Renee Fay-Leblanc, MD FACP | Chief Medical Officer at Greater Portland Health
Renee Fay-LeBlanc believes that everyone has a right to quality, affordable healthcare. Since 2014 she has served as chief medical officer for Greater Portland Health, a nonprofit medical practice dedicated to providing care for patients regardless of their ability to pay. “I feel honored to do this work in my community and to try to make people’s lives better,” says Fay-LeBlanc, a Portland native. Greater Portland Health provides nearly 12,000 patients with services such as primary care, integrated behavioral care, and dental care. The health center sees more than 100 new patients a month and has nine locations in Portland and South Portland, including a site in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood to serve people experiencing homelessness. Greater Portland Health also partners with other community organizations to ensure that Maine’s immigrants and refugees have access to high-quality medical services. In addition to this outreach, Fay-LeBlanc and her team travel to meet patients where they live, on the streets, and at local schools. “We have an amazing team who help make what I do every day possible,” Fay-LeBlanc says. In addition to her work with the health center, she serves as an active member of the Williston-Immanuel United Church’s outreach committee, volunteers for Family Promise, and serves as a member of the board at Avesta Housing.