DOVER-FOXCROFT - Mayo Regional Hospital has recruited two new physicians, both of whom are scheduled to join the hospital's medical staff in early September.
W.F. "Skip" MacDonald Jr., M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon who has been in private practice for 25 years and will be joining Richard Swett, M.D. and William Bisbee, PA-C at Penquis Orthopaedics in Dover-Foxcroft. The recruitment of a second orthopaedic surgeon has been a key priority for Mayo, and Dr. MacDonald's commitment concludes an 18-month recruitment process that was national in scope.
Gretchen Huot, M.D. recently completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Virginia and will be joining Kathleen Thibault, D.O. at Milo Family Practice. Dr. Huot is a National Health Service Corps scholar and has a service commitment to practice in a medically underserved area. Her scope of practice will include patients up to the age of 25.
Dr. MacDonald is a Philadelphia native who received his undergraduate education at LaSalle College and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia and was on active duty in the Navy from 1977-79.
Dr. MacDonald has been in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon since 1979, most of that time in the Cape May region of New Jersey. A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he has practiced for the past four years in North Carolina. He and his wife, Cindy, have three children aged 10 and under.
Dr. Huot received her undergraduate education at Amherst College and her medical degree from the University of Vermont in 2001. Prior to attending medical school, she also studied in Perth, Western Australia, where she earned a graduate diploma in Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies.
Dr. Huot has served as a volunteer in Australian Aboriginal communities, as well as in indigenous communities in the U.S., Guatemala and Ecuador.
A former team captain at Amherst, Dr. Huot was a national Division III cross country runner and New England open track competitor.
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