The Times Record reported on Thursday that OA Centers for Orthopaedics has signed a letter of intent with JHR Development of Maine to occupy 10,000 square feet of office space at Maine Street Station in Brunswick, Maine. The new office will serve as a satellite location for both OA’s clinical orthopedic practice as well as its physical therapy center. OA presently has satellite offices in Saco and Windham in addition to its main office, which features an orthopedic surgery center, in Portland, Maine.
John Wipfler, CEO of OA Centers for Orthoaedics, is quoted by The Times Record, ‘“OA sees over 70,000 patients a year in our Portland, Maine, center and supporting satellite centers in Saco and Windham. That means OA performs more orthopedic procedures than any other practice in Maine, including some of the most advanced procedures in the nation… With long-term relationships with entities like Bowdoin (College) and many patients coming from the Brunswick area and the north, we thought it was appropriate to be able to offer services in the Brunswick area.”’
The Maine Street Station location is currently being constructed with occupancy planned for late summer or early fall. OA’s space is on the second floor, above space to be occupied by Mid Coast Hospital’s walk-in clinic and adult primary care offices.
Wipfler continued, ‘“Our long-term plan, once we’re up and running, is to have easily 15 to 16 employees, primarily new positions… Those jobs would include physical therapy positions, receptionists, secretaries and medical assistants, with one full-time primary care sports medicine doctor on staff and office space for as many as three physicians.’’ OA’s orthopedic specialists will rotate through the office, seeing patients, just as they do now in Portland, Windham and Saco, Maine.