Maine Medicine Weekly Update - May 29, 2017
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American Health Care Act Leaves 23 Million without Coverage including 117,000 in Maine

On Wednesday, May 24, the Congressional Budget Office released its much anticipated scoring of the AHCA and projected that 23 million more Americans would be uninsured in 2026 than under current law. Two days later the Center for American Progress estimated that 117,000 Mainers would be among those losing coverage.

The CBO score calculates that the AHCA would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026. This represents a smaller reduction that the $150 billion the CBO estimated in March of this year, mostly because of some adjustments to the final House language that inserted to help pay for coverage for patients high health care costs.  

 
Of the 23 million Americans losing coverage by 2026, 14 million would lose coverage immediately in 2018. White House officials disputed the numbers and HHS Secretary Tom Price noted that many individuals purchasing individuals policies on the exchange are paying higher premiums than before the ACA was enacted and implemented.
 
The analysis by the Center for American Progress estimates that the 117,000 individuals losing coverage in Maine include 57,300 medicaid enrollees, 47,500 fewer individuals purchasing through the marketplace exchange and 11,900 fewer individuals covered by employer-offered health insurance. 
 
The reaction of Maine's Congressional delegation to the reports was predictable with Senators Collins and King and Congresswoman Pingree expressing concern about the negative impact of the AHCA on Mainers but a spokesperson for Second District Congressman Bruce Poliquin noted that the premiums and co-payments in the exchange are increasing and insurers are leaving the market. "Simply put: Obamacare is failing, impacting tens of thousands of Maine families. We must fix the problem,"  stated Brendan Conley in a prepared release.
 
MMA continues to work with the delegation toward the goal of repairing the ACA  promoting the principles espoused in a document on health system reform released by the Association in January. The document can be found on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com
 
Both Houses of Congress are on recess this coming week. When they return to the capital the following week, work on healthcare will continue on the Senate side. One major sticking point is the $880 billion in medicaid cuts in the AHCA over a ten-year period. Several Republican Senators have expressed concern about the cuts, including several in states that expanded medicaid under the provisions of the ACA.
 
 

HHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew Resigns Effective May 26; Deputy Commissioner Ricker Hamilton Named Interim Commissioner

After more than six years serving as Commissioner of the largest Department in state government,  HHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew resigned this past week. While there is widespread speculation that she has resigned to begin a campaign for Governor, she did not address such speculation in her statements last week.

Mayhew has led HHS since the beginning of the Lepage administration in 2011. She has presided over the Department during a controversial time as the Governor proposed dramatic changes to welfare rules, MaineCare requirements and eligibility and mental health policies. For over a decade prior to working in the administration, Mayhew had worked in governmental relations for the Maine Hospital Association.

 
On Friday, Governor LePage announced that Deputy Commissioner of Programs Ricker Hamilton will lead the Department on an interim basis while a search is conducted for a permanent commissioner. Hamilton has held a number of positions in state government for nearly forty years. Since 2013, he has managed and directed the Offices of Aging and Disability Services, Child and Family Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center and Riverview Psychiatric Center. He holds a bachelor's degree from St. Anselm College and a master's degree in social work from Boston College.
 
Under existing state law, Hamilton can serve up to six months in an acting capacity.

MMA Salutes Physicians of Washington County at May 22 Listening Session

One week ago, on May 22, MMA leaders and staff recognized MMA members in Washington County at a Listening Session at the iconic Helen's restaurant in Machias.  

MMA President Charles Pattavina welcomed attendees and moderated a discussion on current healthcare issues.

 

Because of group memberships with both hospitals and four federally qualified health centers in Washington County, virtually all the physicians in the county are MMA members. This fact was acknowledged at the event. Discussion topics and questions included the opioid crisis in the state and across the nation, the negative impact of the AHCA on rural Maine and the workforce shortages in the county, particularly in primary care. Burnout and the stress of practicing in the uncertainties of today's healthcare environment were also emphasized.

MMA, Lown Institute and Colleagues Present "Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change" in Portsmouth, June 17

Don't miss this important conference!

