Controversial and outspoken, Dr. Lepore has maintained his integrity and old-fashioned approach to patient care, despite the encroachments of increasingly bureaucratized medicine.
He has served the island community for 30 years, along with his wife Cathy, who is the high school guidance counselor and a community leader. Also a nurse and mother of three, she balances her husband’s robust character with a gentle charm.
Steeped in native and early American history, Nantucket has inspired artists’ and writers’ imaginations throughout the centuries, as well as attracted the rich and famous. The island is referenced in numerous works, such as Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” Nathaniel Philbrick’s “In the Heart of the Sea,” and the hit sitcom “Wings.” Nantucket islanders’ spirited connection with the land and sea has shaped them into fiercely independent, resourceful, and creative people.
Dr. Lepore is a surgeon, primary care doctor, and a leading expert on Lyme Disease. He founded a non-profit to support substance abuse treatment on the island. Committed to improving the wellness of his community, this small-town doctor has known many of his patients throughout their lives.
A renaissance man, Dr. Lepore practices falconry, collects animal skeletons and is an amateur archaeologist. An outdoorsman and a champion of personal freedoms, he sports an extensive antique gun collection.
Dr. Lepore embodies the independent spirit of the American frontiersman and brings these values into his medical practice. When life presents the difficult questions, he offers common sense advice and a supportive hand.
The Nantucket Doctor is an inside look at a fascinating man, who prides himself on unflinchingly facing life and medicine on his own terms.