October 12, 2015

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MMA EVP Gordon Smith Receives ME Public Health Association Presidentís Award

The Maine Public Health Association gave its highest award, the President's Award, to Gordon Smith, Esq., Executive Vice President of the Maine Medical Association, in recognition of his many years of dedicated work in the field of public health.

At its Fall Conference on October 6, 2015, the Maine Public Health Association gave its highest award, the President’s Award, to Gordon Smith, Esq., Executive Vice President of the Maine Medical Association.

Those who know Gordon will not be surprised that he was away on MMA business and was not able to be present at the luncheon when the award was given. Andy MacLean, MMA Deputy EVP & General Counsel, accepted for Gordon. “I have had the privilege of working with Gordon on important matters of health law, policy and politics now for nearly 23 years…I have witnessed Gordon’s passion, energy and commitment to improving public health in Maine.”

Gordon, in his typical manner, was quick to share the honor. In written remarks delivered by Andy, he said, “I am both humbled and pleased to accept this award on behalf of the advocacy team at the Maine Medical Association and our physician leadership…All of our advocacy was possible because of the commitment of the physicians making up the Maine Medical Association. They take seriously the Association’s mission, ‘to support Maine physicians, advance the quality of medicine in Maine, and promote the health of all Maine citizens.’ “

Gordon continued, “Beginning with Ed Miller and Dr. Bill Nesesian back in the 1970s, the improvement of public health in Maine has been championed by a band of loyal workers who have nearly eradicated second hand smoke from our public places; preserved much of the tobacco settlement funds for prevention and cessation efforts as well as other worthy health care programs; and today continue critical work to ensure our air and water are free of toxic chemicals; to promote healthy weight and exercise; to advocate appropriate control of and safe use of firearms; to identify and treat the underlying causes of domestic violence; and to raise awareness about the harmful effects of climate change. The Maine Public Health Association is now the backbone of these efforts, and I thank you for all you do.”

All of us at the MMA are very proud to work with Gordon, and we congratulate him on his receipt of this well-deserved recognition of his work in the field of public health.

U.S. Attorney, Attorney General and Commissioner of Public Safety Establish Task Forces to Address Opiate/Heroin Crisis
On Thursday, Oct. 8, U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty, Attorney General Janet Mills and Commissioner of Public Safety John Morris announced the formation of three Task Forces made up wholly of volunteers to address the continuing problem of opiate/heroin use and abuse in the state.  The Task Forces were formed around the topics of Treatment, Prevention/Harm Reduction and Law Enforcement.  Each Task Force consists of about a dozen individuals and each is co-chaired by two subject matter experts in the field.

The Treatment Task Force is co-chaired by addictionologist Mark Publicker, M.D. and Pat Kimball, LADC, CCS,  Program Director of Wellspring in Bangor.  Pat is also the current President of the Maine Association of Substance Abuse Providers.  The Prevention/Harm Reduction Task Force is co-chaired by Eric Haram of MidCoast Hospital and William Paterson of the Univeristy of New England and the Law Enforcement Task Force is co-chaired by Sagadahoc Sheriff Joel Merry and Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuk.  Members of the Task Forces are listed below.
The Task Forces will make recommendations to the Executive Panel which appointed them (Delahanty, Mills and Morris) through a Board of Directors consisting of Daniel J. Perry, Assistant United States Attorney (Narcotics Chief), Brian MacMaster, Chief Investigator in the Office of the Attorney General and Gordon Smith, Esq., Executive Vice President of the Maine Medical Association and Robert Williams, Colonel, Maine State Police.
Eric Haram, Co-chair
William Paterson, Co-chair
Thomas Keating, M.D.
Lani Graham, M.D., MPH
Sally Manninen
Scott Gagnon
Robert Rogers
Kenney Miller
Joan Smyski (DHHS representative)
Jaci Holmes (Department of Education representative)
Matt Braun
Rebecca Chagrasulis, M.D.
Amy Belisle, M.D.
Patricia Kimball, LADC, CCS Co-chair
Mark Publicker, M.D., Co-chair
Peter McCorison, LCSW, LADC
Meredith Norris, D.O.
Vinjay Amarendram, M.D.
Christopher Pezullo, D.O. (DHHS representative)
Matt Sholl, M.D.
Steve Diaz, M.D.
Patricia Hamilton, FNP
Lisa Letourneau, M.D., MPH
Noah Nesin, M.D.
Joel Merry, Co-chair
Michael Sauschuk, Co-chair
William King
Roy McKinney
Michael Wardrop
Lea Anne Sutton
Michael Johnston
Brian Scott
Darryl Lyon
Meaghan Maloney
Mark Flomenbaum, M.D.
Thomas Connolly
Michael Gahagan
Collectively, the Task Forces will be known as the Maine Opiate Collaborative.  The following mission statement for the Collaborative was released to the press at a press conference Thursday following brief meetings of the Task Forces with the Executive Panel and Board.
The Maine Opiate Collaborative recognizes that a broad, multi-dimensional approach is necessary to address the public health crisis caused by opiate abuse.  Education, prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement must all be significant parts of any solution.  This Collaborative brings together people from each of these fields with the goals of identifying and addressing the causes of opiate abuse and proposing solutions.  Collaborative members will meet regularly over the coming months and suggest comprehensive proposals to address the opiate crisis.  The Collaborative will investigate efforts in other states to determine whether similar approaches would work in Maine.  In addition, the Collaborative will solicit input in a series of public forums during which members of the public may share their experiences and ideas.
     The Collaborative recognizes three basic tenets: (1) leaders in the fields of education, prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement should seek to raise public awareness about substance use disorders in an effort to diminish the stigma associated with addiction; (2) although law enforcement alone cannot bring an end to this crisis an effective law enforcement strategy aimed at arresting and prosecuting significant drug traffickers is a necessary component of this effort; and (3) the potential power of education, prevention, treatment and recovery is substantial and should be recognized and public promoted.
    The crisis we face is not just a crime problem.  It is a community public health problem with no simple answers.  Addressing this crisis demands that leaders and the public come together to develop a comprehensive strategy that seeks to address all aspects of this crisis.  Through collaboration and cooperation among stakeholders at every level, we will make significant strides to build a better, brighter, and more secure future for all Maine citizens.
The three Task Forces are expected to begin meeting immediately.
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Next MMA Listening Sessions Scheduled for October 20th in Camden, Nov. 18 in York

The session in Camden will be the fourth MMA has held during the past year to facilitate MMA leadership and senior staff meeting MMA members, hearing how they are doing in practice, and asking what more MMA could be doing for them.  While personal invitations have been sent to each member in the counties of Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, and Kennebec, any member is welcome to attend and to bring a guest.    Please RSVP to Lisa Martin via lmartin@mainemed.com or give her a call at 622-3374, ext. 221. 

This session also will recognize the recent election of Brian Pierce, M.D. of Camden as MMA's 163rd President.  President-elect Charles Pattavina, M.D. of Winterport also will be present.  Dr. Pierce is a family physician and Dr. Pattavina is an emergency physician who currently serves as Director of the ER at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor.  MMA Executive Staff will also attend and be available to answer questions or respond to concerns of members.

There is no cost to attend and MMA will cover the cost of appetizers and beverages.

In November, MMA will be holding a similar Listening Session at the Chapman House in York.  The session will be held on Wednesday evening, Nov. 18, beginning at 6:00pm.   Save the date and watch for your invitation in your mail or e-mail.

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MMA Board of Directors Meets Wednesday, Oct. 14
The MMA Board of Directors will meet this coming Wednesday, Oct. 14, for a regularly scheduled meeting at the offices of MMA in Manchester.  The meeting begins at 4:00pm.   Any MMA member is invited to attend any Board meeting.  The Board will welcome five new board members elected at the Annual Session in September;  Ari Berman, M.D., internist from Cape Elizabeth, R. Scott Hanson, M.D., internist working at the VA, Amy Madden, M.D., family physician from Belgrade, Patrick Killoran, M.D., 3rd year psychiatric resident and Brian Fulmer, medical student in the Tufts-MMC program.

