Author: Catherine Krouse

Catherine Krouse, DO is a board certified family physician. She runs a small independent family practice in Falmouth, ME. In Philadelphia she attended Temple University, then Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She moved to Maine in 2011 to complete her family medicine residency at Central Maine Medical Center, fell in love with the state's quiet beauty, and decided to stay.

The Maine Immunization Program (MIP) is publicly funded and provides necessary vaccines to all Maine children under the age of 19 regardless of insurance status. The program relies on Maine doctors to store, track, schedule and administer vaccines at their own expense. Myself and my colleagues are happy to provide this service to the community. Unfortunately, the administrators of the MIP have created irresponsible policy that is inefficient, redundant, and spends more time policing and punishing doctors than collaborating and finding meaningful solutions to challenges. The result: kids don’t get the vaccines they need. The purpose of this policy is to…

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