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Sea Trials Underway

Megunticook Family Medicine "launched" just over a week ago.  We opened appointments for a few patients who needed care before we could fully equip the office.  This was a great opportunity to test our plans and we've made some adjustments from what we've learned.   We also simplified our membership plans, choosing to use the lower membership fee plan for all patients this year instead of our initial intention to offer two levels of membership. 

Without a rushed office schedule, we got a glimpse of the benefits of Direct Primary Care. Jen and I had time to phone consulting specialists and coordinate care for a patient, saving that patient a long drive out of town.  We also saved a patient with a high deductible insurance plan quite a bit on an expensive test by "shopping around".

While stocking the office continues this week, we are happy with our progress!  Patients who've expressed interest in joining the practice should expect to hear from us with registration information and materials.

Posted on January 14, 2015 .

Jennifer Overlock joins Megunticook Family Medicine

I'm thrilled to announce that Jennifer Overlock has joined Megunticook Family Medicine as practice manager, medical assistant and phlebotomist.   Jen will be familiar to patients from my former practice as she supervised medical assistants and managed the laboratory there for years.  Her knowledge of primary care, local medical resources and our patients will be valuable as we launch direct primary care in the midcoast.

We've been busy this week organizing the new office, ordering supplies, and testing phones as well as using our new software to manage referrals and order medical/lab tests.  

Posted on January 11, 2015 .