Gun Violence

October 27, 2023

Dear Colleagues -

The Maine Academy of Family Physicians mourns with heavy hearts over the devastating tragedy in Lewiston. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and to the Lewiston community. As family physicians, we are committed to providing essential care and emotional support to help our communities heal. Together, we stand resilient, offering solace, strength, and compassion to those in need.  

Sue

Susan Cheff, MD
MAFP President


The MMA has published a listing of resources for medical professionals who may be affected by this tragedy:  (used by permission)

Resources:

  1. MPHP: Medical Professionals Health Program assists professionals who suffer from mental health/behavioral issues and stress and burnout in the workplace. Get in touch with MPHP at MPHP@MAINEMED.COM or (207) 623–9266. Access the MPHP website here: MPHP
  2. Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
  3. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 800-950-6264
  4. Clinicians, educators and first responders can call 1-800-769-9819: The FrontLine WarmLine offers free support services to help these professionals manage the stress of responding to disasters from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

MORE RESOURCES FOR PHYSICIANS & YOUR PATIENTS

MAFP Supports Two Student Programs This Summer!

October 22, 2023

6-week Medical Student Externship -

This Externship was supported in part by a Grant from the AAFP Foundation. Molly Mann, MSII, from the Tufts MMC Rural Track was awarded the grant.  

AAFP National Conference of Residents & Students -

The MAFP provided support for one of our Student Member Board of Directors, MacKenzie MacRae, to attend representing the MAFP as a Student Delegate.

Welcome NEW Family Medicine Residents!

October 22, 2023

Please join us in welcoming 34 First-Year Family Medicine Residents to the four programs in Maine!

 

Maine CDC Health Advisory - Locally Acquired Malaria in US

July 6, 2023

Locally Acquired Malaria Cases Identified in the United States 

June 30, 2023

Please review this helpful information about domestic acquisition of malaria in the U.S. in recent months, risks of acquisition of malaria in the U.S. with increased international travel, and the need to plan for testing and treatment of patients with malaria.

UPDATE on DEA License Regulation Taking Effect June 27th

June 21, 2023

NEW June 21st -- UPDATE on DEA License Regulation Which Takes Effect on June 27th! AAFP has made resources available HERE  to help you understand your licensing obligation.

MAFP Continues to Promote Interest In Family Medicine!

June 21, 2023

The MAFP Board Leadership has been promoting interest in Family Medicine amongst Medical Students (Tufts MMC) and High School Students! Check out what we've been up to!

If you are interested in speaking to High School or Medical School students about the specialty of Family Medicine contact the MAFP office via Email or call 207-938-5009

MAFP 2023 Annual Update Education & Fun in Pictures

June 20, 2023

Check out the great CME & some fun times too! 

Maine Family Medicine Residencies and Medical Schools Celebrate Graduation!

June 20, 2023

Join the MAFP in congratulating your Maine Graduates!

MAFP Annual Business Meeting - May 6, 2023

June 19, 2023

MAFP elected new officers, board directors, approves revised Mission Statement and holds Convocation of AAFP Degree of Fellow to MAFP physician colleagues.

MAFP 31st Annual Family Medicine Update - May 2023

June 19, 2023

Our 2023 annual update was held in Portland May 4-7. We had over 60 attendees hearing topics on asthma, dementia, congestive heart failure, using ultrasounds in our office, osteopathic manual manipulation, and much more.