Noah Nesin, M.D., FAAFP, has been a family doctor in Maine since 1986, first in a private, solo practice and then in federally qualified health centers. He has served as chief of staff of Penobscot Valley Hospital, medical director of Health Access Network in Lincoln, Maine, and chief quality officer at Penobscot Community Heath Care (PCHC). He now serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs at PCHC. Throughout his career, Dr. Nesin has led efforts in evidence-based prescribing practices and in practice transformation to improve efficiency and to use health care resources judiciously. Dr. Nesin has mentored physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, and Family Practice residents throughout his career.
Dr. Nesin serves as chair of the Academic Detailing Advisory Committee, the body that oversees the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service. He also sits on the Advisory Committee for the Lunder Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine, is a member of the Prescription Monitoring Program Policy Advisory Group, is a member of the Board of the Maine Public Health Association, and serves on the board of the Dan Hanley Center for Health Leadership. Dr. Nesin served on Maine’s Opiate Task Force in 2016.
Dr. Nesin is a cofounder of Maine Quality Counts’ Maine Chronic Pain Collaborative and is a leader of its Caring for ME initiative, aimed at evidence-based treatment for chronic pain and expanded treatment for opioid use disorder. He led PCHC’s work as a partner with John Snow, Inc., in a 3-year Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant-funded project aimed at redesigning the primary care delivery team.
Dr. Nesin is convener of the Bangor Area Controlled Substance Work Group, which established regional standards for the management of all controlled substance prescriptions. He appears regularly on local TV and radio in Bangor, Maine, and has appeared on MPBN and on NPR’s “All Things Considered” discussing opioid prescribing and opioid addiction.