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This Week's E-Newsbrief:         

 

 

Happy Friday the 13th of October & Welcome to the MOA E-news Brief!

The Highlights:  The MOA is part of a new CME Consortium-- access to online CME opportunities & live conference all across the country!, The UNE COM Reunion & CME Event is October 20-22, 2017- Register Today!, Bruce Bates, D.O. Named Maine's New CDC Director, New Report: Nearly 4 in 10 US Adults Are Obese, OMT Video of the Week, MIPS data collection alert: It's not too late to participate! 

As always, we have the most up to date info on:--upcoming events, classified listings & much more.

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MOA Staff Note:

It's been a freaky week...
Our apologies for the one-day delay
in getting you your News Brief!

We blame the calendar...
and maybe this guy >>>

 


MOA Presents:

New CME Consortium to Create Greater
Continuing Medical Education Opportunities for Members

A twenty-one state “CME Consortium” (see states in red below) has been developed that will allow osteopathic physicians from the member states to attend CME conferences in each other’s states for member rates! Now when you attend a consortium state’s meeting, you get a better rate and your state association benefits as well, with a portion of your fee coming back to your state association.

It’s a great deal for you and provides revenue for your state osteopathic association!

Have you heard?! The CMEprn App has been developed to help you find those CME Consortium member events.  Download the app to your smartphone or mobile device and you will see a map with pins denoting CME event locations. 

Download the NEW CMEprn mobile app. It's FREE!

Download NOW!

Android Users: Google Play Store      Apple Users: Apple Store

On the CMEprn App: Green pins denote CME Consortium member events. The gold pin found centered in Missouri indicates on-demand CME available through the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors. Using this pin, you can access www.docme.org and choose from hundreds of recorded CME programs from around the country. The AOA allows 15 credits of online CME per 3-year cycle.

Need CME Credits Now? Complete Online Courses From Your Home or Office!


To Participate in These And Other Member Benefits:

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Featured Events

 

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Register Today for the 2017 UNE COM Reunion & CME Event At The University of New England, Biddeford, ME.
OCTOBER 20-22, 2017
EARN UP TO 20 CME CREDIT HOURS!!
"Primary Care in Today's Changing Practice Environment" 
Featuring MOA Board Members:

Brian Kaufman, D.O.  "Pain Management"
Kathryn Brandt, D.O. "Osteopathic Approach to the Patient Who Hurts All Over"
Jodi Hermann, D.O. "Practical Application to OMT in Any Setting"
For Further Information and to Register Please click here!
Or contact the CME department at (207) 602-2408
Only 2 Weeks Left! Don't Miss Out!
 


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VSAOPS 111th Annual CME Conference

 

When:          October 28th. 2017

Where:        Capital Plaza Hotel Montpelier, VT

Contact:       Ginny DeFede-Cove at 802-522-2086

Time:            7:00am Registration, CME events conclude at 5:00pm

Topics:          Prostate Cancer, Acute Care for Dementia Patients, OMT for Hands & Feet, 
                     Antipsychotics, Menopause & More!

CME Hours: 10 Hours possible! AOA Category 1-A

More Info Here: https://vtosteopathic.com/2017-conference-conference-schedule/


Advocacy/ Legislative Update

Trump Signs Executive Order That Would Roll Back Some ACA Provisions.

The New York Times (10/12, Subscription Publication) reports that on Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order which “clears the way for potentially sweeping changes in health insurance, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and fewer protections for consumers than those mandated under the Affordable Care Act.”

        NBC Nightly News (10/12) reported the President is “beginning to dismantle his predecessor’s signature achievement by unveiling plans...to allow small businesses and individuals to buy insurance that does not meet the minimum” ACA “requirements. But there are critics who say it will only drive prices up, hurting older Americans or those with medical conditions.” NBC’s Tom Costello said the “order takes direct aim at” the ACA’s “minimum coverage rules,” adding that “healthy 20-somethings with no kids who aren’t making a lot of money” will benefit, while “a 60-something couple with higher medical expenses” will be hurt.

