Schedule an Appointment

Tiverton Primary Care

821 Main Rd

Tiverton, RI 02878


+1 401 6251001

+1 401 6251584

Or use our contact form.

Office Hours

Connect With Us

We are open during the following hours:

Monday 9am to 5pm

Tuesday 9am to 8pm

Wednesday 9am to 4pm (Patients seen at PrimaCARE in Fall River)

Thursday 7am to 4pm

Friday 9am to noon

Saturday (every other) 6am to 1pm



Tiverton Primary Care
Tiverton Primary Care


This is my first effort at creating a blog. I decided to start a website this year. The website is under way, but it is very slow going. I have many ideas about medicine and healthcare in general that I want to share, and this seems like a good forum to start that. Eventually, I would like to put these ideas together into a book, and this blog will serve as my rough draft for that.


I have wanted to put together a website for many years. I have boxes of handouts and exercises, articles about nutrition, notebooks about health and prevention, and lots of ideas about healthcare (many mainstream and some alternative) that I want to share. Up to now, the idea of synthesizing all the information has been overwhelming, but technology certainly does make it easier and putting it together is now more accessible. The prospect of creating this website is exciting, and I am looking forward to working on it, a little at a time, to gradually but steadily develop a source of information for my patients, as well as an outlet for me to synthesize some ideas and concepts about medicine that I want to further develop later.


The most important part of the website will be the Patient Education tab. I will put in lots of links to articles and exercises. The blog is more personal. I will be happy to have whoever is interested read along as I create it, but I don't have any definite direction or goals with it, and I just want to see how it develops and unfolds.




OK. so I am admittedly not very good at writing. Or at least not good at finding time to write. But I just spent a week at The Primary care Medicine course thru Harvard in Boston, and I want to share some of what I learned. It was a 41 hour course. It was an excellent review of medicine. It was an especially long week driving back and forth. This was the schedule. In the next post, I will list some of the highlights that I learned during the week


Primary Care Internal Medicine: Principles and Practices
Monday, October 6, 2014
General Session
7:15 Introduction and Welcome John D. Goodson, MD
7:30 Updating Your Knowledge Base for Clinical
Practice: Bringing Information to Patient Care*
John D. Goodson, MD
8:30 Advanced Treatment Choices for Ischemic Heart
Eric M. Isselbacher, MD
9:30 Diseases of the Colon: IBS and IBD Joshua Korzenik, MD
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Obesity Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
11:45 Peripheral Vascular Disease Michael R. Jaff, DO
12:45 Lunch On Your Own
1:30 Smoking Cessation: Where are we Now? Nancy A. Rigotti, MD
2:30 Colon Cancer: Screening, Evaluation
and Treatment
David P. Ryan, MD
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Workshop Sessions A
A2 Otolaryngology in Primary Care
Stacey T. Gray, MD
Alicia M. Quesnel, MD
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Workshop Sessions B
B1 Low Back Pain in the Athlete Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
B2 Otolaryngology in Primary Care
(Repeated Session A)
Stacey T. Gray, MD
Alicia M. Quesnell, MD
B3 Cannot Miss Diagnoses in Primary Care*
Charles J. Hatem, MD
Primary Care Internal Medicine: Principles and Practices

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7:30 Heart Disease in Athletes Young and Old Aaron L. Baggish, MD
8:30 Contemporary Management of Heart Failure G. William Dec, Jr., MD
9:30 Cerebrovascular Disease Galen V. Henderson, MD
10:45 Update on Asthma - 2014 Christopher H. Fanta, MD
11:45 Lab Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
for the Liver
Sanjiv Chopra MD, MACP
1:30 Differential Diagnosis of Polyarthritis Robert P. Friday, MD, PhD
2:30 Lipid Management: Goals and Therapies Jorge Plutzky, MD
4:00 Case-Based Workshop Sessions C – Breakout Rooms
Workshop Sessions C
C6 Thyroid Disorders
William M. Kettyle, MD
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Workshop Sessions D
D1 Concussions: On the Field and in the Office Patricia A. Gibbons, MD
Primary Care Internal Medicine: Principles and Practices


Wednesday, October 8, 2014
7:30 Active Management of Chronic Kidney
David J. R. Steele, MD
8:30 Dementia Andrew E. Budson, MD
9:30 Hematology in Practice Lisa Weissmann, MD
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Radiology Update: How to Effectively Employ
Current Imaging Technologies
Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH
11:45 Pain Management* Gary J. Brenner, MD, PhD
12:45 Clinical Crossroads: A 60-Year-Old Man with
Chronic Pain Requesting Marijuana
Kevin P. Hill, MD
Thor Agustsson, DO
2:30 Headaches Rebecca C. Burch, MD
3:30 Workshop Sessions E
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Evening Session
E5 Dermatology A-Z: A Refresher for Primary Care
Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH

Primary Care Internal Medicine: Principles and Practices
Thursday, October 9, 2014
7:30 Osteoporosis John D. Goodson, MD
8:30 Hypertension Gerald W. Smetana, MD
9:30 COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease Walter J. O’Donnell, MD
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Managing Menopause Amid Controversy Carol K. Bates, MD
11:45 The Neurological Exam* Martin A. Samuels, MD
12:45 How Physicians are Paid and what is the Future
for Primary Care?*
John D. Goodson, MD
2:30 New Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapies Lisa Weissmann, MD
3:30 Primary Care Internal Medicine: Principles and Practices
Thursday, October 9, 2014
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Workshop Sessions F
F7 Clinical Challenges: An App for this
and an App for that
David Shein, MD

Primary Care Internal Medicine: Principles and Practices
Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30 Diabetes: Innovative Management David M. Nathan, MD
8:30 GERD, Ulcer Disease and Celiac Sprue Kyle D. Staller, MD
9:30 Contraception Jane S. Sillman, MD
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Sleep Disorders: Assessment and
Therapeutic Options
Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
11:45 Depression/Anxiety Anne D. Emmerich, MD


This is the most recent course attended


PriMed East September  2017


Dermatological Infections and Their Mimicker

Overcoming Barriers to Injectable Therapies: Individualizing Antihyperglycemic Regimens in T2D
An Update on Pneumococcal Vaccines in Adults
Helping Migraine Sufferers: Updates on Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment in the Primary Care Setting
Updates from the 2017 ACC Scientific Sessions: Important Takeaways That Will Change Clinical Practic
Technology and Joy in the Practice of Medicine
The Power of Prevention: New Insights into the Prevention of Heart Disease
Update on Managing Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pearls of the Abdominal Exam
Benign, but Curious Dermatology: Terminology and Associated Conditions
Orthopedic Demonstration: Spine
Hip and Ankle: Quick Exam and Common Problems
Antibiotic Update for the Office Practice
Ask the Expert Discussion: Hematology/Oncology
Ask the Expert Discussion: Infectious Disease
Back to the Future: Yesterday's Medicines, Today's Insights, Tomorrow's Cures
Medical Literature Updates
Top Stories in Medicine in the Last Century and Predicting the Next 50 Years
Approach to the Patient with Headache
Neurology Pearls
Dizzy Patient
More Medical Calculators: Framingham and Other Tools
Interactive Doctor's Lounge: Abnormal LFT's
Osteoporosis: A Bone to Pick
Update on Managing Menopause
Optimizing Non-Opioid Pain Management in Primary Care
An Invitation to Good Health and Lasting Happiness





Non HDL cholesterol




Print | Sitemap
© Tiverton Primary Care