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July 8, 2020

 
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MMA Meets With Maine DHHS/CDC

Incoming Maine Medical Association President, Karen Saylor, MD (Coastal Maine Direct Care) headed a small group of MMA representatives this week in a Zoom meeting with Maine DHHS Commissioner, Jeanne Lambrew, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Nirav Shah, and DHHS/CDC staff. 

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MMA & AMA: Physician Practices are Losing Out in the Scramble for PPE

The Maine Medical Association continues to strongly advocate for PPE resources for members. Maine’s independent physician practices have not received a single piece of PPE from state government since the first documented case of COVID-19 in Maine on March 12th.

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To Fight COVID-19, Governor Mills Strengthens Enforcement of Face Covering Requirement as Maine Reopens

Also renews Maine’s State of Civil Emergency for another 30 days.

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VOTE for BROADBAND! Election Day, Tuesday, July 14; Physicians Make Your Voice Heard

Maine’s State Primary Election is Tuesday, July 14 (for offices other than President) and Special Referendum Election. The original date of June 9 was postponed by Executive Order from Governor Mills.

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Maine Committee on Health & Human Services Meet This Week

The Maine Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health and Human Services is scheduled to meet Friday, July 10.

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WHO: Access to HIV Medicines Severely Impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS Response Stalls

Countries seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going.

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"Diseases in the District of Maine 1772-1820, the Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England"

Dr. Richie Kahn’s book “Diseases in the District of Maine 1772-1820, the Unpublished Work of Jeremiah Barker, a Rural Physician in New England” is to be released by Oxford University Press on July 30th. A rare and unpublished manuscript from 200 years ago with a full description of a rural medical practice, with emphasis on mental illness, epidemic disease, consumption, and more.

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MMA Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service

Nominations for the 2020 award are due by July 31.  The award is presented each year by the Maine Medical Association to recognize the humanitarian service of medical volunteers who serve in Maine, the US or abroad.

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A Message from Maine Responds

We appreciate all of the offers coming in to assist in Maine CDC's COVID-19 response.  By registering with Maine Responds, you will join our listing of volunteers against which we search for any emergent volunteer workforce needs. Read on for the details of joining both Maine Responds, and our more involved volunteer opportunities through Maine Medical Reserve Corps - members of both start with the same first step: register at maineresponds.org.

 
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The 2020 Census Is Happening Now

Responses to the 2020 Census will inform funding for clinics, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and other health care assistance programs.

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129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION

Opportunities to Support Physician Candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature

State legislators have historically given great weight to physician opinions in Augusta, and certainly appreciate the work you do to keep their constituents healthy. However, the voice of physicians is being diluted in many debates. At this time, we are aware of 6 active or retired physician candidates for the 130th Maine Legislature and we wanted to make you aware of their candidacies and of opportunities to provide financial support for the campaigns if you are so inclined. 

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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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MPHA COVID-19 Coffee Conversations Fridays from 10am-11am

Join MPHA every Friday from 10am - 11am for their COVID-19 Coffee Conversations. Each week they will be joined by a guest speaker who will share their experiences and expertise.


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NGS Webinars on 7/16 & 8/13

Visit www.ngsmedicare.com for information about NGS Medicare Part B webinars on COVID-19 Medicare Part B Advanced Payment, Repayment and Recoupment Process. Read More


Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training Opportunities

MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians, including Suicide Prevention and Management Training for Healthcare Professionals.

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HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Physician MD/DO - Islands Community Medical Services, Inc. - Vinalhaven, Maine

Practice medicine the way you always imagined, seeing to the needs of your patients, friends and neighbors from the age of a few days old to over 100 years old. Are you comfortable with Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Urgent and Emergent Care in a somewhat remote setting? We would like to talk to you.
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Family Medicine Outpatient Physician

Maine Medical Partners Westbrook Primary Care is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.
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Physician - 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. 
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Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

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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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

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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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 - Portland, ME

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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