Pines Jessica Rossignol Appears on WAGM's Moms Everyday

Caribou, Maine

Jessica Rossignol from Pines Surgical Services appeared on WAGM's Moms Everyday with Shawn Cunningham to discuss the importance of performing self breast exams.

RN Practice Manager, Libby Gardner Discusses When to Go to the ER on WAGM's Medical Monday

RN Practice Manager, Libby Gardner Discusses When to Go to the ER on WAGM's Medical Monday

Caribou, Maine

"To help with overcrowding, Pines health services is educating the community on when to see a primary care physician or head to the Emergency room."

The pamphlet includes when to see your primary care physician including sprains, sports injuries, and even getting a pregnancy test.

"The reason that we’re doing this is because we’ve seen an influx of patients going to the ER seeking treatment there rather than coming here to see a primary care provider. Seeing increase wait times, costs, those kinds of things when we’re readily available to help here," said Gardner.

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Two Rural Maine Health Centers Land $3.9M

Two Rural Maine Health Centers Land $3.9M

Caribou, Maine

Katahdin Valley Health Center in Patten will receive $2.74 million and Pines Health Services in Caribou will receive $1.17 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, stated in a news release that the grant funding is awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency within HHS that is tasked with improving access to health care by building healthy communities, strengthening the healthcare workforce, and achieving health equity.

HRSA's programs target the economic and medically vulnerable as well as the geographically isolated.
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St. John Valley Native Returns to Expand Pines Dental Services

St. John Valley Native Returns to Expand Pines Dental Services

Caribou, Maine

“Dr. Levasseur’s arrival enables Pines to make further progress in turning around the chronic shortage of dental professionals in Aroostook County,” noted Pines CEO Jim Davis. “Dr. Levasseur grew up in The County, and it was his strong desire to return “home” after completing his professional dental training in nearby Nova Scotia. We are very pleased to welcome him back.”

Dr. Levasseur received his BSc from Husson University and completed his doctorate program in dental surgery at Dalhousie University. In his new role as a dentist, he looks forward to working with community members throughout Aroostook County and to provide support to his patients with all aspects of dental care. His general focus includes preventive and restorative dental services. Dr. Levasseur also has a special interest in nutritional counseling, tobacco cessation, and other general health and wellness information that support oral health.
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