About Us

DownEast Orthopedic Associates (DEOA) began operation in January, 1978. Garrett Martin, M.D. joined DEOA in 1984.  Dr. Martin was instrumental in promoting the utilization of modern trauma techniques at Eastern Maine Medical Center including intramedullary nailing of long bone fractures.  He was also a founder of DOWNEAST Surgery Center.  Dr. Martin also directs the annual Maine Orthopedic Society meeting at Sugarloaf.  Dr. Martin now focuses his practice on adult reconstruction (shoulders/hips/knees).

P. Gregory Askins, M.D.  joined the practice in August, 1988.  Dr. Askins was the first orthopedic hand surgeon recruited to Bangor. He did his hand fellowship at U.S.C.  John Pyne, M.D. was the second hand surgeon to join the group in 1994. He joined DEOA after doing his hand fellowship at University of Cincinnati.  DEOA continues to be successful in attracting quality, fellowship trained physicians. D. Thompson McGuire, M.D. came to DEOA from Penn State in 2003. He did his Sports Medicine fellowship at L.S.U. and was the first fellowship trained sports medicine doctor in the Bangor region. He is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine. In 2007, Stephen Walsh, M.D. joined DEOA.  Dr. Walsh did his fellowship in Joint Replacement at Rush University.  Kenneth Morse, M.D. joined the group in 2009. Dr. Morse did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Morse is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine.  Cameron Trubey, M.D. joined DEOA in 2011. He is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He did his fellowship at the University of Notre Dame.  Jacob Brooks, D.O. was the latest member to join DEOA in July 2013. Dr. Brooks did his orthopedic residency in Harrisburg, PA.  His practice interests include general orthopedics, shoulder/hip/knee replacement, degenerative spine and arthroscopy.

Six physician assistants and nurse practitioners join DEOA physicians to provide comprehensive orthopedic care. They are: Keiver Welch, PA-C,  Misti Guerin, FNP, James Caddell, PA, Danielle St. Onge, PA-C,  Sarah Lockhart, PAC, and Valerie Attia, PA-C.

DEOA has a long-standing excellent reputation for providing orthopedic care for northern and eastern parts of the State.  Our new, state of the art facility will enhance the ability to continue to provide excellent orthopedic care to the greater Bangor region.