June’s Clinical Strategy brought together leaders in primary care to talk about “The State of Primary Care in RI Today and in the Next 10 years: Where are now and where are we going?” The panel was assembled and facilitated by Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD, Brown Univ. Chair of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Primary Care and Population Health. Dr. Borkan shared data trends that demonstrated the growing need for primary care providers in Rhode Island.
The committee also heard presentations from Ed McGookin, MD, Coastal Medical Chief Medical Officer; Michelle Anvar, MD, Brown Medicine Director of Primary Care; Denise Coppa, PhD, APRN-CNP, FNP-C, PCPNP-BC, University of Rhode Island Program Director for Family NP Program; Suzanne McLaughlin, MD, Brown Univ. Director of Med-Peds; Andrew Saal, MD, Providence Community Health Centers Chief Medical Officer; and Thomas Meehan, PhD, PA-C, Johnson and Wales Univ. Program Director of Physician Assistant Program. Each presentation provided a SWOT assessment while paying careful mind to the opportunities and solutions that are available to help bridge the gap in the upcoming years. Pano Yeracaris, MD, CTC-RI Chief Clinical Strategist, and Patriciai Flanagan, MD, FAAP, CTC-RI Clinical Director moderated the follow-up discussion.
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