Calais Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Pediatrician Dr. Joann Kaplan.  She has joined the team at Calais Community Hospital Family Medicine to provide pediatric services one day per week for our youngest patients.  A dedicated pediatrician at Down East Community Hospital, Dr. Kaplan has committed Mondays of each week to bring her pediatric expertise to the Calais area.

Dr. Kaplan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that encompasses over twenty years of experience in pediatrics.  Dr. Kaplan came to Washington County in 2023 from Wyoming where, in addition to the direct care of patients, she was responsible for the supervision of advanced practitioners, the education of medical students and residents, and the oversight of reservation school-based health outreach and clinics.

Dr. Kaplan received her medical education at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her residency was at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center where she received additional training as the Chief Resident. Dr. Kaplan is a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the AAP Indian Health Special Interest Group. Dr. Kaplan’s professional interests are pediatric rheumatology, pediatric obesity, breastfeeding and lactation, and social determinants of health.

“Dr. Kaplan is a skilled provider, and we couldn’t be happier that she chose to practice in Washington County, and now extend her services to our Calais campus in addition to DECH,” shared CEO Steve Lail. “This expansion of pediatric services reflects our ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare services to our community.”

Dr. Kaplan trained and practiced in Maine for a total of 16 years and found that she missed being here. She and her husband, Paul Canny, have three children ages 19, 22, and 27.  Paul is a registered nurse at DECH in the Med/Surg Department.

If the opportunity presents itself, be sure to welcome Dr. Kaplan to the Calais Community Hospital team. To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Kaplan, call 454-8195 option 2.

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