New name July 1 2019

Open Circle Family Practice


We are excited to welcome new providers summer 2019

Erica Burkhart, FNP starting July 1

Meg Clews, FNP starting July 15

Kristina Beladi, FNP starting August 6

Accepting new patients

We are a practice of Nurse Practitioners and complementary healing practitioners working independently and collaboratively to provide expert Primary Healthcare and wellness education to empower individuals to live healthy lives.

We have created Encompass Health to offer an alternative to corporate medicine by returning to the roots of compassionate, relationship centered health care.

We serve people of all ages who seek to live healthfully.

We offer diagnostic, therapeutic, and prevention focused health care within the context of relationship.

We are committed to knowing our patients well and providing enough time to during visits in order to listen deeply to each person’s story. From this place of knowing we work to co-create an integrated approach to healing.

We understand that each person’s health journey is a reflection of a unique mind, body, and spirit. As we work together to support that unique journey, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to health.

We work together with our patients to discover a unique plan of care based on good science, wisdom, and time honored healing traditions. Welcome!

With deep gratitude for their years of service to our community, we say goodbye to Mary Delois, Kathryn Landon-Malone and Mellissa Libby.


Our Providers and Staff

Carrie Levine
Carrie Levine
Mary DeLois
Mary DeLois

Having worked in nursing for thirty years including 15 years as a nurse practitioner, Mary DeLois has a breadth of knowledge and experience that enables her to make appropriate judgments regarding your care. Mary’s vision in opening this practice was to provide quality and affordable care to everyone. Mary knows the importance of taking the time to listen to her patients and empathizes with their desire to lead healthy lives. The practice boasts a warm and welcoming staff that helps to make your experience more personal and comfortable. Our mission is simple: Regardless of income, all patients should have access to quality health care.

Visit her website at marydeloisfnp.com.

Kathryn Landon-Malone
Kathryn Landon-Malone
  • BS, Nursing – Purdue University
  • Masters in Pediatric Primary Care at Indiana University
  • PhD Clinical Psychology, concentration in Somatic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology,
  • Trained in Pediatric Hypnotherapy, Society for Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
  • Certificate in Holistic Nursing

As a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) with 40+ years of experience in pediatric health care, Kathryn is most interested in providing health care for children that focuses on keeping kids healthy. This means concentrating on nutrition, preventive health, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, parenting, and a caring relationship. Kathryn’s practice calls out the inherent health of a child and provides parents with information to do the same.

She has spent the majority of her nursing career in Pediatrics, first in pediatric oncology, then in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and finally in pediatric primary care as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. After her PNP training she completed the Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing, and training in Healing Touch and Reiki. Her holistic nursing training provided a foundational understanding of botanical, homeopathic, energetic and movement therapies. Kathryn’s training in Pediatric Hypnotherapy is through the Society for Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics.

Kathryn’s PhD program in Clinical Psychology focused on early developmental psychology including the pre and perinatal period. This field of study includes early developmental brain science, attachment, bonding, and child development and examines the beginnings of health or disease in children. As a mother of three children and a PNP she believes kids stay healthy when they grow up in a container of love, acceptance, good nutrition, fresh air and exercise, and a healthy dose of play. Kathryn’s goal as a provider of pediatric primary care and pediatric hypnotherapy is to provide holistic pediatric care within the context of a heart-centered relationship.

Kathryn’s practice includes:

  • Pediatric Primary Care with a focus on wellness and prevention
  • Pediatric hypnosis
  • Parenting consults
  • Infant sleep consults
  • Infant mental health
  • Child behavior consults


  • Pediatric Care – Individual and Group

Articles/ books/ presentations/ talks published:

Doctoral Dissertation: Mothers’ Lived Experiences of the Second Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Postpartum Period.

Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health: Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 77–87. A Holistic Approach to Neonatal Resuscitation.

The Integrative Medicine Alliance: Deepening the Quality of the Human Experience in Healthcare, Newsletter, September 25, 2003, Calling a Circle Can Transform Our Health Care Experience, by Kristen Lombard MSN, APRN, BC Mercy Hospital, Portland,Maine and Kathryn Landon-Malone, MSN, PNP

Maternal-Newborn & Child Nursing, Family Centered Care, Prentice Hall, 2003, contributing author on topics of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pediatrics.

Melissa Libby
Melissa Libby

Melissa is a 30 year veteran of the healthcare field including the last 15 as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) practicing internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine. As an independent practitioner within a collaborative practice of nurse practitioners, she has the autonomy and the resources, including the time, to provide highly personalized patient-centered preventive, acute, and chronic illness care. She has a special interest in caring for older adolescents and young adults but also sees adults of any age.

