Not Found
On Demand

Pandemic Potpourri: Telemedicine, Vaccine Hesitancy and Opioid Prescribing

Total Credits: 2.5 including 2.5 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

Average Rating:
State Associations:
MOA - Maine
Leigh "Jack " Forbush, DO |  Laura Blaisdell, MD |  Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP
2 Hours 38 Minutes
Never expires.



Presentation Title: Telemedicine: New Parameters and Pitfalls During a Pandemic                  
Jack Forbush, D.O. 

Session Objectives:
1. Attain familiarity with "telehealth terminology".
2. Obtain a better understanding of telehealth's history, current implementations and future integrations
3. Gain a more comprehensive understanding of the tools recommended to initiate telehealth services in your medical practice
4. Determine the most appropriate, cost-effective tools to implement telehealth services. 


Presentation Title:  Vaccine Hesitancy: Post Pandemic
Laura Blaisdell, MD, FAAP, MPH, InterMed Pediatrics  

Session Objectives:
1. Understand Vaccine Hesitancy 
2. Learn practical tips for vaccine management in the exam room
3. Understand the role of policy and legislation as it relates to community immunity. 


Presentation Title: Pandemic Prompted Changes to Opioid Prescribing and MAT
Elisabeth Mock, MD      

Session Objectives:
1.Consider risks of opioids and MAT in the new era
2. Discuss newer workflows for prescribing opioids and MAT            
3.Share strategies for patient monitoring and complying with regulations


The Maine Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 2.5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


MOA Grievance Policy: All grievances should be initially directed in writing to the MOA Executive Director by email to who will share them with the MOA's Program Committee. Grievances will receive a response within 30 days of receipt. If you do not receive a satisfactory response, you may notify the Council on Continuing Medical Education, AOA, 142 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611.



Leigh "Jack " Forbush, DO's Profile

Leigh "Jack " Forbush, DO Related seminars and products

Osteopathic Center for Family Medicine

Leigh "Jack" Forbush, DO owns and operates the Osteopathic Center for Family Medicine, one of Maine's first direct primary care practices.  In addition, he is a founding member of both the New England Direct Primary Care Alliance and the Direct Primary Care Alliance, organizations devoted to the advocacy of direct primary care and supporting physicians either operating a direct care practice or transitioning to this model.  He is the current President of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He enjoys obstacle course racing and classic rock-n-roll.

Dr. Forbush has no disclosures 

Laura Blaisdell, MD's Profile

Laura Blaisdell, MD Related seminars and products

Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician and researcher who works in the Greater Portland Area of Maine. Dr. Blaisdell graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1997, earned her medical doctorate and public health degree (MD/MPH) at the University of Minnesota in 2005, and completed a residency in pediatrics at Maine Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Blaisdell currently practices general pediatrics with Intermed in Yarmouth, Maine, and is a newborn hospitalist at Maine Medical Center. She conducts research and frequently lectures on parental vaccine hesitancy and infectious epidemics in the camp setting. During the summer months, Dr. Blaisdell is the Camp Health Director for Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine, where she lives with her two sons and husband, Andy, the camp’s owner and director. She has served as doctor-in-residence at Africamps in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, in Deschapelles, Haiti. Dr. Blaisdell has served on several local and national boards and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Mercy Hospital. Dr. Blaisdell is also known as a Vaccine Hesitancy Expert, writing Op-Eds and volunteering in the effort to pass LD798, Maine’s law to remove philosophical and religious exemptions to vaccine requirements for school entry. She is actively involved in Maine Families for Vaccines.

Dr. Blaisdell has no disclosures.          

Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP's Profile

Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP Related seminars and products

Physician Educator

Maine Independent Clinical Information Service

Dr. Mock s a self-employed Family Physician consultant living in Holden, Maine. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She attended Vanderbilt Medical School and more notably these days, obtained a Master’s in Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She is a clinical educator and instructor for the Maine state Academic Detailing program (MICIS) and Alosa Health in Boston.  She is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  Her part-time clinical work includes evening shifts as a hospitalist and prescribing at a high-risk, low-barrier buprenorphine clinic.  She is passionate about women’s and girls’ basketball, travel, learning chess and singing.

Dr. Mock has no disclosures 


Alternate Options

2020 Update in Clinical Dermatology
Original Program Date: 06/05/2020
The Neurobiology of Mind Body Spirit Unity
Original Program Date: 06/06/2020
Tackling Physician Burnout Mega Bundle
Original Program Date: 06/06/2020
Value Based Patient Care in a Managed Care Model
Original Program Date: 06/07/2020

Please wait ...

Back to Top