        The Los Angeles Times (10/12) reports that although “loosening consumer protections in the ACA might make insurance cheaper for those in good health, that would happen at the expense of millions of sicker Americans, who’ll have to pay more, warn patient advocates, state regulators and others across the healthcare sector.” One healthcare advocate warned, “Today’s executive order jeopardizes the ability of millions of cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease from being able to access or afford meaningful health insurance.”

        Meanwhile, the Washington Post (10/13) reports that the White House confirmed Thursday that it will stop making federal payments for “cost-sharing reductions,” payments to health insurers “that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage.” A statement from the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the “cutoff would be immediate.” The Post reports that “insurers have said that stopping the cost-sharing payments would be the single greatest step the Trump administration could take to damage the marketplaces – and the law.”


News to Use    

The Feminine Touch, a PBS documentary about women in osteopathic medicine, will soon be available for national syndication. Here’s how you can assist the effort.
By THE DO STAFF Email, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 2017

The Feminine Touch, a PBS documentary about the history of women in osteopathic medicine, was released in April by WEDU, a Tampa, Florida, PBS station. WEDU recently secured a national feed of the documentary for early November; this means that any PBS station nationwide will be able to record the feed and schedule the documentary on their local channel.

Interested in helping raise awareness of DOs and osteopathic medicine? Consider sending the following message to your local PBS station. You can look up your local station here.

"I am interested in seeing a documentary called The Feminine Touch: The Struggle for Equality in Medicine.  It was produced by WEDU PBS in Tampa, Florida and will be feeding for national distribution on Nov. 2, 2017, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET on PBS satellite HD05.  I believe this program is of value to our community and hope to watch it on (local PBS station)."

Want to see the documentary before it hits your local station? You can also stream it online.


OD MAP-- New App Tracks Opioid Overdoses in Real Time
App Map tracks opioid overdoses in real time- The Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area creates a web app called ODMAP to assist public health officials, police departments, and first responders track and respond to overdoses in real time. For more information regarding this innovative system CLICK HERE.


DOs In the News!

Sports Concussions May Last Longer in Girls 
A new study in The Journal of the American OsteopathicAssociation and highlighted in Consumer Report found teen female athletes often suffer concussion symptoms, such as headaches, twice as long as their male counterparts. Coverage also appeared in Yahoo

20 Habits That Make You Age Faster 
An analysis of more than 1.5 million people found death rates were higher when people ate red and processed meats daily, according to a study in The Journal of the AmericanOsteopathic Associationpublished on MSN. 

Why Your Loneliness is Really Killing You
This Nylon article cites a survey from the AmericanOsteopathic Association that found nearly 75 percent of Americans feel lonely. 

In Case You Missed It...AOA News!

Call For Nominations For Open Positions On The ACGME Osteopathic Principles Committee

The ACGME is seeking six new AOA representative members for the Osteopathic Principles Committee to start July 1, 2018. The ACGME asks the AOA to submit at least two nominees for each open position. Please review the attached OPC letter for the preferred professional qualifications and the amount of effort required to participate on the Committee. The OPC is strongly interested in candidates who are certified in pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery or internal medicine subspecialties. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a completed OPC application and your CV to Jim Swartwout, Sr. VP, AOA Education Department, at jswartwout@osteopathic.org by Nov. 10, 2017.

Call for Nominations for the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Evaluation Committee

The ACGME has issued a request for nominations for membership on the CLER Evaluation Committee. The CLER Committee is interested in a wide variety of candidates, including but not limited to CEOs, quality officers, nursing officers, patient safety officers, and physician leaders in surgical, procedural, or anesthesia specialties. Please see the attached CLER letter for more details. The deadline to submit a CLER nomination application and CV is Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

The CLER program is designed to provide US teaching hospitals, medical centers, health systems and other clinical settings affiliated with ACGME-accredited institutions with periodic feedback that addresses the following six focus areas: patient safety; health care quality; care transitions; supervision; fatigue management and mitigation; and professionalism. The feedback provided by the CLER program is designed to improve how clinical sites engage resident and fellow physicians in learning to provide safe, high-quality patient care. The only accreditation requirement associated with this new program is that each SI must undergo a CLER visit every 24 to 36 months to maintain accreditation.


