Author Archives: RIAFP

Dining With the Dentist

Brought to you by the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Oral Health Program

Physicians… meet dentists in your area to discuss best practice for referrals for your pediatric and/or pregnant patients.

Dentists… network with physicians who want to refer patients for dental care.

June 18 | 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thundermist of South County Community Health Room
1 River St, South Kingstown, RI 02879

This event is free!

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Interim/Temporary Physicians

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) has an opportunity for a RI-licensed Physician to join our Health Center. EBCAP has two primary locations. One is located at 6 John H. Chafee Boulevard in Newport, RI and the other is located at 100 Bullocks Point Avenue in East Providence RI. The physician would be given ongoing assignments to work on an interim/temporary basis. The interim Physician is welcome to work one day a week, several days a week, or even a full week, on a month to month basis, as EBCAP has current and future physician needs. We want to add to our team of providers and establish an ongoing relationship. 

Our mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and accessible health, dental, behavioral health, and human services to assist people to achieve their fullest potential. By joining EBCAP you are making a statement that you are committed to providing quality care.   

As a family physician with EBCAP, you will provide direct medical services including but not limited to a clinical focus on health promotion, disease prevention and routine health maintenance visits and acute care for all age groups. You will educate patients regarding care, diagnoses, treatment plan, medications and prognosis. You will obtain specialty physician consultation for complicated patients or patients who are assessed to be outside the scope of EBCAP’s practice, and supervise allied health professionals (physician assistant, nurses, medical assistants, etc.) of the care team.      

The position requires an MD (allopathic) or DO (osteopathic) degree, completion of an accredited residency in Family Medicine (preferred) or Internal Medicine, current licensure through the RI Department of Health, current DEA registration/RI Controlled Substance Licensure, current Board Certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, and must complete all privileging and credentialing requirements.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at East Bay Community Action Program, which is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.  

Please contact Norma Conley, VP of Human Resources at for more information, or you can go to our website at and click on the CAREERS page and apply through our applicant tracking system. You may also contact Debbie Scott, Senior Staffing Specialist, for more details at 401-431-9870 x124. 

Emergency and Urgent Care Live Course

Join us in Providence, RI, this summer.

Attend the Emergency and Urgent Care course in Providence, RI, July 17–20.

Know the latest treatment options in emergency and urgent care settings, gain hands-on skills, and recognize when to treat and when to refer. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare treatment plans for patients who present to emergency departments and/or urgent care clinics.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health needs affecting any number of body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, maternity, psychological, or musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.

Earn up to 27.75* AAFP Prescribed credits — 20 credits for attending the course and another 7.75 for participating in optional procedural skills workshops (additional fees apply).

AAFP members: $995
Nonmembers: $1,295

Optional Workshop Sessions (additional fees apply)

  • ECG Interpretation (Basic)
  • ECG Interpretation (Advanced)
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound (Basic Skills & FAST Exam)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (Vascular Access)

Save $100 when you register by June 15. Register now or call (800) 274-2237.

*AAFP Prescribed credit is subject to change. Visit for the most up-to-date credits for this course.

The 27th Annual RIAFP Primary Care Conference

March 29-30, 2019
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

This two-day meeting is designed to provide an interesting, up-to-date educational experience, highlighted by the gathering of the regional membership of the AAFP and the graduates of the Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program.

The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians Primary Care Conference is more than just an educational experience, it is a chance to network with colleagues in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Saturday Lunch Box Sponsor — Lifespan Physician Group, Inc.

Lifespan Physician Group, Inc.
Download the Brochure Register Now!

PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium

Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, MO

Connect with family medicine residency program professionals at the PDW and RPS Residency Education Symposium, April 5–9 in Kansas City, MO.

Program Leadership
Come a day before RPS to engage in programming designed for both you and your team.

Residency Team Members
Come a day before RPS to take advantage of special programs for administrators and nurses.

No matter which residency program role you represent, all are welcome to attend both PDW and RPS.

Save $100 when you register for both PDW and RPS.

If you can’t join us for both events, register separately for PDW (Friday, April 5–Sunday, April 7) or RPS (Saturday, April 6–Tuesday, April 9).

Take advantage of the opportunity to gain information, solutions, and inspiration for the whole team.

Register today.