Join your professional colleagues at a day-long conference on the topic of professionalism on Saturday, June 17 from 8am-4:30pm at the Sheraton Portsmouth.

Register online

Keynote speakers are Thomas Bodenheimer, M.D., MPH and Eric Campbell, PhD. Five of the leading clinical ethicists in northern New England will also participate on two panels moderated by Vikas Saini, M.D., President of the Lown Institute of Brookline, MA and MMA EVP Gordon Smith, Esq.

Following lunch, a special presentation of the one act play Side Effects will be performed by actor Michael Milligan. The play tells the story of a physician stressed out by the many administrative responsibilities that can interfere with taking care of a patient.

Conference Brochure and Agenda

 

 

Physician-focused Payment Models Recommended to Secretary Price

Group recommends that Secretary Price approve two proposals: Project Sonar and the Episode Grouper for Medicare. Learn more here!

In April, the Physician-Focused Payment Models Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) had its first meeting to review and vote on proposals it has received. Following an in-depth review and discussion with the physician leaders who had submitted the proposals, the PTAC voted to recommend two proposals to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD, for limited testing. 

The first, called Project Sonar, has been spearheaded by Lawrence Kosinski, MD, an Illinois gastroenterologist. With support from a private payer, it has demonstrated significant improvements in care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Project Sonar engages these patients in an interactive process that allows the gastroenterology team to take steps to reduce exacerbations that would otherwise lead to emergency visits and hospital admissions. 

The second model recommended by PTAC for testing is the Episode Grouper for Medicare (EGM) developed by the American College of Surgeons and Brandeis University. The EGM model will provide data to teams of physicians managing episodes of care that can help them to improve quality and outcomes of care and lower avoidable spending. 

Both models hold promise for improving patient care as well as providing a means for specialist physicians who have had few opportunities to participate in alternative payment models to effectively do so. In remarks at the PTAC meeting, Secretary Price strongly encouraged the physician community to submit additional proposals for new models to the PTAC. He emphasized the need to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach and noted that we are in a time of great innovation in clinical medicine that requires innovation in payment models as well.

Learn more about both of these models at AMA Wire, and listen to a podcast interview with Dr. Kosinski about Project Sonar. The AMA website offers additional details on APMs and how to develop APMs

AMA Reaffirms Principles on Health-System Reform Legislation to Senate Leaders

The AMA has reaffirmed its position on changes to the Affordable Care Act.

On May 15, the AMA sent a letter to the Senate leadership reaffirming the principles that should guide consideration of any changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letter acknowledges that there are problems that need to be fixed. However, the AMA does not support changes to the health care system that would result in affordable health care coverage being beyond the reach of those who are currently covered, that would weaken the health care safety net, or that would compromise the ability of physicians to provide care for their patients.

Specifically, the letter calls for legislative proposals that would maintain key insurance market reforms—such as coverage for pre-existing conditions, guaranteed issue and parental coverage for young adults—as well as strengthen the individual insurance market. It also advocates adequate support for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and other safety-net programs. Further, the AMA calls for reducing regulatory burdens that detract from patient care and increase costs, and for providing greater cost transparency throughout the health care system.

Following House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Senate Republicans have begun to work on developing alternative proposals that address issues several of their members have raised with the AHCA. It is unclear at this time when a new or revised legislative proposal will be released and considered in the Senate.
 

Updates on Opioid Health Homes, Pharmacist-Provider Meetings & Opioid Task Force

MaineCare's new Opioid Health Home (OHH) program has begun accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for the designation. Contact information is contained in the article.

MaineCare's new Opioid Health Home (OHH) program has begun accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for the designation. Amy MacMillan (previously Dix) at MaineCare can be reached at Amy.MacMillan@maine.gov. Currently, Section 93 Emergency Rule is in effect at https://www1.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/10/ch101.htm/  Comments are being taken until May 18th. We encourage groups to submit comments at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/proposed.shtml#anchor741339

In addition, the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services has a program to cover uninsured for MAT treatment. The coverage will be provided through contracts to agencies that are approved as providers for Opioid Health Homes. As applications are received and approved, the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will reach out to OHHs to encumber funds. Mike Parks, Associate Director, DHHS, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, can be reached at michael.parks@maine.gov for questions about this part of the program.  

