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Patten Physician Appointed to Commission

Patten, Maine -

PATTEN, Maine –¬† Ronald I. Blum, M.D., has been appointed to serve as a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians‚Äô Commission on Education for a four-year term beginning December 2011. He will also serve as liaison to the Working Group on Rural Health and on the Subcommittee on International Family Medicine.

The Commission on Education is one of seven commissions that direct AAFP policies and programs. This commission is devoted to developing policy and disseminating expertise to support the education and professional development of medical students and young family physicians.

Dr. Blum practices at the Milliken Medical Center in Patten. He founded this practice with Dr. William Daniels, now deceased, in Island Falls in 1978. He also serves as Medical Director for Mountain Heights Nursing Home, Great Northern Paper Company and Twin Rivers Paper Company, and as school physician for RSU # 50. He is Town Health Officer for Patten and Crystal and has been the Public Health Medical Officer for Northern Maine. He serves as a Maine delegate to the AAFP, and recently completed a three-year term on the AAFP Commission on Health of the Public.

To maintain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Blum is required to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to set continuing education requirements for its members. This requirement helps ensure family physician members remain educated on the most up-to-date medical technologies, research and techniques.

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