RANGELEY – Connie Coggins, President/CEO of HealthReach Community Health Centers is proud to announce the appointment of Amanda Hepler, MD to the health center staff of Rangeley Family Medicine (formerly Rangeley Region Health Center). Dr. Hepler, a National Health Service Corps Scholar, will begin practicing as the new physician at Rangeley on Aug. 4.
She received her undergraduate degree from Grove City College, PA in 1999 and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She recently completed the Family Practice Residency Program at Excela Health, Latrobe, PA. Dr. Hepler is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Practice.
Dr. Hepler completed a clinical rotation at the health center in February in order to learn more about the practice and the community before relocating to Maine. During college, Dr. Hepler completed a medical mission in Kenya and volunteered at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. She recently shared her reasons for moving to Maine and choosing to practice in Rangeley: “I have always pictured myself as a doctor in a small town, and I see this as an amazing opportunity to make a childhood dream a reality.”
Dr. Hepler joins Dr. Burton Knapp and Dr. William Toms who provide medical care to more than 1,800 residents of Dallas and Lincoln Plantations, Madrid, Magalloway, Rangeley, Sandy River, and other towns as well as visitors “from away.”
Rangeley Family Medicine is one of the eleven practices of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a system of eleven federally qualified health centers in central and western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver first-class healthcare to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare, major insurances and offers an Affordable Care Program based on family size and income to uninsured and underinsured residents. A private, non-profit organization with a 30-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations.