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Coastal Family Medicine


Coastal Family Medicine, formerly Family Doctors of East Providence and Spectrum Family health, has provided board certified Family Medicine services to Rhode Islanders since 1999. The physicians at this practice are Dr. Joyce Alves and Dr. James Schwartz.

Family Physicians care for people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. Coastal Family Medicine provides comprehensive pediatric, adolescent, adult (including women's health) and senior medical services. Caring for entire families, Family Doctors understand not only patient’s biologic state, but also the psychological and social influences on health. As an Osteopathic physicians, Dr. Alves also provides manipulation for various ailments to their patients.

Our medical assistants are Liza, Eliana and Laura. Our front desk receptionist is Nelia. Our phone receptionist is Sharon.

We are a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). As a PCMH, we have a Care Team that helps us provide comprehensive care to our patients. Other team members include our Nurse Care Manager, Cynthia Kelly, and our clinical pharmacist, Kelsey Ryan. Cynthia and Kelsey consult on patient matters both with the doctors and also directly with patients.  Cynthia is in the office full time. Kelsey is in the office Mondays 9am-5pm, but she is always available for consultation by phone.

Our posted office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am- 5:00pm. We strive to accommodate our patients scheduling conflicts and will often evaluate patients before and after these hours. We have a Coastal365 Adult Sick Visit Appointments - E. Providence, E. Greenwich, Wakefield"sick today, seen today" scheduling policy.

We are conveniently located on the Wampanoag Trail (Rt. 114 South) in Riverside, RI. We are in the office Monday through Friday, including Tuesday evenings.

News & Updates

What We Pay For in Healthcare

Coastal Medical's President and CEO Dr. G Alan Kurose writes about the goal of the Triple Aim - better health and better care at lower cost - and how Coastal Medical is working hard to achieve that mission.

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Coastal365 Expands to South County and Adds Sundays to East Greenwich

In addition to our Adult Sick Visit Clinic in East Providence, you will now be able to book adult sick appointments in Wakefield (Saturdays only) and Saturday and Sundays in East Greenwich.

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