Agenda items include a report on the Association's reserves by RBC Wealth Management in Portland.  That report will also review the Maine Medical Education Foundation reserves managed by RBC.  Board members will also consider establishing as policy the three resolutions passed at the Annual Meeting.  These resolutions can be reviewed on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com.
Board members will elect from its membership two members to serve on the eight member Executive Committee.  
The Board is chaired by Jabbar Fazeli, M.D., a geriatrician practicing in the Portland area.
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Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association - 2015 Symposium Leading Change


If you haven't had the opportunity to see Dan Heath speak, don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of America's most entertaining and insightful speakers. Heath will be keynoting this year's symposium, Leading Change: How to Make the Switch From Volume to Value, and his message of how to inspire change amidst difficult circumstances is not to be missed. Not only is Heath a thrice-over New York Times best-selling author, he's also an educator, social entrepreneur, and one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the US according to Thinkers50!  Learn More

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Re-Opening of Stage B, Behavioral Health Home Organization (BHHO), Application for Participation

Behavioral Health Homes are an important component of Maine’s Value-Based Purchasing strategy, a multi-pronged MaineCare initiative designed to improve the healthcare system, improve population health, and reduce cost.  Behavioral Health Homes are a partnership between a licensed community mental health provider (the “Behavioral Health Home Organization” or BHHO) and one or more Health Home practices (an HHP) to manage the physical and behavioral health needs of eligible adults and children.  Both organizations receive a per member, per month payment for Health Home services provided to enrolled members.  Behavioral Health Homes build on the existing care coordination and behavioral health expertise of community mental health providers.  Participation in Behavioral Health Home services are entirely voluntary, and members can opt out of the program at any time.

What you need to know as an applicant:

  • Applications open Monday October 19th, 2015 and close November 20, 2015.  The start date for new BHHOs and their enrolled members will be January 21, 2016. To access the online application on or after October 19th, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHHApp_Jan2016

Providers may deliver both BHH and Community Integration (CI)/Targeted Case Management (TCM) services within the same organization, just not to the same member.  Providers may also choose to start their BHH program at a single location rather than organization-wide.  Within the given location, all eligible MaineCare members must be provided with the opportunity to enroll.  More regulations covering Behavioral Health Home services, including provider qualifications and expectations, can be accessed online, in the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 92: Behavioral Health Home Services.

  • A webinar for interested providers will be held on Friday, October 30th, at 12:00.  To register for the webinar, please send your organization’s name, participant name, phone and email to the Behavioral Health Home Team.

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ABIM Considers Major Changes to MOC Exam

The American Board of Internal Medicine has announced that it will consider replacing its 10-year maintenance of certification exam with shorter, more frequent testing that physicians could take at home or in the office. Part of the exam would be open-book.

The proposal to eliminate the 10-year exam, which was immediately lauded by the American College of Cardiology, is one of several recommendations contained in a recent report from ABIM's Assessment 2020 Task Force. The report was released shortly after the American Board of Anesthesiology announced it would replace its 10-year MOC exam with continuous online testing next year. ABIM has eliminated the patient voice, patient safety and practice assessment portions of the MOC process, and it allows many types of CME as credit toward training points.

These changes, if enacted, would continue to have career consequences for physicians. "The results of the smaller, more frequent lower-stakes assessments would provide insight into performance and accumulate in a high-stakes pass/fail decision," the task force said in its report. "A failure at this point may necessitate taking a longer exam or another form of assessment in order to maintain certification."

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Workers' Comp Board Publishes Updated Medical Fee Schedule; Bureau of Insurance Considering Provider Profiling Rule

 Two state administrative rules of interest to MMA members are making their way through the process of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).  The Maine Workers' Compensation Board recently has published an update to the medical fee schedule, known as Rule Chapter 5.  It became effective October 1st.

