Joanna Rulf, DO

Joanna Rulf, DO practices Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine in her second-home state of Maine. Originally from NJ, Joanna graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in English Literature, pursuing a career in the publishing industry in NYC before attending the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine from which she graduated in 2009. She completed residency in Family Medicine and fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. During this time she also completed the fellowship curriculum from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and received certification in Medical Acupuncture from the Helms Institute for Medical Acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ. Her practice blends the broad spectrum of rural primary care medicine with evidence-based management of a variety of conditions using Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), acupuncture, and an array of wellness strategies. The mother of two young children, Joanna has journeyed hard on the quest for work/life balance, mental/physical wellness, and strives to help her patients (and colleagues!) do the same.

“Patients Are Being Billed For Some Phone Chats With Doctors That Used To Be Free” – (And It Only Took a Global Disaster For Us To Get Here)

I came across this headline while taking my 10 pm break from charting patient visits from the nine hours I had just spent in the office. Why was I up charting at 10 pm, one might ask? Was there an important deadline? An unforeseen glut of extra work to accomplish? No. I was up working…