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Erik Steele

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Who Cares What Happens In DC: Building the Healthcare Enterprise That Can Survive In a Crazy Healthcare World

Published on June 8, 2017 by

First published in the April/May/June 2017 edition of Maine Medicine I often get asked what I think is going to happen with healthcare reform in Washington and Maine. My answer is, “Who knows, but it does not matter, so don’t focus on it. Instead, build your organization’s (your practice’s / hospital’s / health system’s, community…

Opioid Addiction and Patient Care by Dr. Erik Steele

Published on April 11, 2017 by

Peter was a patient of mine to whom I prescribed opioids intermittently for several years. I remember to this day how shocked I was to finally discover that he was not only pathologically hooked on opioids, but was so hooked he was stealing money to buy them on the street. Even more shocking to me;…

“In It Together”: QC 2017 Conference Preview

Published on February 14, 2017 by

On April 5, 2017, Maine Quality Counts will once again bring together caregivers from across Maine to learn from national and state healthcare thought leaders, and from you and your colleagues, about “Achieving Excellence in Patient and Provider Experience.” We will not only hear from Dr. Berwick, but from caregivers and patients about their work…