Author Archives: RIAFP

The RI Immunization Program

The immunization program from RI has been granted access to Puerto Rico immunization registry to assist with displaced families and children entering school. Please contact Kathy Marceau at 401‑222‑4624 for more information if needed.

Clínica Esperanza Is in Need of Volunteer Providers

Clínica Esperanza (Hope Clinic) is in need of volunteer providers!

Clínica Esperanza, a free volunteer-run clinic for the uninsured, is looking for physicians to volunteer to provide medical care. We welcome physicians of any specialty, but have a particular need for providers in primary care and psychiatry. We would ask volunteer providers to commit to volunteering one shift per month (4 hours/month), however this is flexible and there are many other ways to get involved, including at health fairs and other events. Beyond providing medical care, physicians will also have an opportunity to mentor and teach Brown medical students who volunteer at the clinic.

The clinic is located at 60 Valley Street in Providence.

Hours available:
Monday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Precept for medical students 5-8 p.m.)
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Particular need for Thursday’s 5-8 p.m.)
Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Email for more information/to get involved!
Clínica Esperanza’s website:

The 4th Annual RI Trans* Health Conference

Saturday April 28th, 2018
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908


The 2018 RI Trans* Health Conference is sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island College School of Social Work & School of Nursing, and TGI Network of Rhode Island. Our goals are twofold, to increase the number of health professionals across the care continuum who feel comfortable and confident providing quality care for trans* patients, as well as to increase trans* community members’ knowledge, self-efficacy, and advocacy skills through educational sessions and connection to community resources. This all day, 8-hour conference, includes three tracks: medical, behavioral health and community with some shared programming. CME and CE credits will be offered for all health and behavioral health professionals that attend.

Download the brochure.

26th Annual RIAFP Primary Care Conference

26th Annual RIAFP Primary Care Conference

March 23-24, 2018
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

The ​two-day ​meeting ​of ​the ​Rhode ​Island ​Chapter ​of ​the ​American ​Academy ​of ​Family ​Physicians ​is ​designed ​to ​provide ​an ​interesting, ​up-to-date ​educational ​experience, ​highlighted ​by ​the ​gathering ​of ​the ​regional ​membership. ​ ​

RIAFP ​Primary ​Care ​Conference ​is ​more ​than ​just ​an ​educational ​experience, ​it ​is ​a ​chance ​to ​meet ​and ​enjoy ​friends ​and ​colleagues ​in ​a ​fun ​and ​relaxed ​atmosphere. ​ ​Please ​join ​us ​and ​make ​the ​26th ​Annual ​Primary ​Care ​Conference ​a ​great ​success.

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Pain Management and Opioid Abuse

Challenges of Pain Management

Chronic pain management is a public health concern with significant increases in the use of opioids for pain relief. There is a corresponding growth in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S. and the overdose from those drugs.1,2,3 Family physicians and other primary care providers play a vital role in balancing patients’ pain management needs with the risk of drug misuse and abuse.