LEWISTON — Dr. Roger Austin, a longtime local practitioner who spent the past 11 years of his career at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice’s Hospice House, has retired after more than 40 years of patient care.

More than 100 people stopped by an open house celebration held in his honor at DaVinci’s Restaurant last month to pay tribute to him.

Austin grew up in Farmington, graduated from Bowdoin College in 1968 and Tufts Medical School in 1972. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Providence Medical Center in Oregon, he spent a couple of years practicing out West before returning to Maine.

Austin ran a private practice in internal medicine for 12 years before joining Community Clinical Services, where he practiced for 15 years. He was the first and only medical director of the Hospice House and AHCH’s hospice program until his retirement.

Roger Austin

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