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Gillian Croteau, PA-C

PearceMD is thrilled to introduce: 

We are so excited for you to meet Gillian Croteau, Physican Assistant. She co-manages patients with Dr. Pearce and brings seven years of ENT experience to our clinic!


You deserve optimized ear & airway health, now.

Girl Relaxing


Un-rushed, whole-person, 

Ear Nose & Throat Care 


Conveniently located in Falmouth!

Clear senses and peace of mind are available for you.

At PearceMD, we believe you are meant to thrive, not just survive.
When your symptoms are addressed and senses optimized,
your quality of life will improve.


The ability to smell, taste, swallow, breathe, and have balance are vital to survival. All of these help us stay safe, retrieve memories, and interact with the world and others.

You deserve to have optimized senses. 


Have you thought or been told that your chronic congestion, ear ringing, or throat clearing are "unimportant" issues that you will "just have to live with"? Daily annoyances negatively affect quality of life for you and your family.


Relief is possible when we partner together.


With age or illness, our senses can decline. Whether abruptly or slowly, a lost sense of hearing, smell, taste, or balance can negatively affect mood and identity.


We'll work to improve all your senses. It starts with an evaluation. 


Now Available: 

A refreshing

The Direct Specialty Care Model restores autonomy to the patient-physician​ relationship by removing (most of) the middlemen. 

Dr. Pearce has thoughtfully chosen to be out-of-network with most* major insurance carriers. This allows PearceMD to offer:

  • Un-rushed clinic visits with time to discuss all of your concerns and questions

  • Transparent pricing for self-pay, uninsured, out-of-network, and/or high-deductible plan patients

  • First, Second, and Third Opinion visits without a referral

  • Care for folks without a current Primary Care Provider

  • Home visits

  • Timely scheduling so you can skip urgent care/the ER and go straight to a specialist

*PearceMD is In-Network with Taro Health, Aetna, and Maine Community Health Options

As a Mainer who loves spending time outdoors and with others, I appreciate how discouraging it can be to have a dulled sense of breathing, smell, hearing, or taste. As a board certified Otolaryngologist, it is my greatest joy to watch my patients discover relief and clarity in their ear, nose, and throat health so that they can return to meaningful interactions with others and the world.  The benefits extend to family members and our community at large: we were born for communication and sensory experiences. 


My heart is in this work because I believe people deserve timely, unhindered, and compassionate care so they can feel their best.

Dr. Liz Pearce



 In the summer of 2023, Dr. Pearce knew she needed to bring on another provider to meet the growing demand, but had no idea where she would find a "unicorn":  someone with prior ENT experience, a magnetic personality, compassion, and the highest caliber of patient care. Enter, Gillian! Dr. Pearce considers herself lucky to have serendipitously found Gillian and they had an immediate connection in energy, patient care, ENT passion, and motherhood.


Gillian joined PearceMD in September 2023 after seven years of working as an ENT Physician Assistant at Central Maine Medical Center, caring for the Central Maine communities. During her time there, she practiced as a highly autonomous provider in a busy ENT head and neck clinic, diagnosing and treating a broad range of ear, nose and throat problems in patients from infancy to geriatrics.


Having worked in both a hospital-based clinic and now in private practice, Gillian takes great pride in her approach to patient care at PearceMD—timely, thoughtful, thorough and comprehensive. This refreshing patient care model allows Gillian the time to address the whole person—mind, body, spirit—to get to the root of the problem. 

Gillian Croteau, PA-C




Three Easy Steps to Gain Clarity, Quickly

1. Call and schedule a visit!

Give us a call to discuss your needs, answer your questions about the clinic, and get you scheduled! Dr. Pearce and Gillian work as a team that co-manages patients, so urgent patients will likely see Gillian first. If you would like, Dr. Pearce offers free 15 minute phone calls if you have questions about her being out-of-network, or if you want to make sure we are the right fit for you. 

No referral needed for most patients

2. See Gillian Croteau or Dr. Pearce in clinic or in your home

During your un-rushed clinic visit we will talk about what’s happening with your ear/nose/throat and how we can work together to improve your symptoms and quality of life. You'll feel seen and heard, plus well-informed about your anatomy and available treatment options. 

You'll walk away with answers and a customized plan. 

3. Experience peace of mind and relief of your symptoms

You will feel empowered to manage your health with ongoing assistance from Dr. Pearce and Gillian as needed. Direct care means easy patient-doctor communication and unhampered follow-up scheduling  You deserve to feel your best. You can trust that your clinical team knows and supports you and is only a call/text/email away.

You'll be so glad you invested in yourself.


  • A say in your health

  • Support and care by an experienced MD/PA team

  • To Be seen within a few weeks and sometimes next/same day

  • Easy scheduling and direct communication with your team

  • Un-rushed visits and personalized care focused on the whole person

  • Non-surgical options available in the office

You Deserve: 

Patient Testimonials


“If you are looking for the best ENT doctor in Maine, I would definitely recommend Elizabeth Pearce and you will not be disappointed. I had the best experience with her. She tried her best to schedule me at her earliest, which was very very quick. I called her on Friday and she scheduled me for a Monday appointment, when no other ENT's had any availability for at least 3 or 4 months out.


She made me feel really comfortable, listened to me, did a complete evaluation, and explained everything in great detail. She also followed up after the appointment and is open to any questions or concerns afterwards. I would give her 5 stars".   

-Sept 2022

Image by Mick Haupt

Feel Better & Gain Clarity 

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