MOOSE RIVER, MAINE - DECEMBER 12, 2021
Skyler Carpenter, a paramedic/community health provider, confers on the cell phone from the residence of Marcelle Lumbert with the on-call per diem physicianâs assistant Andrea Groft at the clinic on how to proceed during a call on Sunday, December 12, 2021. The telemedicine portion of this call is the key component to the Jackman model. By removing the physician assistants from the staff and replacing them with doctors and specialists from regional hospitals via telemedicine, a community can greatly reduce their costs while expanding care.
(Staff Photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer)