Fresh faces leading the way



With diverse specialties such as medical imaging, pediatrics, rheumatology, substance abuse prevention and orthopedics, these fresh faces are leading the charge for a healthy Downeast region.

Dr. Ed Gilmore

Dr. Ed Gilmore

Dr. Edward Gilmore, whose Maine medical career spans 50 years, is hardly a new face. But the physician last fall was named chief medical officer at Mount Desert Island Hospital. His role is to act as a liaison between the medical staff, the administration and the hospital’s board of trustees. He continues to serve his patients.

“In the twilight of my career, in the interest of promoting the best possible patient care, I want to try to help other physicians and providers to adjust and function optimally in today’s rapidly changing medical environment,” said Gilmore who is a Master of the American College of Physicians.

 

Robin Fisher has been promoted to director of medical imaging, overseeing all medical imaging from breast

Robin Fisher

Robin Fisher

health to nuclear medicine, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. Hailing originally from Pennsylvania, Fisher has extensive experience, having worked as a traveling radiation technician and mammographer throughout the United States.

Fisher worked from 2007 to 2013, gaining CAT scan and quality management expertise, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth.

 

Tara Young

Tara Young

Tara Young is Healthy Acadia’s new community substance prevention coordinator. For 15 years, Young has worked to develop programs and policies to promote physical and mental health, and to prevent child abuse/neglect, interpersonal violence and suicide.

Healthy Acadia is a nonprofit community health organization serving Hancock and Washington counties.

Through community outreach and education, Young will focus on illegal drug use, prescription drug misuse and tobacco and alcohol addiction. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from St. Joseph’s College.

 

Dr. David Englebrecht

Dr. David Englebrecht

Dr. David Engelbrecht, whose previous position was clinical director of rheumatology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in New York, late last year joined Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The rheumatologist also served as a clinical instructor at the Lupus/Vasculitis Clinic at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Manhattan.

Engelbrecht has a special interest in educating the public about lifestyle changes that can help people lead longer, healthier, happier and more productive lives. He stresses the importance of nutrition, supplements and exercise in health maintenance and disease prevention.

 

Dr. Richard Caeser

Dr. Richard Caeser

Dr. Richard Caesar, specializing in pediatric urology, has joined Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Caesar, who treats patients of all ages, completed his urology residency at Boston University and a fellowship in pediatric urology at the University of California San Diego. His hiring fills a need to pediatric patients who previously had to travel long distances for specialized services.

 

Dr. Peter Copithorne, who specializes in minimally invasive joint replacements, late last year was hired to serve both Maine Coast Memorial and Blue Hill Memorial hospitals. Raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada,

Dr. Peter Copithorne

Dr. Peter Copithorne

Copithorne attended medical school at the University of Calgary and did his residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science and civil engineering.

“The ability to help patients return to mobility and activity is incredibly rewarding,” he said. “Being able to move around without pain doesn’t just improve your physical health, being active and able to engage in the activities you love makes you happier and improves your emotional quality of life.”

 

Dr. Charles Radis

Dr. Charles Radis

Dr. Charles Radis late last year joined Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. For the past 23 years, the rheumatologist practiced at Rheumatology Associates in Portland. He is on the faculty at the University of Vermont Medical School and at the Tufts/Maine Medical Center School of Medicine.

“The outlook for patients with immune disorders has dramatically improved during the past 15 years,” he said. “I am fortunate to be able to be a part of this revolution in patient care. Controlling pain, maintaining function, and reducing the likelihood of future disability and damage are achievable goals in the majority of our patients.”

 

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