Public Health Updates

Former MOA President Bruce Bates, D.O. Named New Maine CDC Director
Modified from Reporting by --BDN, October 12, 2017

The state office that oversees public health programs is getting a new leader. Dr. Bruce Bates, an osteopathic doctor who taught at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, will start work Monday as director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bates confirmed the appointment Thursday in an email to the BDN.

Bates held a number of positions during his career at UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Maine’s only medical school. He served as chair of the college’s department of family practice, as the founding chair of the department of geriatric medicine, and as associate dean for clinical services. Dr. Bates served as the MOA's President from 2003-2005.


Nearly Four In 10 US Adults Are Obese, CDC Statistics Show.

The Los Angeles Times (10/12) reports that data released Friday by the CDC show that in 2015 and 2016, nearly “4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory.” The piece suggests that “the report underscores a continuing pattern of racial and ethnic disparities when it comes to weight,” pointing out that “obesity rates among African Americans and Latinos have been consistently higher than those seen in whites, and the new survey shows no change in that pattern.”

        The AP (10/12) reports that data show children aged two to five had the biggest increase in obesity rates. Additionally, data show that “by age, the fattest adults are in their 40s and 50s.”

        Bloomberg News (10/13) reports that while data from the National Center for Health Statistics show “a majority of Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women are obese, the National Center for Health Statistics study found,” while “just one in ten Asian men are obese.”


Heated, Smokeless Tobacco Products Could Surpass E-Cigarettes As Smoking Alternative, Study Indicates.

The San Diego Union-Tribune (10/11) reports that a study published in PLOS ONE finds that heated, smokeless tobacco products “may soon eclipse electronic cigarettes as a smoking alternative.” Researchers “evaluated Internet searches in Japan, where the heated-not-burned tobacco products have been widely sold since last year, and the United States, where they are being considered for approval.”

        HealthDay (10/11) reports that the investigators “found that heat-not-burn Google searches in Japan spiked by more than 1,400 percent in 2015, when the devices were first released in that country, and by nearly 3,000 percent between 2015 and 2017.” This trend “reflects an even greater interest than that seen when e-cigarettes were first introduced in the Japanese market, the researchers said.”

 


Are You Prepared for Influenza Season?
October marks the beginning of Influenza Season, get ready with these fact sheets! 


Practice Management​

OMT Video of the Week

This week's video is Reverse Rib, HVLA 

This procedure is employed to treat costovertebral somatic dysfunction that can affect the second, third or fourth ribs. 


This video is a companion to Chapter 35, SDOFM 2

 

 


MIPS data collection alert: It’s not too late to participate in the first year of MIPS and avoid a negative 4% payment adjustment.
Adapted from The DO, By AOA STAFF Email, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4, 2017

It’s not too late to participate in the first year of MIPS and avoid a negative 4% payment adjustment.

You can participate in one of three ways:
• Submit data covering a full year, or
• Submit data covering at least a consecutive 90-day period, or
• Submit a minimum amount of data (<90 days)

Data collection must begin no later than October 2, 2017, in order to report 90 consecutive days for the transition year.  Submissions will be accepted through March 2018.

Additional benefits:
•  If you submit data for at least 90 days, you avoid the negative payment adjustment, and may be eligible for a positive payment adjustment.

•  Submitting more data increases your likelihood of earning a positive payment adjustment.

How can the AOA help?
The AOA is working with QVH Systems to offer a registry to its members at a discounted price. Please visit here to find out more. 
You can also reach out directly to the AOA with MIPS and QPP questions at physicianservices@osteopathic.org.

Want a Local Connection?

 

 Patient360

Patient360 is a physician owned and operated registry that was formed to help practices improve quality, increase incentives, and avoid payment adjustments from CMS. Patient360 is also a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) specializing in Orthopedic Neuromuscular and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM), Chiropractic, Physiatry, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, and Sport Medicine.

Patient360 is able to report on all registry measures and provides support to all specialties. We welcome suggestions for creation of other potential measures for the next reporting year, as well as recommended modifications to existing measures created for the current year. 

