Norway and the Oxford Hills community are located in the foothills of the White Mountains, 50 miles north of Portland. A permanent population of about 7,000 can nearly triple on a winter weekend when the Sunday River and Mount Abram ski areas are in full operation. Norway was once the "Snowshoe Capital of the World" because of the large number of snowshoes manufactured in the town. Now tourism is the major employer, both winter and summer.
There are numerous lakes in the area and excellent hiking locally and in the White Mountains. There are also a number of light industries, including shoe manufacturing, wood products, a woolen mill, a mobile home builder, and a comprehensive high school, which serves eight communities. The town hosts an annual sidewalk art show as well as a year round Art Center. Other than skiing and hiking residents of the area enjoy snowmobiling, fishing, boating, antiques shopping, and blueberry and apple picking. The Oxford Casino recently opened and is a short 10-minute drive from Norway.
Stephens Memorial Hospital is located 45 miles from Maine Medical Center. The drive time is approximately 1 hour and housing is available.
About Stephens Memorial Hospital
Stephens Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Western Maine Health Care Corporation is a 50-bed acute care facility serving the medical needs of some 25,000 people living in an area that extends from Bethel and Harrison to Mechanic Falls and into New Hampshire. The hospital has a 4-bed ICU/CCU, three operating suites, a 24-hour emergency room, an obstetrics unit, and a physical rehabilitation department. The medical staff is composed of five family practitioners, six internists, three general and seven orthopedic surgeons, three pediatricians, six emergency room physicians, three obstetrician/gynecologists, three radiologists, two anesthesiologists, and two pathologists.
The Oxford Hills Internal Medicine (OHIM) group provides a broad range of outpatient and inpatient services to approximately 12,000 patients. This includes primary and consultative services in a number of specialty areas. Members of the group have expertise in areas such as oncological care, critical care/ventilator management, upper and lower GI endoscopy, and bronchoscopy, as well as standard internal medicine diagnostic procedures. This affords the student or resident the opportunity to see the ability of an internist to extend his/her range of practice in a community that lacks sub-specialists.
Brian M. Nolan, M.D. graduated from the University of Vermont Medical School. He did his residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and joined OHIM in August of 1999.
Peter R. Harbage, M.D., F.A.C.P. graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He did his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Harbage joined the Oxford Hills group in 1985 and performs sigmoidoscopies and colonoscopies in addition to his general internal medicine duties.
Francis X. Kieliszek, M.D., F.A.C.P also graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Following a year as chief medical resident at Strong, he joined OHIM in 1990. Dr. Kieliszek is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
David J. Kumaki, M.D., F.A.C.P. received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then did his internal medicine residency training at Boston City Hospital, followed by a year of cardiology fellowship training at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Kumaki chose Oxford Hills as a place to practice because of experiences he had in rural medicine during his training. He brings a special interest in cardiovascular and lipid disease management to the practice of primary care medicine. He joined OHIM in 1993.
William L. Medd, M.D., F.A.C.P. graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He did his residency training in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY and the Grady Memorial/Atlanta VA-affiliated hospitals in Atlanta, GA. He has special expertise in the areas of practice management, malpractice, and risk management. Dr. Medd and Dr. Ware founded OHIM in 1974.
Barbara J. Seaborg, M.D. joined Oxford Hills Internal Medicine in 2007. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and completed her internship and residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Seaborg worked for 13 years at Kennebec Internal Medicine Associates in Augusta, Maine before moving to Norway.