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Have you Heard the News? 
The MOA will have a new home as of April 24th, 2018



Our new Mailing Address will be:
PO Box 315
Manchester, ME 04351

Our New Physical Address will be:
29 Association Drive
Manchester, ME 04351

All Other Contact Info Will Remain the Same:

Phone: (207) 623-1101
Fax: (207) 623-4228
Email: office@mainedo.org
Website: www.mainedo.org

 

Moving is a process...please be patient with us!
The MOA office will be CLOSED Tuesday, April 24th as we move to Manchester.
We expect all normal operations to resume within 1-2 days.

Please contact Amanda Richards by email if you have an urgent question: arichards@mainedo.org


Early Registration is OPEN!
Register NOW!

Please join us for our Annual Convention, which will be held June 8-10th, 2018 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME.

We have an exciting weekend planned with 20 hours of Continuing Medical Education Credits, Networking and social events, 5k Family Fun Run/Walk, Kids Camp, & more! 

This year's theme is Relax, Re-Energize, Reconnect! Take some time to invest in yourself and connect with your colleagues.

Back by Popular Demand:

  • Opening Reception LOBSTER Dinner! Tickets are $35/each and will go fast. Get Yours Now! (Click here to purchase during registration. Already registered? No problem! Email office@mainedo.org to reserve your tickets)
  • Friday Afternoon 3-Hour Opioid Prescribing Session: Get your 3.0 ME required credits all at once (included in regular registration OR purchase this 3-hour session only for $75.00)

 

Register Online Now! 

OR 

Download Our Registration Brochure.


Don't Forget to Reserve Your Hotel Room!
Reserve by April 20th, 2018 to qualify for the MOA Reduced Rates.Image result for samoset resort
Hotel Information:
​Samoset Resort
220 Warrenton Ave
Rockport, ME 

MOA Preferred Rate Starts at $221.00
*All rates subject to an 8% room tax.

Please call the hotel or book online here and be sure to mention the MOA Preferred Rate.
Call to reserve your room:  (207) 594-2511

Questions About this event?
Email Amanda Richards at arichards@mainedo.org or call 207-623-1101 

MOA NEWS

 E-Newsletter:

Welcome to your MOA E-news Brief for April 20th, 2018!

The Highlights: The MOA is MOVING! Please note office closures and address info below.  Conference update: Lobster is Back!--Register NOW for the MOA's Annual Convention at the Samoset Resort, Make a Nomination for MOA Awards : New Online Form, Maine Legislative Updates: An Uncertain Future for the 128th Legislative Session, It's National Osteopathic Medicine Week: 10 Reasons to be Proud to be a DO. How much alcohol consumption is moderate?: New Study,  Tick & Lyme Update & Tips,  Doctors Without Borders is Coming to Maine, It's Giving Week: Donate to the American Lung Association, Extortion Scam Targets DEA Registrants, Practice Tips from Medical Mutual, Worker's Comp Board Proposes Changes to Medical Fee Schedule, Applications for Rural Medical Access Fund Assistance Due by May 3, 2018CMS Open Payment Review Period Has Begun, classified ads, upcoming events & more! 

Check back next week for  a new addition to our e-newsletter!

 

MOA Member Corner

This week, learn more about Dr. Scaccia, DO, MPH, & MOA's President-elect:

Medical school: 1980 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Osteopathic Hospital of Maine
Residency: Occupational medicine through the Medical College of Wisconsin. 
Military service:  After serving a total of 26 years as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy, Dr. Scaccia retired from the US Naval Reserves at the rank of Captain.  
Civil service: Following his military service, he practiced occupational medicine as a civil service physician for the Department of Defense at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Board certification: Dr. Scaccia is board certified in family practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and in occupational medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Current work: He is currently a private consultant in occupational medicine based in Kittery, Maine.
Hobbies: Singing and playing guitar.
Special interest: Studied financial planning and is a licensed CFP.

Why did you choose to become an osteopathic physician? My biggest influence was my father, Nicholas C. Scaccia, D.O.   While growing up, I got to see firsthand the huge impact that a dedicated, astute, and caring osteopathic physician could have on their patients’ lives. I was “hooked” early on! I also took advantage of a truly great opportunity to enter private practice with my father for five years following training. I’ll never forget this invaluable experience.

Why do you support the MOA? The Maine Osteopathic Association is the voice of approximately 400 osteopathic physicians an additional 500 residents and students. It does a great job of serving its members with professional education, advocacy, and member services. The MOA is truly the voice of the osteopathic physicians in Maine while supporting our goals and professional agendas.

What can osteopathic physicians do to support the profession? Be active and have a voice right here at the state level! The MOA welcomes its members to serve on one of our six committees: program, membership, payer/payee, technology, finance, and legislative. Get involved!


 

Follow the MOA on Instagram: @moa_maineosteo

On Tuesday, Mark Grohman, D.O. Hospitalist at Mercy and brother of Representative Grohman was honored as the Doctor of the Day at the Maine State Legislature. Sign up to be Doctor of the Day HERE!


Instagram: @moa_maineosteo Facebook: @MaineOsteo

 

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Maine Osteopathic Educational Foundation 
Distinguishing Ourselves:  Preserving the Past and Preparing for the Future
D.O. Fundraising Campaign "Promoting Osteopathic Medicine for Generations to Come"

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The History of Osteopathic Medicine:

Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy was developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who pioneered the concept of "wellness" and recognized the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Read More