October 19, 2015

 
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MMA Board Welcomes Five New Members, Approves Three Resolutions Passed at Annual Meeting

At its regular meeting last Wednesday (Oct. 14), the MMA Board of Directors welcomed five new board members, including its first medical student, and approved the three Resolutions passed at the Annual Session in September.  The Resolutions deal with firearms (background checks), the opioid/heroin crisis and the proposed merger of the major health insurers.

The five new members represent the largest new contingent of board members in recent history. Brief profiles of each of the new members will be in the next issue of Maine Medicine. The new members include Ari Berman, M.D., internist from Cape Elizabeth, Amy Madden, M.D., family physician from Belgrade, R. Scott Hanson, M.D., MPH, internist associated with the VA system, Patrick Killoran, M.D., a 4th year psychiatric resident at Maine Medical Center and Brian Fulmer, a 4th year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Track. The new members were provider with a new member orientation program following the Board meeting.

 
At the meeting, the Board approved the three Resolutions presented to and passed by the general membership at the Annual Meeting in September.  The Resolutions asked for support of background checks for firearm sales in the state, enhanced efforts to combat opioid/heroin abuse and close scrutiny of the announced merger of Anthem and Cigna (Aetna and Humana, as well). The full text of the Resolutions can be found on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com.
 
The Board meeting also featured a presentation by the Association's investment advisers from RBC Wealth Management (Bucky Johnson and Jim Jackson) and Hans Underdahl.

The Board is chaired this year by Jabbar Fazeli, M.D. and will meet again on Wednesday, Dec. 2.  Any MMA member is welcome to attend board meetings.
 
 
 

 
 

Senior Section Luncheon this Wednesday, Oct. 21 at MMA: VA Medical System the Topic
MMA's popular Senior Section will convene over lunch this coming Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 11:30am to 1:30pm.   The presentation will feature Steve Sears, M.D. of the VA Medical System who will update attendees on what is going on in the system and the medical services that are being provided to Maine's veterans.   All MMA members are welcome to attend these programs, whether a "senior" or not.   Just let Lisa Martin know you are coming.  She can be reached at 622-3374 ext. 221 or via e-mail to lmartin@mainemed.com.

 
 
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Open Enrollment in the Marketplace Exchange Begins Nov. 1

The 2016 sign-up season for purchasing health insurance in the ACA Marketplace Exchange begins on Nov. 1.  The enrollment period will last for three months, ending on Jan. 31, 2016. Patients who currently have a 2015 health insurance plan through the Marketplace should review their plans and either renew coverage or select another plan for 2016. 

This past Thursday the Obama administration announced that it expects only a small increase in enrollment this year.  HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell has set a target of 10 million people being enrolled and paying their premiums by the end of next year.  That is only a small increase from the number of individuals covered through the exchanges now.

Secretary Burwell stated that it will be more difficult to sign up the remaining uninsured as many are young, with limited resources and many are not aware of their eligibility for subsidies available through the exchange. Depending on household income, consumers may be able to get lower costs on monthly Marketplace health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs.  Most people who apply will qualify for some kind of savings.

Outside of Open Enrollment, some people may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if they have certain life changes, such as having a baby, adopting a child, or placing a child for adoption; getting married; change in Immigration status; moving to a new coverage area; aging off a parent’s plan at 26; or losing health insurance (but not if lost due to non-payment or voluntarily dropping coverage).   

MMA is assisting medical practices with Open Enrollment by providing informational materials that can be shared with eligible patients.  If you are interested in partnering with MMA in this important endeavor, contact Susan Kring at skring@mainemed.com.  These efforts are supported by a grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF).

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Next MMA Listening Sessions Scheduled for Tuesday 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 2016 Dues

MMA bills for 2016 dues are in the mail for the individual members.  Dues have not been increased and we appreciate those members who pay their dues on a timely basis.  Any question about dues can be addressed to Lisa Martin at 622-3374 ext. 221 or via e-mail to Lisa at lmartin@mainemed.com.

Group dues are sent out as the updated rosters are received.

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MaineCare Seeks Medical Director

The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) is searching for a new Medical Director.  This position will have a key advisory role on a variety of health care issues, policy development, utilization of resources, and clinical practice models. 

The Medical Director is MaineCare’s clinical representative with external partners, governmental departments, and stakeholders, such as pharmacy, dental, nursing, and other medical organizations and committees or associations. He or she will also play a critical role in furthering MaineCare’s value-based purchasing initiatives, which incent providers and community organizations to provide the right services, at the right time, in the right setting, with a focus on improving the health of Maine’s most vulnerable citizens.  

