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Physician News

R. Brannon Claytor, MD Offers Experience in Plastics & Reconstruction Surgery
R. Brannon Claytor, MD of Atlantic Plastic Surgery in Portsmouth, NH [800-633-6860] is available for your plastics and reconstructive surgery needs.  [As some of you may be aware, York Plastic Surgery, the practice of Dr. Sarah Holland, will be closing on December 31, 2013].  Dr. Claytor is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as in hand surgery.  He is on the medical staff at York Hospital, meaning surgeries and procedures can be done at York Hospital; and has been practicing in the local area for several years.  Contact York Hospital’s Friendraising office for more information at 207-351-2385.  

Lahey Urologists Ebert Baumgart, MD, James Betti, MD, Michael Michaels, MD, and Chad Wotkowicz, MD have joined York Hospital's Medical Staff
Long known as a leader in urologic care, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, MA is now partnering with York Hospital to establish a new office here in York.   Urology Associates of York Hospital is in transition to become “The Lahey Institute of Urology at York.”   Experts in urology care, access to clinical trials, expertise at all levels and continued ability to have procedures and services at York Hospital will all be available to patients.  Lahey Hospital’s Department of Urology is currently recruiting a new physician to provide care in the York office, who will be associated with these four providers. Appointments are available now. To schedule, please call 207-351-3975.  For more information, please visit

Emergency Services to Add Six New Doctors
Dr. Rob Hulefeld, Leader of Emergency Medicine at York Hospital welcomes the following physicians to the Emergency Care team: Sadie Carter, MD; Peter Clark, DO; Thomas Ewing, MD; Michael Jung, MD; Jeanine Ward, MD, PhD; and Michael  Watts, MD.  These providers will be joining the staff over the next 90 days.  The Emergency team provides care at York Hospital’s Emergency Room in York and at Wells Emergency Care, located at York Hospital in Wells.  

York Hospital welcomes Erin Rafferty, MD & Elizabeth Robinson, DO
Dr. Erin Rafferty has joined York Hospital’s team of cardiac specialists. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Rafferty completed her medical internship, residency and fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine all at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, and is also board certified in Internal Medicine.  Hailing originally from Portsmouth, Dr. Rafferty joined Cardiovascular Care of York Hospital in August, where they offer a full spectrum of cardiac care – from diagnostics and intervention to rehabilitation. For more information, call 207-363-6136 or click here.

Another new addition to the York Hospital team, Dr. Elizabeth Robinson has joined the staff at York Family Practice. Dr. Robinson received degrees from Grinnell College in Iowa  and Boston University before earning her DO at the University of New England in Biddeford. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Maine Medical Center where she cultivated special interests in geriatrics, along with the management of diabetes and chronic disease.  For more information, call 207-363-8430.

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