Quality Orthopedic Care & Sports Medicine in Brunswick, Maine

Come to Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Brunswick, Maine, for state-of-the-art Orthopedic and Sports Medicine care. We are fellowship-trained, patient-centered, and the choice of athletes throughout Maine.

Our Approach to Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

As Orthopedic Doctors, the care of our patients, education, and clear and accurate communication are extremely important in providing you with the ability to make an informed decision regarding the treatment of your orthopedic condition.

Your health and the quality of orthopedic care you receive are the top priorities of your Providers at Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. We believe the fundamental relationship between patient and doctor should be based on trust and the mutual understanding of the road to recovery.

Evaluation & Treatment

We strive to meet your individual needs through evaluation and treatment to ensure you achieve and maintain an active and pain-free lifestyle. Our practice strives to provide outstanding and timely orthopedic care while encouraging you to take an active role in the process.

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Contact us to learn how we can treat your orthopedic condition.


The Difference is Personal

Our Physicians

Stephen Katz

Stephen Katz, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Steve Katz is a Board-Certified/Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine and Knee Arthroscopy, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, as well as Total Shoulder Replacement. He has a number of national publications on a variety of topics.

Dr. Katz has been a team doctor for a number of professional and college athletic teams, including Auburn University, the Birmingham Bulls, the Portland Pirates, USA Hockey, USA Boxing. He lives with his family in West Bath.

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Board-Certified: Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine - American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama

Karmen Blackstone

Karmen Blackstone B.S., ANP

Karmen is a licensed Nurse Practitioner who works with our physicians. She focuses most of her practice on our sports medicine patients. Karmen is also a first assist in the operating room and is an active part of our provider panel at Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. She lives with her family in Pownal.

  • Education: University of Southern Maine College of Nursing in Portland, Maine, & Northern New Mexico College in New Mexico

Michael J. Kulju, MD- Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Michael Kulju is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician who specializes in Sports Medicine, Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, and Concussion Management. He also specializes and has additional training in Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. 

Dr. Kulju has served as a team physician at many levels of athletics from High School to Division 1 Collegiate Athletics. This includes Division I football, soccer, basketball, hockey, track, and lacrosse through his fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. He treats musculoskeletal and sports medicine problems in patients of all ages, including both athletes and non-athletes. 

  • Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
  • Residency: St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine - Notre Dame/South Bend
  • Board Certified: Family Medicine




Athletic Training

Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide Athletic Training services to the Mid-Coast Area. We provide on the field coverage for Freeport High School and Wiscasset High School. Our Athletic Trainers specialize in injury prevention, pre-season conditioning, in-season management/rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions, return to play progressions and postseason recovery. They also play an important role in concussion protocol. When our Athletic Trainers are not on the field they are in our Orthopedic and Physical Therapy office assisting clinicians and other clinical staff.

Rebecca Heppell

Rebecca Marple, ATC

Rebecca Marple, ATC is a certified athletic trainer with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. Rebecca obtained her Athletic Training degree from Duquesne University in 2004.

Rebecca provides athletic training services to local middle school and high school athletes. These services include on field evaluation and treatment as well as injury prevention and sport specific rehabilitation. Rebecca is also a rehab aide in the physical therapy clinic.

Rebecca joined the Coastal Ortho team as head athletic trainer and rehab aide in 2009.

 

Chris Sanborn, LAT, ATC

Chris Sanborn, LAT, ATC is a certified athletic trainer with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. Chris obtained his Athletic Training degree from the University of New England in 2017.

Chris serves as the athletic trainer at Freeport High School providing on field and off field evaluation, management, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries. Between the sport seasons, Chris organizes and instructs a speed and agility clinic with a focus on injury prevention for his high school athletes. When Chris is not on the field, he assists the administrative staff in the physical therapy clinic.

Chris joined the Coastal Ortho team as an athletic trainer in 2019.