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Geoff Gratwick


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Sen Gratwick was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1965 as part of a college crew that won the US and World championships.

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Legislature overrides veto of bill to promote telehealth for rural patients

AUGUSTA — The Maine Legislature on Wednesday voted to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1485, a bill to require the state’s Medicaid program treat telehealth medical services the same way as in-person treatment. The bill — sponsored by Sen. Geoff Gratwick, D-Bangor — passed...

Gratwick bill restoring doctor-patient relationship in pain treatment signed into law

AUGUSTA — Sen. Geoff Gratwick’s bill to provide necessary flexibility to doctors in prescribing opioid medications to patients with severe, chronic pain was signed into law on Friday by the Governor. The bill — LD 1031, “An Act To Establish Reasonable and Clinically Appropriate...

Sen. Geoff Gratwick is serving his third term in the Maine Senate, where he represents the communities of Bangor and Hermon. Prior to his election to the Senate in 2012, he served three terms on the Bangor City Council.

He is now retired from medicine after practicing for 40 years as a rheumatologist/arthritis specialist. During his career, he worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and many other hospitals in Northern and Eastern Maine. In the legislature, he has served as chairman of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee, where he has been a tireless advocate for improved health care for all Mainers. He has also served on the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee.

Sen. Gratwick lives with his wife, Lucy Quimby, a psychologist and founding president of the Bangor Land Trust, on the outskirts of Bangor. He spends his spare time in his woodworking shop, tending to his small farm, working in the woods, rowing and attending various community events.

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