Last Tuesday, September 29th, the Maine Bureau of Insurance held a public hearing on a new proposed rule, Rule Chapter 380, Provider Profiling Disclosures.  Prompted by legislation recently enacted through the Insurance & Financial Services Committee, the proposed rule establishes certain standards and requires certain disclosures for health insurance carrier provider profiling programs.  The Maine Hospital Association and Maine Medical Association spoke in favor of the proposed rule, while Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield expressed some concerns about implementation of the rule.  You will find the rulemaking notice here and the proposed rule here.  The Bureau of Insurance will accept written comments on the proposed rule until the close of business on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  If you have comments on this rule, please contact Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel, at amaclean@mainemed.com or 622-3374, ext. 214 by October 12th.  MMA will submit any comments we receive. [return to top]

HHS Issues New Meaningful Use Regulations Despite Calls for Reassessment

On Oct. 6, 2015 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued two major regulations relating to the electronic health record meaningful use program.

The Medicare and Medicaid Programs Electronic Health Record Incentive Program–Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017” final rule includes changes in current reporting requirements, as well as setting forth requirements for meaningful use Stage 3, which is planned for implementation in 2018.

The “2015 Edition Health Information Technology Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications” rule finalizes new certification criteria for EHR systems that will qualify for achieving meaningful use in Stage 3.

The AMA is still in the process of reviewing the lengthy and complex regulations. The first rule does ease some of the previous meaningful use requirements, although its late publication raises questions about whether and how physicians who postponed reporting in 2015 can qualify for a hardship exemption.

That rule also finalizes new requirements for meaningful use Stage 3, despite calls from the AMA and the Federation to postpone issuing more requirements until the overall framework is developed for the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. HHS has, however, noted that it will continue to receive comments on Stage 3, suggesting that the program may still be revised in the future.

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Maine Awarded Federal Grant to Promote Colorectal Screening

After a competitive application process the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded over $22 million to a number of state health departments, six universities and one Native American tribe to promote and increase colorectal screening. According to the American Cancer Society, the Maine Department of Health & Human Services share is over $499,000.

“Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, but most colorectal cancer can be prevented,” said Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Screening saves lives and funds we are providing the states will support doctors, nurses, and others to save lives."

Each grantee must target its services towards the following:

  • Adults 50-75 years of age without symptoms;
  • Low-income, under- or uninsured, racial and ethnic groups disproportionately affected and/or with geographic barriers to screening;
  • At-risk populations.

CDC is requiring all grantee Colorectal Cancer Control Programs (CRCCP) to work with health systems partners to use a combination of evidence-based strategies to increase the number of people screened. These evidence-based strategies include patient and provider reminders, provider assessment and feedback as recommended by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. They will implement these strategies considering the unique needs and situations of their health systems partners.

Since the program’s inception in 2009, CRCCP has provided almost 55,000 colorectal cancer screening exams and diagnosed 165 colorectal cancers and 8,441 cases of precancerous polyps. In program year 2014, CRCCP screened 13,425 people for colorectal cancer.

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Job Openings

E.M. BC/BP Physicians

St. Joseph Hospital is recruiting E.M. BC/BP physicians for its dedicated group.  Collegial, nurturing workplace with latest technology and just-completed expansion.  Members support each other and know patient satisfaction is achieved through staff satisfaction.  Leadership development and participation in policies and direction available. 

Equitable scheduling based on 1440-1472 clinical hours per year; more flexible arrangements available. 

Staffing: 51 hours per day, mostly physicians, for 27,000 visits.  We have great E.D. nurses.   

Area offers many cultural attractions, including the University of Maine, natural and organic food producers, pleasant pace, low crime, friendly people, great public schools and affordable housing.  Acadia National Park, Baxter, scenic towns and harbors, Sugarloaf,  I-95 and Bangor International Airport are right here or close.

Highly competitive package includes relocation, signing bonus, loan repayment, retirement and protected vacation and CME time with allowance.

Contact: Charles F. Pattavina, MD, F.A.C.E.P., Chief, Emergency Medicine at 207.907.3350  or cpattavina@sjhhealth.com


BC/BE Family Practice Physician

Belgrade Regional Health Center seeks a BC/BE Family Practice Physician to provide primary care and preventive services to people from birth through retirement and beyond. As a NCQA-Patient-Centered Medical Home, we offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services focused on the patient’s care experience. Founded in 1977, we serve over 2,100 residents and travelers each year. We reside in the peaceful, picturesque, and welcoming Belgrade Lakes region in the heart of central Maine, renowned for its chain of seven sparkling lakes and abundant streams. We offer competitive compensation and malpractice coverage. Position is eligible for loan repayment. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 660-9913 | Fax: (207) 660-9901 | Communications@HealthReach.org | www.BelgradeCHC.org


Department of Psychiatry Faculty Position

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Department of Psychiatry, in a productive collaboration with the State of Maine, is seeking psychiatrists to join our faculty for inpatient responsibilities at the Riverview Psychiatric Center.

