Patten Primary Care
30 Houlton Street
Patten, Maine 04765

Houlton Open Access
'Walk In Care'
59 Bangor Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Houlton Dental Care
59 Bangor Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Houlton Primary Care
59 Bangor Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Houlton Occupational Med
59 Bangor Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Millinocket Primary Care
50 Summer Street
Millinocket, Maine 04462

Millinocket Dental Care
50 Summer Street
Millinocket, Maine 04462

Island Falls Primary Care
1300 Crystal Road
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Ashland Primary Care
33 Walker St.
Ashland, Maine 04732

Ashland Dental Care
33 Walker St.
Ashland, Maine 04732

Medicare Scam Alert: Diabetic Supply Calls

Attorney General William J. Schneider is warning people with diabetes to beware of a medical scam involving diabetic supplies. Recent reports in Maine involve telephone calls from someone claiming to be from Medicare who offers diabetic and other medical supplies in exchange for Medicare information. Some Medicare consumers have received diabetic supplies that were never ordered and even after repeatedly informing the mail order company that they purchase their diabetic supplies at a local pharmacy, the shipments continued.

Attorney General Schneider offers the following tips for diabetic patients and other Medicare beneficiaries:
• Be suspicious of anyone who offers free medical equipment or services and then asks for your Medicare or financial information. These calls are not coming from Medicare, diabetes associations or other similar organizations.
• Do not provide your Medicare number, social security number, or other personal information over the phone.
• Do not accept items that you did not order. Refuse the delivery and keep a record of the sender’s name and the date you returned the items.
• Check all of your medical bills, Medicare summary notices, explanation of benefits and credit reports. If you spot unusual or questionable charges, first contact your health care provider to be sure it is not just an error.
• Report medical identity theft and Medicare fraud.
If you think you have experienced a Medicare scam, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at (207) 626-8849.

The Maine Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) connects callers to their local Area Agency on Aging to help Mainers file reports with the appropriate Medicare/MaineCare entities. Call 1-877-353-3771 or go to Medicare Assistance Community Elder Services- DHHS Maine.

For more information on Medicare fraud, go to Medicare Fraud Community Elder Services; DHHS Maine.

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