York Hospital is pleased to welcome the following new providers to the medical staff. Emily Appleton, PA and Julie Wark, FNP-BC, are currently caring for patients at Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates of York Hospital. The Walk-In Care team welcomes Philip Browne, NP, Heather Kinsey, FNP-C, and Carson Wagor, PA-C. Caroline Duquette, APRN, cares for patients in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing and Jacob Lareau, PA, practices at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine on the York Hospital campus. Marcus Santana, MD is caring for patients in Pulmonary Associates of York Hospital and the ICU, and Sarah Shepherd, DO has joined the medical staff in the Emergency Department.

Emily Appleton, MS, PA-C, ATC recently joined the provider team at Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates of York Hospital, while also remaining on the medical staff at Kittery Family Practice, where she has been seeing patients for over a decade. She earned her BS in Kinesiology from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. and MHS in the Physician Assistant program at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn. Her PA experience includes the Emergency Department at Faulkner Hospital, and the Renal Division at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, Mass. Emily has a specific interest in diabetes technology and decreasing the burden of this complicated chronic disease. When not caring for patients, you’ll often find Emily outdoors, at the beach with her family, or indoors reading a good book.

Philip Browne, FNP-C, is caring for patients at York Hospital’s various Walk-In Care locations. He earned his BA in Psychology from the University of Maine at Orono, followed by an MSN and FNP certification from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Philip’s experience includes psychiatric tech at Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook, Maine, RN on the med-surg team at Southern Maine Health Care and FNP-C at ConvenientMD Walk-In Urgent Care. In his free time, Philip enjoys being with his family, captaining ocean tour boats in summer and skiing in winter. He looks forward to caring for patients in the same area he has called home his entire life.

Caroline Duquette, DNP, APRN, CHPN, is the newest member of the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine team, and also serves as clinical educator for the hospital medical staff. Caroline earned her BSN at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia, MSN in the Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program and DNP of Nursing Practice at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. Prior professional experience includes home visits for long-term care patients at Salmon Falls Family Health Care; hospice and palliative care visits at Lahey Clinic and Compassus Hospice; inpatient/outpatient services for wound care, clinical faculty member at University of Southern Maine and BLS instructor/pre-admission care at Wentworth Douglass Hospital. As a new addition to York Hospital, Caroline’s goal is to optimize all patient outcomes through the effective and compassionate execution of her new roles in wound healing and clinical education. Away from the hospital, Caroline fills her time with her son’s hockey and baseball exploits and lots of knitting. 

Heather Kinsey, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, returns to York Hospital’s Walk-In Care services following her position in Palliative Care at Wentworth Douglass Hospital, where she consulted with patients, offering symptom management in their outpatient palliative care clinic. Heather’s previous provider experience includes York Hospital Walk-In Care services, New Hampshire State Prison for men and women in Concord and Goffstown, N.H., and pre-admission services and RN at the Women & Children’s Center at Wentworth Douglass Hospital. She earned her BSN at the University of Southern Maine (USM) in Portland, and her MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner certification at St. Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish. In her free time, Heather enjoys camping with her family of five and dog Bruno. She is heavily involved with the Special Olympics and her family’s non-profit, “A House for ME.”  Heather is excited to return to York Hospital Walk-In Care and serve patients and families in her own community.

Jacob Lareau, PA, has joined the provider team at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, where he sees patients at their office on York Hospital’s main campus. Jacob earned his BS in Premedical and Health Studies, along with his Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Studies (MCPHS) in Boston, Massachusetts. His previous experience includes York Hospital’s Walk-In Care services, an EMT at Wells Emergency Services and the Ogunquit Fire Department. Jacob’s mission is to provide high-quality, compassionate care, while restoring function, and helping patients return to doing what they love best. When not caring for his patients, you may find him hiking, surfing or on the biking trails.

Marcus Guena Santana, MD, is the newest member of the medical staff at Pulmonary Associates of York Hospital. Board-certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Santana earned his MD at Federal University of Bahia School of Medicine in Salvador, BA, Brazil. He performed residencies in pulmonary medicine at State University of Campinas, Hospital & Clinics in Campinas, SP, Brazil and internal medicine at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvlania. This was followed by a Pulmonary Critical Care fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Santana’s professional appointments as a critical care and pulmonary physician have taken him from hospitals in Salvador to Aracaju, Brazil.  He has practiced with Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin and Comprehensive Healthcare Solutions in North Miami Beach, Florida. Most recently, Dr. Santana practiced with Central Maine Healthcare at Central Maine Medical Center, and Bridgeton and Rumford Hospitals. During time away from the hospital, Dr. Santana enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, learning new languages and playing soccer.

Sarah Shepherd, DO has joined the team at York Hospital’s Emergency Department. Dr. Shepherd brings experience ranging from Independent Physician Consultant, Medical Examiner to Emergency Medicine Physician. Her role of ER physician has taken her from Lake Havasu, Arizona to both southern Maine (Biddeford) and northern Maine (Caribou). Dr. Shepherd has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, Adjunct Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Arizona and Professor of Biological Sciences at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo.  She earned her BS at Mesa State College and DO from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, then completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Midwestern University-Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Ariz., and Neuromuscular Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Outside of the ER, Dr. Shepherd is busy with her three boys golfing, skiing, and on the water, following the Sox and Broncos and learning more about Pre-Civil War America.

Carson Wagor, PA-C, has joined the medical team caring for our patients at York Hospital in Wells Walk-In Care. After graduating from the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, Maine, with a BS in Medical Biology/Pre-PA Program, Carson attended Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania., where she earned a Master of Medical Science (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies. Her experience includes time at York Hospital as a CNA while attending UNE, followed by a physician assistant role at Convenient MD Urgent Care in the Boston area before relocating to Maine. Having enjoyed her previous experience at York Hospital, Carson is excited to return as a PA to serve and care for the patients of the Seacoast community. Outside of Wells Walk-In Care, you can find her at the beach year-round, walking her dog, and cooking with her family.

Julie Wark, APRN-BC, has over 15 years’ experience caring for patients, mostly at York Hospital, as risk coordinator, med-surg nurse and RN care manager at Kittery Family Practice. In her new role at Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates of York Hospital, she provides her patients with education, support, management and treatment of diabetes and other endocrinology disorders. Julie earned her BS in Nursing from the University of Maine at Orono and an MSN in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care from Walden University. As a diabetes patient of 27 years herself, she has first-hand knowledge of the vital role an endocrinology management team plays in patient health and quality of life. Julie looks forward to offering her expertise and experience, along with the empathy and kindness she has been shown as a patient over the years. In her free time, Julie enjoys her family and friends, along with gardening, skiing and collecting pottery and antiques.

For more information about these newest members of the York Hospital medical staff, call York Hospital at 207-351-2273. For further details about other York Hospital providers and services, visit or contact Community Relations at 207 351-2385 or [email protected].