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Dr. Lynds joins Swift River Family Medicine
RUMFORD -- Jeffrey Lynds, MD, has been a resident in the Central Maine Medical Center Rural Residency Program at Swift River Family Medicine and Rumford Hospital for two years. Now, having completed his residency, he has chosen to remain in Rumford to continue his service to the River Valley community. He is currently accepting new patients.
“I grew up in Houlton in Aroostook County,” Lynds explains, talking about his decision to stay in Rumford. “And this community is very similar to Houlton.” In addition to feeling really at home in the community, he notes that he likes his colleagues and the staff of Swift River Family Medicine. He returned to Maine from Detroit, where he completed two years of clinical training toward his MD degree, and he relishes being back in the rural setting.
Lynds notes that the Rural Track Residency program at Swift River and Rumford Hospital afforded him the opportunity to work very closely with the attending physicians and to know all the members of the medical staff on a first-name basis. He also credits the program for giving him the chance to work with specialist physicians in the Specialty Clinics and in the hospital’s Emergency Department.
“I chose family medicine because I wanted to work with the full spectrum of patients, people of all ages,” Lynds says.
Although he has been an Air Force medic and an EMT, he says that “everything I learned about family medicine I learned here.”
He notes that family medicine is the only service that allows a physician to treat the full spectrum of patients, other than emergency medicine.
Dr. Jeffrey Lynds earned his MD degree from Saint Georges University in Grenada. He can be reached at Swift River Family Medicine, 369-0146.