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July 15, 2019
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Maine Medical Association Names Andrew B. MacLean Chief Executive Officer
During its board meeting on July 10, 2019, the MMA Board of Directors announced its selection of Andrew B. MacLean, J.D. of Augusta to be the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the state’s largest physician professional organization. Mr. MacLean succeeds Gordon H. Smith, Esq. who became Governor Mills’ Director of Opioid Response in February 2019.
Governor Janet Mills called for an opioid summit conference at the Augusta Civic Center, and over 1,150 people attended...a fact that underscores the concern that Mainers from a variety of backgrounds feel over an epidemic that has been killing hundreds of people around the state in recent years.
Attorney General Aaron Frey reported this week that drug overdose deaths in Maine declined by 14% in the first quarter of 2019 after a 15% decrease in 2018. Unfortunately, the news is not all good, as cocaine-involved deaths increased.
The MMA's Annual Golf Tournament is one of our annual fundraisers for the scholarship funds of the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET). The next will be the Silent Auction at the Annual Session.
A story from National Public Radio addresses the question of how physicians and other health care providers can address the issue of vaccine safety with parents who are concerned, unsure, or skeptical about the safety and advisability of childhood immunizations.
Click through for a brief update on recent public health issues, provided by the American Medical Association's electronic publication, Morning Rounds. [This article is updated weekly.]
The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) 1-hour individual Academic Detailing sessions are available on two topics: Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Paid who Are Prescribed Opioids and Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing. www.micismaine.org
Providers assigned to Cycle 10 are required to complete and submit your revalidation application by September 13, 2019. Failure to meet this deadline will impact your claims being processed for payment.
Tougher Vaccination Requirements Lead to Higher Immunization Levels
While laws eliminating nonmedical exemptions for vaccine requirements lead to higher medical exemption rates, they also lead to a drop in the rate of non-immunized children.
Nominations are due by Wednesday, July 31 for the 2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer.
MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session
Now that the Maine Legislature has adjourned sine die, our MMA legislative calls are on hold. Watch this space in late autumn for information about an in-person meeting to prepare for the Second Regular Session (2020) of the 129th Maine Legislature.
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.
Quality Counts is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.
The 2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit
being held on July 15, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center and is now
open for registrations. Read More
Obesity continues to skyrocket and most patients are not
getting the help they desperately need. Join us for one lecture or all 12 lectures (monthly) and learn the science behind
obesity and current clinical guidelines in treating
it. Read More
The 2019 ACU Annual Conference
entitled "Stronger Teams, Healthier Communities" is
set to take place July 28th through July 31st at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. We hope
you will join us for this special occasion. Read More
The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers.
Presentations can be scheduled at medical practices and hospitals on clinical and legal opioid updates, co-prescribing benzodiazepines & opioids, and opioid use disorder & medication assisted recovery. Learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.
Collaborating to Address the Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth
conference for family and pediatric providers and school nurses. Read More
Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) has its final training program
for 2019 on October 9 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine
Chapter. MCMI training will be listed as the Youth Concussion Track. Read More
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital seeks a BC/BE General Surgeon
Bread and butter surgery, with high volume elective surgery and low volume emergency surgery. Upper and lower endoscopy ability required. Breast surgery preferred, but not required.
Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers.
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.
Physician Director of Primary Care
Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health has an exciting physician leadership opportunity for a Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of three family medicine practices.
Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner 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.
Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist
Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is seeking an additional Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist for its outpatient health facility in Presque Isle. This is an outpatient only position with 24/7 Hospitalist support for all admissions.
BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of five well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Bangor community.
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
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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