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Time to come in to 35 Water Street!

March 24, 2021 

A big thank you to all of our Wiscasset Family Health patients being so patient!! The move to 35 Water Street happened at the beginning of the pandemic and while we did not get a chance to celebrate our new space, we’ve had so much great feedback from people coming in over the last year. Decreased traffic has helped it stay fresh and new, but we are ready to liven the place up!

In the spring of 2020 our patients and team smoothly transitioned to Telehealth through the healo app and phone consults when needed. The intention of these kinds of visits was to keep everyone safe and healthy while the pandemic unfolded. We will be reintroducing face to face visits in an effort to catch up on things that may have slid while we were all hunkered down.

We have a spacious waiting room, with very limited wait time and our staff has been fully vaccinated. It is time to see you in person! Please call if you are due for your routine care, preventive care or have a new concern.

Thanks to our wonderful community for your ongoing support as we continue to grow and hopefully find even more ways to bring health to Water Street!

 

An update from the Doctor

April 7, 2020 

Hello WFH community –
—-or should I say “healow”? Right, that’s the “app” for access to our portal and helps with all this telehealth stuff.
I would prefer to see you, talk face to face, and connect with how you and your family are, what’s happening in this difficult time, what’s good and what is hard, but this is the safest way to communicate for now. I’m grateful for the technology, so we can all keep in touch!

Please call or email with concerns, questions and expect to be offered a “telehealth” visit. This is our way of documenting updates for all of our patients, as well as keeping up to date with your health care needs. We find ourselves covering for a lot of specialty offices,who are now closed or have limited hours, which is fine by us, but may take a little longer to respond based on tracking down records and background information, please continue to be patient.

At the office, we continue to “pre-screen” everyone coming in and have started wearing masks when we will be within 6 feet. As always, we are scrubbing every surface after any contact. The recommendations are ever changing and we are striving to stay on top of the latest information to keep our patients and staff safe.

On the plus side – have you ever seen this many people out walking in April in Maine? Greetings are physically distant, but emotionally warm. Mainers are coming together in our love of the outdoors and our interest in supporting each other.

I have been formulating this idea based on a recent post I read… This may be the end of the term “just a”. There are no more “just a” jobs – you are “just a teacher/hairdresser/nurse/gas station attendant/cashier/stay at home dad/day care provider/family medicine doctor” anymore. It turns out we are all pretty necessary to make a community function and thrive. Let’s reach out to the people we are missing and thank them and remind them we will be here for them on the other side, whenever that will be.

Cortney Linville, DO

 

Maine CDC Update

“This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution following reports of six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in recipients in the United States. Maine CDC is not aware of any reports of these cases in Maine residents. Given this recommendation, the State of Maine is advising that providers pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until the U.S. CDC’s scientific advisory committee has further reviewed the safety data.

This pause is in effect until the U.S. CDC’s scientific advisory committee has reviewed the safety data around this vaccine. We understand that this pause will impact Maine people who were scheduled to receive the J&J/Janssen vaccine.”

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