COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Good news! Rhode Island is vaccinating as vaccine become available. The Department of Health distributes vaccine to specified sites to maximize the effectiveness of the clinics. They are not presently providing vaccine to community practices, like ours. Nor are we allowed to send links for scheduling at sites. Some hospitals have been allowed to give vaccinations for patients of their practices. There are state clinics, pharmacies that administer and some towns have programs. This information is on the RI Department of Health website. We receive information at the same time as the public and use the RI Department of Health website for updates. If we do get information about being able to vaccinate or make appointments, we would look forward to sharing it with you. In the meantime to get the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination programs, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the R.I. Department of Health.

Brown Medicine is one of the approved clinical trial sites worldwide in the race for a COVID-19 cure. Dr. Karen Tashima discusses the trial's expectations, outcomes, and what participates need to know.
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According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are more likely to have serious complications from COVID-19 and other viruses as well. Read more about the connection between the two from Brown Medicine Endocrinologist Dr. Jasmin Lebastchi.
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Dr. Sevdenur Cizginer, a geriatrics specialist and researcher who works in Brown Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, was nominated by her peers at The Miriam Hospital for the award among more than 800 physicians.
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Brown Medicine won PBN’s Best Places to Work in the large business category for 2020. Thanks to all our dedicated physicians, practitioners and support staff for this honor!
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Brown Medicine Hospitalist Dr. Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, originally from West Africa, was interviewed about how diverse backgrounds and culture come into play in the healthcare profession. Bilingual physicians can break down language and comprehension barriers particularly when communicating discharge instructions.
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Brown Medicine’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hollmann advises how to know when you should stay at home or go to work when you’re not feeling well. Is it COVID or a cold? What are symptoms of concern? Watch this helpful, brief video to find out.
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