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Employment History

Public Health Officer

Mendocino County

Public Health Officer

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency

Health Officer

Lake County

Lake County Library

Affiliations

Board Member
Community Care Management Corporation

Education

master's degree
public health

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Mendocino County's Public ...

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Mendocino County's Public Health Officer, Craig McMillan M.D., recommends the following precautions to decrease you risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases:


"Everybody in the U.S. is proceeding ...

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"Everybody in the U.S. is proceeding with caution to prevent this from spreading from one person to the next," said Dr. Craig McMillan, public health officer for the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency.

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"It's a pretty remote possibility for it to be spread on a plane," McMillan said.


Dr. Craig McMillan has been ...

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Dr. Craig McMillan has been named Mendocino County's interim public health officer, the county's Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.

McMillan replaces Dr. Marvin Trotter, who resigned Feb. 1 after more than 10 years as Mendocino County public health officer.
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McMillan told the board he intends to recruit a permanent public health officer, a task he did as Lake County's health officer and as interim public health officer in San Luis Obispo County.
"We were very lucky he was available," HHSA Community Health Services Director Stacy Cryer said, explaining that McMillan is under contract with the county until June 30.
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McMillan practices part-time as a physician at the Mendocino County Community Health clinics in Willits and Ukiah, and is licensed as a pediatrician. He holds a master's degree in public health, and his areas of expertise include infectious disease and disaster preparedness.
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In addition to his standard duties, McMillan will work with agency staff to examine the role and responsibilities of the public health officer.
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counties was difficult before the recession, according to McMillan, and he acknowledges that economic conditions and Mendocino County's budget crisis will make the task a challenge this time, too.
"It's difficult for rural counties to recruit folks into this kind of position, and there are not a lot of people out there with the kind of expertise they want," McMillan said.
He continued, "The county is doing a whole lot of restructuring, and I'm hoping they can create enough support in the budget to hire as close to full-time as possible. But we're still going to have some salary issues, with regard to not being competitive."
McMillan retired in mid-2008 after six-and-a-half years as Lake County's public health officer, then spent nine months as interim public health officer in San Luis Obispo County - an appointment that was supposed to be a monthlong recruiting effort.
McMillan was also public health officer in Mendocino County for more than 14 years. He was hired in January 1976, and resigned in June 1990, a week after he was reinstated to the post after a monthlong suspension.
Although the reasons for his suspension weren't released, McMillan believed at the time that he was suspended because the then-Board of Supervisors was disappointed in his budgetary control.
"I've certainly learned my lesson, in terms of knowing they are going to do what they want," McMillan said.
Overall, he said he's glad to be back.
"It was really nice to see some of the people I knew from before. They are very dedicated employees, and I hope to be able to work well with them," McMillan said.


Community Care Management Corporation

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Craig McMillan, M.D. - Health Officer, Lake County Public Health. Board member since 1986.


Mendocino County's Public ...

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Mendocino County's Public Health Officer Craig McMillan, M.D., recommends the following precautions for decreasing your risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases:

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"West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes," McMillan added, "so the best way to protect yourself from West Nile virus is to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes."

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