Downeast OB/GYN

Independent Care in a Friendly Environment

Your OB/GYN should make you feel like family.

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Downeast OB/GYN is a private practice conveniently located in Bangor, Maine, offering exceptional women’s healthcare in a warm, friendly environment.

Independently-Owned

Established by Dr. Joseph Benoit in 1994, In 2019 the practice changed hands of ownership, it is now owned and operated by Dr. Christopher Rumsey. With this transition, Downeast OB/GYN remains one of Bangor, Maine's few private practices.

A Personal Touch

At Downeast OB/GYN our mission is to make each patient feel comfortable while receiving superior care.

Professionally-Staffed

The reliable staff at Downeast OB/GYN have over 30 years of combined service from phone calls to office visits. Our compassionate staff takes pride in the care provided to our patients.

Our Services

Women's Healthcare

Women's Healthcare

At Downeast OB/GYN, we provide annual exams, PAP tests, menopause education, health management, and breast healthcare.

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Obstetrics

Obstetrics

Becoming a parent, whether it's your first time or not, can be unnerving. At Downeast OB/GYN, we offer care for high-risk pregnancies, ultrasounds, and maternal NST testing.

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Gynecology

Gynecology

Downeast OB/GYN provides family planning, contraception, treatment of vaginal infections, UTIs, and in-office procedures like colposcopy, LEEP, and endometrial biopsies.

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About Our Practice

The physicians and staff at Downeast OB/GYN, an Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in Bangor, Maine, are dedicated to the highest level of care in a warm, friendly environment. Our Board Certified doctors offer obstetrical and gynecological expertise, so our patients are confident that they are receiving exceptional care.

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Could not be more excited to hear this! Especially about Gina and Jamie! Two true assets to their field!! What awesome news!

My goodness this is the best news I’ve heard in a long time!! Thank you both practices for being so wonderful & for making this work for everyone! ♥️♥️♥️

So many changes! This will be a good move for your office, space wise, for sure!! And, Jamie is an awesome addition!! ♥️ congratulations on all big things headed your way!

Such exciting news! Can’t wait to see it! Thank you all for all you for for the e community and for our family ❤️

This is excellent!! Congrats and thanks to all as you merge your experience and expertise to serve our community!

Sounds like a wonderful group! Congrats to everyone.

Sounds like you all let be crazed for a bit until you transition over, but so worth the added staff and space, this is great news , CONGRATULATIONS !!!

I’m so excited that this opportunity presented itself! Congratulations!

How excitinggggggg!! Congratulations!! 🎉 Thank you for working so hard to provide top-notch Womens healthcare! Your dedication and service to your patients is unmatched! 💜

Congratulations!! Adding extra space, staff & services is an awesome idea!!

I love all of these ladies! They will be an awesome addition to your team!

Congratulations!! This is great news!

Ray, Gina and Jamie (and I’m sure Emily though I’ve not met her) are going to be AMAZING additions to your office.

Great news! I'll miss having you all upstairs though! Best wishes to all 💗

Love this!! Dr Benoit is amazing!! He delivered my two boys!!

What exciting news not only for all providers involved but the for the community you serve. Thank you!

Congratulations! Excited everyone l.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sounds very exciting.

Very exciting! Congratulations!

Congrats!! So exciting

So exciting!!!! Congratulations

This is amazing news!!! Gina Schuck and Jaime Pangburn are amazing!! And Raylene Jernigan delivered my middle child - she is fantastic!

I have to assume there is still no space for new OB patients that were Dr. Smiths? (With due date end of August or September?)

Couldn’t love this more! You’ve took on some of the best! Raylene Jernigan has delivered 2 of my 4 babies, and I couldn’t say enough about her! I’ve had ultrasounds from Gina Schuck sense she started! Love this, and good luck to all!! 💛💛

Yay!!! Raylene AND Rumsey in the same place! Wait... I'm not having anymore babies. Darn it! 🤣

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Downeast Obgyn

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 for observance of Memorial Day. As always, if your need is urgent please reach out to our provider on call. ... Read MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Downeast Obgyn

