Nicholas Vachon, DPM, Joins MCMH


Ellsworth, Me – (January 30, 2017) - On December 1, 2016, Nicholas Vachon’s, DPM, Podiatry Clinic became part of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vachon has owned and managed a private medical practice in Ellsworth since 1988.

Currently, Dr. Vachon cares for patients at all three hospitals in Hancock County. He is an active staff member at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) and as a courtesy staff member at both Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) and Mount Desert Island Hospital. At MCMH, Dr. Vachon also serves on the Quality and Professional Affairs Committee, the Surgical Services Committee, and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 2007. He also co-founded the successful Wound Care Center that operates in the Mary Dow Center at MCMH.

The decision to affiliate formally with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital comes after the reformation of the Frenchman Bay Orthopedics clinic. The development of a full team of orthopedic specialists created the perfect chance to strengthen professional relationships and improve the continuity of patient care. "We are extremely pleased to have someone with Nick’s experience, professionalism, and dedication to the community join our team," MCMH Board Chair, Debra Ehrlenbach.

Dr. Vachon will continue to see patients at all three hospitals, and will be working closely with Frenchman Bay Orthopedics, pooling talent and experience to ensure the highest quality of care for foot and ankle surgery in Down East, Maine. The team will provide a full range of services ranging from inpatient to outpatient services, emergency care, and wound clinic consultations at both Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.

A graduate of the University of Maine, Orono with a BS in Biological Sciences, Dr. Vachon completed his Doctor of Podatric Medicine at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago Illinois. Board certified in foot surgery by The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, his specialties include surgical repair and reconstruction of numerous foot deformities including bunions, arthritic toes, tumors, infections, fractures, and injuries. He also specializes in chronic management of the diabetic foot, including hard to heal wounds, focusing on wound healing and limb preservation. In addition, Dr. Vachon commonly treats sports related injuries for athletes of all ages.

The Dr. Vachon’s podiatry office will remain at 318 Main St, as it always has been. Please call 207-667-2523 to make an appointment.

[Photo: Nicholas Vachon, DPM and his wife Dottie Vachon, volunteering at the annual Poinsettia Ball fundraiser.]