WATERVILLE – Patrice M. Thibodeau, M.D., joined HealthReach Community Health Centers in July. She has more than 25 years of primary care experience serving patients of all ages. Dr. Thibodeau joins our team of covering clinicians, who provide services across multiple sites to ensure continuity of care in the communities we serve.

Dr. Thibodeau obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in Illinois. She completed her postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, New York. Dr. Thibodeau previously obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry, Sociology, and Biology at Bowdoin College. She has practiced primary care in the states of New York, Colorado, and Maine. Dr. Thibodeau has also held a number of departmental positions over the years, accumulating more than 20 years of teaching experience – particularly in graduate and postdoctoral medical studies.

Dr. Thibodeau enjoys canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking with her partner and two Vizsla dogs. She loves living in Carrabassett Valley, where there are so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Dr. Thibodeau says, “I am very much looking forward to returning to primary care – even if just on a per diem basis for now!”. She will be a tremendous asset to the HealthReach team and our communities.

HealthReach Community Health Centers is a group of twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high quality medical and behavioral healthcare to citizens from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, and major insurance providers. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to both uninsured and underinsured residents. Assistance is available for applications to programs that help with the cost of your healthcare and medications, including the Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 47-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants, and by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $4,815,606, with 82.2% financed by non-governmental sources. The contents above are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the official views of or an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.