This summer, the Maine State Legislature enacted a law which empowers the consumer to gain information about the cost of various medical services offered by healthcare providers and organizations. The intent to this legislation was to make it easier for patients to find out what the cost of various services would be; however, I think it’s […]
In the June 1st edition of the Portland Press Herald, the article, “In rural Maine, dearth of doctors is a growing crisis” brought attention to the growing crisis of our shortage of Primary Care Physicians. While the author did an excellent job, the article fell short in failing to mention the contribution Maine’s medical school, the […]
The Bangor Daily News is fortunate to have many well-versed individuals covering this topic, but I wanted to provide the perspective of an independent, practicing family physician whose only motivation is to empower my patients, their friends, family members and colleagues to take charge of their own healthcare.