Chuck Radis MD
Peaks Island ME,
Term: February 2017 — February 2020 (1)
After completing an internal medicine residency at Brighton Medical Center, Dr. Radis provided primary care to the six year-round islands of Casco Bay. He saw first-hand how critical access to health care is to the health of island families. During his time practicing in Casco Bay, Dr. Radis averaged more than 150 house calls each year and provided free or reduced fee service to islanders without health insurance. In 1991, he completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in rheumatology and clinical immunology and practiced at Rheumatology Associates in Portland for 22 years. As a private practitioner, he provided health insurance to his employees and believes that universal health coverage is a basic right. “Mainers need to take back control of their health care system. We need to develop a system which can negotiate and control the cost of prescriptions and reduce administrative costs. A single-payer system can provide quality health care for all. No one should be left behind.”
Dr. Radis is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School. He continues to practice rheumatology part-time at Maine Coast Community Hospital in Ellsworth. He is the founder of the Maine-African Partnership for Social Justice which provides health education programs in South Sudan as well as scholarships to African immigrants at Portland High School.