Infectious Diseases - Gilman Clinic
The Maine Medical Partners - Gilman Clinic (formally the Virology Treatment Center) – was established in 1991 under the direction of Dr. Robert Smith. Our goal is provide the highest quality preventive care and treatment for patients with hepatitis, HIV, and related infectious diseases.
Our team includes infectious disease and liver specialists, advanced care specialty nurses, social workers, behavioral health professionals, pharmacists and nutritionists. Together, we provide advanced infectious disease care and personal attention to the complex needs of our patients.
Our Approach to Care
We take an integrated approach to care, working closely with primary care providers and community service organizations across the region to coordinate patient support beyond infectious disease specialty care. We assess each patient's complete medical situation and recommend preventive care, such as immunizations, that may be helpful. Our center has also pioneered access to research trials of new treatments options that may not be otherwise available in Maine.
We offer a full range of services and multidisciplinary care on-site, including:
- Preventive education and preventive care
- Individualized treatment plans
- Medicine education and management
- Mental health support
- Nutrition support and counseling
- Clinical drug trials
- Referral to local community resources
- PrEP: We provide pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) medication. PrEP can lower the chances of becoming infected with HIV for people who are at risk. When taken daily, it can prevent the spread of HIV through sex or injection drug use. Learn more.
- Bridge Program: Medication assisted therapy (MAT), is treatment for substance use disorder. We offer MAT for our current patients being treated for viral hepatitis and/or HIV.
Conditions We Treat
The Gilman Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in Maine. We offer on-site educational training and mentoring for a variety of healthcare disciplines, including:
• Nurse Practitioners
• Social workers
This training is provided by experienced practitioners in the fields of infectious disease, gastroenterology, family medicine, and behavioral health.
Each month we offer a virtual didactic and case review session to health center sites across the state of Maine. This session is part of the nationally recognized Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) model. This allows health care providers from any location to work with experts in the field on a care plan for their patient. Both Hepatitis and HIV ECHO cases are discussed by the full multidisciplinary team, and education and patient specific recommendations are provided.
New ECHO partner sites are always welcome! Please contact us at 207-661-4400.
The Gilman Clinic is also an active regional partner of the New England AIDS Education and Training Center, offering a variety of outreach educational activities related to HIV/AIDS, coinfection, and prevention.
“Good quality care, given with respect, never feel hurried or rushed, feel very comfortable expressing my concerns or questions. It’s always a good experience. They make sure to educate me so I know what to expect and what my options are. It makes having HIV more bearable to have it so professionally managed by a healthcare provider. I always feel knowledgeable and confident leaving my appointment.”
“I am so glad that I was referred here. I have had great care and feel like I’m in good hands they care about my health and healing. Thank you. I haven’t had any side effects and I am feeling so much better about life knowing there is a cure.”