TOPSHAM – Central Maine Medical Center of Lewiston and Parkview Adventist Medical Center of Brunswick have combined resources to open the Topsham Medical Building, located at 4 Horton Place off Route 196.

“Topsham is a growing community,” said Peter Chalke, president of Central Maine Healthcare. “We are excited about working with Parkview to bring new physicians to the area.”

Family physicians Cynthia J. Dechenes, M.D., and Shannon Kenney, D.O., who live in the Brunswick area, have begun practicing full time at Topsham Family Medicine in offices located on the first floor of the Topsham Medical Building. The physicians are employed by the Central Maine Medical Group and can be reached at 798-6200.

Donald Woloszyn, M.D., a specialist in respiratory diseases, will see patients at Parkview Pulmonology’s office, located on the second floor at the new facility. He can be reached at 319-1840.

Jonathan P. Commons, M.D., and Michael K. Ting, M.D., specialists in obstetrics-gynecology, comprise the physician staff of Central Maine Obstetrics-Gynecology at Topsham. They can be reached at 798-6225.

Central Maine Specialty Services, a Central Maine Medical Center satellite outreach program will offer patient consultations with plastic surgeon Neysan Bayat, M.D., and cardiologist Patrick J. Lawrence, M.D. They can be reached at 798-6250

The facility will have a weeklong open house starting Monday, Aug. 4. Festivities will include a five-day series of educational programs offered to the public:

Aug. 4, noon: “Venous Screening: Do You Have Varicose Veins?”; 3 p.m.: “Plastic Surgery Today”; 6 p.m.: “The Prevention and Treatment of Type II Diabetes”

Aug. 5, noon: “What Can Be Done About Urinary Incontinence”; 3 p.m.: “Natural Remedies: Tired of Buying Pills and Potions”; 6 p.m.: “Understanding Asthma”

Aug. 6, noon: “Fitting It All In: Sneaky Ways to Reduce Cardiovascular Risks and Achieve Life Balance”; 3 p.m. “Vitamin D: The New Research and its Importance to Your Health”; 6 p.m.: “Reflux: Causes, Prevention and Treatment”

Aug. 7, noon: “In a Heartbeat” (the warning signs of heart attack and how to respond); 3 p.m.: “Fibromyalgia: What Is It and What Can I Do About It?”; 6 p.m.: “Organic Eating”

Aug. 8, noon: “Lyme Disease”; 3 p.m. “In a Heartbeat” (the warning signs of heart attack and how to respond)

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