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Adam Miller, LADC at Family Practice on the River

Coping with Change: A new series designed to support your whole health from the team at Family Practice on the River.

September 4, 2020 - By Adam Miller, LADC

We are creatures of habit. Even the most spontaneous among us do the same things each day - in the same places, around the same time, with the same people, and so on and so forth. For the human species, routine and predictability are equal to safety. 

For many of us, life was going along well, and then 2020 showed up and threw everything off. To quote the very popular Broadway musical, Hamilton, "The world has turned upside down!"

This year, no matter who you are or what you were doing, each of us has been forced to cope with change on both the macro and micro levels. 

So what can we do about this? 

Here are some affirmations that might be helpful:

1. Know that you were built for this! To some extent, the world is happening TO you. But remember: YOU are also happening to THE WORLD. You have more power than you think you do.

2. It’s okay to laugh. Hitting three red lights when you are late for work is maddening, but hitting all 47 of them is downright comical. It’s good (and usually helpful) to laugh at ourselves every now and then.

3. Nietzsche said,” He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” What is your “why?” Do you enjoy volunteering?  Going to religious services or spiritual retreats? Spending time with your family? Exercising and enjoying the outdoors?  It is the perfect time to focus on these things to help give you a sense of direction and meaning.

4. Stay connected (as much as possible) with those you love. Even if the connection cannot be physical, it is important that our circle is intact. They need you as much as you need them.

5. Take care of your body. Give it the right food, drink enough water, and sleep on a schedule.

6. Regarding media: Watch what you consume. Too much social media - or any of the 24-hour news channels, will leave you anxious and downtrodden. Spend ample time reading, watching, or listening to something that feeds your soul.

7. Remember that this season will pass. Hopefully, we will have learned something valuable about ourselves; the changes that are long overdue will be made in the world and we will be able to love one another a little more fully.

8. It’s okay to ask for help if you need it. You are never alone in this. There are many resources that can support you in this time - from your healthcare provider to a counselor, to a host of different online groups. 

We hope that these reminders help to guide you. As always, we are here to help and offer our support in any way that we can.

New Practice Procedures - COVID19 Safety Measures

May 27, 2020

As we re-open for face-to-face appointments, please be aware of our new health and safety measures.

  1. Call to book your appointment for a face-to-face or telehealth session. Please review your insurance and prescreening health questions with our team at that time.
  2. To minimize risk to our patients and staff, no visitors are allowed at this time. Please come to your appointment alone. The exception will be if you need physical assistance. Once in our care, we will ask the person assisting you to please wait in their vehicle. We will call them when you are ready to leave.
  3. Please call our office at (207) 502-7386 when you have arrived for your appointment. Do not come into our office or stand outside the door. A member of our team will let you know when to enter the office. When possible, we want you to be the only person in our waiting room area.
  4. A member of our clinical team will take your temperature and ask you several screening questions upon your arrival to your appointment.
  5. We ask that you wear a mask to your appointment. If you do not have a mask, a bandana or scarf is acceptable. Please cover your nose and mouth, and use the hand sanitizer provided in the office.
  6. Our rooms are routinely cleaned per CDC guidelines before and after each patient visit.
  7. When you check out, please make any payments with our team and you will be given instructions and an appointment for follow up care, as needed.

We look forward to serving you safely and efficiently. Please reach out to our team if you have any questions or concerns.

-The Family Practice on the River Team

Book your appointment today at 207-502-7386

Telehealth Services Available 

March 15, 2020

Telehealth services are now available for established patients via our online portal called You will need to schedule your appointment with our team first by calling 207-502-7386. You will then be instructed on how to use the online portal for your specific appointment time.

You will need access to a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer with internet access. Telephone appointments are also available for patients who do not have internet access.

Find out more about how to use DOXY here. 

Call to book your appointment today at 207-502-7386