Her services include:

  • comprehensive physical exams;
  • preventative care to older adolescents and adults of all ages;
  • acute and chronic illnesses management;
  • lab testing and diagnostic imaging including Pap smears, blood-work, and ordering mammograms;
  • immunizations;
  • prescribing medications;
  • home visits as needed;
  • referrals to other providers/specialists as needed.

In her work as an FNP, her guiding principles continue to be careful listening, a sense of humor, and the application of best medical practices. She is happiest when she closes the exam room door and has the privilege of hearing your story and of having the opportunity to help you achieve your healthcare goals.

Visit her website at melissanlibbyfnp.com.

Deirdre Sulka-Meister
Deirdre Sulka-Meister

Deirdre Sulka/Meister is a holistic family nurse practitioner. She sees patients of all ages, emphasizing preventative care. Patients appreciate Deirdre’s ability to listen deeply. Her warmth and generosity of spirit help her patients feel comfortable. Deirdre values building trust and connection and will ensure that appointments don’t feel rushed.

Deirdre has an interest in complimentary medicine, always searching for safe alternatives to conventional medicine, though she will use conventional tools when appropriate. Deirdre is interested in how body, mind and spirit affect health. She has a passion for nutrition, believing that food is medicine. She is interested in helping every patient achieve optimal health, knowing that what that means varies widely from person to person. She believes that patients are the experts about their own bodies and her job is to listen and assist people in be making the right decision for themselves and/or their children.

Deirdre received her masters degree from the University of Southern Maine in 2011. Before becoming a nurse practitioner in 2011, Deirdre served families for 17 years as a homebirth midwife. A proud mother, Deirdre enjoys dancing, gardening, cooking, DJing and hiking.

Visit her website at deirdrefnp.com.

Priscilla Skerry
Priscilla Skerry

Priscilla Skerry, N.D. has been educated and trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, specializing in nutritional medicine, classical homeopathy, botanical medicine and life style counseling.

Dr. Skerry has a broad medical background: She was an X-ray technologist, served as educator, supervisor, and technical advisor in that field for over thirty years. She attended the University of New England-College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine and completed her medical training in 1994 at the national College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Skerry’s practice, Healing Routes, integrates Natural therapies in concert with all other forms. Her vision is to see clients empowered in their healing process, and a world where all practices, practitioners, and people recognize and support each other in an effort to heal the planet and each other.

Alexa Gilmore
Alexa Gilmore

Alexa takes a no-nonsense approach to the healing arts and expects positive outcomes. She works in partnership with her patients, providing high quality care as well as empowering them to make lasting changes in their life and health by implementing simple, effective principles of Chinese medicine into their daily lives.

Alexa has been working in a clinical setting for 12 years. She received her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, in Austin, Texas. She is nationally board certified, a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and licensed to practice acupuncture as well as to formulate and prescribe custom-made Chinese herbal medicine. Alexa is also a gifted manual therapist and brings years of hands-on clinical experience to resolve a wide variety of acute and chronic musculo-skeletal issues.

A love of learning and commitment to excellence drive Alexa, and she’s pursued extensive post-graduate training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and soft tissue manipulation, alike. She graduated in the top of her class from Mazin Al-Khafaji’s prestigious Chinese Medicine Dermatology Diploma Course in London, England, and now holds the highest certification in the field–the only practitioner in New England with this distinction. She maintains on-going study and mentorship with both Al-Khafaji and renowned Classical Chinese herbalist, Sharon Weizenbaum, of the White Pine Institute. She’s also a student of Matt Callison’s Sports Medicine Acupuncture and regularly combines his innovative acupuncture techniques with her finely honed soft tissue and fascial manipulation skills, to great clinical effect.

Alexa grew up outside of Boston and earned her bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. From there, she spent ten years living in Austin, Texas before being called back to her New England roots–roots that run deepest in Maine, having spent many idyllic childhood summers at a family camp near Fryeburg. She landed in Portland in early 2013 and is happy to call it home.

Visit the ATX Acupuncture website at atxacu.com.

Annie Dunne
Annie Dunne
Medical Assistant

Contact Info / Directions

header-logo100 Brickhill Avenue, Suite 304
South Portland, ME 04106

Phone: 207-761-4700
Fax: 207-761-4744

Office hours:
Monday – Thursday 9AM – 5PM,  Friday 9AM-12PM

ATX  Acupuncture
Alexa Gilmore, LAc, MAcOM

Healing Routes
Priscilla Skerry, ND, P.A.
Email: drskerry@myfairpoint.net

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deirdre, erica, kristina and meg -open house may 2019