Maine Medicine Weekly Update - December 11, 2017
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MMA Legislative Committee Meets to Prepare for Next Legislative Session

The MMA Legislative Committee held its organizational meeting for the Second Regular Session of the 128th Maine Legislature on Monday, December 11th. Committee chairs Katherine Pope, MD and Stephen Meister, MD chaired the meeting that was held both in person and by conference call.

 

 

In addition to a review of the political makeup of the Legislature and a few of the MMA's legislative initiatives like the "Doctor of the Day" program, MMA staff reviewed for the attendees the current status of Medicaid expansion and gave a quick overview of bills carried over from committee, carried over from the Special Appropriations table, approved by the Legislative Council, and submitted by departments and agencies.The committee was filled in on the work of the opioid task force and the new Health Care Reform task force.

There was spirited discussion of a few significant issues including the upcoming midwifery rules and licensing board rules on opioid prescribing and CME. Participants in the meeting included a good number of physicians, along with allied health care advocates and liability insurance representatives.

Regular weekly legislative committee conference calls will start up again on Tuesday, January 9th, at 8 p.m. Watch the legislative section of the Weekly Update for call in numbers and topics to be discussed.

Online Links to Opioid CME

If you want to continue prescribing opioids in 2018, you must get your 3 hours of Category 1 CME on opioid prescribing before 12/31/17. Here's how.

 

You can get Category 1 credits for opioid related education from the following places:

Maine Quality Counts: Caring For ME (Safe Opioid Prescribing) https://qclearninglab.org/course-cat/caring-for-me/

Massachusetts Medical Society: http://www.massmed.org/Continuing-Education-and-Events/Online-CME/Courses/Opioid-Prescribing-Series---Module-1/Opioid-Prescribing-Series-(6-Modules)/ 

 American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM): http://www.asam.org/education/resources/Opioid-Prescribing

Remember that you need THREE credits, that is, three hours, to meet the statutory requirement.

Congressional Stopgap Spending Plan Fails to Include CHIP 2018 Funding

NBC News (12/8, Fox) reported that the continuing resolution signed by President Trump Friday keeps the federal government from shutdown until December 22, but it did not fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program through 2018.

 

The stopgap measure “simply calls on the Health and Human Services Department to re-allocate any remaining funds to the most desperate states.” The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement saying, “The short-term funding agreement to fund the government until Dec. 22 only includes a patchwork measure to provide funding to a handful of states.” The American Academy of Pediatrics added that the following states may run out of funding by the end of the year: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Utah. NBC News quotes Dr. Lanre Falusi, a Washington, DC area pediatrician and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Pediatrics, who said, “There’s a huge domino effect here. Playing politics and kicking the can down the road…will surely have long term health adverse outcomes for these kids.”

CNBC (12/8, Mangan) reported that “HHS so far has not said what states will get any such re-allocated money or how much is available.” CNBC also mentions the list of states from the American Academy of Pediatrics that “are on the verge of running out of their existing CHIP funds by the end of the year.”

 

Health Insurance Marketplace 2018: Open Enrollment Ends Friday

The Open Enrollment Period for 2018 will end on Friday, December 15. Enrollment assistance is available at locations around Maine, online and by phone.

 

Open enrollment for 2018 began on November 1 for people to sign up for a health plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Consumers must sign up or renew health plans before Open Enrollment ends on December 15, 2017. 

Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Need affordable health insurance?

Get Covered: A Guide To The Health Insurance Marketplace

healthcare.gov

MMA Outreach Director Susan Kring can put medical practices in touch with Maine enrollment assisters and Navigators and provide Open Enrollment information to share with patients. You can reach her at skring@mainemed.com or 480-4190.

New AMA, CMS Resources Aid Transition to the New Medicare Card

The AMA has created a webpage to help physicians prepare for the new Medicare card. The cards will significantly impact physician practice workflows, so practices should take steps now to prepare. 

 

A downloadable flyer is available for physicians to give to their health information technology (IT) vendors to ensure they have information necessary to transition IT systems to the new Medicare card.

Additionally, the CMS announced a Provider Ombudsman for the New Medicare Card to serve as a resource for the physician community. The Ombudsman, Dr. Eugene Freund, will ensure that CMS hears and understands any implementation problems experienced by clinicians and will collaborate with CMS to develop solutions to any implementation problems that arise. To reach the Ombudsman, contact: NMCProviderQuestions@cms.hhs.gov.

