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Northern Light Mercy Hospital welcomes new providers

Date: 07/22/2020

Northern Light Mercy Hospital has announced a number of new providers who have joined its pediatric cardiology, primary care, diabetes, pain management, and ear, nose, and throat practices. Photos of each provider can be downloaded here.
Javier Cremer, DO (pictured on this page), has joined Northern Light Mercy Ear, Nose and Throat Care as an otolaryngology head and neck surgeon. Dr. Cremer holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Cremer completed a five-year residency in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery at Des Peres Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed a fellowship in general cosmetic surgery through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at Southern Surgical Arts in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to joining Northern Light Mercy Ear, Nose and Throat Care, Dr. Cremer practiced as an otolaryngologist at Midwest Medical Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri treating a wide range of ENT disorders in both pediatric and adult patients.

Michael R. Epstein, MD, the only Maine-based pediatric fellowship-trained electrophysiologist in the state, brings his expertise to Mercy Hospital’s Dr. Harry E. Davis Pediatric Center in Portland. Dr. Epstein is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics, as well as fellowships in both pediatric cardiology and pediatric/congenital electrophysiology, at Boston Children’s Hospital. He holds several licenses and certifications and is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (Adult Congenital Heart Disease).
Dr. Epstein, with additional practice locations at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and Northern Light Pediatric Specialty Care in Waterville, will provide a full range of electrophysiology services, including outpatient and inpatient consultation, invasive diagnostic electrophysiology testing, catheter ablation, and implantation and monitoring of pacemakers, ICDs, and loop recorders.
Amy Bates, FNP, joined Northern Light Mercy Primary Care in Yarmouth as a family nurse practitioner. Bates holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.
Prior to joining the Northern Light Mercy Primary Care team in Yarmouth, Bates served as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in several units, including the medical surgical unit, progressive care unit, birthing, emergency department, and vascular interventional radiology department.
Mary C. Sanders, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES, has joined Northern Light Mercy Endocrinology and Diabetes Care as a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Sanders has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Radford University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Sanders has postgraduate training in advanced diabetes management from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. She is board certified in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM) and diabetes care and education (CDCES).
Prior to joining Northern Light Mercy Hospital, Sanders was a nurse practitioner for the Chronic Disease Management Clinic at Evans Army Community Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Christina Lee, FNP-BC, has joined the Northern Light Mercy Pain Management team as a family nurse practitioner. Lee has an Associate Degree in Mathematics-Science and an Associate of Applied Science: Nursing from Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington, and a Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.   
Prior to joining Mercy, Christina worked at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio where she worked as a registered nurse in the emergency department. Christina has over a decade of experience in acute injury care and pain management, and she has worked in community-based hospitals to level one trauma centers. She is certified to treat chronic migraine with Botox.