Short Study About HIV Prevention in Rhode Island

Researchers at Brown University and The Miriam Hospital are studying the current climate surrounding HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in primary care settings in Rhode Island. We hope that insights gained from this study can inform future public health approaches across the state.

To participate, we are asking people to complete a one-time online survey that will ask you questions related to your HIV prevention practices, as well as your awareness, attitudes, and perceived barriers about PrEP. This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. You are eligible to participate if you are a medical provider who is able to prescribe medications.

Access the secure, anonymous survey

Your help is appreciated!

OHIC’s Primary Care Capitation Planning Materials

The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) has provided the following materials on the Primary Care APM Model. If any members of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians are interested in arranging a meeting to discuss further, they may contact Cory King or Libby Bunzli.

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
April 5, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
May 4, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Pilot Design and Implementation
June 14, 2018

Primary Care APM Work Group
Consensus Model
August 9, 2017

OHIC Primary Care APM Pilot
Implementation Checklist
June 8, 2018

Conduct Clinical Trials (CCT) Brings Clinical Trials to Community-Based Physicians

Conduct Clinical Trials (CCT) can provide exclusive access to clinical trials that have previously been dominated by major hospitals, institutions and groups. Their mission is to bring these clinical trials to community-based physicians, allowing them to provide patients with cutting edge research and simultaneously providing significant revenue to their practice.

For more information, download this brochure or visit their website at

A to ZZZs: Sleep and Sleep Disorders in College Students

The Brown Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is jointly sponsoring a Sleep and Sleep Disorders in College Students conference in Providence, October 12-13, 2018. This conference is designed to provide college health professionals with the tools and skills needed to identify and manage sleep problems in the campus setting. Prevention strategies, including sleep education and sleep-friendly health policies will also be discussed. Interactive workshops in managing a range of sleep issues in specific populations will also be presented.

Please refer to the conference brochure for details and the complete agenda.

Register Online

Conference Location
The Omni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903
401.598.8000 |

Registration Fees
$195.00 Physicians
$175.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
Waived for Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Medical/Health Profession Students

Jointly Provided By
Brown Alpert Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital

Become a Part of the Team at Wood River Health Services

Wood River Health Services

Would you like to practice your profession in a serious, yet relaxed, atmosphere, using state-of-the-art diagnostic and information technology and the latest best practices in patient-centered medical care? Would you like to concentrate on work and leave the minutiae of running the business to others? Would you like to work with physicians and staff that are dedicated to taking care of people rather than rushing through billable procedures?

Would you like to do all of this in the rural countryside of South County, Rhode Island?

Wood River Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is seeking a dedicated family medicine physician to join our team. Our offices are staffed with experienced clinical support and board certified physicians and nurse practitioners. Our knowledgeable and professional management staff affords you the luxury of focusing on patient care and treatment planning.

We have recently completed a facility-wide conversion to Electronic Health Records. Wood River Health Services is recognized by NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). We provide team-based care consistent with the principles and standards of a PCMH. Services provided at Wood River Health Services include family, internal and pediatric care, full-service dentistry, social services, WIC, nutritional counseling and support, women’s health programs, chronic care management, behavioral healthcare, and accredited labs, x-ray and mammography.

As part of our team you will have the opportunity to qualify for National and State Loan Repayment Programs. We also offer a generous benefit package that includes 5 weeks annual Paid Time Off, access to health/dental and vision insurance, a 403b Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan, a 457 plan, AFLAC, a $50,000 Life Insurance policy, long-term disability insurance and allowance of time and dollars to satisfy your CME requirements. We provide malpractice insurance through the FTCA and cover costs for licensing, board certification fees and DEA registrations.

Wood River Health Services is conveniently located less than a mile off Route 95 in the farming community of Hope Valley, RI, with only a 5-minute drive to Connecticut, 30-minute drive to Providence and 45 minutes to Massachusetts. South County Beaches, the University of Rhode Island, the hiking trails of Arcadia and Connecticut’s Pachaug State Forests, 57 miles of rivers of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed accessible by canoe or kayak, Amtrak to New York City and commuter rail to Boston are all located within easy reach.

If you are interested in becoming part of our professional team, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Wood River Health Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in our employment practices based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or veterans’ status. We are actively seeking a diverse array of candidates.