Pharmacist-Provider Meetings: Stephanie Nichols, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, is organizing these meetings as a follow-up to the Caring for ME discussion last month. If you are interested in participating, please email Stephanie at nicholss@husson.edu. 

The next meeting of the Opioid Task Force will be on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 1-3pm in Room 127 at the State House in Augusta. Email Lock Kiermaier to be added to the meeting notification list and ask for the link to the broadcast.

Weekly MMA Legislative Committee Conference Call Information

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee. In addition to discussing newly printed bills, MMA staff will report on the status of bills which have come up for public hearing or work session.

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Katherine Pope, M.D. and Stephen Meister, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

The next MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the First Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, May16th, at 8:00 p.m.

Legislative Committee members and specialty society legislative liaisons are strongly encouraged to participate. Any physician, practice manager, or other staff member who is interested in the MMA's legislative advocacy also is welcome to participate. It is not necessary to RSVP for the calls.

Please use the following conference call number and passcode. These will remain the same for every weekly call during the session.

Conference call number:  207-480-4790
Passcode:  057614#

The purpose of the weekly conference calls is to review and finalize the MMA's position on bills printed the previous week, to hear the views of specialty societies on the new bills or their concerns about any current health policy issues, and to discuss the highlights of legislative action of the week. The calls rarely last longer than an hour. The MMA staff lists a suggested position for each bill and any medical specialty particularly affected by the bill. 

If you have an opinion about any of these bills, but cannot participate in the call, please contact Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel at amaclean@mainemed.com or 480-4187, or Peter Michaud, Associate General Counsel at pmichaud@mainemed.com or 480-4199.

The following are bills of interest to the physician community printed last week. We will discuss the priority bills marked with an asterisk (*) first. This will be important when the list grows in the next few weeks.

NOTE: The MMA positions stated in parentheses after the bill titles are simply staff suggestions. They are not necessarily the positions taken by the Legislative Committee or the MMA.

As we approach the deadline (often honored in the breach) for committee votes on 100% of bills and the ramping up of House and Senate votes, a smaller part of the calls will be devoted to new bills while a larger portion will be dedicated to updates on "our" bills' progress through the system and occasional calls for members to contact your legislators on bills of particular importance to medicine.

No new bills of interest to medicine were printed last week. During this week's call MMA staff will discuss current status of bills discussed earlier and updates on floor debates in the House and Senate.

Remember, too, that Wednesday is "Physicians' Day at the Legislature." Come in a white coat and show your legislature that you have a strong interest in what they are doing that affects medical care and the practice of medicine.

Legislative Highlights of the Week

Read what happened this past week in the Maine Legislature: hearings, work sessions and more.

Health & Human Service

Even HHS, the busiest committee in the Legislature, is approaching the end of its work. This past week saw them discussing a number of amendments already voted on, along with some language review. They engaged in one fairly esoteric discussion of privacy rights with Assistant Attorney General Paul Gauvreau, who is the AG office's expert on HIPAA. The issue was how to accommodate the privacy of a decedent's medical records in situations where a family member's healthcare needs would benefit from access to those records. The discussion is of particular interest to hospitals, but it has the potential to affect many physicians as we learn more about a growing number of genetic disorders.

Insurance & Financial Services

Last week, the IFS Committee completed work on LD 445 addressing the concept of rewarding patients with a financial credit towards their health insurance costs for "shopping" for certain health care services and LD 1557 addressing "surprise bills" faced by patients who have received services from an out-of-network physician at an in-network hospital. The Committee voted unanimously in favor of an amended version of these bills  While the MMA has concerns about the potential unintended consequences of each bill, the Committee had strong bipartisan support for each bill and enactment of legislation on each topic was highly likely from the public hearings.

Judiciary

The Judiciary Committee discussed LD 1607, a bill that would change the priority order of surrogate decision makers for patients unable to decide for themselves and who do not have an operative advance directive. The majority of the committee voted to leave the law the way it is.