Lastly, CMS is providing free color posters, tear-off sheets, and fliers to physicians to help alert patients about the transition to the new Medicare card. The poster and tear-off sheets will be available in Spanish later this year. Register and order the products here.

Sanofi Genzyme: Arthritis Medication Should Not Be Used Due To Side Effects

The Boston Globe (12/8, Saltzman) reported Sanofi Genzyme issued a product hold on about 18,000 packages of Synvisc-One (hyaluronan), which is used to treat knee arthritis.


[from AMA Morning Rounds]

Eighteen thousand gel-filled syringes of Synvisc-One, used to treat knee arthritis, from a single batch, have been linked to "an unexpected increase in the number of labelled adverse events."

The halt applies only to a single lot of Synvisc-One that bears the identification number 7RSL021, according to Heather Guzzi, a spokeswoman for the parent company in Bridgewater, N.J.

Maine CDC Message on Immunizations

In observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), the Maine Immunization Program would like to encourage providers to continue vaccinating against the flu and provide you with activities, print materials and key messaging to share with your patients. NIVW kicks off on Sunday, December 3 and runs through Saturday, December 9.

 

Join CDC’s efforts to #FightFlu and encourage flu vaccination by participating in the following activities:

Download NIVW badges and banners for your website:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/webtools.htm

Adapt social media messages below for your audiences and disseminate via social networks:

Facebook

  • This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! #NIVW highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Make sure you get a flu vaccine to protect yourself this flu season. For more information on NIVW, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/index.htm
  • It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine if you haven’t already! Get a flu vaccine. It is the best and most important action to protect yourself and your loved ones against flu. For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/index.html.
  • It’s not too late to get a flu vaccine! CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, as well as by many employers and schools. Find a location near you offering flu vaccines! http://vaccine.healthmap.org/

Twitter

  • It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! Have you gotten your #flu vaccine? Visit cdc.gov/flu/nivw/ for more info. #NIVW #FightFlu | Share on Twitter
  • There are still many weeks of flu season to go. @CDCflu says get your #fluvax now if you haven’t already #NIVW | Share on Twitter
  • As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, #flu activity is increasing. Now is the time to get a flu vaccine if you haven’t yet! #NIVW | Share on Twitter

For additional NIVW resources:

Digital Media Toolkit (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/activities.htm)

Print Materials (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/materials.htm)

Key Messaging (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/nivw/nivw-key-points.htm)

If you have any questions, please contact the Maine Immunization Program at: (207) 287-3746 or (800) 867-4775.

 

Naloxone Research Shows Importance of Post-Administration Intervention

See information about a naloxone study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.


More than 84 percent of Massachusetts patients who received naloxone from emergency medical services were alive one year following the administration. The study abstract, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, reviewed data from more than 12,000 naloxone administrations between July, 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2015. The study's authors concluded that, among other things: "Patients who survive opioid overdose should be considered extremely high risk and should receive interventions such as offering buprenorphine, counseling and referral to treatment prior to [emergency department] discharge."

Read more about naloxone on the AMA opioid microsite.
 

Opportunities for Year-End Giving at MMA

 As you consider your year-end contributions to your favorite charities and non-profit organizations, we hope that you will consider a gift to one of several funds at MMA.

 

In anticipation of year end gift giving, and knowing there are many competing requests for your support, we ask that you consider directing a gift to the Maine Medical Association, Maine Medical Education Trust, and/or the Maine Medical Education Foundation this year.  Donations help support the scholarship fund, our annual educational conference, the Tufts Maine Track Students, members attending the Hanley Leadership PELI program, and more! If you are already a sustaining member, or one who dedicates funds to one of our funds, we sincerely thank you! At our Annual Session this year, we kicked off the 2017 annual appeal and distributed ‘I Donated’ ribbons to those who gave that day – so thank you if you have already made a pledge or given a one-time donation.

Did you know that making a contribution to the Maine Medical Association will better the quality of health care, and the health and well-being of Maine citizens? The Maine Medical Association works diligently to provide assistance and guidance to physicians on health care policy issues, legislation and quality of care issues, and serves as a collective voice for the physicians in the State of Maine. We sincerely appreciate and rely on donations to support our mission, efforts, and sustainability. Thank you!  You can find out more information on these opportunities on the MMA web site here.  You also can contact Dee Kerry for assistance at dkerry@mainemed.com.

