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Womens Healthcare of Maine

Our Team

    Women's Health Care of Maine - Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Dr. slate

Garrick J. Slate, MD

Dr. Slate was born in El Paso, Texas and graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After working for three years at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont he attended medical school in Debrecen, Hungary, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center. After completing his obstetric and gynecology residency at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, he worked in OB/GYN Medical Education at the Carilion Clinic. Dr. Slate joined the team at Women's Health Care of Maine in 2009.

Undergraduate Education: Washington and Lee University
Medical School: University of Debrecen Medical & Health Science Center
Residency:Danbury Health System, Internal Medicine and Carilion Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology


James MacDonald, MD

Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts in Physics at SUNY
Graduate School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency: Stony Brook University Hospital 


Kara Smythe, MD

Undergraduate Education: St. George's University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency: SUNY DOwnstate Medical Center
Board Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Bergmans, Lois

 Lois Bergmans, CNM
Lois is a native New Englander. She and her husband have lived in Maine for 12 years and love it! About being on staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center since 2006 she  says, "It is a privilege to work at Women's Healthcare of Maine due to the high caliber of staff. It is great to be part of this team!"

Undergraduate Education: Russell Sage College, Bachelors of Science in Nursing - BSN
Graduate School: University of Kentucky, Masters of Science in Nursing - MSN
Board Certified:  American Midwifery Certification Board - Certified Nurse Midwife


Malvin, Barbara

Barbara A. Malvin, CNM,  MS
Barbara was raised in Lake Hiawatha, a small town in northern New Jersey. She joined Women's Healthcare of Maine in 2011 and has been a nurse for 30 years and a certified nurse midwife for 25 years. Barbara lives in Greenbush with her husband and three daughters.

Undergraduate Education: Rutgers University
Graduate School: Rutgers University, Masters of Science in Nursing - MSN, Baylor College of Medicine Nurse Midwifery Program
Board Certified: American College of Nurse Midwives Certification Council - Certified Nurse Midwife 

In February of 2012, Eastern Maine Medical Center partnered with Maine Medical Partners, a division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, allowing better access for patients throughout the state.

Dr. Pinette

Michael Pinette, MD

Graduate School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital
Fellowship: Two-year in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Connecticut 
Board Certified: Obstetrics/Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine 

Dr. Wax

Joseph Wax, MD

Undergraduate Education:Colgate College
Graduate School: New York Medical College
Residency: Naval Hospital
Fellowship: Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Board Certified: Obstetrics/Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Women's Health Care of Maine - Maternal Fetal Medicine


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