  • Patient360 is one of the original 16 CMS Qualified Registries
  • Vetted by CMS for 10 straight years with 100% successful reporting for clients in 2016
  • Access to over 240 MIPS measures, including 7 QCDR measures you won’t find anywhere else.

​​GET STARTED HERE!


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HHS Adopts Final Version of Major Substantive and Routine Technical Rules on Opioid Prescribing 
August 24, 2017, Maine Medicine Weekly Update

Full list of clarifications to Electronic Prescribing HERE. List of clarifications to Opioid Dispensing HERE
 
The rule will be effective 30 days following filing with the Secretary of State's office or a later date to be announced by the  Department. But because these changes are already part of the law, prescribers and dispensers should comply with these provisions now.

Upcoming Events​

 

OCTOBER

 


The Twelfth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium
Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wells Conference Center
University of Maine
Orono, ME

Meet one of our special speakers:

COMPLICATED GRIEF AND ITS TREATMENT: HELPING BEREAVED OLDER ADULTS 
M. Katherine Shear, MD, Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of
Psychiatry, Columbia University School of Social Work and
College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Center for
Complicated Grief, New York, NY


Click here to register today
 


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VSAOPS 111th Annual CME Conference

 

When:          October 28th. 2017

Where:        Capital Plaza Hotel Montpelier, VT

Contact:       Ginny DeFede-Cove at 802-522-2086

Time:            7:00am Registration, CME events conclude at 5:00pm

Topics:          Prostate Cancer, Acute Care for Dementia Patients, OMT for Hands & Feet,
                     Antipsychotics, Menopause & More!

CME Hours: 10 Hours possible! AOA Category 1-A

More Info Here: https://vtosteopathic.com/2017-conference-conference-schedule/

Fees:
$150.00         VSAOPS Members/MOA Members
$175.00         Non-members
$50.00        PAs and NPs
$25.00          Residents
FREE            Students

Register:       Please mail check (made out to VSAOPS) to:

VSAOPS
Attn: Ginny DeFede-Cove
449 Barnes Hill Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
802-522-2086


 

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AOAAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine Course: Registration is Open!
 

The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine invites you to join us for our Essentials of Addiction Medicine Course.

 

     Date: October 28 & 29, 2017

     Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     Where: Michigan State University - Radiology Auditorium

                846 Service Rd. Room # 110, Lansing, MI 48824

     Earn: 16 hours of CME - Click here to view the agenda.

  

AOAAM Members - $245.00

Non-Members - $445.00 (the difference is the cost of AOAAM membership) Residents and Fellows – AOAAM Members $145.00 / Non-Members $195.00

$50 Early Bird discount available until 8/31/2017.
 

Don't Wait! Seats are limited

  


NOVEMBER

2017 Prevention Professionals Day

Theme: Prevention in Maine: Changing the Landscape of Commercial Tobacco and Substance Use
When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. November 9
Where: Spectacular Event Center, Bangor
Cost: Free - sponsored by Maine CDC, Maine Prevention Services, and AdCare Educational Institute of Maine

Prevention Professionals Day is designed to offer Maine's prevention community a day immersed in learning opportunities. The day will focus on providing tools and resources for the field of prevention, including: the basics of primary prevention, the state, regional, and local landscape of prevention, workforce development opportunities, implicit bias, and youth voice in prevention.  

Keynote speakers include: Dorothy Swope from the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies and Fran Harding, the Director of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 The program includes both panel presentations and plenary sessions that will provide the opportunity for interaction among the participants. The 2017 Prevention Professionals Day will also include an afternoon poster session.

Click here for poster information and click here to register


REGISTRATION OPEN!

