Erik Steele, D.O. is a family physician practicing family medicine primary at the nonprofit primary care and insurance company Martins Point Health Care. He is also president of the Maine Medical Association.
He has practiced primary care for more than 30 years, and emergency medicine in rural Maine hospitals for more than 20 years. He has served in several leadership roles in healthcare, including as chief medical officer of two large integrated delivery systems, CEO of a rural Maine hospital, and ED administrator for a large tertiary hospital. He has led and participated in numerous collaboration projects between different specialty areas of the health care delivery system, including between emergency medicine and occupational medicine, emergency medicine and primary care. He was a medical columnist for the Bangor Daily New for 17 years, and has written and presented frequently on a broad range of health care topics.
His work as a primary care physician includes providing medication-assisted therapy to patients with Opioid Use Disorder, which he describes as being one of the most fulfilling parts of routine family medical care that he provides.
Dr Steele is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did a rotating osteopathic internship at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey, and his family medicine residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. He is board certified in family medicine.
He is a recipient of the UNECOM Pioneer of Osteopathic Medicine Award, has been on UNECOM’s clinical faculty for many years and served briefly on its board, has been a mentor to many of its students, and is a long time supporter of UNECOM.
Dr. Steele lives with his family in Yarmouth, Maine.