BELFAST, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care is pleased to announce that 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 the University of Washington. Dr. Browning also currently serves at Harbor Family Services and has more than thirteen years of experience providing adult psychiatric services in outpatient settings. Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP, PCHC’s Chief Medical Officer, states, “PCHC and Seaport Community Health Center are very pleased to welcome Dr. Browning to the practice. Dr. Browning has worked in the area for a number of years and is a highly regarded and well respected psychiatrist. Adding psychiatry consultation and most especially Dr. Browning’s unique experiences and skills is important, and we are all excited about having her join the outstanding SCHC team in serving the greater Belfast community.”
Trip Gardner, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer, states, “Carol Browning, MD, is a highly experienced Psychiatrist who has cared for individuals in the mid-coast area for over 13 years. Carol will be bringing her expertise to PCHC at Belfast’s Seaport Community Health Center in an exciting model of care that integrates psychiatric services directly into the primary care practice in hopes of better meeting the needs of the people served. We are very fortunate to have an experienced provider of her caliber join PCHC.”
Seaport Community Health Center is pleased to be open 13 hours per day for patients Monday-Friday from 7am-8pm and on Saturdays from 8am-1pm, and in addition to family medical care, offers Integrated Medicine, Geriatric Care, Care Management, Psychiatry, and Mental Health Services.
About Penobscot Community Health Care
PCHC, a non-profit organization founded in 1997, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the Greater Bangor area, Waldo County, and in the Jackman region. Its purpose is to ensure access to comprehensive and integrated out-patient health care services to those on MaineCare, Medicare and those both with and without insurance – regardless of their ability to pay. PCHC is recognized as a leader among the nation’s Community Health Centers, and has been named an “exemplar practice” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s leading health care foundation. PCHC practices are staffed by about 200 clinicians including medical and dental practitioners, mental health providers, physical therapists, pharmacists, and medical specialists. PCHC will provide over 400,000 patient visits for almost 70,000 patients in 2014. Its four largest practices in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town are open seven days a week, including all day Saturday and Sunday and weekday evenings by appointment and through four Walk-In Care Clinics, for the convenience of its patients, and the public.
PCHC has 16 practices and program service sites in the Bangor area, plus one in Belfast, offering a wide range of services including family medicine, dental, pediatrics, geriatrics, nursing home care, psychiatry, mental health and substance abuse services, physical therapy, lab, x-ray, pharmacy and healthcare for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. In addition, PCHC has a team of medical specialists who deliver a wide range of specialty services including allergy, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, dermatology and osteopathic manipulative therapy. All PCHC services are provided with a sliding fee scale based on income through its Affordable Care Program to make certain that everyone can obtain the healthcare services they need. About 7% of PCHC’s budget is funded by Federal operating grants.