Michele LaBotz, MD

Sports Medicine Physician

My name is Michele LaBotz, and I have been caring for athletes at all levels of participation since 1997. I initially trained in pediatrics before I completed my sports medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I subsequently served as a team physician, as well as assistant professor and associate director of the sports medicine fellowship at the University of Hawaii.

In 2006 my family and I returned to Maine, where I began my private practice career at InterMed’s sports medicine clinic. I’m currently a member of American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, and serve on the board for the AAP’s Maine Chapter. I also serve on the Strategic Health Initiative Committee on Youth Sports and Health for the American College of Sports Medicine.

I’m particularly interested in the principles of exercise training, athlete development, physical literacy, injury prevention, and nutrition and supplement use, and I speak nationally on a variety of topics concerning the young athlete. My most recent publications include lead author for the AAP’s clinical report “Use of Performance Enhancing Substances;” an editorial for the British Journal of Sports Medicine on the preparticipation physical evaluation; and sports nutrition chapters for both the AAP’s Pediatric Nutrition Handbook and textbook on Care of the Young Athlete.


Undergraduate School:
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School:
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH

Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Board Certified:

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ): Sports Medicine

Contact & Location

50 Foden Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 489-3144
Fax: (207) 523-8591

259 Main Street (Mondays)
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Phone: (207) 489-3144
Fax: (207) 847-5201

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