COVID-19: Your safety is our top concern.
We know that you want to feel confident that you are entering a safe environment when you come to our offices for care. That’s why we have made some changes in response to COVID-19.
New Model of Primary Care for Women: A Focus on Wellness
As health care has adapted to necessary changes in care delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognize more than ever the value of innovative ways of delivering care. Our health care team continuously explores the best ways to provide care and keep you healthy. Women’s Primary Care at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative is excited to share with you our new model of care. Consistent with our mission to help you achieve your greatest health potential in body, mind and spirit, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of modern health care delivery.
Many of our patients have told us they love the option of telemedicine. We hear you and plan to incorporate telemedicine into our practice long-term. However, not all visits can be safely done via a phone call or video visit. So, we are offering more opportunities for in-person visits.
Three Health Care Visit Options
Chronic Care Visit
Your provider will review all of your medical conditions and discuss an individualized plan of care. This may include adjustment of medications, ordering of tests and/or referral to specialists or other services. Good control of chronic conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, and asthma, to name a few, is the key to maintaining optimal health. This visit may be an in-person office visit or may be a telemedicine appointment during which you speak with your provider by a phone and/or video call.
We are most excited to introduce the wellness visit. In our current system, we tend to focus on “sick” care and not “health” care, placing the focus of most visits on management of diseases or conditions. The wellness visit is intended to focus on prevention of disease and your overall health and well-being. At this visit, our team will update your medical, family and social history and review medications and allergies. The provider will do important health screenings, immunizations and will do a physical exam. In addition, there will be more time to discuss important aspects of health such as healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, sleep and relationships. All patients will have an in-person wellness visit each year. Most insurance plans cover this visit without a co-pay.
This is a brief visit to address a specific issue. If you have a new or urgent medical problem, we have same-day appointments available. This visit type may also be used for a brief follow up such as a blood pressure check, a brief check-in to review test results, or to see if a new treatment is effective.. This visit may be an in-person office visit or a telemedicine appointment during which you speak with your provider by phone and/or video call.
Dedicated to the Health and Well-Being of Women
Women’s Primary Care at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative is dedicated to the health and well-being of women 18 years and older. We provide personal, sensitive, individualized care that puts your health and concerns first.
"Amazing experience, from the first smile at reception to the final check out. A smile greeted me at every room. 'Welcome to the practice' brought my nervous energy down and truly made me feel welcome. I have found more than I was searching for! Thank you all." - Meg, 52 years old, Cranston, RI
From routine exams to care for acute and chronic conditions, we offer a wide range of primary care services, including:
- Annual physicals
- Asthma management
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Bone density testing
- Cancer screenings
- Cholesterol screening
- Diabetes management
- Echocardiograms and EKGs
- Health education and disease prevention
- Nutrition counseling
- Pulmonary function testing
- Resources for specialty referrals
- Sick visit appointments
Our physicians are board certified in internal medicine and serve on the faculty of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Our nurse practitioners are board certified and have been certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Kathy Rebeiro, ANP-BC, AE-C, is a certified asthma educator.
As part of the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, we take a team approach to your care and can assist in coordinating appointments with specialists and guiding you through the health care system. We are also leaders in conducting research that helps us provide high quality, evidence-based care to our patients. Learn more about our research studies »
Shared Medical Appointments
We offer shared medical appointments (SMAs). In this enhanced appointment setting, multiple patients meet with the provider as well as a medical assistant and group facilitator.
Learn more about shared medical appointments.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
Women’s Primary Care is proud to be a Level 3 patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The medical home model aims to meet patient’s individual health needs by providing comprehensive, coordinated and accessible care that is focused on quality and safety. This team-based care model involves patients, primary care providers, medical assistants, patient service representatives and the nurse care manager. Our nurse care manager, Jennifer Nappi, RN, CDOE, plays a critical role in the process. The nurse care manager’s assistance is always optional and at no cost to you or your family.
Patient and Family Advisory Council
Our Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) serves as the voice of patients and families to assist Women’s Medicine Collaborative in providing care that exceeds expectations and promotes Lifespan’s mission of delivering health with care.
Our PFAC provides a forum for ongoing communication and feedback regarding the quality of services provided. Council members share their health care experiences from the patient’s point of view and help us to identify opportunities for improvement.