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May 7, 2018

In This Issue
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA Receives MAPP Lifetime Achievement Award
Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
New Scrutiny for an Old Drug
New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation
Maine Physicians Participate in Regional State Medical Society Meeting in Connecticut Last Weekend
APM Set Forth for Opioid-use Disorder Treatment
The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
Legislative Report: Is This a Wrap-up?
UPCOMING EVENTS
Introduction to LEAN in Healthcare: Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
MaineHealth MORE Conference - Managing the Opioid Response Effort - May 17th
Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
Monday, May 21 in Brewer: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
Inspiring Hope: How to Support Recovery Ready Communities - May 24 Conference
One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22
New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician Opportunity
Ob/Gyn Physician Opportunity
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatric Medical Director
Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 
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Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA Receives MAPP Lifetime Achievement Award

The award was presented to Dr. Barkin by Dr. Dylan McKenney who is the current President of MAPP.  In his comments, Dr. McKenney remarked, “For many years, Dr. Barkin has worked with state agencies, independent contractors and industry stake holders to negotiate policies that govern some of the fundamental aspects of our practice and provide sustainable benefit to our most vulnerable patient populations.”   “He has served more years as president of Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians than anyone else in the organizations history and has been a driving force for many years, contributing to the vibrant and dynamic life of our district branch.”

Dr. Barkin is a Yale trained, Board Certified general and geriatric psychiatrist with specific expertise in neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology, specializing in mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Barkin serves as Associate Medical Director of Change Healthcare, which is a large Healthcare IT (information technology) as well as Medical Director of Cornerstone Behavioral Health. He practices both forensic and clinical psychiatry in Portland, Maine and has extensive expertise in health care policy analysis which he frequently presents and lectures about nationally. His practice includes consultation to various businesses as well as government affairs including multi-stakeholder efforts in the health care. Dr. Barkin is immediate past-President and current Treasurer of the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, on the board of the Maine Medical Association, President of Tri-County Mental Health Services, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

The award is named after Dr. Ulrich B. Jacobsohn who was a well-respected individual and physician who had a long and distinguished career in psychiatry, over 50 years. He also served as President of the Maine Medical Association. 


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