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November 6, 2017
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It's Election Day: VOTE Tuesday!
The Maine Medical Association urges all members and their families and colleagues to vote "YES" on Question 2, to expand access to health care across the State of Maine.
On Nov. 1, the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued its report to the President containing fifty-six recommendations in its 138 page report. The recommendations range from development of a national curriculum and standard of care for opioid prescribing and model statutes, regulations and policies on informed consent to designing and implementation of a national multi-platform media campaign addressing the hazards of substance use, the danger of opioids and stigma.
Consolidation has caused a lack of competition among commercial health plans that leads to higher premiums for consumers and lower payment for physician services.
The Maine Health Data Organization has updated its price comparison website to add more information on additional procedures.
Quality Counts 1-hour webinars presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 13 from 12-1 pm.
The Open Enrollment Period for 2018 will end on December 15. Enrollment assistance is available at locations around Maine.
Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day.
Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns
The Maine Legislature is in recess at present. Should they return for a special session in the fall of 2017 (which the Governor has said will happen), the Weekly Update will feature articles concerning aspects of that work of interest to medicine. Otherwise, legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018. Read More
The MMA Legislative Committee Co-Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. invite you to participate in the MMA's legislative advocacy work. The MMA Legislative Committee will hold an organizational meeting for the Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Monday, December 11th from 6 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. Please plan to attend and RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at email@example.com. Read More
By a vote of 74 in favor and 62 against, the Maine House of Representatives sustained Governor LePage's veto of the enabling legislation for legalization of recreational marijuana.
Turquoise & Tapas With the Lung Association November 9th
The American Lung Association invites all to join them in honoring Senator Susan Collins and local Lung Force Hero Lisa Eid Thursday, November 9th, at Cellardoor at The Point in Portland beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read More
When you know better, you do better, so awareness is key. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and it's critical that people know their risk for diabetes.
Maine CDC, Division of Disease Control, DHHS Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 15, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center. Topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases, immunizations, and emerging technology. Read More
Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor has scheduled a presentation of Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety on Saturday, November 18 at 8am. Read More
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
Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.
Chief Executive Officer
Health Access Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Lincoln, Maine, is seeking a dynamic seasoned leader to provide overall direction and administration of health center operations, assuring the center and staff meets the goals and objectives of the health center’s mission.
Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader
The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and
Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator to
serve as the physician leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center and as
Associate Medical Director over both the Portland Family Medicine Center and
the Falmouth Primary Care Practice. Read More
C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital seeks a
BC/BE physician to join their Emergency Department/Hospitalist
team. Current members of the team are Board Certified in Family
Medicine and/or Emergency Medicine, but any combination of relevant training
and experience will be considered. Read More
Central Maine Medical Center, a growing
regional referral center in Lewiston, is looking for a BE/BC Family
Practitioner to join their expanding practice. Read More
Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family
Practice Physician for our multi-service,
progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved
area. Read More
Central Maine Medical
Center, a 250-bed hospital with a 440 provider well-established medical group,
seeks an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to support the recently created transitions of care
heart failure clinic. Read More
Mid Coast Hospital is searching for a part-time (20
hours/week) Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Palliative
Care Program. Read More
Mid Coast Medical Group is
seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join an established Gastroenterology practice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners. Read More
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
Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a
Family Medicine Physician! Read More
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
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
Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices. Read More
Anesthesia Associates PA seeks an Anesthesiologist to work in Augusta and
Waterville, Maine. Read More
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