Bringing Value to Our Communities
Caring for our Communities
A major tenet of our organization’s philosophy is to ensure that all citizens of our community have access to quality care, regardless of insurance coverage or their ability to pay. Last year, Spectrum Medical Group donated $8.7 million dollars in free care or charity care to patients across Maine and New Hampshire. Below is a partial list of organizations we supported last year:
- American Diabetes Association – Tour de Cure
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association – Trek Across Maine
- Bangor Museum & Center for History
- Bangor YMCA/YWCA
- Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
- Cancer Community Center
- The Center for Grieving Children
- Community Counseling Center
- Hospice of Southern Maine
- Island Commons Resource Center
- Katahdin Area Council
- Maine Cancer Foundation
- Maine Center for the Arts
- Maine College of Art
- Maine Historical Society
- Maine Medical Center - Tufts Scholarship
- Maine Public Broadcasting Network
- Maine State Ballet
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Mary’s Walk
- National MS Society
- Opportunity Farm
- Penobscot Theatre
- Southern Maine Agency on Aging
- Sugarloaf Charity Summit
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Commitment to Life Long Learning
Medical Staff Consultation & Education
Spectrum Medical Group’s philosophy includes investing in improving healthcare resources by dedicating time and training resources. As a result, select staff from each of our clinical divisions share their expertise to foster learning opportunities and consultative guidance. Our physicians staff dozens of multidisciplinary conferences, working with physicians from diverse disciplines. The expertise of our Anesthesiologists, Pathologists, Radiologists, and Radiation Oncologists is requested for conferences with hospital medical staffs throughout Maine. In addition, we provide ongoing educational opportunities during the “Grand Round forums conducted at area hospitals.
Medical School & Residency Training
Our physicians provide leadership and education to medical students and residents who come to us from medical schools throughout New England. We are commited to training Maine’s future physician leaders.
Training Opportunities for Medical Students:
In addition to directing residency training programs, many of our physicians serve on the faculties of medical schools across New England, including the University of New England, Tufts University, and the University of Vermont. Robert Cawley, D.O., serves as the Chair of the Pathology Department at the University of New England (UNE). Furthermore, our Radiologists support Eastern Maine Medical Center’s affiliation with UNE through both teaching conferences and one-on-one mentoring of medical students and family practice residents. At Maine Medical Center (MMC) our doctors have provided education to medical students through the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, and have recently become affiliated with the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Radiology Residency Training:
After over ten years of service, Barbara Biber, M.D., turned over the leadership of the MMC Radiology Residency Training Program to Scott Fredericks, M.D. The curriculum includes twice-daily conferences and education in general radiology, mammography, nuclear radiology, cardiac radiology, pediatric, angiography and interventional, body CT, neuro CT, MRI, ultrasonography, radiation oncology, and electives. Residents work under the supervision of Spectrum Medical Group’s Radiologists, who provide feedback and promote the learning experience.
Anesthesiology Residency Training:
Angus Christie, M.D., serves as the Program Director of MMC’s Anesthesiology Residency Training Program. Anesthesiology is a specialty requiring the daily application of the principles of pharmacology and physiology in the care of patients. James Flowerdew, MD, Associate Residency Director, and Brian McAllister, coordinate the medical student education curriculum and research. Our entire team of Anesthesiologists ensures that each resident receives a complete training experience in all forms of patient monitoring, general and regional anesthetics, didactic training, and clinical research.