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St. Mary’s Welcomes a New Provider and Physiatry Service

Monday, May 19th, 2014

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center introduces a new Physiatry practice. This is a new service was created based on a significant need within Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, and other departments to treat back and neck pain. At the helm of the practice is Stephan Bamberger, MD. Dr. Bamberger provides alternative, non-opiate management of pain through Interventional Pain Management. Some of the procedures he will perform include: facet joint injections, epidural injections, nerve blocks spinal cord stimulation, advanced radio frequency ablation, and vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty.

Dr. Bamberger is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and a Diplomate with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He joins St. Mary’s after 20 years of private group practice with Medical Rehabilitation Associates.
St. Mary’s Physiatry Service is located at Auburn Medical Office Building, 15 Gracelawn Avenue, in Auburn. Dr. Bamberger is seeing patients on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. For appointment information or an appointment by referral, please call 333-4799.

Stephan Bamberger, MD

Stephan Bamberger, MD

St. Mary’s Sonographers Earn Certification

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Congratulations to Doug Cilley and Jared Theberge who earned their certification as Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers (RDCS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). They specialize in performing Cardiac Echocardiography, commonly known as “echos.” RDCS’s take detailed pictures of a person’s heart using an ultrasound machine. The information they gather can tell a cardiologist a lot about the function of a person’s heart. Cilley and Theberge work in the Echo and Vascular Ultrasound imaging division at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. St. Mary’s now has a complete team of Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers. Credentials awarded by ARDMS document personal achievement of recognized professional standards and are widely accepted in the medical community by sonography and vascular professional organizations.

Best wishes Kate!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Kate joined St. Mary’s in 1991. Many of you may remember her on the Adult Psyche Unit or C2 before she joined the ICCU in 1996.  We wish Kate well in her new role as clinical supervisor at Hospice House. Best wishes s Kate!

Best wishes, Kate!
Kate and Shirley Perron

Changes at a Sabattus Street Medical Practice

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


There is a new name, a new provider, and new services being offered at Sabattus Street Primary Care. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has hired a family practice physician for their office at 693 Sabattus Street, formerly Sabattus Street Internal Medicine. Peter Beeckel, MD, will join Liana Kelly, a Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Beeckel has a long history at St. Mary’s, practicing medicine for 17 years at Campus Avenue Family Practice at 99 Campus Avenue.

“Moving from an internal medicine practice to a family practice means we can treat children as well as adults,” says Doug Miller, the Director of Operations for St. Mary’s Physician Network. “This broadens the scope of services we can provide to the community in this part of town.”

Family physicians are providers and coordinators of healthcare services for patients of all ages. They take care of children like a pediatrician, serve adults like a specialist in internal medicine, and perform some minor procedures.

The following are some of the medical services now available at Sabattus Street Primary Care: Family Health Care, Women’s Health Care, Newborn Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Acute Care, Preventative Medicine, Weight Loss Assistance, Accident or Injury Treatment, Sports Medicine, Smoking Cessation, and dermatologic and other minor procedures.

If you are interested in learning more about Sabattus Street Primary Care, Dr. Peter Beeckel, or St. Mary’s, please visit To schedule an appointment, please call 755-3222.

St. Mary’s Welcome New Sleep Specialist

Friday, September 24th, 2010


Thaddeus Shattuck, MD has joined St. Mary’s Health System. Dr. Shattuck is a sleep specialist and psychiatrist who will be sharing his expertise with patients at St. Mary’s Center for Sleep Disorders.  

Dr. Shattuck has a particular interest in circadian rhythm disorders and has been active in the treatment of sleep disorders in adolescent, geriatric, peri-menopausal, and bariatric patients.  

“I am fascinated with the connection between sleep and psychiatric disorders,” said Dr. Shattuck. “Many patients who don’t get enough quality sleep develop behavioral issues and conversely, many patients can’t fall asleep or stay asleep due to behavioral issues.”  

Dr. Shattuck earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He completed his Psychiatric Residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Sleep Medicine Fellowship in Boston, Massachusetts.  

Dr. Shattuck is accepting new patients. Ask your doctor for a referral to St. Mary’s Center for Sleep Disorders at St. Mary’s Medical Building at 15 Gracelawn Road in Auburn. For more information, please call (207) 777-8959 or visit  


CCS Psychiatry Welcomes Heather Dlugosz, MD

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

CCS Psychiatry in Lewiston is pleased to announce Dr. Heather Dlugosz has joined its esteemed team of mental health professionals. Most recently, Dr. Dlugosz worked at Ohio’s Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, she worked with Children’s Diagnostic Center in Hamilton, Ohio, and the Psychiatric Emergency Department at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Dlugosz earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was chief resident of the Child and Adolescent Fellowship Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio where she completed her training.

“I am very excited to begin the next phase of my career here in Maine! I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in a collaborative fashion.” Two areas of special interest for Dr. Dlugosz include helping patients with eating disorders and college mental health issues.

Dr. Dlugosz is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call 777-8974. CCS Psychiatry is located at 100 Campus Avenue and is affiliated with St. Mary’s Health System. For more information, please visit our website.

Dr. Ahmad Halawa Moves to Lewiston Medical Associates

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Ahmad Halawa, MD has joined Dr. Betty Kennedy and Dr. Lawrence Baker at Lewiston Medical Associates. Dr. Halawa formerly practiced at Sabattus Street Internal Medicine, another St. Mary’s medical practice.

He is looking forward to seeing his current patients in his new office at 106 Campus Avenue in Lewiston, across the street from St. Mary’s Medical Center. Dr. Halawa continues to accept new patients as well.

Dr. Halawa has been practicing medicine in the St. Mary’s health system since 2007. He received his doctorate at Aleppo University in Syria, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

Dr. Halawa is board certified in Internal Medicine, and a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. His research articles have been published in many journals.

Dr. Halawa’s focus is on heart disease, diabetes, vascular disease, and arthritis. His expertise includes: joint injections, skin biopsies, mole removal and preventive health care.

To make an appointment, please call Lewiston Medical Associates at 755-3383.