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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Professionalism Conference Draws Enthusiastic Crowd and Impressive Reviews

Two outstanding keynote talks and panel presentations by the five leading clinical ethicists in Northern New England highlighted the Professionalism conference hosted by MMA, the Lown Institute and partnering professional associations on Saturday in Portsmouth, NH. Over 100 attendees provided very positive reviews of the day's events. Efforts will be made to continue the dialogue.


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News and Views from the 2017 AMA Annual Meeting

Maine physicians Robert McAfee, M.D., Charles Pattavina, M.D., Maroulla Gleaton, M.D., Richard Evans, M.D., and Jack McGill, M.D. represented Maine in Chicago.  Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Track students Kimberly Dao, Corinne Carland, and Nabil Saleem also participated in the meeting. Read More


AMA Launches Opioid Education Microsite

As part of its continued advocacy efforts to help reverse the nation's opioid epidemic, the AMA last week launched a microsite focused on providing physicians with state- and specialty-specific education and training resources. Read More


MMA Annual Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, July 10, 2017

MMA's Annual Benefit Golf Tournament is still available for registration. Read More


HHS Update on WannaCry and New OCR Resources on Reporting After Cyberattacks

The AMA recently notified physicians of a global ransomware attack known as WannaCry, which jeopardized the security of computers and medical devices. Read More


MMA Files Comments on Licensing Board Rules on Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain

On June 1, MMA filed comments with the Board of Licensure in Medicine on proposed Rule, Chapter 21, Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain. The proposal was prepared jointly by five licensing boards representing prescribers including Physicians, PAs, Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists and Dentists. Read More


FDA Requests Halt to Opana® ER Sales

The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove Opana® ER from the market because of its high potential for abuse. Read More


Is Your Staff Checking BP Correctly?

In a recent study, only one of 159 medical students used the proper procedure to check blood pressure of a 50-year-old new to the practice. Do you know the correct method?


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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

Weekly MMA Legislative Committee Conference Call Information

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee. MMA staff will report on the status of bills which have come up for a vote in the House and Senate. Read More


Legislative Highlights of the Week

Read what happened this past week in the Maine Legislature: floor votes in the House and Senate, budget negotiations, and more. Read More


Call Your State Representatives: L.D. 46 Eliminating Physician Exemption from Jury Duty Passed the Senate!

In an ironic but dangerous twist, legislation to add nurse practitioners to the list of individuals exempt from jury duty has resulted in a near unanimous recommendation from the Judiciary Committee to eliminate all the current exemptions, including the exemption for physicians and dentists in active practice. On June 19th, the Senate voted to pass the bill. Now it's up to the House.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 20 Webinar: Recognizing When Patients Have Concerns About the Cost of Their Health Care

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National Medicare Education Program June 28

Save the date, June 28th, for a CMS Medicare webinar. Read More


Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN) Read More


Save the Date: MICIS Presentation on Opioid Prescribing in Auburn on Wednesday, July 19

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) will be presenting a session on opioid prescribing on July 19th in Auburn that is designed to fulfill your 3-hour opioid CME requirement. There is no charge for this session. Read More


16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 15-17

Spread the word across the country!  The Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be presenting the 16th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine September 15-17, 2017!   Read More


Patient Safety Academy - September 29

Join us for the 8th Annual Patient Safety Academy!  This day-long event is open to anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities. Read More


Maine Providers Standing Up for Healthcare Schedules Press Conference for this Friday in Lewiston

This broad-based, grassroots group of health care practitioners welcomes new members to attend the press event this Friday in Lewiston or to join the ranks!  The group is particularly interested in recruiting new members from northern and eastern Maine.  For more information, please contact Sam Zagar, M.D. at samzagar@gmail.com. Read More


Register Now for the MMA and Maine Health Management Coalition 2017 Symposium on October 11

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME

Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield. Read More


Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center

Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice.  Read More


Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  Read More


Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine

Central Maine Medical Center and Maine Research Associates seek a physician to work 50% in your specialty and 50% as medical director of its clinical research company.   Read More


Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician! Read More


DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR), a community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Augusta, Maine who love to teach, is seeking a DO or MD Physician to join our faculty. Read More


Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME

Waterville Family Practice, a five provider private practice in downtown Waterville, Maine, is seeking a Family Medicine Physician to join the all outpatient practice. Read More


Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader - Portland, ME

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-leader to serve as practice leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center.  Read More


Family Medicine - Windham, ME

Maine Medical Partners Lakes Region Primary Care is seeking an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics or Family Medicine trained physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in Windham, just outside the greater Portland, Maine area.  Outpatient call only, with no attendance at deliveries or hospital call required.
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Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Wanted

Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant wanted to join rural health clinic practice located in beautiful coastal DownEast Maine.  Seeking FNP or PA with experience treating acute and chronic illnesses for patients of all ages. Read More


Physician - Lubec, ME

Regional Medical Center at Lubec seeks a physician willing to lead and expand our Medication Assisted Treatment services program.  Read More


Nurse Practitioner - Swift River Family Medicine - Rumford, ME

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary healthcare to patients and families of all ages, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and counseling. Read More


Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Bridgton, ME

Bridgton Hospital, part of the Central Maine Medical Family, seeks a physician assistant or nurse practitioner to join its well-established hospitalist program. Read More


Hospitalist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Read More


Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologistto join an established Gastroenterologypractice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners. Read More


Ophthalmologist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Ophthalmologistto join an established, comprehensive practice with locations in Bath and Brunswick, Maine. Read More


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