BUCKSPORT — Carol Carew, executive director of  Bucksport Regional Health Center, announced that Dr. Hans Duvefelt will return to the health center as medical director and practicing physician.

During his tenure at the Bucksport Regional Health Center from 1994 to 2009, Duvefelt developed and led the Quality Assurance Program, and was a preceptor and lecturer at the University of Maine Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

“I am very excited to be returning to Bucksport Regional Health Center with the new skills and perspectives I have gained and to once again serve the Bucksport community,” Duvefelt said.

Since 2009 Duvefelt has worked in a variety of roles in northern Maine for Pines Health Services. He served as the only full-time physician in Van Buren, as medical director for several

nursing homes, and as lead primary care physician of the AMHC/Pines’ Integration of Primary

Care and Behavioral Health.

Duvefelt also was trained and certified in opiate replacement therapy in order to serve an identified need in the community.

Duvefelt received a medical degree at Uppsala University in Sweden, is certified by the

American Board of Family Medicine, and is NCQA certified in diabetes and cardiovascular

Disease. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Maine Medical Association and the New Brunswick Medical Society.

Duvefelt and his wife, Emma Duvefelt, family nurse practitioner, will return to their farm in the Bucksport area within the next two months. Duvefelt will start practicing medicine at the Bucksport Regional Health Center by the end of May.

For information, call 469-7371.