Dr. Steven L Blumenthal, MD

Where I Provide Care

195 Fore River Parkway
Suite 160
Portland, ME  04102
phone: 207-553-6767
fax: 207-553-6749

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Dr. Steven L Blumenthal, MD

Steven L Blumenthal, MD

Pediatrics

Primary Care Provider
Biography

In my 38 years practicing pediatrics, I have witnessed huge successes, primarily in preventing and treating acute illnesses. Medications, vaccines, and safety counseling have had a great impact. At the same time, we have failed to prevent an astounding increase in chronic illness such as obesity and mental health problems (apathy, anxiety, and depression). Acute illness may require a single physician encounter to prevent or treat, but chronic conditions require dedicated attention to lifestyle choices, starting at birth, if not before, and continuing into early adulthood.

I routinely incorporate advice about diet, exercise, screen time and literacy at patient visits. I am particularly proud of recent data showing my patient panel to have the lowest rate of obesity amongst a group of pediatricians studied. My goal is to help families raise healthy children who are prepared to become healthy adults.

Languages
English

Education & Credentials

Education & Credentials

Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics, 1985
Residencies
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1983
  • North Shore University Hospital, Pathology, 1980
Medical Education
  • New York University School of Medicine, MD, 1979

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • Maine Medical Center since 1990

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