Northern New England Society
of Addiction Medicine

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2017 Annual Conference & Meeting

ADDICTION MEDICINE
CURRENT ISSUES / TIMELY TOPICS & some controversies
(APPROVAL FOR  8  CME HRS)

SCHEDULE:

 Friday
5:00 – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception / Registration w/ buffet
6:00 – 7:30 PM Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Opiate epidemic Alexander Walley, MD
Saturday 
7:00 – 9:00 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:00 – 9:45 AM NNESAM Annual Business Meeting
9:45 – 11:00 AM ADHD, Adderall, Addiction James Berry, MD
11:00 – 12:30 PM Panel on Treatment Alternatives Drs. Publicker, Moltz, Fowler, Mandell. Dr. Berry, moderator
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:45 PM Opiate Use Disorder – An Infectious Disease Perspective Kinna Thakarar, DO
2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:15 PM Using Mindfulness and Stress Reduction in Addiction Treatment Shonali Saha, MD
4:15 – 5:30 PM Implications of Fetal Alcohol Exposure for Addiction Medicine Anne Uecker, PhD

Download the Registration Brochure!

NNESAM member - $50
Non-Member - $110
Residents & Students - No Registration Fee
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November 10 & 11, 2017
(Friday evening, all day Saturday)


The Bethel Inn Resort, Bethel, Maine
Group Rates from $100.00 per night

For hotel reservations: 800-654-0125 www.bethelinn.com Mention conference rate for NNESAM


Infectious disease conference

Theme: Emerging Technologies – Advances in Diagnosis & Laboratory Testing
When: 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. November 15
Where: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta
Cost: $55 if registered by Oct. 15; $70 on or after Oct. 16

ME#601 - 2017 Division of Disease Control Annual Infectious Disease Conference

Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases, immunizations, and emerging technologies.
Visit the event website to view the agenda and additional details.


JANUARY 2018

Save The Date: Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development Conference Jan. 25-26 In Austin

The next Advocacy for Healthy Partnerships/Osteopathic Medical Educators & Leaders Conference will take place on January 25-26 in Austin, TX. New for 2018, these two meetings will be combined into one program, delivering Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) training to individuals throughout the osteopathic medical profession. This integrated experience will include keynote speakers for all attendees and networking opportunities allowing professionals across the career spectrum to learn from each other. Breakout sessions will give individuals a chance to choose the topic areas and focus that best meet their career and leadership development needs.

Stayed tuned for more information. Housing and registration will open in early September. If you have questions, please contact Nick Schilligo, Vice President of Public Policy at nschilligo@osteopathic.org.



Save-the-Date – MAFP’s Annual Update – April 4-7, 2018

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Registration and complete schedule available after January 15th - http://www.maineafp.org/cme/mafp-cme-meeting


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AOA’s Search For New VP of Certifying Board Services Underway

The AOA has retained Quick Leonard Kieffer to help recruit a new Vice President of Certifying Board Services. The AOA is requesting the assistance of state and specialty societies in getting the word out to osteopathic physicians who may be interested and qualified.

The Vice President of CBS is a key contributor to the AOA’s strategic vision and serves as a member of its senior leadership team.  This individual is the business leader for the evaluation and improvement of all specialty certification board programs related to assessment, measurement, and continuing certification. The vice president will lead the organization in ensuring a compelling application and certification experience that continually improves physician engagement with the AOA. The role includes responsibility for the quality and delivery of the board certification processes, interrelated psychometric policies, processes and communications, activities for the 18 Certifying Boards and nine Conjoint Examination Committees, as well as staff development, marketing and financial management of the division.

The position description can be found here. Please forward to your physician leadership and members. Interested candidates should contact Lindsey Hochman at lhochman@qlksearch.com or 312-604-7067.


Medical Office Space Available April 2018, Falmouth, ME

Two Doctors of Osteopathy are looking for a third practitioner to share their office suite. We have up to 3-4 offices available including two exam rooms, a lab, and an office. The building is a small, two suite, single story, Class A, Energy Star rated facility in West Falmouth just off exit 53 of the Maine Turnpike (I95). Amenities include a shared kitchen/lunchroom, staff bathroom, bright waiting room with skylights, beautful landscaping, outdoor lunch area, and 25 dedicated parking spaces. Ideally we'd like to find a family practice doc who is an osteopath or a nutritionist/life coach type of practitioner. There may be an opportunity to purchase equipment and furnishings from the outgoing doctor. The lease is triple net and includes operating expenses which we expect to decrease in years to come as we make energy efficiency improvements over time. Rent for all four offices would be $2025/month. Three offices would be $1561/month. Availability starts April 2018, possibly earlier.

Contact info:  Karen L. Roberts, D.O., office:  541-9285; cell: 462-0997.


NEW LISTING (06/23/17): BC/BE Family Medicine Physician – Livermore Falls, Maine

Western Maine Family Health Center seeks a BC/BE Family Practice physician to join three nurse practitioners and a clinical social worker upon the retirement of a long-term physician. As a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home, we offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services to people of all ages in an outpatient setting. We provide check-ups for the entire family, care of acute and chronic conditions, and referrals to specialty care and community services. In addition, our specialists assist patients with enrollment in programs that help pay for healthcare and medications.

Livermore Falls, with a population of 3,500, is located at the northern end of Androscoggin County, 25 miles northwest of Augusta. Renowned for hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling and countless other four-season opportunities, Livermore Falls and the surrounding towns boast of tranquil living and an abundance of natural resources.

Western Maine Family Health Center is one of 11 Federally Qualified Health Centers of HealthReach Community Health Centers which provides medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to 28,000 Maine people each year. We offer competitive salary, generous benefits, pension plan with employer match, relocation expenses, malpractice coverage, and loan repayment. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 660-9913 | Fax:(207) 660-9901 | Communications@HealthReach.org | www.WesternCHC.org


(04/13/17): Addictions and Recovery Provider Needed 

Immediate need for an addiction and recovery provider for a mix of new and established patients. The provider may see patients at our South Portland office or should they prefer, use the tele health option.  We are experienced in tele health  and can provide and install equipment so location of provider within the state is generally not an issue.  This is a cash only clinic and payment to the provider is usually within 24 hrs or less.

Please call Cardinal Professional Services at 530-0890 for more details.

BC/BE Family Medicine Physician – Kingfield, Maine--

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center (Kingfield) seeks a Physician who is BC/BE in Family Medicine to provide outpatient primary care and preventive services to people of all ages for 30-40 hours per week. As a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home, we offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services focused on the patient’s care experience. We offer check-ups for the entire family, care of acute and chronic conditions and referrals to specialty care and community services. In addition, our specialists assist patients with enrollment in programs that help pay for healthcare and medications.

The health center resides in a welcoming community near Sugarloaf USA and the University of Maine (Farmington) and is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a system of eleven practices in Central and Western Maine. HealthReach has been providing healthcare in rural and medically underserved communities for 42 years. Annually, 28,000 Maine residents access medical, dental and behavioral health services at our facilities, which are located in Albion, Bingham, Belgrade, Bethel, Coopers Mills, Kingfield, Livermore Falls, Madison, Rangeley, Richmond and Strong.

We offer competitive salary, generous benefits, and malpractice coverage. The site is eligible for loan repayment. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 660-9913 | Fax: (207) 660-9901 |Communications@HealthReach.org | www.MTAbramCHC.org


PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN - Eastern Maine Medical Center (11/07)

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 at Eastern Maine Medical Center Phone: 207-973-5358 emmccvs@emhs.org.


Family Physician seeking partner for unique Direct Primary Care practice.

Lotus Family Practice in West Falmouth, ME was opened in April, 2015 by Catherine Krouse, DO.  It is privately owned and operated using the model called Direct Primary Care.  This means that patients pay a flat monthly fee directly to you and there is no insurance billing.  Patient panels are limited to 500-600 which equates to about 5-6 patients a day.  Lotus Family Practice is focused on preventing illness and treating it at the source, so there is a heavy focus on nutrition, lifestyle, herbal medicine and yoga/tai chi/ meditation classes are offered to patients at no extra charge.  We are looking for a like-minded physician who is open to working outside the box and stepping out on their own.  This would entail building their own practice to manage side by side with a partner and offer cross coverage when needed.  
 
If interested, contact Catherine Krouse, DO for more details at:
catherine@lotusfamilypractice.com or 207-536-0560  
www.lotusfamilypractice.com

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