Family Medicine Resident Training

HRSA grant for addressing opioid use disorders awarded

Congratulations to faculty addiction medicine specialist Alane O’Connor DNP and MaineGeneral Medical Center on their recent grant award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Their project, Partners for Recovery, will reduce the impact of opioid use disorders by strengthening and expanding partnerships, increasing treatment capacity, and implementing systems related to screening and referral […]

Dr. Barker receives AWESOME recognition from MaineGeneral

Our own Dr. Megan Barker was honored by MaineGeneral Health with a much-deserved A.W.E.S.O.M.E. award: Megan Barker, MD, is AWESOME (Award-winning Exemplary Scholar of Medical Excellence Award) on many fronts. A family medicine physician who provides a broad range of health care services to patients of all ages at Maine Dartmouth Family Practice (MDFP), “She’s […]

Published! Drs. O’Connor & Kelly

Huge congratulations to faculty member Alane O’Connor, DNP and chief resident Brandon Kelly, MD on upcoming publication of their research study “Maternal and infant outcomes following third trimester exposure to marijuana in opioid dependent pregnant women maintained on buprenorphine” in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Their study of 191 maternal-infant dyads maintained on buprenorphine […]

Winner of Russ DeJong Award

The winner of this year’s Russ DeJong Excellence in Scholarship Award for best presentation at MDFMR’s annual Scholarly Activity Symposium was Dr. Ben Colby! Dr. Colby’s scholarly efforts focused on the development of an evidence-based answer to a clinical question about the optimal education structure for improving diabetes control and minimizing distress in patients with […]

Alane O’Connor honored as Community Addictions Leader

On May 17 Alane O’Connor DNP was one of seven community leaders in Maine honored by Crossroads for her compassionate commitment to those with substance use and mental health struggles. Alane received her Community Addictions Leader award from Crossroads during their 4th Annual Community Awards breakfast in Portland. Congratulations Alane, and thanks for inspiring so […]

Faculty member accepted into Leadership Training Academy

Dr. Julia McDonald has been accepted as a 2017 fellow in the Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership Training Academy. This competitive nine month program trains 40 physicians each year to become lifelong leaders and advocates for sexual and reproductive health care. Dr. McDonald will be joining trainees from post-residency fellowships in family planning/OB-GYN as well […]

Article published in photo rounds

Faculty dermatologist Dr. Jon Karnes and MDFMR graduate (class of 2015) Dr. Carrie Griffin are celebrating the publication of their article “Large plaques on a baby boy” in the photo rounds section of the June issue of Journal of Family Practice. Giant congenital nevi are rare; the article presents the differential diagnosis and discusses interventional […]

Grant awards

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust and the MaineGeneral Medical Center Auxiliary have awarded funds to subsidize the purchase of desperately needed dental suctioning and lighting equipment at the Family Medicine Institute and Maine Dartmouth Family Practice. Residents at both sites learn basic dentistry procedures under the supervision of a community dentist to prepare for primary […]