True North announces as of January 1, 2016 practitioners will no longer provide health care services to patients.  As we begin our fifteenth year we will turn our focus to celebrating the extraordinary experiment that has been True North through documenting our research and history.

True North began as a small group meeting in the basement of Mercy Hospital with physicians, nurses, administrators, staff, and community members asking questions like: “What is wrong with the health care system?” and “Could a small group of dedicated healers create positive change for both patients and practitioners?” We have learned many things and in 2016 will collate our research and begin writing about our experience of running a non-profit organization dedicated to changing health care and inspiring individuals to live healthier lives through integrative care, education and research.  We will also continue to manage our supplement store as part of our continuing research.

As we refocus our energies we wish to thank everyone who has supported this remarkable project in so many ways – your daring to explore alternate paths to healing, your loyalty in visits and donations, and your good words in the community have sustained us far beyond that of any of the “integrative clinics” we studied so carefully before initiating our project.

To Contact a Practitioner:

  • Miles Simmons, MD at his Portland office call 207-699-3830.
  • Allie Knowlton and Evelyn Rysdyk of Spirit Passages at their office in Yarmouth call 207-714-0111.
  • Bethany Hays, MD for a telephone consultation email her at For other matters call 207-321-1461.
  • Charles de Sieyes, MD has retired from private practice but you can reach his voicemail by calling 207-829-4985.
  • Reuben Bell, DO has retired from private practice.

To Purchase Supplements:

True North will continue to make supplements available to former patients through pre-paid orders.  Please send an email to and include your name, telephone number and best time to reach you.  Someone will call to take your order and payment.

To Request Medical Records:

Please send an email to and include your name and telephone number.  We will provide a copy of the release of medical records form to you via email.

Please note beginning May 1, 2016 we will charge a fee for copies of medical records.  Maine state law allows charges of $5 for the first page and .45 cents for each additional page, up to a maximum of $250 for the entire treatment record.

Contact Information:

Mail: PO Box 215, Cumberland, ME 04021