Peter Leighton, MD and Catherine Bell, LADC, CCS share the story of their Bridgton, Maine partnership in treating patients with opioid use disorder utilizing Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) in a primary care setting.

Dr. Leighton urges more physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs to become MAT prescribers.  VIDEO

MAFP will be holding MAT Training on April 7th in conjunction with our Annual MAFP Update - registration information available afer January 15th HERE

Opioids In Maine -   Deadline for E-Prescribing extended to August 1, 2017!  To be clear, this grace period only applies to the e-prescribing mandate. Chapter 488 Law is still fully in effect.  After the grace period, penalties for individuals who violate this section of the law will be enacted. If you need to apply for an e-Rx waiver, please visit the SAMHS PMP website to complete and submit your application:

Maine Prescribing Law - FACT SHEET (with timeline for implementation) updated 6/21

Resources for Physicians - Treating Abuse, Compassionate Tapering, Education, etc. - MAFP Resource Page HERE

December Health Awareness - click on a title for resources:

(from Healthfinder.gov)

Mark Your Calendar Now to Attend

 

26th Annual MAFP Family Medicine Update

April 4 - 7, 2018

 

More information & On-Line Registration Link HERE

Opioid Crisis:

  Resource Page - Prescribing, the Maine Law, Resources


Tick Borne & Other Vector Disease Resources - HERE    


ZIKA Virus:   

CDC Updates Guidance on Zika Testing for Pregnant Women

Zika Virus: Updated Guidance and Recommendations for Family Physicians

CDC- ZIKA Updates

Maine DHHS Health Alert Network (HAN) - sign up HERE for ZIKA Virus as well as other Health Updates


Upcoming CME -  Join Us for the 26th Annual MAFP Family Medicine Update

April 4-7, 2018 at the Black Bear Inn & Conference Center in Orono, Maine

More information & On-Line Registration Link HERE


Members in the News

If you have news or know of a MAFP Member who is making news - Please contact the MAFP office.  Use subject line "Member News"


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