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Kreckel elected Maine Medical Association president
Dieter Kreckel, MD, newly elected president of the Maine Medical Association.
RUMFORD -- Dieter Kreckel, MD, of Swift River Family Medicine and Rumford Hospital, was recently elected president of the Maine Medical Association, of which he has been a member since 1993.
In addition to being a family physician, Kreckel has been the Director of the Rural Tract Residency Program in Rumford since its inception in 2005. He is the lead physician in the Patient Centered Medical Home pilot program and supervisor for physician assistants at Swift River.
A graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Kreckel completed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, New York. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been with Swift River Health Care and Rumford Hospital for nearly 20 years.
Retired from duty in the USAF Reserve at Hanscom AFB in MA in 2004, he served on active duty as a family physician in the AF from 1983 to 1993 at Loring AFB, Maine, Bitburg, Germany, and Andrews AFB, Maryland.
Kreckel is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the board and past president of the Maine Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the board, and now president, of the Maine Medical Association.
For many years, Kreckel has volunteered as team physician for local school athletics and as event physician for the Chisholm Ski Club.
He is currently chairman of the Town of Rumford Finance Committee and is a past member of the boards of the River Valley Chamber of Commerce, the River Valley Growth Council and the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition.
Kreckel lives with his wife, Jennifer, an attorney in Rumford. The Kreckels are the parents of two grown children and have one grandchild. Kreckel is interested in photography, hiking, kayaking, wildlife biology, birding and travel.
"We at Rumford Hospital and Swift River Family Medicine are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and community-minded physician as a member of our staff," notes Becky Hall, manager of the Rumford Hospital provider practices. "Dr. Kreckel sets a perfect example of service to his community, both as a physician and as a River Valley citizen."