Dr. Richard Edwin Nilson, MD

Where I Provide Care

Primary Office

24 Miles Center Way
Damariscotta, ME  04543
phone: 207-701-4570
fax: 207-563-7272
12 Union Street
Rockland, ME  04841
phone: 207-701-4400
fax: 207-701-4487
This office is open from 8 – 5 Monday through Friday and closed on holidays. Some early morning or evening hours may be offered. Please contact us for a complete schedule of available hours.
Dr. Richard Edwin Nilson, MD

Richard E Nilson, MD


I work with adolescents and adults, many of whom are diagnostically complex. My interest in psychiatry comes from a desire to help people with their emotional issues. I provide treatment, usually in conjunction with other mental health providers, with the goal to reduce a person's emotional distress and maximize his/her quality of life as much as possible.

As a board certified psychiatrist, I received my medical and psychiatric training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed my residency at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. I also attended college in Maine.

Education & Credentials

Education & Credentials

Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry, 1982
  • Institute of Living, Psychiatry
  • Institute of Living, 1981
Medical Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD, 1977



  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare since 2015
  • Pen Bay Medical Center since 2010