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Monday, 12/18 at EMMC

 Last chance 2017 opioid prescribing workshop in Bangor

Monday, December 18, 2017 5:00 - 8:30 pm

Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor: Mason Conference Room 

No pre-registration required.  All Maine prescribers are welcome.  Feel free to bring your own dinner, or the EMMC cafeteria is nearby.  Presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS).

Peer Navigation Program from Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Free program for those affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.

 

The mission of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.

The FORCE Peer Navigation Program helps match people facing hereditary cancer with support and resources.  This free program connects cancer survivors, people at high risk and their caregivers to support and resources personalized for them.

For more information visit the FORCE website at www.facingourrisk.org

 

Legislative Calls to Resume When Legislature Returns

The Maine Legislature is in recess at present. The Weekly Update will feature articles concerning aspects of that work of interest to medicine. Legislative report articles will resume, and Legislative Committee calls will begin, when the Legislature returns to Augusta in January 2018. The first call will be Tuesday, January 9th, at 8 p.m., so mark your calendars now.

Highlights of Recently Enacted Legislation: L.D. 911 (c. 267) Prohibiting Gifts to Practitioners from Sellers

The general effective date for legislation enacted during the First Regular Session (2017) of the 128th Maine Legislature was earlier this month on November 2, 2017. For the next several months, the MMA will highlight one enacted bill each week in this newsletter. We hope this helps your organization's compliance efforts and please call the MMA legal staff with any questions you may have.

 The MMA staff has posted the Annual Report of the Legislative Committee, a summary PowerPoint presentation, and other advocacy resources on the MMA web site here.

This week, we'll highlight a bill that prohibits some gifts from manufacturers and wholesalers of drugs and medical devices to practitioners.  It is L.D. 911, An Act to Prohibit Certain Gifts to Health Care Practitioners (P.L. 2017, Chapter 267). The bill essentially codifies into law gift limits that are already dealt with in AMA and medical technology (AdvaMed) ethics codes.

The new law prohibits licensed manufacturers and wholesalers from offering or giving health care practitioners the following:

  • Cash gifts in any amount
  • Gifts for which reciprocity is expected or implied
There are reasonable exceptions to the prohibition:

  • Drug samples for distribution to patients
  • Educational materials
  • Modest meals and refreshments, which will be defined by Board of Pharmacy rules, in connection with meetings or presentations about the seller's product..."as long as the meeting or presentation occurs in a venue and manner conducive to informational communication"
  • Funding to academic institutions and residency and fellowship programs to support participation in professional and educational meetings, but the funds are to be distributed without specific attribution to sponsors
  • Reasonable honoraria and reimbursement of reasonable expenses, defined by the Board, for professional or educational conferences and meetings.

As one can see from the language of the statute and its placement in the part of the law governing pharmacy, it governs the actions of manufacturers and sellers and is not intended or designed to punish practitioners.

Since the effective date of all 2017 enactments has passed, this law is currently in effect.

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.

New Free CME on Alzheimer's Risk, Detection, and Management

Discussing memory concerns with your patients can be difficult. Alzheimer's and other dementias are complex, and patients often have many questions and concerns.

 

To help you prepare for these visits, the Alzheimer's Association® presents Challenging Conversations About Dementia. In this free course, you'll receive information to confidently approach the detection, diagnostic and care-planning process for your patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.

For more information and to complete this course, go to www.alz.org/FreeCME. Other tools on the website include the Cognitive Impairment Toolkit.

Webinar on Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety: Wednesday, December 13

Quality Counts 1-hour webinar presented by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) on Wednesday, December 13 from 12-1 pm.

 

Quality Counts Webinars presented by MICIS: Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

Register here for the Wednesday, December 13 webinar

Part 3: Enhancing Provider Communication Skills; Nonopioid & nonpharm treatment of chronic pain - evidence-based recommendations  

Wednesday, December 13 12:00-1:00 pm Register Here

Enhancing provider communication skills, building patient/family centered care models and incorporating patient education into practice:

  • Review Trauma-Informed care
  • Discuss integration strategies for behavioral health and chronic pain management
  • Demonstrate responses to Choosing Wisely's 5 Questions
Non opioid and nonpharm treatment of chronic pain - Evidence-based recommendations
  • Evidence-based review of alternative treatments for acute & chronic pain
  • Discuss comprehensive acute pain management plans & reduce surgical overprescribing

 

Chief Executive Officer - Pines Health Services

Pines Health Services, one of the nation’s top Federally Qualified Heath Centers and community-based physician practice in Aroostook County, Northern Maine is seeking a Chief Executive Officer.