Riverview Psychiatric Center is a 92-bed acute psychiatric facility located in Augusta, ME and is the flagship inpatient treatment center for Maine’s public mental health system.  Psychiatrists with expertise in general inpatient psychiatry or forensic psychiatry are encouraged to apply.

Academic duties can include teaching and supervision of medical students and residents. Research opportunities available and encouraged.

Candidates should be board certified or eligible in Psychiatry. This position will include a faculty appointment at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth at a rank and salary commensurate with experience. Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, addressed to Dr. William Torrey, Search Chair, should be e-mailed to psychiatry.jobs@dartmouth.edu.  Please reference search number PS0314D.

Dartmouth College/Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic/Geisel School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.



DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in beautiful Central Maine.  We are seeking a full time physician for immediate placement.  A current unencumbered Maine license and proficiency with electronic medical records are required.

Our three health centers serve a multicultural, rural population of about 10,000 patients and have a family practice focus serving pediatrics to geriatrics.  We have integrated behavioral health, care managers, a patient assistance coordinator and an excellent clinical support staff to support the candidate in delivering excellent clinical care.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, 401K retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off and an incentive plan.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  If you want additional information about this position, which combines making a difference in patients’ lives with a family-friendly work life, please fax (207-524-2459) or e-mail (Laurie.kane-lewis @dfdrussell.org) your resume as soon as possible to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO.



As a General Surgeon in the Air Guard, you’ll adapt the skills and knowledge you’ve gained in your civilian career to the military environment.  You’ll provide urgent treatment to Air Guard personnel sick or wounded during duty, and regular healthcare to personnel training in your unit.


The Air Guard gives you the opportunity to serve your community and country with pride, and help people in a whole new way. If you still have student loans, you may be eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program, or you can potentially get money for college that transfers to your dependents through the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

Besides a monthly paycheck, as a member of the Air Guard you’ll receive low-cost life insurance, a military retirement plan, and eligibility for VA home loans. With more than 140 Air Guard bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands you’ll be able to serve where you live, without interrupting your civilian medical practice. And as an Air Guard member you’ll have access to Base Exchange and Commissary shopping as well as free available air travel.

Learn More Today

Go to GoANG.com/HP or call 1-800-To-Go-ANG to find out how you can become an important member of America’s homeland defense in the Air Guard.


Orthopedic Surgeon

The Air Guard Orthopedic Surgeon examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of musculoskeletal system by surgical and conservative means. In this role, you’ll manage orthopedic surgery services as well as oversee the administration of anesthetics and provide diet recommendations in addition to performing surgical procedures.


The Air Guard gives you the opportunity to serve your community and country with pride, and help people in a whole new way. If you still have student loans, you may be eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program, or you can potentially get money for college that transfers to your dependents through the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

 Besides a monthly paycheck, as a member of the Air Guard you’ll receive low-cost life insurance, a military retirement plan, and eligibility for VA home loans. With more than 140 Air Guard bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands you’ll be able to serve where you live, without interrupting your civilian medical practice. And as an Air Guard member you’ll have access to Base Exchange and Commissary shopping as well as free available air travel.

Learn More Today

Go to GoANG.com/HP or call 1-800-To-Go-ANG to find out how you can become an important member of America’s homeland defense in the Air Guard.


Falmouth Orthopaedic Center - Falmouth, Maine

Seeking a BE/BC general or fellowship trained surgeon to join our expanding group.  Falmouth Orthopaedic Center is a well respected private practice in a vibrant orthopedic community. You will be partnering with 3 experienced surgeons each with an outstanding reputation in the area.

Located in Falmouth Maine (approximately 10 minutes from Portland, 2 hours from Boston) we pride ourselves on our four beautiful seasons, unlimited recreation, and top-ranking schools all within 10 minutes of the magnificent Maine coast. Falmouth is an excellent place to raise a family and offers a great quality of life with easy access to all the cultural amenities of the city of Portland.

