Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/07/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  MMA Listening Session in Presque Isle on Tuesday, May 15 6-8pm
•  Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA Receives MAPP Lifetime Achievement Award
•  Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
•  New Scrutiny for an Old Drug
•  New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
•  Consumer and Healthcare Groups File Suit for Medicaid Expansion Implementation
•  Maine Physicians Participate in Regional State Medical Society Meeting in Connecticut Last Weekend
•  APM Set Forth for Opioid-use Disorder Treatment
•  The Honorable George J. Mitchell to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Legislative Report: Is This a Wrap-up?
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Introduction to LEAN in Healthcare: Full-Day Workshop on Tuesday, May 8
•  MaineHealth MORE Conference - Managing the Opioid Response Effort - May 17th
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Kennebunkport, ME - May 18-20
•  Monday, May 21 in Brewer: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  Inspiring Hope: How to Support Recovery Ready Communities - May 24 Conference
•  One River, One Ocean: June 2-14, 2018
•  MCMI Training Programs - Level 1 and Level 2 - June 22
•  New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management
•  Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
•  Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician Opportunity
•  Ob/Gyn Physician Opportunity
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  Family Practice Physician - Bucksport Regional Health Center
•  Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician
•  Psychiatry Faculty, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
•  Psychiatric Medical Director
•  Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
•  Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
•  Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

Jeffrey Barkin, MD, DFAPA Receives MAPP Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Jeffrey Barkin was awarded the Dr. Ulrich B. Jacobsohn Lifetime Achievement Award for “providing and advocating excellent treatment for Maine citizens with psychiatric disorders”  at the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians' (MAPP) 12th Annual Spring Program on April 27 in Freeport. 

 

The award was presented to Dr. Barkin by Dr. Dylan McKenney who is the current President of MAPP.  In his comments, Dr. McKenney remarked, “For many years, Dr. Barkin has worked with state agencies, independent contractors and industry stake holders to negotiate policies that govern some of the fundamental aspects of our practice and provide sustainable benefit to our most vulnerable patient populations.”   “He has served more years as president of Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians than anyone else in the organizations history and has been a driving force for many years, contributing to the vibrant and dynamic life of our district branch.”

Dr. Barkin is a Yale trained, Board Certified general and geriatric psychiatrist with specific expertise in neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology, specializing in mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Barkin serves as Associate Medical Director of Change Healthcare, which is a large Healthcare IT (information technology) as well as Medical Director of Cornerstone Behavioral Health. He practices both forensic and clinical psychiatry in Portland, Maine and has extensive expertise in health care policy analysis which he frequently presents and lectures about nationally. His practice includes consultation to various businesses as well as government affairs including multi-stakeholder efforts in the health care. Dr. Barkin is immediate past-President and current Treasurer of the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, on the board of the Maine Medical Association, President of Tri-County Mental Health Services, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

The award is named after Dr. Ulrich B. Jacobsohn who was a well-respected individual and physician who had a long and distinguished career in psychiatry, over 50 years. He also served as President of the Maine Medical Association.