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October 28, 2019

 
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

MMA's Gala Celebration of 65 Years of MMA Leadership Enjoyed by Nearly 400

Nearly 400 people turned out last Saturday evening for the MMA's Gala Celebration of 65 years of Leadership by Dr. Dan Hanley, Frank Stred, and Gordon Smith. By all accounts people had a great time!

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MMA Board of Directors Charts the Future of MMA

The MMA Board of Directors now has completed the staff leadership transition and is developing a 2020 plan of work with new CEO Andrew MacLean.

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Gordon Smith Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from MAPP

The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians delivered its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to Gordon Smith at its Annual Meeting on October 24, 2019.

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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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Pediatric Associates Holds Press Event to Highlight New Lead Screening Requirements

Senate Majority Leader Nate Libby, D-Lewiston; Dr. Linda J. Glass, M.D., F.A.A.P., co-owner of Pediatric Associates in Lewiston; and Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav Shah hosted a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss a new law to reduce lead poisoning rates among Maine children.

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Surprise Medical Bills: Physicians Want Market-Based Fixes

See a summary of efforts by the AMA, MMA, and many other physician organizations around the country to inform the U.S. Congressional debate on "surprise medical billing."

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News From The Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine

The Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine (HPA) has partnered with Sapphire Digital to implement their SmartShopper® tool for Alliance members.

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From The Alzheimer's Association: Diagnosing Patients with Dementia

The Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) jointly issued four criteria and guidelines to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, including recommendations for clinical office settings.

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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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Maine Legislature's List of Bill Titles Proposed for 2020 Session

The Maine Legislature has published the list of bill requests for the 2020 session.

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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: 2019 Clinical & Legal Opioid Update 10/30 Portland, 3 November Dates

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 November 13th

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


Still Time to Register for MICIS/Qualidigm Opioid Webinars

Join Qualidigm for this webinar series, offered as part of the MMA's Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS), an innovative educational outreach program designed to provide independent clinical information to Maine physicians and other prescribers of medications. 

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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

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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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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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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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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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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Medical Director - Bucksport, ME

Come join a FQHC located in the small community of Bucksport, Maine. 
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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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