September 2020 Machias – It doesn’t seem possible that it has been 8 years since Dr. Holzen hung up his shingle here in Machias to provide ENT services to the people of Washington County.  He came to us as a traveler and, as those who love this area and the people in it do, ended up signing on as an employed provider of Down East Community Hospital.  “He fit in nicely and comfortably with staff and the community.  Not only did he provide great care for his patients, he also provided entertainment to the community playing rhythm guitar in the very talented Timber Creek Band.  We wish him a long, healthy retirement in his beautiful home state of Tennessee.” Steve Lail, CEO, Down East Community Hospital.

While Dr. Holzen will be missed, the community will not go without the services he offered.  Dr. Stephen Salzer has been a member of the hospital medical staff since February of 2018 and is a well-respected member of the team.  He offers a full complement of Ear Nose & Throat services and impressive credentials.

Dr. Salzer is board certified in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and Head and Neck Surgery. He was also an Instructor at Yale where he taught and supervised residents in the Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery Clinic.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics including nasal and sinus surgery, head and neck oncology, phonosurgery (surgery for voice disorders), and hearing physiology. He is the recipient of numerous awards for academic achievement, research and surgical technique. Here are some of the services he provides at Down East Community Hospital.

  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Facial fractures, trauma and congenital facial deformities
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo and balance disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Balloon Sinus Dilatation
  • Thyroid and Para-Thyroid
  • Balance Disorders
  • Mouth, Neck, and Throat Cancer Treatment
  • Ear Infections and Perforations

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