Our Providers

Bruce Hamilton-Dick, MD, FACSM


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine


Office Name: Frenchman Bay Orthopedics

Office Location:
Suite 2100, Medical Office Building, 
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, 
50 Union Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: 664-5770 
Fax: 664-5777
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Internship: University of Connecticut
Residency: University of Connecticut
Fellowship: Sports Medicine
  • Diplomat American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomat Conjoint Board Sports Medicine
  • Diplomat American Board of Family Practice
Other Highlights: Dr. Hamilton-Dick became the Director of Sports Medicine for the US National Field Hockey Team and was the physician/consultant for the US Olympic Field Hockey team during the ’96 Summer Games in Atlanta. Subsequently, he completed a residency and fellowship in orthopaedics at Albany Medical College and the University of Massachusetts, respectively.

Status: Attending

My Services

Specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Whether you play for recreation or competition, individually or as part of a team, amateur or professional, we can help you back in motion as quickly and safely as possible.

Peter Copithorne, MD, FRCSC

BS (Eng), University of Calgary, Calgary
MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London
MD, University of Calgary, Calgary
Residency, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Fellowship Trauma, University of Western Ontario, London
Fellowship Arthroplasty, Queens University, Kingston
Special Interests:
Lower extremity total / partial joint replacement, including primary and revision knee & hip replacements,
Trauma fracture reconstruction
Viscosupplementation Injections
Joint Pain
Total Hip Replacement and Revision Total Hip Replacements
Total Knee Replacement and Revisions Total Knee Replacements
Partial Knee Replacements
Patello-Femoral Replacements
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

My Services

Dr. Copithorne performs minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, with his integrated team approach leads to improved outcomes, faster recovery and higher patient satisfaction.

Paul R. Benoit, Jr., MD

BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Residency, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Program, Boston, MA
Fellowship Trauma, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship Foot and Ankle, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Special Interests:
Foot and ankle reconstruction and traumatic injuries
Lower extremity reconstructive surgery

Status: Attending

My Services

Foot and ankle injuries and conditions can be complex and debilitating. Come see us for an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and rehabilitation for orthopedic foot and ankle problems. Sprains, fractures, arthritis, Achilles tendon, and ligament injuries are treated by our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon.

Nicholas Vachon, DPM

Nicholas Vachon, DPM
BS Biological Sciences, University of Maine at Orono, Orono ME
DPM, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago IL
Special Interests
  • Surgical repair and reconstruction including: bunions, arthritic toes, tumors, infections, fractures, and injuries.
  • Chronic management of the diabetic foot, including hard to heal wounds, focusing on wound healing and limb preservation.
  • Sports related injuries for athletes of all ages.
Office Location: 318 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605. 
Phone: 207-667-2523

My Services