Paul Michael Laband M.D.

California , Maine  Clinical Expertise: Chronic disease management, lifestyle change, hospice and palliative care Consultation Fee: -
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Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine / Integrative Medicine
Chronic disease management, lifestyle change, hospice and palliative care
American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice Medical Director Certification Board
California , Maine 

Paul Laband MD is a primary care physician, board certified in Internal Medicine and actively working towards certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. He is currently practicing outpatient primary care in Napa, California with St. Joseph Health Medical Group, where he is also the Medical Director for the Primary Care section of the group. In addition, he is serving as an Associate Hospice Medical Director for Kindred Hospice, one of the nation’s largest hospice service providers. He holds active medical licenses in Maine and California.

Dr. Laband was born and raised in western Massachusetts, where he learned at a young age the value of spending time in the forest during all four seasons. He attended Tufts University in Boston for both undergraduate and medical school. He received his BA with magna cum laude honors in Philosophy, and studied the Philosophy of Science and Consciousness under Professor Daniel Dennett who is a thought leader in the field of consciousness to this day. He trained in Internal Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, where he also served as Chief Resident. He has spent most of his 25 years in medicine practicing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient Internal Medicine in small rural communities in Maine before moving to California in 2015.

Dr. Laband strives to achieve patient-centered and evidence-based medicine. His areas of interest and expertise include chronic disease management as well as wellness and preventive medicine. He is very interested in the potential that lifestyle change has to modify disease risk, and the challenge that is inherent in getting people to make healthy lifestyle choices. His passion is to contribute to positive changes in the healthcare delivery system that will allow for improved access to high quality and high value care for all populations, not just those who can afford to pay extra for top-tier care.

Physician Advisor to DeepScribe, an AI-powered medical documentation SaaS start-up ( ); June 2019 - Present

  • Founding Limited Partner, HippocratesVC, May 2018 – Present

  • Associate Hospice Medical Director, Kindred-at-Home Hospice, November 2016 – Present

  • Medical Director, Primary Care Division, Queen of the Valley Medical Associates, October 2016 – present

  • Investor/Medical Advisor, Fruit Street Health, Inc., March 2016 – present

  • Primary Care Physician, Queen of the Valley Medical Associates, September 2015 – present

  • Independent Medical Consultant, March 2016 – March 2018

  • Primary Care Physician, Midcoast Medical Group, November 2013 – July 2015

  • Hospitalist, Midcoast Hospital, October 2011 – present

  • Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, September 1997 – October 2011

  • Local Medical Director,  Bridgton section of Central and Western Maine Regional PHO, January 2003 – May 2008

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA - M.D. May 1993
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA - B.A. in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, May 1989
  • Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine - Internship, Internal Medicine (July 1993 - June 1994)
  • Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine- Residency, Internal Medicine (July 1994 – June 1996)
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine - Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine(July 1996 – June 1997)
  • Member, American College of Physicians (1993 - Present)
  • Member, Maine Medical Association (1993 - Present)
  • Member, Midcoast Hospital Transitions of Care Committee, 2011 – present
  • Vice-Chairman, Bridgton Hospital Board of Directors, 2006 - 2011
  • Member, Central Maine Healthcare Risk and Claims Committee, 2008 - 2011
  • Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Bridgton Hospital, 2003 - 3006
  • Member, Critical Care Committee, Bridgton Hospital, 1997 - 2011
  • Chairman, Medical Care Review Committee, Bridgton Hospital
  • Chairman, Clinical Practices Committee, Bridgton Hospital, 2000 - 2005
  • Member, Regional Planning Committee (CMMC, Rumford and Bridgton Hospitals), 2001 – 2003
  • Member, Bylaws Committee, Bridgton Hospital, 2000 – 2003
  • Member, Physician Planning Committee, Bridgton Hospital, 2000 – 2003
  • President, Bridgton Hospital Medical Staff, 2001 – 2003
  • Vice-President, Bridgton Hospital Medical Staff, 1999 – 2001
  • Member, Executive Medical Staff Committee, Bridgton Hospital, 1999 – 2003
  • Member, Adverse Drug Events Task Force, Maine Medical Center, 1996 – 1997
  • Resident Educational Representative, Maine Medical Center, 1994 – 1997