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January 8, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Physicians: Healers...and Job Creators?

Physicians add opportunity, growth and prosperity to the Maine economy by creating 39,027 jobs and generating $6.4 billion in economic activity, according to a new report, The Economic Impact of Physicians in Maine, released today by the Maine Medical Association (MMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Please Join Us at the Legislature: Be Doctor of the Day

The Maine Legislature returned to Augusta on January 3rd. The MMA and the MOA work together to provide a physician to serve as Doctor of the Day for every day the Legislature is actually in session. It's a great opportunity...and not just for you!

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US CDC to Prepare Public Health Response to Nuclear War

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Grand Rounds on January 16, 2018 will present a session entitled, "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation," to address preparations “for the possibility of a nuclear war.”

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Methylphenidate During Pregnancy May Cause Heart Deformities

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests there is a small increase in the risk of cardiac malformations associated with intrauterine exposure to methylphenidate, a medication to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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MICIS to Continue Offering Opioid CME in 2018

The MMA's MICIS (Maine Independent Clinical Information Service) program will continue to offer CME on opioid prescribing and Maine's opioid laws to help prescribers meet their 3 hour opioid CME requirements.

 
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What is the Difference Between the Two Meningococcal Vaccines?

A new rule from the Maine CDC requires vaccination of children in 7th grade, with a booster in 12th grade, against meningococcal meningitis. See below for an article from the CDC's Immunization Program about this important vaccine.

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Important Update on MaineCare Provider Enrollment Applications: New Application Fee Amount for 2018

An important press release from the Office of MaineCare Services about changes that became effective January 1, 2018.

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128TH MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Calls Resume This Tuesday, January 9th

The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resumed this week, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The first call will be Tuesday, January 9th, at 8 p.m.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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).

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New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.

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Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training - half day workshop

Did you know that approximately half of those who die by suicide are seen by a medical provider in the month before their death? Attend Healthcare Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training to learn how your medical staff can be prepared.

 

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

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. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Read More


MPHP Executive Director Position

The Maine Medical Professionals Health Program is seeking an individual with proven and diverse leadership skills. The preferred candidate is someone with a clinical background and experience in substance related and behavioral disorders and addictions.
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Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician

Sacopee Valley 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


Chief Executive Officer - Pines Health Services

Pines Health Services, one of the nation’s top Federally Qualified Heath Centers and community-based physician practice in Aroostook County, Northern Maine is seeking a Chief Executive Officer.
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Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive general cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations
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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


Physiatrist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Physiatrist to join an established practice of one Physician and one Nurse Practitioner. Read More


Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

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


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