📣📣ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DR. RUMSEY!!!📣📣

Friends,
I am excited to share with you some big news! As some of you have heard, and as I alluded to in my last post, we will be moving our practice to 12 Stillwater Ave in Bangor this summer. We have been looking for some time to find some more clinic space, and the opportunity afforded by Dr. Smith's retirement was too great to pass up.
Also, and I think more exciting than the location change, we will be adding some additional staff and services to our practice.
Raylene Jernigan, certified nurse midwife, will be joining our team next month. Ray has been a midwife for 7 years, and before that she was a labor room nurse. She has been working with Dr. Smith since she completed her midwifery training, and has delivered many babies for families in the Bangor area. She will be providing prenatal care, attending deliveries, and providing routine gynecological care. She will surely have many loyal patients follow her to our practice, but will have room to add some more.
Emily Skrok, F-NP, will be joining our group in June. She has been a Nurse Practitioner for 3 years, and has been working with Dr. Smith for the last 2 years. She will be available for annual exams, acute and benign gynecology visits, and she will be seeing some of our pregnant patients for prenatal visits as well. While she does not attend deliveries, you may occasionally hear her voice on the after-hours phone if you call with urgent issues over night.
Gina Shuck and Jamie Pangburn are sonographers who have been working at Women's Ultrasound of Bangor since that practice came into being over 10 years ago. Bringing them onto the team will allow us to do in-house ultrasounds for obstetrics and gynecology, as well as for infertility evaluation and services. They bring with them a combined 50 years of experience in ultrasonography. Over the years, I have had feedback from many of many my patients about how much they enjoyed and appreciated their visits with Jamie and Gina.
I ask for your patience as we make the move to 12 Stillwater. The transition will happen in stages. Raylene will be seeing some of our patients at 12 Stillwater starting next month, while Dr. Smith is still practicing in the same space. Emily will start seeing patients at the new location in June, while some painting, carpeting, and renovations are underway. Gina and Jamie will be on site for ultrasound services throughout. Finally, Dr. Benoit, Dr. Kauffman, and I will be moving to 12 Stillwater after the July 4th weekend.
I anticipate things to appear a bit chaotic in May and June as we have providers is 2 different locations. Bear with us as we make sure that our patients have continuity of care. I am confident that these upcoming changes with ultimately benefit our existing patients, many new patients, and the greater Bangor community as a whole.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
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Could not be more excited to hear this! Especially about Gina and Jamie! Two true assets to their field!! What awesome news!

My goodness this is the best news I’ve heard in a long time!! Thank you both practices for being so wonderful & for making this work for everyone! ♥️♥️♥️

So many changes! This will be a good move for your office, space wise, for sure!! And, Jamie is an awesome addition!! ♥️ congratulations on all big things headed your way!

Such exciting news! Can’t wait to see it! Thank you all for all you for for the e community and for our family ❤️

This is excellent!! Congrats and thanks to all as you merge your experience and expertise to serve our community!

Sounds like a wonderful group! Congrats to everyone.

Sounds like you all let be crazed for a bit until you transition over, but so worth the added staff and space, this is great news , CONGRATULATIONS !!!

I’m so excited that this opportunity presented itself! Congratulations!

How excitinggggggg!! Congratulations!! 🎉 Thank you for working so hard to provide top-notch Womens healthcare! Your dedication and service to your patients is unmatched! 💜

Congratulations!! Adding extra space, staff & services is an awesome idea!!

I love all of these ladies! They will be an awesome addition to your team!

Congratulations!! This is great news!

Ray, Gina and Jamie (and I’m sure Emily though I’ve not met her) are going to be AMAZING additions to your office.

Great news! I'll miss having you all upstairs though! Best wishes to all 💗

Love this!! Dr Benoit is amazing!! He delivered my two boys!!

What exciting news not only for all providers involved but the for the community you serve. Thank you!

Congratulations! Excited everyone l.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sounds very exciting.

Very exciting! Congratulations!

Congrats!! So exciting

So exciting!!!! Congratulations

This is amazing news!!! Gina Schuck and Jaime Pangburn are amazing!! And Raylene Jernigan delivered my middle child - she is fantastic!

I have to assume there is still no space for new OB patients that were Dr. Smiths? (With due date end of August or September?)

Couldn’t love this more! You’ve took on some of the best! Raylene Jernigan has delivered 2 of my 4 babies, and I couldn’t say enough about her! I’ve had ultrasounds from Gina Schuck sense she started! Love this, and good luck to all!! 💛💛

Yay!!! Raylene AND Rumsey in the same place! Wait... I'm not having anymore babies. Darn it! 🤣

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2 months ago

Downeast Obgyn

Our office will be closed on Monday April 18, 2022 in observance of Patriots Day. As always, if your need is urgent please reach out to the provider on call. We will open again on Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 8:00 am. ... Read MoreSee Less

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