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Family & Internal Medicine - MA & RI | Primary Care Doctors

Prima CARE, P.C. is pleased to have a group of board-certified Family Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians on staff. Our Family Medicine practitioners treat adults and children for all types of acute conditions, from sprains and strains to the flu. Our team of Internal Medicine doctors are equally well-equipped to treat adult patients for everyday ailments.

Most of our physicians are accepting new patients and accept all major insurances.

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FAQs on Family & Internal Medicine:

What Is An Internal Medicine Doctor?

An Internal Medicine doctor (also known as an internist) is a physician who is trained to apply scientific knowledge and clinical experience to treat adults with various medical conditions.  An Internist promotes health and provides preventive care, screens for diseases like cancer, diagnoses complex medical problems, and treats acute and chronic diseases.  An Internist provides general Primary Care, and typically managing diseases like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and lung disease, sometimes with the help of a specialty consultant.

What Is a Family Medicine Doctor?

A Family Medicine doctor is a physician who is specially trained to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance, and preventive care to each member of the family, regardless of gender, age, or type of problem.  Family physicians treat both acute and chronic medical conditions along with psychosocial issues, emphasizing the care of the whole person as an individual.  These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best-qualified to serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community resources. 

What’s The Difference Between Family Medicine and Internal Medicine?

One difference is that while internists treat patients aged 18 and over, family medicine practitioners may see patients of all ages.  Both types of physician provide Primary Care and preventive medicine, and both are qualified to manage a wide variety of medical conditions.  Some Internal Medicine physicians are also trained in a medical subspecialty or in the complexities of hospital-based care, while Family Medicine physicians emphasize wellness and disease prevention in the outpatient setting.  Internists and Family Medicine physicians have unique skills and interests, but complement each other as part of a complete health care team.

Why Is It Important to Have a Yearly Physical?

The best type of medicine is preventative. Annual physicals enable patients to:

  • Prevent health problems
  • Update vaccinations
  • Review/renew prescription medication
  • Receive ‘lifestyle coaching’ (or advice on how to maintain a strong, healthy body)

How Can I Get Started As A Patient With Your Practice?

We offer a number of resources for new patients who are seeking a family medicine physician or internist for themselves or their families. Most Prima CARE physicians are accepting new patients and we accept all major insurances. Head to our providers page to find a doctor near you.

Our Family Medicine Care Team

Melanie Araujo
Locations:
Office of Manuela Mendes, M.D.

Melanie Araujo, ANP

Nurse Practitioner
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Manuela Mendes, M.D.']
Stephen Butler
Locations:
Office of Stephen Butler, D.O.
M
['Ambulatory Care', 'Family Medicine']
['Office of Stephen Butler, D.O.']
Dennis Callen
Locations:
Office of Dennis Callen, M.D. (Main Road Family Medicine)
M
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Dennis Callen, M.D. (Main Road Family Medicine)']
Michael Campbell
Locations:
Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates
M
['Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine', 'Family Medicine']
['Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates']
Natanael Cordeiro
Locations:
Office of Dennis Callen, M.D. (Main Road Family Medicine)

Natanael Cordeiro, PA

Physician Assistant
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Dennis Callen, M.D. (Main Road Family Medicine)']
Charles Cummings
Locations:
Office of Charles H. Cummings, D.O.
M
['Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine', 'Family Medicine']
['Office of Charles H. Cummings, D.O.']
Lucia Dias-Hoff
Locations:
Office of Lucia Dias-Hoff, M.D.
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Lucia Dias-Hoff, M.D.']
Jeannie-Mae Durfee
Locations:
Office of Bianca Thorpe, D.O.

Jeannie-Mae Durfee, FNPBC

Nurse Practitioner
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Bianca Thorpe, D.O.']
Stephen Groskin
Locations:
Office of Stephen Groskin, M.D.
M
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Stephen Groskin, M.D.']
Cathleen Hood
Locations:
Offices of Cathleen Hood, M.D. and Karen Ottenstein, M.D.
F
['Family Medicine']
['Offices of Cathleen Hood, M.D. and Karen Ottenstein, M.D.']
Jennifer Kabak
Locations:
Office of Jennifer Kabak, D.O
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Jennifer Kabak, D.O']
Christopher Lebo
Locations:
Office of Christopher Lebo, D.O.
M
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Christopher Lebo, D.O.']
Prajeena Mainali
Locations:
Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates
F
['Family Medicine']
['Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates']
Fatima Medeiros
Locations:
Office of Bianca Thorpe, D.O.

Fatima Medeiros, FNPBC

Nurse Practitioner
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Bianca Thorpe, D.O.']
Manuela Mendes
Locations:
Office of Manuela Mendes, M.D.
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Manuela Mendes, M.D.']
Karen Ottenstein
Locations:
Offices of Cathleen Hood, M.D. and Karen Ottenstein, M.D.
F
['Family Medicine']
['Offices of Cathleen Hood, M.D. and Karen Ottenstein, M.D.']
John Pedrotty
Locations:
Office of John C. Pedrotty, M.D.
M
['Sports Medicine', 'Family Medicine']
['Office of John C. Pedrotty, M.D.']
Maria Constance Reis
Locations:
Office of Lucia Dias-Hoff, M.D.
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Lucia Dias-Hoff, M.D.']
Mary Sherlock
Locations:
Office of Mary Sherlock, D.O.
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Mary Sherlock, D.O.']
Bianca Thorpe
Locations:
Office of Bianca Thorpe, D.O.
F
['Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine', 'Family Medicine']
['Office of Bianca Thorpe, D.O.']
Joey Tryon
Locations:
Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates
M
['Family Medicine']
['Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates']
Patricia Tweedie
Locations:
Office of Patricia Tweedie, D.O.
F
['Family Medicine']
['Office of Patricia Tweedie, D.O.']

Our Internal Medicine Care Team

Ana Araujo
Locations:
Office of Ana Araujo, N.P.

Ana Araujo, NP

Nurse Practitioner
F
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Ana Araujo, N.P.']
Lawrence Barr
Locations:
M
['Internal Medicine', 'Hospitalist']
[]
Neveen Bassaly
Locations:
Office of Neveen Bassaly, M.D.
F
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Neveen Bassaly, M.D.']
Shanjin Cao
Locations:
Office of Shanjin Cao, M.D., PhD and Xiaodan Wang, M.D.
M
['Hospitalist', 'Internal Medicine']
['Office of Shanjin Cao, M.D., PhD and Xiaodan Wang, M.D.']
Veronica Coutu
Locations:
Offices of Linsey Philip, M.D. and Aju Daniel, MD

Veronica Coutu, NP

Nurse Practitioner
F
['Internal Medicine']
['Offices of Linsey Philip, M.D. and Aju Daniel, MD']
Aju Daniel
Locations:
Offices of Linsey Philip, M.D. and Aju Daniel, MD
M
['Infectious Diseases', 'Internal Medicine']
['Offices of Linsey Philip, M.D. and Aju Daniel, MD']
Ann Grady
Locations:
Office of Ann Grady, M.D.

Ann Grady, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology
F
['Internal Medicine', 'Cardiology']
['Office of Ann Grady, M.D.']
Joan Harrison
Locations:
Office of Joan T. Harrison, M.D
F
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Joan T. Harrison, M.D']
Tamim Hinedi
Locations:
Office of Tamim Hinedi, M.D.
M
['Infectious Diseases', 'Internal Medicine']
['Office of Tamim Hinedi, M.D.']
Christopher Joncas
Locations:
Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates
M
['Hospice, Inpatient', 'Internal Medicine']
['Prima CARE -- Millview Medical Associates']
Ossama Labib
Locations:
Office of Ossama Labib, M.D.
M
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Ossama Labib, M.D.']
Hany Mistikawy
Locations:
Office of Hany Mistikawy, M.D.
M
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Hany Mistikawy, M.D.']
Majed Mouded
Locations:
Office of Majed Mouded, M.D.
M
['Internal Medicine', 'Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism']
['Office of Majed Mouded, M.D.']
Joseph Nakda
Locations:
Office of Joseph Nakda, M.D.
M
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Joseph Nakda, M.D.']
Linsey Philip
Locations:
Offices of Linsey Philip, M.D. and Aju Daniel, MD
M
['Infectious Diseases', 'Internal Medicine']
['Offices of Linsey Philip, M.D. and Aju Daniel, MD']
M. Anis Rahman
Locations:
Office of M. Anis Rahman, M.D.
M
['Rheumatology', 'Internal Medicine']
['Office of M. Anis Rahman, M.D.']
Frederick Schnure
Locations:
Prima CARE Gastroenterology
M
['Internal Medicine', 'Gastroenterology']
['Prima CARE Gastroenterology']
Sonia Shahid
Locations:
F
['Hospitalist', 'Internal Medicine']
[]
Sarah Shreter
Locations:
Office of Sarah Shreter, M.D.
F
['Pediatrics', 'Internal Medicine']
['Office of Sarah Shreter, M.D.']
Raju Singla
Locations:
Office of Raju Singla, M.D.
M
['Hospitalist', 'Internal Medicine']
['Office of Raju Singla, M.D.']
Ehab Sorial
Locations:
Office of Ehab Sorial, M.D.
M
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Ehab Sorial, M.D.']
Joseph Spirito Jr.
Locations:
Office of Joseph Spirito, Jr., M.D.
M
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Joseph Spirito, Jr., M.D.']
Debbie Ann Leila Tan
Locations:
Offices of Debbie Ann Leila Tan, M.D. and Katherine L. Yutangco, M.D.
F
['Internal Medicine']
['Offices of Debbie Ann Leila Tan, M.D. and Katherine L. Yutangco, M.D.']
Xiaodan Wang
Locations:
Office of Shanjin Cao, M.D., PhD and Xiaodan Wang, M.D.
F
['Hospitalist', 'Internal Medicine']
['Office of Shanjin Cao, M.D., PhD and Xiaodan Wang, M.D.']
Katherine Yutangco
Locations:
Offices of Debbie Ann Leila Tan, M.D. and Katherine L. Yutangco, M.D.
F
['Internal Medicine']
['Offices of Debbie Ann Leila Tan, M.D. and Katherine L. Yutangco, M.D.']
Eugene Zak
Locations:
Office of Eugene Zak, M.D.
M
['Internal Medicine']
['Office of Eugene Zak, M.D.']