Calais Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Family Nurse Practitioner Shannon Munro. Ms. Munro will be providing primary care services in the Family Medicine office of Calais Community Provider Practices. She brings over 16 years of primary care experience but shares that geriatric medicine occupies a special place in her medical practice.
Ms. Munro began her career in healthcare as a social worker. After spending a few years working at Maine Medical in Portland, Maine, she realized she preferred the medical side and headed back to school. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Work and her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Southern Maine. She spent five years practicing in South Portland and Berwick, before moving to the small western Maine town of Kingfield, where she provided care for the local community for over ten years.
Ms. Munro grew up in Saco but has been a frequent visitor to the Down East area thanks to a family camp located on Meddybemps Lake. A couple of years ago the opportunity to live year-round on the lake in a home full of family memories became a possibility. Ms. Munro made Meddybemps her permanent home in February.
Ms. Munro and her partner enjoy outdoor activities such as boating, swimming, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking and just wandering around in nature. Their family includes an elderly greyhound lab mix, Daisy, and a youthful one year old lab, Finley who keeps them on their toes.
Ms. Munro will begin seeing patients at the Family Medicine office in mid-January. Call 454-8195 to schedule an appointment. New patients are being accepted. If the chance arises, please take the time to welcome Ms. Munro and her family to Calais Community Provider Practices.