New name, new doctor, open house at Rangeley Health Center

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RANGELEY – Effective Friday, August 1, Rangeley Region Health Center will change its name to Rangeley Family Medicine. Suggestions for the new name were proposed by community members and chosen by staff members.

“We feel the new name reflects our emphasis on family practice medicine and preventive care for the entire family,” said Practice Manager Kate Quimby. “We are pleased to coordinate the name change with the arrival of our new physician.”

To help celebrate the name change, and the arrival of Rangeley’s new physician, Dr. Amanda Hepler, an Open House at the facility will be held on Thursday, July 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Community members are invited to attend the Open House, meet Dr. Hepler and the staff, enjoy light refreshments, and take a tour of the facility.

Dr. Hepler will start on August 4 and is happy to announce she will be accepting new patients.

Dr. Hepler, Rangeley Family Medicine, and the Rangeley Region Health and Wellness Partnership will continue to work closely on fundraising projects and other community-minded events.

The practice will continue to operate out of its current location, 42 Dallas Hill Road in Rangeley, under the management of HealthReach Community Health Centers, located in Waterville, Maine.
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.

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