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Penny Lamhut, MD, joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

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Posted May 16, 2013, at 5:38 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Penny Lamhut, MD, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits.

Dr. Lamhut’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality geriatric medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits, and health care maintenance.

Penny Lamhut, MD, received both her undergraduate and her Medical Degree from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Prior to joining Penobscot Community Health Care, Dr. Lamhut served as a geriatrician in private practice.  Robert Allen, MD, PCHC’s executive medical director, said in a press release, “PCHC is proud that Penny Lamhut, MD, has joined Community Care and Geriatrics. Dr. Lamhut is the Medical Director of the Dirigo Pines Retirement Community, is Board Certified in Geriatrics, and is also a Certified Medical Director. Dr. Lamhut offers an outstanding patient care approach and considerable expertise in Geriatrics.”

Dr. Lamhut is board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice and certified as medical director by the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. Lamhut will be seeing patients at area nursing and rehabilitation facilities. For more information on PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics, please call 207-945-5247, ext. 598.

 PCHC, a non-profit organization founded in 1997, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the Greater Bangor area.  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 clinics are staffed by about 200 full and part-time clinicians including medical and dental practitioners, mental health providers, physical therapists, pharmacists, and medical specialists.  The agency will provide about 380,000 patient visits for over 60,000 individuals in 2013.  Its four largest practices in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town are open seven days a week for the convenience of its patients.

Sixteen practices and program service sites in the Bangor area offer 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. Approximately, 4 percent of the budget of PCHC is funded by Federal FQHC operating grants.

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