Physicians' Day at the Legislature, May 31st

It's a great opportunity to meet  and talk with your state senator and representative, and maybe even the Governor.

The annual "Physicians' Day at the Legislature" will be on May 31st this year. Wear your white coat, come to the Legislature for the day, and demonstrate the political commitment of Maine's physicians to great health care for Maine's people. Your presence on that day not only gives you a chance to share with your representatives the issues that matter most to you, it also puts a strong exclamation point on the work your MMA advocacy staff does all year. So come on down to Augusta and make a statement!

Call Your Legislators: L.D. 46 Eliminating Physician Exemption from Jury Duty Poses Threat to Physician Practices

In an ironic but dangerous twist, legislation to add nurse practitioners to the list of individuals exempt from jury duty has resulted in a near unanimous recommendation from the Judiciary Committee to eliminate all the current exemptions, including the exemption for physicians and dentists in active practice.

L.D. 46, An Act to Provide Consistency Among Medical Professionals with Regard to Jury Duty Exemption, was introduced at the request of the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association. MMA took no position on the bill, following discussion during one of the weekly calls of the Legislative Committee. But when the bill was heard before the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary, the lobbyist for the Judicial branch presented an amendment which eliminated all of the current exemptions. When MMA representatives were advised of the amendment, we attended the work session but none of the outside interests were provided an opportunity to present the arguments against the amendment at the work session. The bill, now with the amendment, has strong support from the Judiciary Committee but strong opposition from the sponsor of the original bill, Senator Nate Libby (D., Lewiston). As a member of leadership (Assistant Democratic Leader in the Senate) Senator Libby will seek to kill the bill in the Senate.

 
A recent survey by MMA of membership on the question of whether physicians should remain exempt from jury duty showed strong support for retaining the exemption (68% in favor, 20% opposed and 12% with no opinion). Along with Senator Libby, MMA will seek to defeat the bill on the Senate floor in the coming days. For MMA members regularly in contact with their State Senators, it would be helpful if you would mention this bill and both the process issue (no hearing on the amendment, despite it being directly contrary to the bill's intent), the difficulty it would pose to the efficient operation of medical and dental practices, and the difficulty, inconvenience and expense for patients.   

The bill remains tabled in the Senate, while MMA staff continue to argue our case with every Senator we can contact. They have been listening to our explanations about how much physicians already participate in the judicial process, from serving as witnesses in far more cases than other professionals to providing psychiatric evaluation and testimony in criminal cases to serving without pay or even expense reimbursement on prelitigation screening panels in medical malpractice cases. It is essential that MMA contact our legislators so that they hear the message: physicians are doing their share.

Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN)

Take Advantage of Online Learning Opportunities Offering CME Credits - Available 24/7 now from the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN)

The Northern New England Practice Transformation Network, led by Maine Quality Counts in collaboration with the Citizens Health Initiative at the University of New Hampshire's Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and Vermont Program for Quality in Healthcare, Inc., is funded through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to provide technical assistance to support you, your practice, and your consumers in the transition to value-based payment. The QC Learning Lab has been designed to support health care practitioners and professionals, and practice teams with a wide range of continuing education offers including online courses, webinars, and learning sessions.

Topics include:

  • Improving Patient Outcomes with Cost of Care Conversation in the Clinical Practice
  • How to Transform Practice Finances for Success with Advanced Payment Models
  • Seamless Care
  • Get a Grip on Change
Click here to register for these no cost online learning opportunities, available 24/7 at your convenience.
 
This project is supported by FONCMS-1L1-15-003 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies or the Maine Medical Association.

Learn How You Can Be Ready for the E-Prescribing Mandate: Free Webinar on June 7

Join the Maine Medical Association and DrFirst as we discuss what you need to know to become compliant with opioid prescribing legislation by the July 1st deadline.

Join the Maine Medical Association and DrFirst as we discuss what you need to know to become compliant with opioid prescribing legislation by the July 1st deadline.  Bring your questions and concerns for the DrFirst e-prescribing expert to answer, and see a demo on the solution that can help you comply in time.

