Meet the Team

Care in the right hands

Adam Courchaine

Adam stands as a highly accomplished healthcare professional, earning honors in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1995. His career journey commenced as an exercise physiologist and later as a pulmonary technologist at Boston Children's Hospital. Furthering his education, Adam pursued a Master's in Physician Assistance Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, graduating in 2006. In 2022, he achieved a Doctorate of Medical Sciences from Lincoln Memorial University. With a diverse background, Adam has contributed to various healthcare sectors including internal medicine/primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, and urgent care.

Adam's dedication to patient care extends to his service in the Army National Guard since 2012, where he currently holds the rank of Major in Aeromedical Medicine within an aviation battalion. Demonstrating his commitment, he deployed to the Middle East in 2017 and Kosovo in 2020.

Observing a concerning trend in the American healthcare system over the past three decades, Adam was at a professional crossroads in 2018, contemplating leaving the field. This pivotal moment spurred him to establish NuMed Direct Primary Care, emphasizing health and wellness rather than illness. Bolstered by NuMed's success, he ventured further to create Ascent Concierge Health, focusing on longevity and lifestyle medicine while reversing sickness. This program integrates advancements in Western medicine with ancestral and functional medicine approaches, alongside extended labs and biometric measurements, to enhance the healthspan of busy individuals.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Adam finds solace outdoors with his family and three dogs, partaking in activities such as hiking, camping, functional workouts, and rucking.
Dara Courchaine

After graduating with a BA from Hartwick College in 1996, Dara decided to become a nurse and earned her RN degree at Massachusetts Bay Community College in 2003. She gained 5 years of experience working on a Medical Telemetry floor at Norwood Hospital in Massachusetts before transitioning to home health care. Dara has broad knowledge of patient care, from early adulthood to the elderly, with a specialization in disease prevention education. In 2019, she joined NuMed Direct Primary Care with the goal of prioritizing health and well-being. She then became certified in functional medicine, expanding her understanding of human wellness.

Dara lives with her husband, Adam, their two children, and three dogs. She has a passion for healthy living and enjoys exploring new adventures, nature, hiking, and spending time with her loved ones.
David E
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Adam and Dara are not only extremely knowledgeable about all things medical-related, but they genuinely care about you as well! They take the time to get to know their patients and focus on the root cause of the problem instead of just covering up symptoms with medications. 100% recommend this practice!!
Sharon B
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Adam and his team are amazing. If you have an issue he will go above and beyond to help you with it. Not something that happens in this medical world very often at all. He is for the patient and the success of the patient and willing to help in anyway he can for your success. He’s and outside of the box, intelligent thinker. Would recommend his practice all day. Grateful to have his support!!
Cinthia D
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Dr Adam goes above and beyond to provide an exceptional care and make all the process smooth and efficient. His availability, knowledge, and commitment to continuous improvement reflects his dedication on providing the best to his patients. In case of urgent calls and concerns, he and Dara always gave prompt guidance for me and for my husband. I am very grateful for working with them. Thanks Dr Adam and Dara!
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