The Miles Memorial Hospital campus is located in Damariscotta, a small community located in Midcoast Maine approximately 55 miles north of Portland. With a population of over 3,000 people, this picturesque town sits off Route 1 on the Damariscotta River at the head of Pemaquid Peninsula. It is the commercial center for several surrounding towns with fishing, boat building, farming, and light industry as the traditional employment activities in the area. Its "twin city," Newcastle," is just over the Main Street Bridge that spans the Damariscotta River. Summer tourism is a major industry as well, supporting a service sector and a number of skilled artisans. The population is diverse with both seasonal and year-round residents. Many of the seasonal residents obtain a significant share of their medical care from local health services.
Swimming, salt and fresh water sailing, boating, canoeing, golfing, and fishing all await visitors to the Damariscotta region. Excursion boats visit the many islands and harbors in the area regularly and the lighthouse at Pemaquid Point is also a favorite destination. On your time off, try Kayaking down the Damariscotta River or even taking a Boat Cruise. At nearby Colonial Pemaquid Historical Site is Fort Pemaquid (1692), an artifacts museum with access to excavations as well as a picnic pier. In the off-season autumn walks in the woodlands areas and ice fishing are favorite recreational activities.
The LincolnHealth – St. Andrews Campus and St. Andrews Village campuses are in Boothbay Harbor. For more than a century, Boothbay Harbor has been a favorite summer destination for tourists and summer residents alike. With its beautiful harbor bustling with commercial and pleasure vessels alike. Boothbay is home to wide variety of cultural and educational organizations such as the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and the Marine Resources Aquarium. The Boothbay region is well served by its primary and secondary schools the Boothbay Region High School and the Boothbay Region Elementary School.
Boothbay is also home to one of the best recreational facilities in the region, the Boothbay Region YMCA, along with other organizations such as the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club and the Boothbay Country Club with its excellent 18-hole golf course.
Miles Memorial Hospital
Built in 1941, Miles Memorial Hospital is the principal hospital serving Lincoln County. It is a 38-bed acute care hospital with four ICU/CCU beds, an obstetrics unit, and a fully staffed 24-hour-a-day emergency department. The hospital offers patients access to general, day, and orthopedic surgery, obstetric care, cardiac rehabilitation, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, x-ray, ultrasound, CT scanning, MRI, and a variety of laboratory services.
As part of Miles Health Care, Miles Memorial Hospital houses skilled and intermediate nursing facilities, a congregate living center for retirees, home health, hospice services, an assisted living facility, and a women’s health care center. The medical staff includes six internists, eight family practitioners, two general surgeons, an ophthalmologist, three pediatricians, an anesthesiologist, a radiologist, three orthopedists, and two OB/GYNs.
The physicians at Miles Medical Group perform interventional procedures in-house such as thoracentesis, electrical cardioversion, and bone marrow biopsies and are available for consultation as requested by other physicians at Miles Memorial Hospital. With an integrated campus, they are closely involved with the nearby nursing home and assisted-living facilities and several of the internists make house calls.
In a medical community with few specialists, internists have a wide scope of operation and enjoy a good deal of variety in their daily practice, especially providing care in the areas of anesthesiology, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, and gynecology.
Amy Etzweiler, M.D. attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating with her medical degree in 1997. She then went on to complete her residency training at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital system in Philadelphia. Dr. Etzweiler has worked at Lincoln Medical Partners since 2003.
Kristin Kentopp, M.D., MPH went to Tufts University School of Medicine for her medical training and did her residency at Maine Medical Center. She has also obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Kentopp is board certified in Internal Medicine and speaks six languages, including French, German, and Dutch. She has been working at Lincoln Medical Partners since 1997 when she finished her residency training.