This opportunity offers minimal ER call at a Level 2 community hospital with a competitive compensation package.  Our ideal candidate is a well trained general orthopedist or an orthopedist who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle, hand, pediatrics, sports medicine or adult reconstructive surgery.

Please send cover letter, CV, and inquiries to: hsgentile@maine.rr.com.


Winthrop Family Medicine Family Practitioner

Live and work amidst the beauty of scenic central Maine where you’re just a short drive away from ski resorts, lakes and rivers, award-winning golf courses, abundant hiking, and the beautiful Maine coast. The brand new, state-of-the-art, 192-bed MaineGeneral Medical Center at the Alfond Center for Health offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for the surrounding communities. We’re located just an hour north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and three hours from Boston.

MaineGeneral Medical Center, Central Maine's premier integrated health delivery system, is seeking a BC/BE Family Practitioner to join our nationally recognized Advanced Medical Home practice that delivers care in a team model.

Job Details and Requirements:

·        Join a collaborative group made up of 11 MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs

·        Provide a full range of care including: newborn and pediatric care, adult medicine, gynecology, geriatric and nursing home care

·        Outpatient opportunity

·        Technology includes an electronic medical record, online digital radiology program, and online hospital records and ordering

Benefits of practicing at MaineGeneral include:

·        Competitive salary

·        Loan repayment opportunities

·        Generous earned time program

·        Full health, vision and dental benefits

·        Relocation allowance

·        CME time and dollars

·        Retirement plans with employer match

For more information or to apply, contact Tiffiny Lamarre, Physician Recruiter at 207-621-4636 or tiffiny.lamarre@mainegeneral.org.


Family Medicine Physician

Oakland Family Medicine, a hospital-employed outpatient Family Medicine practice located in Oakland, Maine, is recruiting for an experienced Family Medicine Physician to join our growing team. Responsible for providing care for pediatric through adult patients while working in collaboration with our practice administrator, providers and senior management team as Oakland continues the transition to Patient Centered Medical Home. Join our team of four family medicine physicians and one physician assistant and collaborate with a unique mix of seasoned physicians who have practiced in the area over 10 years, and new team members who have recently joined our group. Weekly schedule will be 32 hours of patient contact time and up to 8 hours of administrative time. MaineGeneral offers a comprehensive benefits package. We’re located just an hour north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and three hours from Boston. Contact Tiffiny Lamarre, Physician Recruiter at tiffiny.lamarre@mainegeneral.org.


BC/BE Family Practice Physician

HealthReach Community Health Centers seeks a BC/BE Family Practice Physician to provide primary care at both Strong Area and Mt. Abram Regional Health Centers. Both practices hold NCQA-Patient-Centered Medical Home certification and offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services to people of all ages. Strong also offers general dentistry. Strong and Kingfield which are 13 miles apart are located in Franklin County. They are close to Farmington with Sugarloaf and Saddleback Mountains nearby, and together serve 5,000 area residents annually. We offer competitive compensation and malpractice coverage. The sites are eligible for loan repayment. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | 207-660-9913 | Fax: (207) 660-9901 | Communications@HealthReach.org | www.StrongCHC.org | www.Mt.AbramCHC.org  



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Upcoming Events


Maine Concussion Management Coalition Trainings

The last Maine Concussion Management Initiative training program for 2015, will be held on October 20th as the Youth Concussion Track at the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine conference at USM-Portland campus. Level 1 – Introduction to Concussion and Concussion Management will be from 9:30am to1:00pm. Level 2 – Interpreting Neurocognitive Testing will be from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Level 1 is a perquisite to taking Level 2.

To register, go to: https://secure.biasa.org and click on BIAA-Maine Conference (in menu on left).

MCMI training for 2016 will be held in March, June and October with a possible fourth training in Aroostook County in the spring. Details, when available, will be posted at web.colby.edu/mcmi.  

Any questions – contact Jan Salis, PT, ATC, MCMI Membership and Education Committee at jsalis@aol.com.






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