Franklin Health Orthopedics
Franklin Health Orthopedics offers a full range of orthopedic, sports medicine, and podiatry services, including surgery, by a highly qualified team of health care professionals.
Our Team of Care Providers
- F. Lincoln Avery, MD
- Zachary Blakeman, DPM
- Steven Coates, PA-C
- Michael T. Newman, MD
- Thomas Pulling, MD
We see patients in two locations: on the 2nd floor of the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center, located on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus, and at the Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center on Thursday afternoons at 21 Main Street in Livermore Falls.
- Monday through Friday: 7:45am - 4:30pm
- Same day appointments available when clinically appropriate
- 24-hour call coverage and hospital care
To reach the doctor on call when the office is closed, call Franklin Memorial Hospital at 207-778-6031 and ask the operator to assist you in speaking with the provider on call.
- Bone, joint, and muscle evaluations
- Fracture care
- Joint reconstruction
- Treatment of work injuries
- Sports medicine, including concussion management
- Podiatry (care of the foot and ankle)
- Worker compensation evaluations
Please contact us at least 48 hours before you need to have prescriptions refilled. We do not refill narcotic pain medication prescriptions on Fridays, with the exception of post-operative patients.
If you are unable to make your appointment, 24-hour advance notice is appreciated whenever possible. This allows us to open up that time for another patient needing care.
In an extreme emergency, such as loss of consciousness, chest pain, severe breathing problems, or major bleeding, call your emergency service number (usually 911) first. Do not delay emergency care by calling our office or the hospital. Afterward, if necessary, call your physician for further advice and coordination of your emergency care.
A podiatrist is a doctor who is specially trained in diagnosing and treating diseases of the foot and ankle.
- Cutting corns, calluses, or nails if you are unable to do so safely
You should see a podiatrist if you find any cuts or ingrown nails, or if you notice pain, loss of sensation, or a change in shape or color in your feet.
A podiatrist can also provide you with special shoes that can provide a safe and comfortable fit if your feet change shape.