DOVER-FOXCROFT - Richard "Chip" Wallingford III, M.D. has passed his examination for certification in the medical specialty of psychiatry and is now a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His board certification is for a 10-year period.
Dr. Wallingford joined the Mayo Regional Hospital Counseling Program as a staff psychiatrist last summer, allowing Mayo to expand access to Counseling Program mental health services throughout the hospital's service area. As the only full-time psychiatrist in Piscataquis County, he sees patients at Mayo's primary care physician offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter, Guilford, Milo and Corinna on a rotating schedule.
Dr. Wallingford provides psychiatric medication management and supportive therapy for adults over the age of 18, including geriatric patients.
Wallingford's medical staff appointment last year marked a return to the Mayo system, where he worked as a family practice physician at Dover-Foxcroft Family Medicine from 2002-2003.
After leaving Dover-Foxcroft Family Medicine, Wallingford completed a three-year residency in general psychiatry at the Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency in Brockton, Mass. He was Chief Resident in the Administrative/Outpatient Service while working at the Boston VA Healthcare System in Brockton.
Dr. Wallingford is a Maine native who grew up in Lincoln and Rockwood, and graduated from Greenville High School in 1989. He earned his B.S. in microbiology from the University of Rochester and received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1999.
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