Family Practice residency at Montefiore Hospital in 1988, and has practiced in a variety of settings - rural and urban, community- and university-based, international and national – since then. With a background in the social sciences as an undergraduate and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins in 1992, he has remained interested in full spectrum, community-based, primary health care. In addition to his work on Vinalhaven as Medical Director and Medication Assisted Treatment provider for ICMS, Dr. Benson also currently serves as Associate Medical Director for the Martins Point Health Plans in Portland.
Jennifer Desmond, Clinical Director, FNP
Clinical Director and Family Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Desmond (Jen) has been providing direction for clinical operations at ICMS since 2013 in addition to providing Primary Care since 2006. Jen earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at Saint Anselm College. From there she went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Writing and Literature from Emerson College and finally on to Johns Hopkins University MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner Program where she graduated with honors in 2005.
Jen came to Vinalhaven in 2006 after working for two years in homeless shelters in Boston, MA and Baltimore, MD. After an S.E.A.R.C.H. rotation at Eastport Health Center, she knew that she would like to work in Maine and applied for the position at ICMS. As a NHSC Scholar, she developed a strong sense of commitment to the underserved and continues that commitment to this day.
Jen has demonstrated her compassionate care on countless occasions, including approximately 200 home visits a year to both homebound and hospice patients. Jen is committed to helping patients “age in place,” giving them the ability to stay in their own homes at the end of life instead of spending their last days in a hospital or nursing home.
Jen lives full-time on Vinalhaven Island with her husband, Kevin and daughter, Elsea.
James Hogan, RPA-C
Physician Assistant James Hogan grew up in upstate New York, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Education at Siena College, and his Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Stony Brook University. He has extensive experience in Emergency Medicine, and also has experience in Family Practice, Pediatrics, Telemedicine, Inpatient Medicine and Orthopedics. He has given talks on a variety of health related topics, served as board member and then Chairman of a local EMS squad, and volunteer ski patrolled.
Jim is married to his beautiful wife Andrea, and has two wonderful children. They enjoy friends, skiing, sailing, hiking and biking. They are passionate about health, the environment and community.
Kathy Coleman, ANP
Kathy Coleman, M.A, M.Ed., MSN, ANP is an adult women's health nurse practitioner who has been coming out to ICMS for over a decade because she loves making women's health care more local and individualized. She was formerly in practice with Susan Doughty at the New England Women’s Center in Portland. Currently she is a Fellow at The Institute of Functional Medicine located at the Cleveland Clinic and, when not on the island, Kathy sees patients at her office at Central Maine Gynecology and Urogynecology in Lewiston.
Kathy had an organic farm in Dresden for several years until 2 years ago when she and her husband built a zero net energy home in Brunswick.
Cindy Bolles, PA-C (Locum)
Physician Assistant Cindy Bolles grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree on scholarship for Crew at Northeastern University, double-majoring in Education and Exercise Physiology. During this time she was chosen to train at The Olympic Development Camp from 1985-1987 and trained for the 1988 Olympic Team in Crew. From there she went on to train as a Physician Assistant at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers.
During her 27 years of experience as a PA, she has worked in trauma surgery, trauma orthopedics, emergency medicine and urgent care at several Maine hospitals including MMC, SMMC, OA Centers for Orthopedics and Mercy Hospital. She was one of the first Hospitalists at Mercy and worked in the ER there for 16 years. Cindy Currently splits her time between ICMS and Togus VAMC.
As a competitive figure skater from the age of 8, Cindy has also spent the last 20 years as figure staking coach. She enjoys spending her free time with her 5 children, 3 dogs and 1 horse.
Medical Center Hours
8:00AM - 12:00PM
& 1:00 - 5:00PM
1:00 - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Dental Office Hours
Thursday & Friday:
8:30AM - 3:30PM
Physical Therapy Hours
Behavioral Health Hours
Monday - Friday
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Islands Community Medical Services, Inc.
15 Medical Center Loop
Vinalhaven, ME 04863