Vannorsdall, Ellison winners in Physician Survey 2014
Downeast Magazine published the results of its Physician Survey 2014 in its January 2014 issue. Doctors in Maine were asked: “If you or a family member had a problem in the following areas, who would you select as the best specialist in Maine?”
The votes were tallied and the peer-selected winners and runners-up were named.
Dr. Mark Vannorsdall, a nephrologist at Waldo County General Hospital, finished first in the category of nephrology, with doctors from Portland and Bangor named as the runners-up.
Four winners were named in the category of urology and one of those was Dr. Lars Ellison, who sees patients at Waldo County General Hospital, as well as at Penobscot Bay Urology.
Dr, Vannorsdall, who is certified in nephrology and internal medicine, started at Waldo County in mid-September 2011. He sees patients one or two days a week at the hospital and occasionally at Pen Bay Medical Center. He also works with dialysis patients at DCI, who is located downstairs in the new building across the street from the hospital.
He did both his residency and a fellowship at Maine Medical Center in Portland and practiced at Eastern Nephrology Associates in Greenville, N.C., for 10 years. Before entering medical school at Brown University in 1992, Dr. Vannorsdall worked in business.
Dr. Ellison started seeing patients at Waldo County General Hospital in July 2012 in addition to practicing at Pen Bay Medical Center, where he has worked for five years. He received his medical degree in 1995 from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed both his surgery and urology residencies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and did a fellowship at John Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.