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June 4, 2018

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Maine Leads New England in Drugs Collected on DEA Takeback Day

The national DEA Takeback Day held approximately one month ago resulted in 44 tons of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs being returned to collection sites. In New England, Maine had the greatest amount of returned drugs at 28,500 pounds, followed by Massachusetts with 27,000 pounds. Read More


MMA Board of Directors Meets Wednesday to Select Search Firm

The 29 members of the MMA Board of Directors will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 4:00pm at the Frank Sred Building in Manchester.  One of the priority items is to select a search firm to work with during the process the next year of selecting a new Executive Vice President for the Association following Mr. Smith's retirement. Read More


August Issue of Maine Medicine to be Dedicated Solely to Opioid/Heroin/Fentanyl Crisis

The Maine Medical Association has published a monthly and then quarterly publication, Maine Medicine, for nearly forty years. For the first time, the next issue will be dedicated solely to articles related to the opioid crisis. It will arrive on members' desks on or shortly after August 1. Read More


Michael Botticelli to Keynote Saturday Morning Program at 165th Annual Session

Michael P. Botticelli, former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will keynote the Saturday morning program at MMA's 165th Annual Session in Bar Harbor on Sept. 8. Read More


Open House Tonight for New Health Equity Alliance Clinic in Bangor

Health Equity Alliance, based in Bangor and focused on serving the healthcare needs of marginalized communities, has recently added a new clinic in Bangor. The clinic has begun offering medical advice and basic treatment to people who use drugs, patients belonging to the LGBT community or who have HIV/AIDS. Read More


New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention

An important part of preventing type 2 diabetes is lifestyle changes. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that people with prediabetes can reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent when they participate in a structured lifestyle change program.

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Diabetes Prevention: Interview with the MMA's Physician Champion

Noah Nesin, MD is the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Penobscot Community Health Care, and is the Physician Champion for the Maine Medical Association diabetes prevention project.

 
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Do you hold a DEA X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine?

If the answer is ‘yes’, we’d like to hear from you.  Please take our 8-minute survey. Read More


Maine CDC Emergency Preparedness Seeks Volunteer Physicians

We all have a serious stake in public health and healthcare preparedness – how would you like to improve Maine’s regional readiness? Maine Responds and the Maine Medical Reserve Corps (ME-MRC) seek volunteers throughout the state to reinforce our healthcare systems, and to prepare your local area for emergencies of all types. Read More


Importance of Maintaining Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Maintaining good oral health during pregnancy is highly recommended and essential to the overall wellness of women and their children.

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Opioid Suit Filed Against Manufacturers, Physicians

The Maine Hospital Association has published an excellent article detailing the recent lawsuit by the City of Portland against several opioid manufacturers and distributors and three Maine physicians, seeking $1 billion in damages.

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128th MAINE LEGISLATURE

Legislative Report: Appropriations Committee Accomplishes Little in May 30th Meeting

The joint Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs met last Wednesday, May 30th. Scheduled for 2:00 p.m., the meeting began shortly after 9:00 p.m. and concluded approximately 35 minutes later.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018

River Awareness fundraiser on the Androscoggin River.

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HPV Summit in Brewer June 7th

Join the Maine Primary Care Association in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the Area Health Education Centers during this year’s summit to support an HPV Cancer-Free Maine.

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Wednesday, June 13 in Augusta: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis

3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at the Augusta Civic Center.

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X Waiver Course in Waterville June 16th

AAAP’s “Half and Half” course with Dr. Richard Fein is a free American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry program that combines 4.25 hours of face-to-face/in-class instruction and 3.75 hours of online training.

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MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) will to holding a training program on June 22 in Waterville at Colby College. It is appropriate for athletic administrators/directors, school nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Read More


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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Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Free program for those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. 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).

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Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3

Save the date for the NNESAM 2018 Annual Conference taking place at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont November 2 & 3, 2018. Read More


Tuesday, June 26 in Auburn: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis

 3-hour presentation from 5-8:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Medical Board Physician

The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage a Psychiatrist with a keen interest in working collaboratively with other medical physicians for the Medical Board.
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Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Maine Medical Center (MMC) is seeking a BC/BE part/full-time Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist clinician-educator or clinician-scientist to join the Department of Psychiatry. Read More


Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

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


Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.  Read More


Behavioral Health Consultant

Sacopee Valley Health Center is seeking a full time LCSW/LCPC to join our Medical Team as a Behavioral Health Consultant. Read More


Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center

Bucksport Regional Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) has a unique opportunity in our small independent, community-based primary care facility offering great quality indicators, team atmosphere and excellent working conditions. 
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Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program

PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department! Read More


Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers

PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care! Read More


Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician Opportunity

Western Maine Primary Care is seeking a BC/BE Internist for their well-established outpatient practice located in the Norway, Maine. 
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Ob/Gyn Physician Opportunity

Western Maine OB/GYN is currently seeking a BC/BE OB/GYN physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
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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


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


Psychiatric Medical Director

Tri-County Mental Health Services has multiple current and developing programs including Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health Homes. 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


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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