Rangeley Family Medicine Hosts Open House

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RANGELEY, ME — Rangeley Family Medicine, previously Rangeley Region Health Center, recently hosted an Open House at their facility to welcome Dr. Amanda Hepler to the practice and announce the facility’s name change.

Community members enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres talked with the staff and took the opportunity to meet Dr. Hepler, who began seeing patients on Friday, August 1, 2008.

The Open House was enjoyed by everyone in attendance, including Dr. Hepler, who always pictured herself as a doctor in a small town. “This is as an amazing opportunity to make a childhood dream a reality,” according to Dr. Hepler.

Steve Mansfield with Board Member.jpg: HealthReach Community Health Centers’ Director of Operations Stephen Mansfield (right) talks with Rangeley Region Health and Wellness Partnership Board Member Pasqualina “Patty” Cerminara during the open house. (Photos by Cory Courtois)

The name change, according to Practice Manager Kate Quimby, was made to better reflect their emphasis on family practice medicine and preventive care for the entire family.

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.

Dr. Amanda Hepler (left) talks with Dr. Ann Schwink from Strong Area Health Center and Rangeley Region Health and Wellness Partnership Board Member Lucy Simonds (right). (Photos by Cory Courtois)

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