PCHC Receives Donation From Henry Schein Cares

PCHC is excited to have received contributions of various medical supplies under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, will provide several health care product donations valued at… Read more »

PCHC Dental Center Welcomes New Residents

PCHC Dental Center has welcomed four new General Practice Dental Residents, under the direction of Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD Chief Dental Officer and General Practice Residency Director. General Practice Dental Residents Mark Franklin, DDS, Owen Johnson, DDS, Peter Levandoski, DMD, and Natalie Sigwart, DDS, joined PCHC Dental Center in July, and Jenna Gaw, DDS, will join PCHC… Read more »

Bart Hotchkin, DPT, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

PCHC is pleased to announce that Bart Hotchkin, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 41 Wight Street, Belfast to provide integrated physical therapy services. Dr. Hotchkin received both his undergraduate degree in Psychobiology and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. Prior to joining Penobscot… Read more »

Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse Achieves Accreditation

PCHC is pleased to announce that Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse, a service of PCHC, has achieved accreditation through Clubhouse International. In a letter sent from Joel Cocoran, President of Clubhouse International, Joel states “As you know Clubhouse International Accreditation involves an evaluation of the Clubhouse in terms of fidelity to the International Standards for Clubhouse Programs”. The… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center is Moving!

Belfast, Maine – Seaport Community Health Center (SCHC), a practice of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), is excited to announce its future relocation from 41 Wight Street in Belfast to 53 Schoodic Drive (on the athenaHealth campus). The move is scheduled for summer. Seaport’s new facility will be a fully integrated patient-centered medical home and… Read more »

PCHC Awarded Northeast Delta Dental Foundation Grant

PCHC is pleased to announce that the board of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has approved a grant of $9,933 to help PCHC’s Dental Center fund dental sedation for patients without insurance coverage for this service. The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is committed to helping improve access to oral health care, and has partnered with Penobscot… Read more »

PCHC to Host a Public e-Waste Disposal Event June 14th

PCHC has partnered with Electronics End, LLC, to offer the public a safe way to dispose of electronic waste. Join us between 9am-2pm on June 14th at 1048 Union Street, Bangor (by the flagpole in front of PCHC’s Dental Center) to dispose of computers, laptops, printers, monitors, televisions, and batteries from power tools, computers, automobiles… Read more »

Margaritas Fundraiser for Summer Street Health Center May 29th

Join us at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 15 Mill Street in Orono, ME on Thursday, May 29 from 4:00 to close. Margaritas will host a Noche Mexicana Fundraiser and donate 15% of pre-taxed food and beverage sales from participating families, friends and supporters to the PCHC Summer Street Health Center. Guests can choose items from any… Read more »

Sarah Smiley to Speak at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse

PCHC’s Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse is pleased to invite the public to join them on Wednesday, May 28th at 9:00am as Sarah Smiley speaks at their 30 Summer Street, Bangor, location as part of their Mental Health Month events. Sarah is a syndicated newspaper columnist, author, and navy wife, who plans to speak to the group… Read more »

PCHC to Break Ground on Hope House Improvements May 13th

Bangor, Maine – Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that it will break ground on the Hope House Health & Living Center renovations project at 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 13th at 179 Indiana Avenue, Bangor. Local, state and national leaders, as well as local contractors working on the project and the many… Read more »

Barbara Vereault, DO, Named Maine Family Physician of the Year

PCHC’s Barbara Vereault, DO, was named the 2014 Maine Family Physician of the Year by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).  Dr. Vereault was nominated by Dr. Vince Michaud of EMMC Husson Family Medicine and received the award at the MAFP Annual Meeting on April 10-11th. The award is given annually to a physician… Read more »

Seaport Community Health Center to Host Movie Screening & Discussion on Addictions in the Belfast Community

In an attempt to begin the wider community discussion about the insidious and expanding problem of addictions, Seaport Community Health Center and the Colonial Theater are co-sponsoring a one-time showing of the film “The Hungry Heart” (http://thehungryheartmovie.org/) at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening, May 6, followed by a community discussion. The event will be held… Read more »

Brewer School Based Health Center to Host Health Fair

PCHC’s Brewer School Based Health Center is hosting its 5th Annual Health Fair at the Brewer Community School on Tuesday, April 15, 8am-2pm.  The event focuses on health and safety and will feature several area businesses and organizations, including the Bangor Y, Spruce Run, Healthy Maine Partnerships, Sam’s Club, Operation Life Saver, and UMaine, among… Read more »

Carol Browning, MD, Joins Seaport Community Health Center

Carol Browning, MD, Psychiatrist, has joined the staff of Seaport Community Health Center, 41 Wight Street, Belfast to provide integrated psychiatric care.  Dr. Browning’s will provide consultative services to Seaport’s primary care providers.  Dr. Browning received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Upstate Medical University, and completed a psychiatric residency at… Read more »

Medical Myths

Keeping up with the most current information in medicine is always challenging.  It is a rapidly changing landscape and as our knowledge expands, standards of care change and recommendations are adapted.  However, there have also always been pervasive yet unfounded “medical myths” that are often quoted and can even be perpetuated by those of us… Read more »

Noah Nesin, MD

See & Smile Event April 8th at PCHC Dental Center

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and Bangor Housing are hosting a “See & Smile” Informational Event and Tour of PCHC’s Dental Center on Tuesday, April 8th 6-7:30pm.  Transportation to and from PCHC Dental Center located at 1048 Union Street, Bangor will be available at the Bangor Housing Community Center, 161 Davis Road, Bangor.  Children are… Read more »

Cigna and Penobscot Community Health Care Launch Integrated Approach to Improve Customers’ Overall Health with Focused Oral Health Outreach

Cigna (NYSE: CI) and Penobscot Community Health Care, Maine’s largest and most comprehensive community health center, have launched an initiative to help improve the oral health of those patients that have certain chronic medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Research has demonstrated a link between oral health and overall health, and there is… Read more »

March 13 Marketplace Informational Session Cancelled

Due to the forecasted snowstorm, the Marketplace Informational Session scheduled for March 13 from 5–7pm at Brewer Medical Center will be cancelled. The next Marketplace Informational Session at Brewer Medical Center will continue as scheduled on Monday, March 17. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you and your family stay safe and warm during… Read more »

Amy Fradel, FNP-C, Joins Winterport Community Health Center

PCHC is pleased to announce that Amy Fradel, FNP-C, has joined the staff of Winterport Community Health Center, 775 North Main Street, Winterport.  Ms. Fradel’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance. Ms. Fradel earned her undergraduate degree in nursing at the University of… Read more »

March 12 Marketplace Informational Session Cancelled

Due to the forecasted snowstorm, the Marketplace Informational Session scheduled for March 12 from 5–7pm at Penobscot Community Health Center will be cancelled. The next Marketplace Informational Session will continue as scheduled on Wednesday, March 19. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you and your family stay safe and warm during the snowstorm. Click… Read more »

Noah Nesin, MD, Appointed PCHC’s Chief Medical Officer

Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP, will assume PCHC’s Chief Medical Officer position upon Dr. Bob Allen’s retirement in mid-March. Dr. Nesin is a collaborative leader who believes strongly in the need to transform the health care delivery system through transparency, accountability, evidence, and measurement. Kenneth Schmidt,… Read more »