Brown Medicine Expands its Practice to Northern Rhode Island

January 19, 2021

Newly constructed Smithfield location on Douglas Pike expected to open in May 2021

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  (January 11, 2021):  Brown Medicine, a primary care and subspecialty medical group practice with over 200 physicians in multiple patient care locations throughout Rhode Island, announces it is expanding into a new medical facility to serve primary care and subspecialty patients.

In May 2021, Brown Medicine will occupy 5,200 sq. ft of Class A leased medical office space in the Smithfield Office Center located at 900 Douglas Pike in Smithfield, R.I.  Build-out of the new location began late last year. Other medical practices under the Brown Physicians, Inc. umbrella, of which Brown Medicine is a part, will be opening offices in the building including Brown Dermatology and Brown Neurology. Lifespan Labs and Performance Physical Therapy will also be operational in the Center.

“We are very excited about expanding our presence to the northern part of the state, and eager to provide services to patients from this area,” states Dr. Louis B. Rice, president of Brown Medicine. “We are conveniently located off Route 295 and Route 7 and offer plenty of free parking.”

Brown Medicine is one of several healthcare practices in the region that support the ‘patient centered medical home’ model of care, allowing for collaboration and coordination between primary care and the specialties. “Our patients will experience a facility that features work spaces for physically distanced collaboration between doctors, other clinicians and administrative personnel; as well as reception and check-out areas optimized for safe traffic flow,” adds Dr. Rice. “It is designed to be responsive to and centered around patient needs and our desired outcomes for the highest quality of care.”

For more information, call Brown Medicine at 649-4050 or visit

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Established in 2000, Brown Medicine is a nonprofit primary care, specialty outpatient and sub-specialty medical group practice with over 200 physicians and multiple patient care locations across the state of Rhode Island.  One of the largest physician groups in Rhode Island, Brown Medicine is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and employs most of the full-time faculty of Brown’s Department of Medicine. Specialties and clinical divisions include:  general internal medicine; primary care; diabetes and endocrinology; infectious disease; hospital medicine; hypertension and kidney diseases; hematology/oncology; nephrology; pulmonary, critical care and sleep; gastroenterology; rheumatology and geriatrics. Over 100,000 patients are served annually from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and other states and countries.  The three-part mission of Brown Medicine is high-level quality medical patient care, state-of-the-art clinical research studies, and dedicated teaching of more than 400 medical students, residents and fellows trained by Brown Medicine physicians annually. Brown Medicine is headquartered at 110 Elm Street in Providence, RI  02903; phone:  877-771-7401; web:

Brown Medicine is part of Brown Physicians, Inc., a clinical, research and teaching affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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