Pines Health Services, one of the nation’s top Federally Qualified Heath Centers and community-based physician practice in Aroostook County, Northern Maine is seeking a Chief Executive Officer.

The chosen experienced professional will lead a team of more than 150 dynamic employees including 45 health care providers with multi-specialty medical staff.

The CEO will work with an engaged Board of Directors in collaboration with Cary Medical Center, a General Acute Care Hospital serving Aroostook County since 1924. 

Pines Health Services is a multi-disciplinary community health care center with services offered in Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Presque Isle, Washburn, and Van Buren.

Qualifications:  Minimum 5 years health care experience at the Senior Management level.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business or equivalent education is required, however, a Master’s Degree is preferred.  Prior experience working within the Federally Qualified Health Center system is a plus.

Interested candidates may forward a resume to:  Penny Wickstrom, Pines Health Services, Human Resources, P.O. Box 40, Caribou, ME 04736, or email pwickstrom@pineshealth.org.

1/8/17

Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive general cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations

Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive general cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations.  Selected candidates will join a growing team of over 50 cardiologists who provide inpatient, outpatient and consultative services. 

Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is a growing practice, with office locations in Augusta, Waterville, Lewiston, Rockport, and Scarborough, and is affiliated with the nationally recognized cardiac services at Maine Medical Center and its parent organization MaineHealth. 

This integrated practice includes Maine General Health, Maine’s third largest health care system.  The Alfond Center for Health, MaineGeneral Medical Center’s state-of-the art, 192-bed regional hospital, has a cardiac catheterization lab and full on site imaging, including echocardiography and nuclear testing.  The Augusta/Waterville practice consists of 9 cardiologists and 2 advanced practice providers.

For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

1/15/18

Family Medicine Physician/Clinician Leader

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator to serve as the physician leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center and as Associate Medical Director over both the Portland Family Medicine Center and the Falmouth Primary Care Practice.  

The Maine Medical Center (MMC) and Maine Medical Partners (MMP) are seeking an outstanding clinician-educator to serve as the physician leader for the Portland Family Medicine Center and as Associate Medical Director over both the Portland Family Medicine Center and the Falmouth Primary Care Practice.  

The Portland Family Medicine practice is the location for the main outpatient clinical sites for MMC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as a Sports Medicine fellowship, Integrated Medicine fellowship and a Preventive Medicine residency within the department of family medicine.  The Associate Medical Director has a key role on the primary care leadership team working with Maine Medical Partner’s Primary Care Director and Senior Director to set priority and direction for primary care and help maintain the operational aspects of the practice, including quality metrics and financial performance.   

The successful candidate will be Board Certified in Family Medicine with at least 3 years of experience.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership, organizational, and mentoring skills.  Past practice management experience and knowledge of performance improvement is required. 

The position will also entail serving as the Medical Director for MMC’s Family Medicine Residency, a key leadership role in the program and the successful candidate will provide direct clinical supervision of Family Medicine residents and Tufts University School of Medicine-Maine Track students, and will participate in residency didactic teaching, advising and recruiting.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and CV to:  Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

11/27/17

BE/BC Family Practitioner - Lewiston, ME

Central Maine Medical Center, a growing regional referral center in Lewiston, is looking for a BE/BC Family Practitioner to join their expanding practice.

Central Maine Medical Center, a growing regional referral center in Lewiston, is looking for a BE/BC Family Practitioner to join their expanding practice.  We offer:

  • Substantial Medical Student Loan Repayment
  • Generous Sign On Bonus
  • Ample Moving Allowance
  • Very Attractive Outpatient-Only Call Schedule Providing Healthy Work/Life Balance

Our practice site is within easy access to the coast for boating and the mountains for hiking and skiing and all kinds of outdoor activities.  We've got an amazing arts and restaurant scene, too, all in a very safe state to live and raise a family.  To join our growing team, contact Gina Mallozzi, Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240;  fax: 207-344-0696, E-mail: MallozGi@cmhc.org , call: 800/445-7431; or visit our website: http://recruitment.cmmc.org/.  Not a J1 opportunity.

12/11/17


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. We also offer a relocation bonus and sign-on bonus in addition to our generous educational loan repayment program.

Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.

