Strong Area Health & Dental Center welcomes Dental Hygienist, Lauren Enright

Strong – This May, staff at Strong Area Health & Dental Center are happy to welcome Lauren Enright, Dental Hygienist, to the team. Lauren earned her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maine, and is currently working to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Lauren draws from a solid background in Dental Clinic work, including as an Administrative Aide and Dental Assistant.

Lauren shares, “I am delighted to be joining such a kindhearted and down-to-earth community – one where I can provide dental hygiene care to patients of all ages. I am especially passionate about teaching children good oral health practices that will provide them with a lifetime of smiles. I look forward to meeting and developing lasting relationships with the patients of the greater Strong area!”

Lauren joins our other Dental Hygienist, Briana Beedy. Our dental clinicians offer quality dental health services for patients of all ages. Lauren will also be working alongside our other talented staff of healthcare professionals, all working at the same convenient location. Alongside our local Dental services, Strong Area Health provides quality healthcare services out of the adjoining wing. Patients from all walks of life appreciate the quality of service HealthReach provides to the Strong area. If your family is considering where to get your health and dental care, consider Strong Area Health & Dental Center. Come see for yourself the benefit of having comprehensive primary care services – both health AND dental – all conveniently under one roof!

Strong Area Health & Dental Center, founded in 2003, is a part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center consisting of twelve community health centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents from 9 of Maine’s 16 counties. We provide complete care at a reasonable cost, and we are happy to assist you in understanding your insurance coverage. For primary care and behavioral health services, we accept Medicare, MaineCare, and most major insurance providers. Our Dental Centers are considered in-network with the following insurers: MaineCare, Delta Dental, Envolve, United Health Care, GEHA Connections, and Liberty Dental. 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 Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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.

HealthReach welcomes Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Cinder Savage

STRONG – This March, staff at Strong Area Health Center are happy to welcome Cinder Savage, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, to the team.

Cinder earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of New England. Previously, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation from the University of Maine at Farmington. Cinder brings a wealth of experience in caring for patients of all ages. She returns to HealthReach after having worked at our Madison health center.

Cinder shares, “I deeply believe in the dignity and worth of every human being. People want to feel well and to be happy – more and more, we are realizing these both take action and commitment to attain. I believe people have their own answers, but it is incredibly hard to think, learn, manage, or resolve the problems when living inside the issues in this busy world. Therapy can provide an objective view that helps to clarify, organize, and create goals to get you where you want to be.”

Cinder joins physician Ann Schwink; physician assistant Madelyn Besse; and nurse practitioners Jason Caudell and Nichole Yeaton. Our clinicians offer medical and behavioral health services for patients of all ages and from all walks of life.
Residents of Strong, Phillips, and nearby towns have enjoyed quality care at our Strong Area Health Center since its establishment in 1986.

Strong Area Health Center is a part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center consisting of twelve community health centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents 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 Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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.

HealthReach welcomes Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Melanie Morin

WATERVILLE – This March, staff at Lovejoy Health Center and Sheepscot Valley Health Center are happy to welcome Melanie Morin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, to the team.

Melanie earned her Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Husson University of Bangor. Previously, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and her Associate’s degree in Nursing from Kennebec Valley Community College. Melanie brings a wealth of experience in whole-person (holistic) patient care, and specifically in evidence-based treatments for mental illness.

Melanie shares, “My philosophy of care is to treat patients with respect and dignity –providing care for patients in the same way as I would want to be treated if I was in a similar situation. It is my belief that this way of caring for patients creates an environment of attention that is more conducive to healing. Focusing on the whole person means caring for their physical wellbeing as well as considering their emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Each of these aspects is integral to the whole person.”

Melanie joins physicians Dean Chamberlain, Ann Schwink and Kathryn Wistar; physician assistants Nichole Johnston, Anna Simmler, Craig Urwin, and Zachary Wissman; nurse practitioner Keiko Kurita; licensed clinical social worker Deborah Daigle; and licensed clinical professional counselor Ashley Rancourt. Our clinicians offer medical and behavioral health services for patients of all ages.

Residents of Albion, Coopers Mills/Whitefield, and nearby towns have enjoyed quality care at Lovejoy Health Center and Sheepscot Valley Health Center since their establishments in 1978 and 1980, respectively.

Lovejoy Health Center and Sheepscot Valley Health Center are a part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents 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 Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 48-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.

Sheepscot Valley Health Center welcomes Physician Assistant, Brooke Perez

Coopers Mills, Whitefield – This February, staff at Sheepscot Valley Health Center are happy to welcome Brooke Perez, Physician Assistant, to the team.

Brooke earned her Master’s degree in Physician Assisting from Trevecca Nazarene University of Tennessee. Previously, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Medicine from the Eastern Nazarene College of Massachusetts. Brooke draws from a solid background in rural medicine and urgent care, along with experience in local inpatient facilities.

Brooke shares, “I am thrilled to transition into family practice, and to have the opportunity to blend my existing knowledge of orthopedics and inpatient medicine to provide high-quality healthcare for the whole family. Collaborating with my patients to help them reach their health goals is very important to me. I am excited to contribute to a healthier community here in Central Maine”.

Brooke joins physicians Ann Schwink and Kathryn Wistar; physician assistants Anna Simmler, Craig Urwin, and Zachary Wissman; and psychiatric nurse practitioner Nancy Glover. Our clinicians offer medical and behavioral health services for patients of all ages.
Residents of Coopers Mills and Whitefield – and nearby towns – have enjoyed quality care at the Sheepscot Valley Health Center since its founding in 1980.

Sheepscot Valley Health Center is a part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high-quality healthcare – inclusive of behavioral health and dental services – to residents 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 Maine’s Health Insurance Marketplace.

A private non-profit with a 49-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.

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Mt. Abram Regional Health Center welcomes Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Caudell

KINGFIELD – This April, staff at Mt. Abram Regional Health Center are pleased to welcome Jennifer Caudell, Nurse Practitioner. She has been providing care at another HealthReach practice – the Belgrade Regional Health Center – since 2016.
Jennifer earned her Master of Science degree with a concentration in Nursing from the North Georgia College and State University in 2009, where she had previously completed both Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees. She is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Her areas of clinical expertise include pediatrics, college health, addiction, and emergency medicine. Jennifer recently shared, “I like to meet patients where they are on the road of life”. She is a welcome addition to the Kingfield community.
Jennifer joins Dr. Diane Zavotsky; licensed clinical social worker Angela Kristoff; and psychiatric nurse practitioner Tina Newsom. Our clinicians offer medical and behavioral health services to patients of all ages. Our Mt. Abram practice has proudly served area residents and visitors to Kingfield and the surrounding towns since its founding in 1986.
Mt. Abram Regional Health Center is a part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers located across Central and Western Maine. Dedicated clinicians deliver high quality medical and behavioral healthcare to residents of 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.