1. Will you have access to my medical records in EPIC? Yes. We will have access to EPIC, the record keeping system of Maine Health. This means that if you go to an ER, get hospitalized in one of the Maine Health facilities or see a specialist who practices in the Maine Health system, we will have access to those records.
  2. Will you remain affiliated with SMHC?  Yes. We will maintain active privileges at SMHC.
  3. Who is this practice for? This is an ideal model for those with chronic medical problems that need an internist for regular monitoring and care coordination. It also for any patient who desires easy access to their physician and consistent personalized care. 
  4. Are you available at all hours? Under the Access Model, you can reach your doctor directly after hours for urgent matters. Non-urgent matters should still be managed during office hours.
  5. I don’t feel well, what should I do? Call. We will make every effort to help you. We can see you on the same day or the next day. We may also advise you to use the emergency room depending on severity of symptoms.
  6. Can I keep my specialists? Of course you can. We will work with them to ensure your care is well coordinated.
  7. Can I use a walk in clinic? Yes, you can. 
  8. What if I cannot pay the $500 up front?  We understand that the cost of being part of our practice is not accessible to all. We will work to customize a payment plan with you on an “as needed” basis. Please reach out to discuss options.