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

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

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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Surgeon Joins Pines Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Podiatry Team

Caribou, Maine

“Dr. Robert Bassett is a great addition to the area’s medical community and to the Pines Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Podiatryoffice located on the Cary Medical Center campus” said Pines CEO Jim Davis on Tuesday, as he announced the most recent addition to the Pines physician staff. “In addition to his clinical training in Boston, Dr. Bassett has also been involved with teaching and has served hospitals in Kansas, Vermont and New Hampshire.”

With significant experience in hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery, Dr. Bassett’s specialty training bolsters this clinical area for which The County has had a significant need for many years. In addition, he diagnoses and manages general orthopedic conditions and is experienced in trauma and various diseases that affect the hand and wrist.
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Pines and Cary Medical Center Team up to Sponsor Inflatable Adventure Park

Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex, Fort Fairfield, Maine

July 13, 2017 - As part of the 2017 Maine Potato Blossom Festival, join us for the Cary Inflatable Adventure Park from 5:00 - 8:00pm at the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Complex. Race, bounce, and slide your way through a giant inflatable park that even includes a water slide! 
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Caribou, Maine

June 2017 - Pines Health Services today announced that urologist John W. Karod, M.D., has joined their medical team.
Dr. Karod’s central areas of focus are the treatment of urinary incontinence, stone disease, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). His current practice also includes general adult urology, pediatric urology, and routine office procedures including; cystoscopy, collagen injection, and vasectomies.

Dr. Karod will be scheduling surgery and planning cases in cooperation with the Cary Medical Center operating room team. Office hours are Monday through Friday by appointment. He began seeing patients at Pines Urology, which is located in the lower level of the Caribou Health Center on Tuesday,
June 6.
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Pines’ Patti Dorman Discusses House ACA Vote

Presque Isle, Maine

March 23, 2017 – Patti Dorman was interviewed by Shawn Cunningham on WAGM This Morning to talk about the implications of the House vote on the Affordable Care Act.

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