Calais Community Medical Services is pleased to announce that Dr. James Eshleman has joined the Family Medicine office. He will be seeing patients at the CRMS practice on a part time basis 2-3 days per week. Dr. Eshleman spent over four decades at his family practice office in Norway, Maine. Following retirement he was able to spend more time at his vacation camp in West Grand Lake. However, after three weeks he decided full retirement was not for him and reached out to Calais Community Hospital to offer his services.
Dr. Eshleman earned his D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and served his post graduate training at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine in Portland. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He served as Medical Director at many of the nursing homes around the Norway, Maine area for over 40 years and served as a preceptor for Tufts Medical Students for 9 years.
Dr. Eshleman’s family includes his wife of 46 years, Louise, six children, fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Much of the family remains in the State with a few scattered as far away as New Jersey and New York. In their down time, he and his wife enjoy spending time at camp, hunting (which he describes as taking his gun for a walk) and fishing (he honestly confesses that Louise is better than he is). With his semi-retirement he hopes to be able to travel and see Alaska, the Grand Canyon and Italy – for his wife, because “If she’s smiling, I’m smiling.”
Dr. Eshleman states his experience in the area has been a positive one and he is very pleased to be here. “I feel at home and I’m excited to bring my services to the area,” he shared. Dr. Eshleman began seeing patients in December. To schedule an appointment with him, call 454-8195, option 1. Please give both Dr. & Mrs. Eshleman a warm welcome when the opportunity presents itself.