Central Maine Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency recognized six third-year family medicine residents and six fellows at their recent graduation program on Friday, June 28, 2019. Honored at the commencement exercises were family physicians: (Left to Right: Christina Lincoln, DO, Kathryn McLellan, MD, Navneet Garcha, MD, Bindu Gupta, MD, Jennifer Hanson, MD and Scott Lowman, DO.
Bethany Picker, MD, Program Director, gave the welcome address. In attendance were Family Medicine Residency faculty, residents and residency staff, hospital and office-based CMMC physician teachers, family doctors who serve in the Family Medicine Center as preceptors for residents and medical students, as well as graduating residents’ families and special invited guests.
David Tupponce, MD, President CMMG, was invited to speak on behalf of the CMMG Administration.
The graduating resident class awarded the following:
FMR Clinical Staff of the Year – Charmain Indigo, MA
Community Preceptor of the Year – Kirk Silver, MD
Faculty Teacher of the Year – Paige Picard, DO
Deborah Taylor Award – Annie Derthick, PhD
Bruce Johnson Award – Rick Marden, MD
Swift River Rural Training Track
RT Clinical Staff of the Year – Jaime Collins, MA
RT Faculty of the Year- Stephanie Sinclair, MD
The resident graduates were honored by their faculty advisors:
Navneet Garcha MD presented by Josie Conte, DO
Bindu Gupta, MD presented by Todd Kitchens, DO
Jennifer Hanson, MD presented by Stephanie Sinclair, MD
Christina Lincoln, DO presented by Paige Picard, DO
Scott Lowman, DO presented by Paige Picard, DO
Kathryn McLellan, MD presented by Dieter Kreckel, MD
Dr. Picker presented the following awards:
Chief Residents – Christina Lincoln, DO, Scott Lowman DO, Kathryn McLellan, MD
Resident Teacher of the Year – Christina Lincoln, DO
Professionalism Award – Bindu Gupta, MD and Ross Watson, MD,
Resident Research Award – Kathryn McLellan, MD
Dr. Picker, along with the Family Medicine Residency faculty, presented the graduates with their diplomas.
Here is where our family medicine graduates will be practicing:
Navneet Garcha MD, Hospitalist Fellowship, University of Toronto, Canada
Bindu Gupta, MD, San Joaquin General Hospital, Outpatient FQHC, French Camp, CA
Jennifer Hanson MD, Associate Medical Director of Express Care Clinics, Community Health Centers of Rutland Regions, Castleton, VT
Christina Lincoln, DO, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Inpatient Medicine Faculty
Scott Lowman, DO, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Kathryn McLellan, MD, Sparrow/MSU Sports Medicine Fellowship, Lansing, MI
CMMC’s Family Medicine Residency was founded in 1978 to support the development of a primary care foundation and provide well-trained family physicians for the Lewiston-Auburn area and beyond. We are proud to have these former graduates of the CMMC Residency practicing in the area: Drs. Nicole Boutaugh, Leslie Bradbury, Kara Callahan, Shannon Deschenes, Adam Duquette, Steve Fairchild, Margo Goodman, Trisha Gushue, Manju Hilary, Todd Kitchens, Alicia Koteles, Cathy Krouse, Gerry Lachance, John Lowery, Jeff Lynds, Margaret Matthews, Lisa McAllister, Shauna McElrath, James Ostrander, Kurt Oswald, Joanie Peter, Nathan Raby, Gary Rivard, Sarah Skelton, Stephanie Sinclair and Ray Tardif.