Located on the banks of the Androscoggin River, Lewiston and neighboring Auburn form the business and cultural center of Androscoggin County as well as the second largest metropolitan area in Maine. With numerous world-class telecommunications and manufacturing companies, Lewiston is enjoying an economic renaissance. Lewiston is the home of world-renowned Bates College and provides a choice of four other colleges in the vicinity.
With its own Public Theatre, several nearby golf courses, and the largest bird sanctuary in New England, Lewiston has much to offer for rest and relaxation. Lewiston also hosts its own hockey team, the Lewiston Maine-iacs, and every year hosts the Great Falls Balloon Festival, a 3-day event where hot air balloons from around the country take to the skies. Even a stroll through the downtown streets using the county's Walking Tour directions as a guide is an educational and fun experience for everyone.
Lewiston's vitality and cultural richness are reasons the area was selected as the national headquarters of the Forum Francophone des Affaires, an international trade group of French-speaking nations. An early favorite for Canadian and European immigrants, French is still commonly spoken in the area. There has most recently been an insurgence of Somali immigrants to the area as well. The population of Lewiston is approximately 40,000.
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center is located 39 miles from Maine Medical Center. The drive time is approximately 55 minutes and housing is available in winter.
About St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care facility that brings the best of medical technology, human compassion, preventive services, and a "whole person approach" to serve the needs of the Androscoggin County area and all of Maine. The hospital provides medical, surgical, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, ambulatory care, and emergency services. They also provide patient’s access to a family birthing unit, physical therapy, a psychiatric program, eating disorders clinic, breast health program, and a breathing center. St. Mary's also runs the Raphael House for HIV/AIDS patients and the Renaissance House for residential treatment.
St. Mary's Hospital is a member of Covenant Health Systems, which also includes St. Marguerite d'Youville Pavilion, the state's largest nursing home, Maison Marcotte, an independent living center for the elderly and disabled, and WorkMed Occupational Services, which provides comprehensive worksite services to businesses throughout Androscoggin County.
St. Mary's Medical Associates, a division of Community Clinical Services, is an internal medicine practice composed of six internists and one physician assistant. They provide inpatient, outpatient, and nursing home care to patients, specializing in diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of conditions affecting both adolescents and adults. St. Mary's Medical Associates is a Federally Qualified Health center, which allows them to offer sliding fee discounts and pharmacy discounts to qualified patients.
Anne Brown, M.D., F.A.C.P. received her bachelor’s degree from Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 1988 and did her post-graduate education at University of Vermont School of Medicine, Burlington VT, 1992. She finished her residency at Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans, LA in 1995 and was chief resident from 1995-1996. Dr. Brown is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of American College of Physicians.
Jeff Brown, M.D., F.A.C.P. received his bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1979 and received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, 1983. He did his residency training at State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo NY, finishing in 1986. Dr. Brown is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is married and has three children.
Seth Gordon, M.D. received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY at Binghamton, NY, 1979. He was enrolled in Pre-Medical Sciences at Columbia University, New York from 1985-1988 and received his medical degree from Brown University, Providence, RI, 1992. He did his residency training at The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY, 1992-1995 and is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Satya Singh, M.D. received his M.G.M. degree from the Medical College of Jamshedpur, India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in Nephrology at Anugrah Seva Sadan in Patna, India and was Chief Resident at Morristown Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Singh is married and has two school-aged children.
Richard Kappelmann, M.D. went to the University of Florida undergraduate and received medical degrees from the University of Santiago and the University of Florida. Internship and Internal Medicine residency training were completed at Yale University affiliate St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Kappelmann has been in practice since 1990.