Our Medical Providers
Mark D. Kaplan, DO
Dr. Kaplan, a contracted physician, has provided services at the health center since 2006, specializing in urgent and primary health care. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board in internal medicine and board eligible in emergency and pulmonary medicine.
Dr. Kaplan received a Bachelors of Science degree from Boston University, a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Kansas City College of Health Sciences, did an internship and residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington, Michigan, and a pulmonary fellowship at Queens Medical Center in New York. He has specialized in critical care and emergency medicine since 1988.
Christine A. White, MD
Dr.White, a contracted psychiatrist, has provided services at the health center since 2001, and directs the mental health program at the health center. She also serves as a consulting psychiatrist for several other mental health programs in the area.
Dr. White graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in zoology, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta with a doctorate in medicine, did a pediatric internship and psychiatric residency at Emory University as well as a child psychiatry fellowship at Maine Medical Center.
Tara Dwelley, FNP
Tara Dwelley has always enjoyed helping and caring for others. With a passion for learning and problems solving, Tara feels that being a Nurse Practitioner combines all of those elements. A graduate of Woodland High School, Tara received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine.
Tara and her husband, Michael, are parents to four young children: Colin (9), Cameron (8), Landon (6), and Avery (2). The family also includes a dog, Remy, and a leopard gecko, Sugar Baby. As a family, they enjoy being outdoors hiking, fishing, and 4 wheeling. They also enjoy playing board games and video games. Tara appreciates the feeling of family at the health center and after being away from Washington County for 20 years she is happy to be home again. Family is a priority for Tara and she believes in treating each patient like a member of her family.
Tara’s favorite quote is “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Dr. Jonathan Dudek, Ph.D.
As a Psychologist, Dr. Dudek enjoys helping people navigate the challenges in their lives. Even as a child, he had a natural curiosity about human behavior and stats that psychology felt like a good fit. He considers it is a privilege working with each patient and the community and appreciates the health center’s focus on patients, the dedication of the staff, and the family atmosphere. Dr. Dudek received his B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College, a graduate degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown, his M.A. in Clinical psychology from the Allegheny University of Health Sciences and his Ph.D. from MC Hahnemann University (currently Drexel University) in Clinical psychology and conducted his doctoral dissertation with the criminal profilers in the F.B.I. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He has two sons ages 13 and 10. He enjoys exploring coastal Maine and New Brunswick, cooking, 18th century history and architecture, following national and international matters of security, and is an avid ready of historical fiction, detective, and spy novels. He also maintains a private consulting practice for law enforcement in police psychology.
His favorite quote is “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” Nathan Hale.
Janice believes most people enter nursing because they want to help people, at least that is true for her. She was motivated to become a provider to help promote overall good health and decided on primary care as a way to help people before they become ill. She also liked the idea of getting to know her community.
Janice graduated from Shead High School in Eastport. She earned an Associate’s Degree at Northern Maine Community College, a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Farmington and Master’s degree at the University of Maine at Orono.
Janice and her partner of 16 years, Mikoo, have four children Keira age 12, Tristen age 10, Amakehs age 6 and Colton age 3. She enjoys reading and skating.