Mercy welcomes new wound care providers
Northern Light Mercy Hospital announced today that it has welcomed three new providers to its wound care practice.
Sokharath Keller, FNP-BC, a board-certified family nurse practitioner; Michael D. Johnson, DO, MPH, a hyperbaric and wound care physician; and Peter K. Carter, MD, a board-certified general surgeon, have joined Northern Light Mercy Wound Care
. They join Julie Raymond, MSN, FNP-C, RN-BC and a well-established wound care team, using state-of-the-art techniques, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy and more.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to help accelerate the healing of many types of wounds and other injuries that have been resistant to other therapies. Hyperbaric oxygen helps the body form new blood vessels to serve areas that have been affected by circulation disorders such as peripheral arterial disease or diabetes. Mercy’s hyperbaric-certified staff has performed thousands of treatments that give hope to patients who never thought that they could heal.
Information about each provider, including photos, can be found below and through the links provided:
Michael D. Johnson, DO, MPH
Dr. Johnson has joined Northern Light Mercy Wound Care as a hyperbaric and wound care physician. He has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University California in Vallejo, California. He completed his residency in public health and general preventative medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and a fellowship in undersea and hyperbaric medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is certified by the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC Level 1 and 2D Certification), qualifying him to perform fitness to dive examinations and advise on dive injuries, diving medicine, and physiology. Dr. Johnson is a fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Peter K. Carter, MD, FACS, CWSP
Dr. Carter joined Northern Light Mercy Wound Care as a general surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a five-year general surgical residency at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Carter holds several licenses and certifications and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Wound Management.
Prior to joining Northern Light Mercy Wound Care, Dr. Carter was medical director of wound care at Wentworth Douglas Hospital/MGH in New Hampshire and also a specialist at York Hospital. He practiced general surgery at York Hospital and Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Sokharath Keller, MSN, FNP-BC
Keller joined Northern Light Mercy Wound Care as a family nurse practitioner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology from the University of New England, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center and is certified in hyperbaric medicine.
Prior to joining Northern Light Mercy Wound Care, Keller worked at Central Maine Medical Center where she provided primary healthcare needs to all ages.
Julie Raymond, MSN, FNP-C, RN-BC
Raymond has been employed by Northern Light Mercy Wound Care for three years and was mentored by Dr. Walter Keller, who retired in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Nursing from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and is certified in hyperbaric medicine and gerontological nursing.
Prior to specializing in wound care, Raymond worked in primary care at St. John Valley Health Center and rounded at Borderview Rehabilitation, which is a skilled nursing facility.