Maine Eye Center Orientation Manual

Updated January 10, 2014
Author: Theresa Kudlak

Description: Orientation information for new Spectrum staff at the Maine Eye Center in Portland ME



Introduction to Maine Eye Center

MEC is a free standing ambulatory center which provides a wide range of eye services to patients from Maine and New Hampshire. In 1987 MEC became the first medical practice in the state of Maine to have a Medicare certified ambulatory Surgical Center. It is housed on the second floor of a former shoe factory built in 1864. The rest of the building comprises physician offices, exam rooms, waiting rooms, etc. MEC is currently looking for a more spacious facility.

MEC provides a full range of anterior segment service (cataracts, corneal transplants, glaucoma) and ocular plastic lid procedures.

Retina cases are done The Scarborough Surgical Center, as are all cases requiring general anesthesia. There is one operating room.


Spectrum Site Liason

Theresa Kudlak MD: pager 741-1900, cell 831-5641


MEC Staff Contact List


Schedule and Work Hours


Anesthesiologist Staff Personal Needs


Paperwork, Charts


Policies and Procedures


Supplies and Equipment


MEC Staff Anesthesia Set-up Support


Patient Selection Process and Screening


MEC Staff Role in Care of Anesthesia Patients


Typical Clinical Course and Anesthesia Implications

Suggested Anesthesia Technique: 


References