The Norway office will transition to MaineHealth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as of June 1, 2024. Their phone number is 207.393.3157.

Our Physicians

Douglas Pavlak, MD, FAAPMR

Neuromuscular Medicine Specialist


Physical Medicine


American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


American Medical Association
Maine State Medical Society
Androscoggin County Medical Society
American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis
Maine Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, fellow
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, fellow


Wesleyan University, BA, Middletown, CT
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD, Farmington, CT
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Pavlak is board certified in both physical medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine. He has been practicing as a specialist for 30 years and has performed over 56,000 electrodiagnostic consultations and studies. He is the Director of our EMG laboratory, which is the first AANEM-accredited lab with exemplary status north of Boston, MA, and one of only two in the state of Maine. He is a member of the Laboratory Accreditation Committee of the AANEM, which reviews other laboratories throughout the country for compliance and accreditation. Dr. Pavlak has made neuromuscular diagnosis his major focus and routinely evaluates patients with common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome as well as more complicated diagnoses such as nerve injuries, “pinched” nerves from the neck or low back, peripheral neuropathies and nerve and muscle diseases such as ALS, myopathies, and unusual nerve entrapment syndromes. He maintains a close collegial relationship with academic neurologists at teaching universities where he can obtain expeditious second opinions on esoteric/unusual cases if necessary.

Treatment Philosophy

I am committed to treating my patients with courtesy, respect and dignity. I take the time to make an accurate diagnosis and formulate the best treatment plan for their specific situation.

Dr. Pavlak is an unusually caring physician, very thorough, and an excellent communicator. While I was in his examination room for a specified diagnostic procedure, he completed this task proficiently and then spent at least as much time looking into anomalous test results he was getting that were only tangentially related to the reason I was there. He is a true professional with a curious mind and a willingness to use it in the patient's best interests, providing high-quality information to the patient.

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