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Dr. Orville Hartford, MD

Dr. Hartford is the owner and supervising physician of Penobscot Valley Dermatology. He is a board certified dermatologist.  He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed his dermatology residency at the University of Vermont.

He joined Penobscot Valley Dermatology in 2009.  He is a native of Calais, Maine.

All nurse practitioners see patients under the direct supervision of the physicians at Penobscot Valley Dermatology We have a team approach to patient care as we all strive to provide expert dermatologic services for our patients.

 

Dr. Faith Whalen, MD

Faith WhalenA native of northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Whalen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Scranton with a BS in Biology. She obtained her M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, followed by an internship at Crozer-Chester

Medical Center outside of Philadelphia.

She completed her Dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where she served as chief resident followed by a Mohs/Procedural Dermatology fellowship, also at Geisinger. Dr. Whalen is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a certified member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, with a focus on skin cancer research. She currently resides in Dedham, ME with her husband.

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Dr. Jaymie P. Panuncialman, MD

Jaymie PanuncialmanJaymie P. Panuncialman, MD, FAAD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and completed her dermatology residency at Roger Williams Medical Center/Boston University in Providence, Rhode Island.

After developing an interest in wound care, she went on to complete a clinical research fellowship on wound healing at Roger Williams Medical Center. For the past four years, she has practiced in the Pacific Northwest, and is now happy to be relocated back to New England! Originally from the Philippines, she is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

She has settled in Bangor with her husband and 2 children.

 

Dr. Carolyn Ellis, DO

Dr. Ellis recently completed her dermatology residency at Michigan State University-St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, where she served as Chief Dermatology Resident.  A Connecticut native, she has close family ties to Maine and spent summers in the Midcoast area. She earned her BA from Colby College in Waterville and her DO at the University of New England in Biddeford. Dr. Ellis is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

 

 

Amy Sim, FNP, DCNP

Amy Sim received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Boston University in 1982.  She began her varied career in bedside nursing and transitioned to a number of clinical settings including medical surgical, neurology and cardiology. 

She relocated with her family to Maine in 1999 and fulfilled a desire for advanced practice education by enrolling at the University of Maine where she received her Master’s degree in Nursing in 2007.  Thereafter, she was engaged in clinical research projects for a specialty practice.  She sought an opportunity for increased hand-on patient care and joined Penobscot Valley Dermatology in 2011.

Amy completed certification as a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner as of June 2015.

 

Samantha Mitchell , FNP, DCNP

Samantha MitchellSamantha Mitchell is a native of Sherman Mills, Maine. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Husson College in 2006 and began her career at Eastern Maine Medical Center. 

In May of 2012, Samantha completed her Master's degree in Nursing from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Husson University. Samantha received her certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and joined Penobscot Valley Dermatology in June 2012.

She currently resides in Hermon, Maine with her husband and three children.

Samantha completed certification as a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner as of June 2015. 

 

Holly Haeberlein, FNP

Holly HaeberleinHolly Haeberlein is a native of Maine and grew up in Bangor. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and engaged in several challenging research projects.  She is currently fulfilling her service requirement to become certified in dermatology.

Eager to return to her hometown and pursue a patient-care career, Holly enrolled in the University of Southern Maine's Family Nurse Practitioner program and graduated in 2013 with a Master's degree in Nursing. Holly received her certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and joined Penobscot Valley Dermatology in October of 2013.  

With a strong background in dermatology both as a patient and a clinician, Holly looks forward to establishing her practice as a member of the PVD team.

 

Linda McDougall, APRN-CNP

Holly HaeberleinLinda McDougall received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Maine in Orono in 1990. She began her nursing career at Eastern Maine Medical Center, working in a wide range of clinical settings including medical-surgical, intensive care, and acute/trauma care with Lifeflight of Maine.

Linda decided to pursue an advanced degree, and in 2005, she earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Maine. As a nurse practitioner, her experience includes specialized health care in interventional pain management and rheumatology.

A life-long resident of Maine, Linda joined PVD in October 2015.

 

What does DCNP mean?

All PVDs NPs are either Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioners (DCNP) or working towards advanced certification in dermatology. Becoming a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) requires a Masters degree in nursing, a current NP licensure, a national certification as a NP, a Minimum 3,000 hours of dermatology practice, and passing the dermatology nurse practitioner certification exam. Working towards and obtaining this special dermatology certification demonstrates a commitment to ongoing learning to help provide the best care possible to our patients. In addition to this certification all providers at PVD regularly attend educational conferences to remain up to date with the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Pittis, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Pittis, MD, the founding physician of Penobscot Valley Dermatology retired in November 2012. His wife Mrs. Deborah Pittis, NP retired from the practice in the spring of 2012. We thank them for their many years of service and caring for patients and staff.