This position is contracted through the University of Maine and is based in Augusta. The annual salary is $181,800. 

Please contact Stefanie Nadeau, Director of MaineCare Services, with any questions. She can be reached at (207) 287-2093 or by email: stefanie.nadeau@maine.gov. [return to top]

Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association - 2015 Symposium Leading Change

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO MAINE? DAN HEATH!

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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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.
 
PREVENTION/HARM REDUCTION TASK FORCE
 
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.
 
TREATMENT TEAM
 
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.
David Moltz, M.D.
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE
 
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 Treatment Task Force held its first meeting on Friday, Oct. 16, hosted by MMA at is offices in Manchester.  The members handled a number of logistical issues and began a discussion of the issues they would be addressing.  Members also committed to meet every two weeks from now until Spring.  There is a lot of work to be done.  The Task Force on Prevention/Harm Reduction will be meeting next week on either Oct. 29 or 30.  Read the Update next week for a specific date.  Location will be MMA's offices in Manchester.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MMA/Baystate Financial Fiscal Fitness for Life Seminar

In our continued effort to provide members with easy access to information critical to making informed decisions regarding their financial well-being, MMA in conjunction with Baystate Financial will be hosting the third of our ongoing semi-annual Financial Educational Seminars on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Saltwater Grille, 231 Front Street in South Portland. Refreshments will be served.

This seminar topic: Estate Planning 201- Beyond the Basics- is being presented in response to the previous seminar attendees, by almost unanimous request, for more information regarding Estate Planning issues. Issues addressed will include wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies and "living wills."

Baystate Financial has years of experience developing personalized financial strategies for physicians. They help medical practitioners at all stages of their careers plan the financial futures of their practices and their families.

Please respond by November 3rd to Lawrence Perry, CLU, ChFC, CLTC at (207) 775-6181 or (@07) 770-2021, or by Email to lperry@baystatefinanical.com.

If you are unable to attend but would like to receive information on the seminar topic-Estate Planning 201 Beyond the Basics, please don’t hesitate to contact Lawrence Perry at lperry@baystatefinanical.com

The Maine Medical Association is pleased to be able to offer this continued service from Baystate to you, our members.


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Woodfords Now Accepting Commercial Insurance and Private Pay for Home Based Behavior Analytic Programs

Woodfords Family Services is pleased to announce that it is now accepting new referrals for children and  families who are experiencing developmental and/or behavior challenges.  The agency will now accept  commercial insurance and private pay in addition to MaineCare reimbursement.   

Eligibility  

The agency accepts most major commercial insurance carriers and private pay in addition to MaineCare.    Insurance coverage may vary depending on the carrier and the child’s needs.  Woodfords’ intake and  eligibility specialists will guide families through the process of enrolling in services and accessing specific  insurance benefits.    

Service and Clinical Approach 

Woodfords’ treatment approach is based on the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis  (ABA).  A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) works with each family to complete a full assessment  of a child’s unique history and current needs.  Based on the assessment, family interviews, and direct  observations, the treatment team will create an individualized treatment plan to build an environment  in which each child can readily acquire new skills and reduce unwanted behaviors.  Treatment may  include one‐on‐one work with a BCBA and/or a behavioral health professional, direct work with the  family, and social group work in a variety of settings that the child encounters on a regular basis.    

About Woodfords 

Woodfords Family Services is committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs in  Maine communities.  Based in Westbrook with satellite locations in Topsham, Manchester and Oakland,  the agency provides 14 programs in 11 Maine counties to more than 1,500 children, youth and adults  living with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses.   Woodfords’ vision is that all people with special needs may reach their highest potential, be active  members of their communities, maintain positive, enriching relationships, live in safety and security, and  lead lives allowing for choice.  Woodfords is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), whose  program of quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have met high performance  standards and have made a commitment to their stakeholders to deliver the very best quality services.     

Make a Referral and FMI 

To make a referral, contact Nicholas Hammond, MA, BCBA, Director of In Home Support Services at  nhammond@woodfords.org or (207) 878‐9663, x4176.  For more information about this and other  Woodfords programs, go to www.woodfords.org. [return to top]

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]

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

11/9/15 

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

11/9/15 

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.

12/14/15

Physician

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.

11/16/15

Surgeon

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.

Benefits

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.

1/18/16

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.

Benefits

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.

1/18/16

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.

10/19/15

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.

10/26/15

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.

10/26/15

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  

10/26/15

 

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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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