Local ‘Doctor of the Day’ welcomed to Maine Senate

Posted:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 4:45pm
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AUGUSTA — Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, welcomed Dr. Janis Petzel, of Islesboro, to the Maine Senate as the Doctor of the Day for June 11, 2019.

Dr. Petzel practices psychiatry at Pen Bay Medical Center.

Launched in 1997, the Doctor of the Day is a volunteer program that provides medical assistance at the State House in the event of a medical emergency. The program is operated with the cooperation and support of a number of organizations including the Maine Medical Association and the Maine Osteopathic Association.