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PIMS - Internal and Pulmonary

Our Clinicians

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Lucia Fontes-Borts, NP

Lucia Fontes-Borts received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.  She earned her MSN-FNP at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in Boston, Massachusetts. Lucia is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and Cape verdean Creole.

Ronald M. Gilman, MD

Ronald M. Gilman, MD is a specialist in pulmonary diseases and internal medicine who has also practiced primary care for over 30 years.  He is a founding member of Coastal Medical and has served on the Board of Directors since its inception.

He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Brown Medical School and has been active in all phases of medical education.  He is board certified in both internal medicine and pulmonary diseases and also is a member of the National Medical Honor Society AOA, as well as many other state and national medical organizations.    Primary hospital affiliations include Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals. Dr. Gilman is also active in medical research.

Leadership Roles:
Coastal Medical Board of Directors
Coastal Care Medical Mgmt Board of Directors
Medical Director Safe Harbor Clinical Research
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Brown Medical School
Advisory Board to the Chief of Medicine Brown Medical School

Karen Jutras, MSN, RN, CS-FNP

Karen Jutras received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island College and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island. Karen has been a clinical instructor at the University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University, and Simmons College.

James R. Myers, MD

Dr Jim Myers has been a member of Coastal since its inception. He is a pulmonary specialist and internist in East Providence, and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, and received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. He did an internship at Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania, and completed residency and Pulmonary fellowship at Brown University. He also was a visiting fellow at Brompton Hospital in London. He was chosen "Physician of the Year" at Miriam Hospital in 2006, and has also been a frequent "Top Doc" in Rhode Island Monthly. He is a past president of the medical staff at Miriam Hospital.

Dr Myers has a strong professional interest in asthma as well as lung cancer. He also helped found the Brown-Kenya project in Eldoret, Kenya, and has been participating in that project since 1998.