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Mayo Regional Recruits Two New Physicians
Thursday, August 01, 2002
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Two new physicians have agreed to join Mayo Regional Administrative Services Corporation and will serve Mayo practices in Corinna, Dover-Foxcroft and Guilford.

Richard L. "Chip" Wallingford III, M.D. will begin practicing locally on Aug. 19, splitting his time between Dover-Foxcroft Family Medicine and Corinna Family Practice. Scott A. McLaughlin, M.D. will begin practicing in mid-October at Guilford Medical Associates.

Dr. Wallingford completed a three-year internship and residency in Family Medicine in June with the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice residency program in Augusta.

Dr. Wallingford is a Maine native who grew up in Lincoln and Rockwood. He attended Greenville High School, graduating in 1989, then earned a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Rochester. He completed his medical degree at the University of Vermont in 1999.

His father, Richard, Jr., is an optometrist who is clinical director for Vision Care of Maine in Bangor. His mother, Elaine, operates Mt. Kineo Cabins on Moosehead Lake in Rockwood.

Dr. Wallingford is a licensed Maine Guide and a National Ski Patrol member whose interests include alpine skiing, whitewater kayaking, mountaineering and hiking. He has worked as a guide for Wilderness Expeditions of Rockwood on the West Branch of the Penobscot River, and for Hudson River Rafting Co. on the Moose River.

He and his wife, Heather, who were married in February, have purchased a home on Sebec Lake in Bowerbank.

Dr. McLaughlin will be moving to Piscataquis County from Woodbury, Conn., with his wife, Tara, who is a nurse. He is an experienced internal medicine specialist, with a specific interest in geriatric care, and will be scheduling office hours four days each week at Guilford.

Dr. McLaughlin was medical director at the Southbury (Conn.) Geriatric Center from 1993-1996, providing comprehensive primary care for patients age 65 and above. He has been a staff physician and, most recently, the medical director for Primary Care of Southbury, an internal medicine/urgent care practice.

After receiving his bachelor's degree from Yale University, Dr. McLaughlin earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1989. He completed his residency at Danbury (Conn.) Hospital, an affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since 1993, he has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. McLaughlin's personal interests include hiking, landscaping, fitness and woodworking.

The addition of Drs. Wallingford and McLaughlin will raise to 22 the number of physicians on Mayo Regional Hospital's active medical staff.

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