Farmington, Wilton, Jay, and Livermore Falls are neighboring communities nestled in the foothills of west central Maine. These towns form the commercial and industrial center for about 40,000 people living across an extensive, rural geographic area. Farmington was originally settled in 1794 and served as a farming community and trading center. Adult medicine physicians in these communities service this entire region. The economy is based on forest products and tourism. Major employers include International Paper, James River Otis, the University of Maine, Bass Shoe, Franklin Memorial Hospital, and area school districts.
Farmington has a population of approximately 7,000 and is within one hour’s drive of three major ski areas and seven golf courses. In addition to skiing, Sugarloaf/USA offers snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice-skating, turbo tubing, and a sports and fitness center like no other. In the summer months you can enjoy their golf course, white water rafting, guided adventures, and their antigravity center. Local Titcom Mountain also offers alpine and cross-country skiing for all skill levels. Farmington, a very popular recreation area, also boasts excellent sailing, hiking, canoeing, hunting, and fishing. The University of Maine's Farmington campus brings a rich cultural diversity to the community. Franklin Memorial Hospital is located 92 miles from Maine Medical Center. The drive time is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and housing is available.
About Franklin Memorial Hospital
Franklin Memorial Hospital is a 70-bed, acute care, community hospital located in Farmington. The hospital serves the needs of people in Franklin and northern Androscoggin counties. This progressive facility was selected by the American Hospital Association as a case study in community health network development. It was Maine's first hospital to offer prenatal nurse home visits to all first-time parents and has recently instituted a Contract for Care program which allows former patients to work off unpaid bills.
In addition to standard medical and surgical units, the hospital has a 5-bed ICU/CCU, a 12-bed outpatient surgical unit, a 3-suite operating room, 24-hour emergency services, and modern, fully staffed laboratory, radiology and physical therapy departments. The forty-seven member medical staff includes resident physicians in family and internal medicine, pediatrics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general and orthopedic surgery, pathology, psychiatry, radiology, rheumatology, anesthesiology and urology. The hospital is a part of the Franklin Community Health Network, which has joined together Franklin Health Medical Associates, Evergreen Behavioral Services, the Healthy Community Coalition, and the Western Maine Physicians Hospital Organization.
Franklin Health Internal Medicine is multi-specialty group practice in Farmington with strong inpatient care component to the adult medicine rotation. The office is located in the Mt. Blue Health Center next to Franklin Memorial Hospital.
Stephen Goss, D.O. joined Pine Tree Internal Medicine in 2002. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in general internal medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Consortium. Dr. Goss’ interests include critical care medicine, diabetes, and preventive medicine and he is licensed as both a physician and a surgeon.
Stacy Hershfeld, D.O. graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Consortium and joined Pine Tree Internal Medicine in 2002. Dr. Hershfeld’s interests include geriatrics and nutrition, pulmonary and critical care medicine, preventive medicine, and women's health issues.
Robert O’Reilly, D.O. is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He joined Pine Tree Internal Medicine in 2002. Dr. O’Reilly’s special interests include primary care, dermatology, diabetes, and preventive medicine. He is a board certified internist with 15 years experience from the Philadelphia area where he practiced in hospital, office, and nursing home settings.
David Rice, M.D. received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Science School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Scott and White Hospital in Texas. He has practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over 13 years in Texas before moving to Maine in 2007.