June 7, 12-1pm: Register Here

 

 

How Can I Choose Wisely? A Community Conversation on Healthcare Changes and Rising Costs June 8

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street in Brunswick

5:00 - 6:30 pm Town Hall Meeting

6:30 - 7:30 pm Quality Counts Member Mingle & Networking

Join community members in Brunswick on June 8 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern to hear different perspectives on healthcare changes and rising costs.  How can you protect yourself against rising health care costs?  What are current challenges in Maine healthcare?  How can you become more informed about health care costs before you receive treatment?  Panelists will share their thoughts to help all choose wisely when it comes to one's own health care.

Free Event - Please register by June 2nd at www.mainequalitycounts.org or by calling 620-8526 x1011.

National Medicare Education Program June 28

Save the date, June 28th, for a CMS Medicare webinar.

There will be a National Medicare Education Program conference call and webinar on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. from 2:00 to 3:30 Eastern time. The program is free and is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Watch for agenda and registration information coming soon.

Family Medicine Physician - Pittsfield, ME

Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield.

Sebasticook Valley Hospital is seeking a full time Family Medicine physician to join Sebasticook Valley Family Care a modern practice located just off I-95 in Pittsfield.  Be part of a ten member collegial medical staff providing primary care services in a rural community. Work schedule is 4 days per week, with limited telephone call from home.  This position comes with competitive compensation, fringe benefits, assistance with medical education debt, signing/relocation bonus negotiable. 

SVH is a 25-bed modern critical access hospital located in Pittsfield which is 20 minutes north of Waterville, and 40 minutes south of Bangor. The hospital serves a population of 30,000 in this central Maine area.  SVH takes a proactive approach in helping people in the Sebasticook Valley improve the quality of their lives. The hospital works with local businesses, schools, the religious community, other healthcare providers, area organizations, and private individuals to make the Valley a healthy place to live. SVH serves has a wide range of outpatient services, including over 20 specialty services.
 
For more information, please contact Sherry Tardy, PHR, DASPR, at 207-487-4085 or email a CV for review to stardy@emhs.org.

8/7/17

Family Medicine Physician - Maine Medical Partners Primary Care - Standish, ME

Maine Medical Partners Primary Care is seeking a Family Medicine trained physician for their new outpatient practice located in Standish, just outside the greater Portland, Maine area. 

Maine Medical Partners Primary Care is seeking a Family Medicine trained physician for their new outpatient practice located in Standish, just outside the greater Portland, Maine area. Candidates will have the opportunity to help establish this new primary care office which will be closely linked to our Windham practice located 10 miles away. 
 
The successful candidate will be employed by Maine Medical Partners (MMP), a subsidiary of Maine Medical Center and Maine’s largest multi-specialty group.  This high quality team of more than 500 physicians and 200 advanced practice professionals provides a wide range of hospital based, primary, specialty, and sub-specialty adult and pediatric care delivered throughout a network of 30 locations.
 
For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.
 
5/29/17

Primary Care Physician - Eastern Maine Medical Center

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. 

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. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Our practice was the second in the nation to achieve “Patient-Centered Medical Home” status with NCQA. All physicians are NCQA-certified in diabetes and cardiac care. Our primary care network, largest in our area, has adopted a new practice model to include teams of one physician, one nurse practitioner, two registered nurses, and two medical assistants.

 
Eastern Maine Medical Center is a 411-bed, regional, tertiary care and level II trauma center serving the more than 500,000 residents living in central, eastern, and northern Maine We offer a collegial atmosphere, cutting-edge EMR, generous vacation and CME benefit, flexible work schedule, and reasonable call schedule. No hospital call required. Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.
 
For confidential consideration, please contact: Amanda Klausing, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Phone: 207-973-5358 or email emmccvs@emhs.org.
 
6/12/17

Outpatient Only - Internal Medicine with Loan Repayment & Sign-on Bonus

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine. 