For confidential consideration, please contact:

Amanda Klausing, AASPR, Physician Recruiter

Eastern Maine Medical Center

Phone: 207-973-5358

emmccvs@emhs.org

 
12/11/17

Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine - Medical Director/Family Practice Physician

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area.

Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area. This position allows for the medical director to apply leadership skills while partnering with health center staff and colleagues to provide optimal health care for our patients on a daily basis. Services on site include integrated primary care, dental services, family planning, mental health counseling, psychiatry, nutritionist, optometry, podiatry, social services support, sliding fee coverage, care management, radiology and lab services. NextGen EMR. Practice is outpatient only with no OB. On-call rotation is 4-5 times per month. NCQA Level III PCMH. Competitive salary and benefits package; physicians are eligible to apply for NHSC loan repayment. We are located in Porter, ME, between Portland and the White Mountains. Area is known for terrific four season recreational activities. Just two and one-half hours from Boston. Submit CV to: Linda Watson, Director of Operations or, (lwatson@svhc.org), Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068. EOE. www.svhc.org Sacopee Valley Health Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

12/25/17

Palliative Care Provider

Mid Coast Hospital is searching for a part-time (20 hours/week) Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Palliative Care Program.

Mid Coast Hospital is searching for a part-time (20 hours/week) Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Palliative Care Program. The successful candidate must be licensed in Maine. Experience in Palliative Care/Hospice preferred.  Must have or be willing to work toward certification in Hospice and Palliative Care.

The Mid Coast Palliative Care Program is a consultation service available to all hospital inpatients and functions in the role of supporting patients and families who are facing life-limiting illnesses or end of life, helping patients and families access resources in the hospital and after discharge, and providing education on care options when appropriate.

Part of the Mid Coast–Parkview health family of services, Mid Coast Hospital offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment. Please send CV to Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter, at mcrowe@midcoasthealth.com or call (207) 406-7872, for more information.

12/25/17

Gastroenterologist - Brunswick, ME

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join an established Gastroenterology practice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners.

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Gastroenterologist to join an established Gastroenterology practice with two Physicians and two Nurse Practitioners. Position includes outpatient and operative work, conveniently located adjacent to Mid Coast Hospital and the state-of-the-art Digestive Health Center. New graduates and experience candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Coastal location, thriving downtown, historic neighborhoods and Bowdoin College campus make this part of Maine a very desirable place to live.

Mid Coast offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment.

For more information or to submit CV, contact Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter: mcrowe@midcoasthealth.com, Phone 207-406-7872.

Visit our website at www.midcoasthealth.com.

12/25/17

Hospitalist - Brunswick, ME

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

Mid Coast Hospital is seeking a full time Hospitalist to join its established hospitalist service, which is expanding due to growth. The candidate should be BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Procedures are not required. Excellent Intensivist and subspecialist support is available. New graduates and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Part-time and per diem applications will be considered.

Part of the Mid Coast–Parkview health family of services, Mid Coast Hospital offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment. Please send CV to Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter, at mcrowe@midcoasthealth.com or call (207) 406-7872, for more information.

 12/25/17

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

12/18/17

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/.
 
3/26/17
 
 

Physiatrist - Brunswick, Maine

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Physiatrist to join an established practice of one Physician and one Nurse Practitioner.

Mid Coast Medical Group is seeking a full time BC/BE Physiatrist to join an established practice of one Physician and one Nurse Practitioner. The team approach to care also includes in office psychiatric consultations and an R.N. to assist with care plans. Call is 1:3 (phone call only). Successful completion of a residency in PM&R is required. New graduates and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Coastal location, thriving downtown, historic neighborhoods and Bowdoin College campus make this part of Maine a very desirable place to live.

Mid Coast offers competitive benefits and compensation package, along with an excellent work environment.

For more information or to submit CV, contact Melanie Crowe, Physician Recruiter: mcrowe@midcoasthealth.com, Phone 207-406-7872.

Visit our website at www.midcoasthealth.com

1/8/18

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.

The Physician Ambassador Program was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a best practice recruitment and placement initiative seeking fully licensed physicians and clinicians to enhance health care services for Veterans.

The Physician Ambassador Program is a without compensation program that provides civilian physicians and clinicians an opportunity to give back to the Veteran community by serving in a volunteer role to deliver health care services to Veterans. 

If you are interested in participating in this program at VA Maine Healthcare System, please contact Jonathan Barczyk at (207) 621-4886.