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October 29, 2018
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Election Day is Next Week: 8 Physicians are Candidates for the 129th Maine Legislature
The MMA says, "Good luck!" to all the physician candidates and urges all physicians to vote!
REMINDER: MMA's Legislative Committee will hold its organizational meeting for the new legislature on Thursday, December 6th. See related article in the newsletter. Read More
Open Enrollment begins this Thursday, November 1, 2018 for 2019 health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment for 2019 only lasts for 6 weeks and will end on December 15, 2018. Read More
In a new report on the opioid epidemic, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, highlights the need for a cultural shift in the nation's perception of substance-abuse disorders (SUDs). He emphasizes that SUDs are chronic-but-treatable diseases.
Bangor Daily News & Portland Press Herald Oppose Question 1
The Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald have issued editorials strongly opposing Question 1, the Maine referendum question that would increase taxes on high earners to fund universal home care for seniors.
President Trump is proposing Medicare drug pricing based on prices paid in other advanced, industrial countries. The administration is also proposing new tax-free accounts for small businesses to allow employees to buy their own individual health insurance policies.
Journey to Health is pleased to partner with providers from Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital to offer a new cancer education series. Incorporating the latest cancer research, these classes will cover cancer prevention, risk factors and risk reduction, what to expect during treatment and more.
For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives – not just for a day, but year round. The Great American Smokeout provides an opportunity for individuals, community groups, businesses, health care providers, and others to encourage people to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and initiate a smoking cessation plan on the day of the event.
Maine Medical Center’s Medical Education Department is launching the state’s only peer-reviewed medical journal dedicated to original research in the health sciences and is seeking submissions from all professionals working in a clinical healthcare and/or medical education setting.
The Changing Landscape of Retirement: Are You Correctly Allocated For These Financial Times?
Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.
See the AMA's most recent efforts to keep physicians at the forefront of health care quality measure development. Read More
MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
During the two sessions of the 128th Legislature, the Maine Medical Association advocacy team monitored well over 300 pieces of legislation involving some aspect of healthcare. With the session now nearly concluded, MMA attorneys are available to present a one hour CME talk on the new laws of which physicians need to be aware.
All are welcome to help the MMA determine its legislative agenda for the 129th Maine Legislature. Read More
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings. Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty. Read More
These free presentations by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) will be held in Belfast on October 30 from 5-8:30pm and in Portland on November 7 from 5:30-8:45pm. Advanced registration required.
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
Lean Healthcare East presents a full day workshop on Lean process improvement for hospital and practice leaders.
Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases. Read More
All licensees of the Board of Licensure in Medicine must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.
Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.
Primary Care Physician
Hometown Health Center, Newport, ME, seeks a doctor to serve as a leader within its patient centered medical home model.
PCHC wants to add more Family Physicians at Multiple Locations!
PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor.
Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
Northern Light 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
Pines Health Services a Federally Qualified Health Center
located in beautiful Aroostook County, Maine has an immediate opening for a
full-time Director of Finance. Read More
DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three
community health centers in central Maine. We are seeking a full
time PMHNP, for our Leeds location. Read More
Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with
a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive
primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home
model of care delivery. 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
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