St. Mary’s Center for Orthopedics seeks to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care to patients in Southern and Central Maine. Our goal is to provide the highest in quality services to patients and their families, referring physicians, coaches, athletic trainers and anyone else interested in state-of-the-art orthopaedic care. Our team is committed to helping people of all ages and skill levels regain and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Dr. Moody earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and completed his residency in Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Additionally, Dr. Moody has helped design prosthetic knee and hip joints, as well as the tools necessary to implant them. He participates in a Visiting Surgeon program in which surgeons from all over the United States and Europe visit his practice to observe his procedures and learn new skills.
Dr. Moody is pleased to be the first orthopaedic surgeon in New England to be performing knee replacement surgery using the advanced Exactech GPS Guided Surgery System. To learn more about this innovative equipment and its benefits for patients, please click this link.
He loves the outdoors, and especially enjoys fishing, hunting, and gardening.
Dr. Daniel Buck brings a valuable specialty in podiatry to the St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Team. While new to the St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics, he has had privileges at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center since 2003. As a member of the Orthopaedics team, he not only treats patients with a wide range of foot challenges, he also works closely with Dr. David Wexler on complex foot and ankle problems.
A partial list of the services and procedures offered by Dr. Buck:
- Soft tissue and bony surgeries of the foot and ankle
- Bunion and hammertoe surgery
- Plantar fasciitis and related conditions
- Foot and ankle reconstruction and revision
- Podiatric sports medicine
- Diabetic and non-diabetic foot care
His medical degree was earned at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California. Dr. Buck completed his Residency requirements at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, California. He is a Fellow of The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
Along with his medical degree, Dr. Buck has also earned a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law located in Portland, Maine.
He enjoys most types of outdoor endurance sports and has been part of many international mountain climbing expeditions. He is married to Dr. Marsha O’Rourke.
Valerie Attia, PA-C received her undergraduate degree in biology/pre-med concentration from Gordon College, and her Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia University. She completed a series of clinical rotations in various specialties, including orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, OBGYN, emergency medicine, primary care, and pediatrics. One of her special interests is Orthopaedic Surgery, in which she has been practicing during the last several years.
Valerie is board certified as a Physician Assistant with the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Her hobbies include singing, playing the guitar, skiing, fishing, and anything else outdoors.
Kristina Chadwick, PA-C, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire, and obtained her Physician Assistant Certificate from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.
Kris has over 13 years of orthopaedic experience and hospitalist medicine. As a mid-level provider at St Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics, Kris assists with surgery and cares for patients in the hospital, as well as in the office.
She is married with two children, and enjoys outdoor activities and watching her children participate in their various endeavors.
Walter Haines, PA-C, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from the University of Maine in Orono, and obtained his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of New England in Portland, ME.
Walter’s clinical experiences include: Neurosurgery and Orthpaedic Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine and Primary Care.
He is certified with the State of Maine Physician Assistant and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Patricia Hutchins, ARNP-c graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Medical Physics from Northeastern University, and obtained her Nurse Practitioner Masters Degree at the University of Southern Maine. She has also obtained speciality training in cardiovascular critical care medicine, with CCM certification.
Patricia has 6 years of Cardiovascular/Endovascular Surgery experience, as well as experience in urgent care medicine. As a Nurse Practitioner provider at St Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics, Patricia assists with surgery and cares for patients in the hospital, as well as in the office.
She loves all outdoor activities, especially hiking mount Katahdin, all water sports, sky diving, bungee jumping, and white water rafting.
Cindy Scribner, NP, received her Master of Science in Nursing and completed specialty training in Critical Care and Trama at the University of California, San Francisco. Cindy completed a Post Masters Certificate at Northeastern University and holds a Certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Cindy worked previously as the Trauma Coordinator, and later the Trauma and General Surgery Nurse Practitioner, at Central Maine Medical Center. She was also been part of the Clinical Faculty at Central Maine Community College.
Her other interests are life style medicine and enjoys spending time with her dog, Kelsey.