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Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356

Women's Center

Providing womens services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East regions of Maine

The physicians at The Women's Health Center at Down East Community Hospital specialize in delivering babies and caring for a woman's special medical needs at every stage of her life. We are proud of the personalized, convenient health care we provide.
Kara Dwight, M.D. and Christian Inegbenijie, M.D.

Gynecology Services
Women have special health challenges. At Down East Community Hospital’s Women’s Health Center, we offer comprehensive general and specialized gynecological services.
  • yearly Pap and Gynecological exam
  • mammograms as determined by your age and family history
  • contraception
  • Oral contraceptives/birth control pills
  • Depo-Provera injections
    • Mirena and Paraguard Intrauterine devices (IUD)
    • Tubal ligation surgery
    • And now offering the new, non-invasive Essure procedure; a permanent sterilization method
  • treatments for menstrual irregularities
  • infertility treatments
  • pelvic pain
  • sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • menopause related issues
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Specialized surgeries including
    • Female urinary incontinence procedures
    • Bladder prolapse surgery
    • Rectal prolapse surgery
    • Uterine prolapse surgery
    • State of the art, non-invasive laparascopic hysterectomies
General OB Services
Whether you are already expecting a baby or hoping to become pregnant, you will find the comprehensive care you need at the Women’s Health Center. For expectant mothers, we offer a complete range of pre-natal services designed to ensure the health and well-being of mom and baby throughout the pregnancy.

In addition, our doctors are experienced in the latest treatments and medical technologies for managing high-risk pregnancies, brought about by factors such as:
  • Multiple gestation (twins, triplets, etc.)
  • History of previous premature births
  • Multiple miscarriages
  • Diabetes
  • Toxemia
  • Age 40-plus pregnancies
And, for women who are having difficulty conceiving, we offer the latest in infertility treatments.
Labor Tub
It's hydrotherapy...an option we're excited to offer. 

Hydrotherapy utilizes the soothing properties of warm water immersion to relax the patient and to help ease patient discomfort and anxiety while in labor.

Total immersion produces buoyancy which creates a hydronamic lift, reducing gravitational pull and hydrostatic pressure equalizes the pressure on the body below the water surface which helps to reduce pain and allows patients to easily change positions such as knee to chest, seated, and standing.  Please contact us if you would like more information.

How To Access The Women’s Health Center
Our office hours are 8:00am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. Please call 255-0400 to schedule an appointment.

The Women’s Health Center is located on the Down East Community Campus – it is the first building on the left as you enter the main hospital drive.

Down East Community Hospital is a proud provider of womens services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East regions of Maine.