BANGOR, Maine — Susan Willows, FNP-C, has joined the medical staff of Penobscot Community Health Care’s Community Care and Geriatrics, which serves patients in nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities or in-home visits.
Willows’ practice centers on geriatric medical care, including patient physicals, acute-care visits and health care maintenance.
Willows received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Husson University. Prior to joining Penobscot Community Health Care, Willows worked for Genesis Physician Services caring for residents in long-term care facilities.
“PCHC is proud that Susan Willows, FNP, has joined the staff of Community Care and Geriatrics. She brings to patients in nursing homes, long-term care, and assisted living a breadth of experience in treatment of chronic disease and geriatric issues. In addition, patients will find her to be highly personable, compassionate, and an extremely capable provider,” Dr. Robert Allen, PCHC’s executive medical director, said in a press release.
Willows is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and 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.