Pines receives new surgeon

7 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Hand surgeon Dr. Robert Bassett has joined the Pines Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Podiatry practice.

“Dr. Robert Bassett is a great addition to the area’s medical community and to the Pines Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Podiatry office located on the Cary Medical Center campus,” said Pines CEO Jim Davis. “In addition to his clinical training in Boston, Dr. Bassett has also been involved with teaching and has served hospitals in Kansas, Vermont and New Hampshire.”

Dr. Robert Bassett

With significant experience in hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery, Bassett’s specialty training bolsters this clinical area for which The County has had a significant need for many years, Davis said. In addition, he diagnoses and manages general orthopedic conditions and is experienced in trauma and various diseases that affect the hand and wrist.

“Dr. Bassett and his spouse — who is also a physician and will be joining the Cary Medical Center Imaging Department — were looking for a friendly New England community that needed his specialty experience and would enable them to continue enjoying northern New England’s beautiful four-season environment,” noted Davis.

Prior to relocating to Aroostook County, Bassett attended Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

He will schedule surgery and plan cases in cooperation with Pines’ attending physicians and the Cary Medical Center operating room team. Office hours may be made by appointment. He began seeing patients at the Pines Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Podiatry office July 10.

Pines Health Services is a non-profit, community-based multi-specialty physician practice serving the residents of northern and central Aroostook County. For more information visit or on Facebook.