Favorite car: Tesla
Favorite color: the reflection of the sunset over the ocean
Favorite flower: peonies
Favorite music: Anything that inspires me to move,
especially gypsy jazz, indie pop and hip hop
Pet Peeve: drivers that don’t let other drivers merge
Supports: I am an avid sleep advocate
Most unique travel location to date:
I spent 6 weeks in India, working as a medical student in a hospital in Kerala, then a little R&R in Goa, then a proper Indian wedding in Delhi, a visit to the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Khajuraho.
The trip was my first time ever leaving the US!
Hope and dream: To get 8 hours of sleep every night
Hobbies: swing dancing, surfing, traveling
Dr. Catherine Krouse is a board certified family physician. She received her undergraduate education at Temple University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in World Religion, summa cum laude. She then graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 at which time she moved to Maine complete her family medicine residency at Central Maine Medical Center in 2014.
Catherine decided to stay in Maine to start her own practice based on the philosophy of direct primary care, Lotus Family Practice in 2015. A successful practice established in Falmouth, Maine, Catherine was voted as Maine Osteopathic Association’s Young Physician of the Year in 2016. Since opening her practice she has developed interests in other areas such as obesity medicine, and is now working toward her board certification in this specialty. In addition Catherine has a passion for bringing light and awareness to areas that tend to hide in the shadows of our culture, resulting in shame, with regards to body image, obesity, sexuality, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
In her spare time Catherine has become a yoga instructor through Phoenix Rising Sun Yoga Therapy. Catherine’s lifelines include surfing, swing dancing, hiking, and skiing.
Who is Catherine Krouse?
I am a family doctor who likes to give people a chance to be heard. Moments of undisturbed, full attention, listening with intention. Great for patients, but not great for the medical-insurance complex with administrators breathing down your neck. That’s what led me to open a direct primary care practice in 2015. Without an ounce of business experience, I slowly learned how to start and manage a practice on my own. And realized I actually love it. Spreadsheets- yes! Business plans- yes! Growth and opportunities- yes yes and yes!
I also had to acknowledge to myself that when I finished residency, my cup was empty. Dried up and cracked actually. I had to reconnect with what brings me joy and makes me feel human. I started surfing and haven’t stopped since. Being in the ocean is the quickest way to gain perspective. Such a small part of so much vastness and life. Surfing has quite literally taught me how to fall flat on my face, and get up and do it again, and again, and again. Every session teaches me patience, humility and grit.
My other passion and love is swing dancing. When I was lost and drained after my training, it brought so much light and joy into my life. Connecting with music and people in such a fun and lighthearted way has been a treasure to me and I hold it dear to my heart.
Challenges have been learning healthy boundaries, getting comfortable with confrontation and feeling confident with who I am and who I am not. It’s a work in progress.