Family practice physician Michael Fine, MD, is physician-in-chief of the family and community medicine department at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.
Fine notes that Rhode Island has lagged behind the national average in the number of family practice physicians but is catching up. As a result, the department of family and community medicine focuses on helping to develop family practices in communities that need them, and improving relationships between the community, the physicians and the hospital.
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Fine believes the specialty of family practice means working with the community as a whole to best serve patients' needs, with a focus on access.
For more information about the department of family and community medicine call 401-444-4007 (Rhode Island Hospital) or 401-793-7444 (The Miriam Hospital), or visit the department online.