Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/21/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Conclude Successful Meeting in Kennebunkport
•  Trump Administration Releases Drug Pricing Blueprint
•  Maine's is Named One of the Best Medical Examiner Offices in the Country
•  Urge Patients to Confirm Mailing Address for New Medicare Card
•  Pain Specialists Report Significant Barriers to Care
•  Medicaid Waivers: Work Requirement OK'd in N.H.; Lifetime Limits Denied in Kansas
•  Nominations Sought for Mary Cushman, MD Award
•  Int’l Mediterranean Diet Month: Making the Case for a Healthy Diet as a Tool for Diabetes Prevention
•  Update Will Change Buprenorphine MME Display in Most State PMPs
•  New Interactive Online Course Ups Physicians’ Nutrition Knowledge, Supports Patients in Diabetes Prevention
•  Legislative Report: Primary Elections June 12th
•  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
•  HPV Summit in Brewer June 7th
•  Wednesday, June 13 in Augusta: Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis
•  X Waiver Course in Waterville June 16th
•  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
•  Behavioral Health Consultant
•  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


Nominations Sought for Mary Cushman, MD Award

The Mary F. Cushman, MD Award is presented by the MMA each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers.


The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman, MD Award each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers who serve many hours - in Maine, throughout the United States, or abroad - to help the less fortunate of humanity.  The award is announced at the Association’s Annual Session in September.

Priority consideration is given to:

  • the nomination of a Maine physician who is a member of the Maine Medical Association.
  • nominations submitted by members of the Maine Medical Association.
  • nominations that, for international volunteering, include training people in other countries to provide care in their own communities.

Nominations for the 2018 award are due by August 1, 2018 and should describe the volunteer’s activities and contributions to the profession.  The nomination form is available at