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The Vaccination Dilemma – A Free Presentation

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The recent measles outbreak that infected more than 150 people in the U.S. cast the spotlight on the debate over childhood vaccinations.  While the debate hit its peak with the Disneyland outbreak, many parents have been teetering on the vaccination fence for decades.

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Dr. Gerard Rubin of CCS Pediatrics will explore the immunization dilemma some parents face, weigh the pros and cons of the shots, and talk about potential side effects, during a presentation at Lepage Large Conference Room at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. The talk will begin at 5:30 pm and will follow with a question and answer session. Seating is limited so register today by calling 777-8481.

gerard rubin hsDr. Rubin is the Lead Physician at CCS Pediatrics at 100 Campus Avenue in Lewiston.  He performed his residency at Albany Medical Center in New York after receiving his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. His areas of special interest include behavioral pediatrics, child advocacy, integrative medicine, and osteopathic manipulation treatment.

Dr. Rubin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Osteopathy, and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education Support.  He is general pediatric board certified as well as certified in neonatal resuscitation and pediatric ALS.

He is accepting new patients.  For an appointment, please call 755-3160.



A School-Based Health Success Story

Monday, September 26th, 2011

By: Kim Foster, Administrative Secretary

A teacher approached me and asked if I could help a student who had a pair of broken glasses.  I told the teacher I would assist in any way I could.   I met with the student to enroll them in the Health Center. Once enrolled, I scheduled an appointment with an eye doctor only to find out that this student only has MaineCare for emergency services. This started a whole process of me trying to find someone to donate glasses, as well as an eye exam. I was determined to get help. After making numerous phone calls I found an organization (Mile Stone Foundation) who was willing to donate a voucher for glasses at Lens Crafters in Portland. Then, my search continued to find an optometrist who would be willing to perform an eye exam for free. Dr. John Lonsdale (Central Maine Eye Care) graciously agreed!  With assistance from the school principal, we were able to arrange the student’s transportation to Portland for glasses.  The school allowed us to borrow their van and a school staff member agreed to drive!  So, after about 3 weeks worth of phone calls, scheduling, and collaborating, this student now has a new pair of eye glasses!