The Central Maine Medical Group seeks BE/BC Internal Medicine physician to join cohesive, well-established, hospital-employed practice in Lewiston, Maine.  We offer:
  • Up to $200K in medical student loan repayment
  • $50K sign on bonus
  • Up to $12K moving allowance
  • 4 day work week/generous outpatient call
  • Healthy work/life balance
Central Maine affords easy access to the coast and mountains where you can enjoy four seasons of outdoor activities.  We have a growing arts and restaurant scene in a very safe affordable area to live and raise a family.  To join our growing team, contact Gina Mallozzi, Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME  04240.  Email:  MallozGi@cmhc.org; Fax: 207/344-0696; Call:  800/445-7431; or visit our website:  http://recruitment.cmmc.org/.
 
6/19/17
 
 

Part-time Clinical & Part-time Research Position in Central Maine

Central Maine Medical Center and Maine Research Associates seek a physician to work 50% in your specialty and 50% as medical director of its clinical research company.  

Central Maine Medical Center and Maine Research Associates seek a physician to work 50% in your specialty and 50% as medical director of its clinical research company.  Maine Research Associates is a full service clinical trial research center with certified coordinators, over 25 years of experience, and is physician led.  Central Maine Medical Center, located in Lewiston, is a 250 bed, Level II trauma center and is part of a three hospital system serving populations of western and central Maine.   
 
Qualified candidates will be BE/BC in your specialty.  Candidates will possess experience as a Principal Investigator on clinical trials and will understand the clinical research industry, institutional review boards (IRB’s), and the general regulatory requirements of safe & responsible clinical research. 
 
Interested candidates should contact Julia Lauver, CMMC, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME  04240.  Fax: 207/755-5854. Email: LauverJu@cmhc.org .  http://www.maineresearchassociates.com/  
https://www.cmmc.org/ 
 
6/5/17

Family Medicine Physician - Winthrop, ME

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician!

Winthrop Family Medicine in Winthrop, Maine is recruiting a Family Medicine Physician! We are a MaineGeneral Health hospital-owned outpatient practice with four MD/DOs, three NPs, a PA, and integrated behavioral health with an LSW and LCSW. We are one of the original practices in Maine’s Patient Centered Medical Home pilot. We deliver team-based care to a full range of patients spanning newborns to geriatrics, including two local nursing homes, home visits, osteopathic manipulation and functional medicine consultation. There are lab, imaging and physical therapy services on site. We also routinely teach and precept medical, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical assistant students. Our patients are admitted by the hospitalist team at MaineGeneral’s Alfond Center for Health, Maine's newest hospital, completed in November of 2013. There are 192 private rooms at the Augusta facility. Generous benefits package offered.

Contact Tiffiny Parker, Physician Recruiter, tiffiny.parker@mainegeneral.org

5/29/17

DO or MD Physician - Augusta, ME

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR), a community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Augusta, Maine who love to teach, is seeking a DO or MD Physician to join our faculty.

Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR), a community of allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Augusta, Maine who love to teach, is seeking a DO or MD Physician to join our faculty. Come teach and practice family medicine in a community and hospital system where you will be well supported! Ideal candidate has strong clinical skills and a passion for teaching. Must be willing to practice in both inpatient and outpatient settings and practice of full spectrum family medicine is a plus. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible candidate dedicated to high quality patient care. Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency is a successful and innovative dually accredited, community based, thirty-resident program. MDFMR is a mission-driven organization that provides healthcare to patients of all ages, with an emphasis on underserved and rural people. Our graduates go on to practice in Maine and across the country. Generous benefits package offered. 

Contact Michelle Bragg, michelle.bragg@mainegeneral.org

5/29/17

Family Medicine Physician - Waterville, ME

Waterville Family Practice, a five provider private practice in downtown Waterville, Maine, is seeking a Family Medicine Physician to join the all outpatient practice.

Waterville Family Practice, a five provider private practice in downtown Waterville, Maine, is seeking a Family Medicine Physician to join the all outpatient practice. Enjoy the many advantages and flexibility of a private practice in a brand new facility. You will be joining three other doctors and two physician assistants with an option to remain an employee or buy-in and shared ownerships after 2-4 years. Practice the full scope of family practice without OB care with the support of exceptional specialists in the Waterville area. 

Contact jphelps@watervillefp.com or call 207-873-1185.

5/29/17