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January 14, 2019

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MMA Launches Search for new Executive Vice President

With the anticipated retirement in 2019 of Gordon Smith, Esq. as Executive Vice President of the Maine Medical Association, the Association is taking steps to find a new person for the position.  The Board recently decided that the position will be re-titled Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Commissioner-designate Jeanne Lambrew Meets With MaineCare Expansion Stakeholders

Jeanne Lambrew, nominated by Governor Mills to be Maine's next Commissioner of Health & Human Services, convened a meeting last Thursday so that she and other high-level DHHS staff could meet with a variety of stakeholders who have been involved in the process to expand MaineCare coverage.


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Be a Rock Star! (as Doctor of the Day)

Impress your friends and family by serving as Doctor of the Day in the Maine Legislature. Receive a standing ovation by both chambers of the Maine Legislature. Have your picture taken with your State Senator and Representative. Watch proudly as your school-age children serve as honorary pages in the House or Senate. Help to enhance the reputation of the medical profession among legislators.

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Drug Pricing Remains Hot Topic in Washington, D.C.

Several actions related to the pricing of drugs took place in Washington, D.C. this past week.

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MMA Board Meets on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

The 29 Member MMA Board of Directors will meet on this coming Wednesday at 4:00pm for its first regularly scheduled meeting of 2019.  The meeting will be held at the MMA offices in Manchester, Maine and any MMA member is invited to attend.

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Senator King Announces Support for Bills Reducing Drug Costs

Senator Angus King (I-ME) has announced his support for three bills in the U.S. Senate designed to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. The bills would, if passed, prohibit manufacturers from claiming tax deductions for consumer advertising, allow patients, pharmacists and wholesalers to import drugs from Canada and other major countries, and allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices.

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Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial - Sources of Retirement Income

Free webinar on Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm presented by Baystate Financial.

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PCSS Offers Free On-line 8-hour X-waiver Course for MAT

Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) has developed a new 8-hour MAT waiver course, funded by SAMHSA, that's entirely online. No more looking for local trainings. No more traveling out of town or even out of state. Get the training you need to prescribe buprenorphine to your patients with opioid use disorder.

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MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, January 15th

The Maine Legislature has returned to Augusta. That means public hearings and work sessions resume soon, and it's time for our weekly Legislative Committee calls to start up again. The next call will be Tuesday, January 15th, at 8 p.m.


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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.

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Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline: January 30, 2019


Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.


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Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6

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.

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Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds

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

PCHC in need of Pediatrician at Multiple Locations!

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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

Urgent Care Physician - South Portland, ME

AFC Urgent Care is hiring for an Urgent Care Physician in South Portland, ME.  The incoming Physician will perform a fundamental role in the development of this new practice. 
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Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO

Northern Light Inland Hospital is seeking a full time board certified/board eligible MD/DO to join a well-established outpatient practice for outpatient internal medicine and geriatrics. 
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Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full-time BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to join a well-established practice located at Brunswick Station.
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Primary Care Physician – Family Practice

The Primary Care Physician provides the full scope of primary care services commensurate with his/her field of training and State of Maine licensure; duties include, but not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, coordinator of care, preventative care and provision of health maintenance services to patients of all or applicable life cycles. Read More

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

Nasson 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

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

Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries. Read More

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