Press Release

Downeast Orthopedic to begin seeing patients in January

BANGOR — DownEast Orthopedic Associates will begin seeing patients on Jan. 6, 2014, at its new location at 78 Ridgewood Drive.

Founded in 1978 by Drs. John Woodcock and Jordan Shubert, the practice now has doctors with expertise in adult reconstruction of shoulders, hips and knees; hand surgery; joint replacement; general orthopedics; degenerative spine; arthroscopy; and sports medicine.

Garrett Martin, M.D. joined DEOA in 1984. Dr. Martin was instrumental in promoting the utilization of modern trauma techniques at Eastern Maine Medical Center including intramedullary nailing of long bone fractures. He was also a founder of Acadia Medical Arts Ambulatory Surgical Suite. Dr. Martin also directs the annual Maine Orthopedic Society meeting at Sugarloaf. Dr. Martin now focuses his practice on adult reconstruction

P. Gregory Askins, M.D. joined the practice in August, 1988. Dr. Askins was the first orthopedic hand surgeon recruited to Bangor. He did his hand fellowship at U.S.C. John Pyne, M.D. was the second hand surgeon to join the group in 1994. He joined DEOA after doing his hand fellowship at University of Cincinnati. DEOA continues to be successful in attracting quality, fellowship trained physicians. D. Thompson McGuire, M.D. came to DEOA from Penn State in 2003. He did his Sports Medicine fellowship at L.S.U. and was the first fellowship trained sports medicine doctor in the Bangor region. He is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine. In 2007, Stephen Walsh, M.D. joined DEOA. Dr. Walsh did his fellowship in Joint Replacement at Rush University. Kenneth Morse, M.D. joined the group in 2009. Dr. Morse did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Morse is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine. Cameron Trubey, M.D. joined DEOA in 2011. He is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He did his fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. Jacob Brooks, D.O. was the latest member to join DEOA in July 2013. Dr. Brooks did his orthopedic residency in Harrisburg, PA. His practice interests include general orthopedics, shoulder/hip/knee replacement, degenerative spine and arthroscopy.

Six physician assistants and nurse practitioners join DEOA physicians to provide comprehensive orthopedic care. They are: Keiver Welch, PA-C, John Chase, FNP, Misti Guerin, FNP, James Caddell, PA, Jennifer Drouin, PA-C, and Danielle St. Onge, PA-C. DEOA also has a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy department that is dedicated to providing the best personalized therapy for your orthopedic, sport, or work related injury. The occupational and physical therapists use the latest techniques and equipment to help you recover from your injury and avoid unnecessary delays in returning to sport or work related activities. If your injury requires you to have surgery, DownEast Hand and Physical Therapy will prepare you for the surgery and assist in your recovery after the surgery. DownEast Hand and Physical Therapy also boasts a hand clinic that will tailor a rehab program for hand injuries that special attention needed for such a complex body part. A licensed Occupational Therapist is on staff to make custom splints, provide modalities to assist in healing, administer manual techniques to improve range of motion, provide guidance on adaptive equipment, and educate you on activities and exercises you can do to speed your recovery.

DownEast Hand and Physical Therapy staff include Robb Gordon, PT, DPT, Kristen Harvey, PT, DPT, Melissa Catell, MS, OTR/L, and Karen Allen, OT Assistant. DEOA has a long-standing excellent reputation for providing orthopedic care for northern and eastern parts of the State. Our new, state of the art facility will enhance the ability to continue to provide excellent orthopedic care to the greater Bangor region. To contact DEOA, call 947-8381 or visit their website at



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