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September 16, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Photos from the 166th Annual Session of the Maine Medical Association

Click through for photos from the MMA Annual Session in Bar Harbor September 6-8, 2019. Whom do you recognize?

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Cell Phone Driving Ban, Other Laws, Become Effective Thursday

This Thursday, September 19th, the laws passed by the 129th Maine Legislature (except those that have specified effective dates or those identified as emergency legislation) go into effect. Because the cell phone is a tool frequently used by physicians, the new ban on their use while driving is featured here.

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Edmund Hardy Road Race Results & Photos

The 39th Annual Edmund Hardy 5K Road Race was held on Sunday morning of the MMA Annual Session. Charmaine Patel, MD was first among the women, and Garreth Debiegun, MD took first among the men. Click through for results and photos.

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Maine Perinatal Quality Collaborative Launches Oct. 1

Maine has one of the highest infant mortality rates in New England. Qualidigm and the Maine March of Dimes are hosting a daylong learning collaborative, bringing together key players to discuss and plan strategies around improving the state of perinatal health care in Maine, under the direction of expert perinatal clinicians utilizing evidence-based practice when available, who represent the full range of perinatal choices and birth options. 

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MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity

The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) is continuing its search for a new MaineCare Medical Director and is eager to identify qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who are interested in applying for the position. 

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This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA

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.]

 
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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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October 10 Webinar Presented by Baystate Financial: Protecting Your Income

Free financial well-being education program presented by Baystate Financial on Thursday, October 10 from 6-7pm.

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Caring for People Living With Dementia? Diagnostic & Management Tools for Health Systems and Clinicians

The Alzheimer's Association has partnered with government and professional organizations to develop several physician guidelines and recommendations that can help you care for your patients with dementia.

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PMP Password Policy Change

In response to the expression of concerns from physicians, the Maine Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has modified its requirements for password changes by its users, moving from a 3-month time limit to 6 months.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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MICIS Individual Academic Detailing Sessions on Opioid Topics

The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is offering 1-hour individual Academic Detailing sessions on two topics: Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Pain who Are Prescribed Opioids and Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing.  www.micismaine.org

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MICIS: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update - Fall Dates Scheduled

Registration is open for Fall 2019 presentations of 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update.  Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).
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Qualidigm Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training

Qualidigm is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.

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Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning September 18th

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


Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9

The 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


Celebrate 65 Years of MMA Executive Leadership on Oct. 26. Tickets Available Now

Please join us this fall as the Maine Medical Association celebrates the past 65 years of consecutive leadership and accomplishments! Brick South, the event center at Thompson's Point in South Portland, will be the site of an MMA Gala Celebration on Saturday evening, Oct. 26. We will celebrate the executive leadership of Dan Hanley, M.D., Frank Stred and Gordon Smith who sequentially led MMA for sixty-five years from 1955 into 2019.

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MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.

MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians. Read More


HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity

MaineCare Medical Director Opportunity:  The Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) is continuing its search for a new MaineCare Medical Director and is eager to identify qualified physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who are interested in applying for the position.
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Physician

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. 
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Nurse Practitioner

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. 
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Full-time, Part-time and Leadership Opportunities for Physicians

TeamHealth is now partnering with Northern Light Health to provide integrated emergency medicine and hospital medicine services in Northern Light Health Hospitals throughout Downeast Maine.
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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


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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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