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If you are interested in joining our mission here at Rhode Island Physicians for Quality Care, please send us a message.
Who We Are
Established in 2015, our membership includes doctors from a diverse group of specialties who are all currently board-certified by their individual ABMS specialty boards, yet disagree with its recent changes due to the added bureaucracy that keeps them from patient care.
Rhode Island Physicians for Quality Care supports doctors’ rights in the state by campaigning for better decision making and policies by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Ultimately, we aim to prioritize patient care versus unrealistic boarding requirements above all else.
How Can I Get Involved?
You are welcome to join us and to be involved in whatever capacity you are able. Sign our petition and stay up-to date on what is happening with the petition. Donate to support our cause, your donation will help support this website, mailings to our representatives, additional voice at the statehouse.
You can follow what we are doing and spread the word to your colleagues, join us for any monthly meetings, attend local political fundraisers to bring awareness to lawmakers about issues facing doctors, or serve as a liaison to hospital medical staff offices, RIMS, or the health department. We welcome your ideas and value whatever you have to offer.
Our board consists of unpaid volunteers. We welcome contributions from members, but this is not required to join as we want to be inclusive of all RI doctors who share our vision. By signing our petition you will also receive email updates on progress or if at any time you want to attend a meeting.
What Other Work is Being Done on Behalf of Physicians?
There are many organizations that are involved in advocating for physicians. Please see what other issues are impacting physicians and what efforts are being made throughout the country.
Together, we can change medicine in Rhode Island for the better, for patients and doctors. We need your help doing that. It’s fun to make a difference.
Join With Us
Join with us to make sure that patients will have access to our collective years of training and knowledge as doctors and so that we can all continue to provide care to our patients.
Signing the petition is the first step. The next step is doctors going to their place of employment and advocating for competition for certification programs. We advocate for our patients all the time. Now you need to advocate for yourselves so we can still advocate for our patients later. We need you to encourage your colleagues to join with you and us in stopping the MOC monopoly locally and nationally. Rhode Island is a small state. We can all make a difference if we work together and reach out to everyone we know to make sure MOC is only voluntary. Make sure the MOC is one choice of many.
* Hospitals accepting NBPAS as alternative certification for hospital privileges as of 01/01/2016*
- Capital Region Medical Center – Jefferson City, MO (Affiliated w/ Univ. of Missouri)
- Brandon Regional Hospital – Tampa, FL
- Shawnee Mission Medical Center – Kansas City, MO
- Mendocino Coast District Hospital – Fort Bragg, CA
- Florida Hospital Heartland Division – Sebring, FL
- Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center or Texas Heart Institute – Houston, TX
- Sibley Memorial Hospital, Sibley Memorial, Johns Hopkins Medical System, Washington, DC.
- Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau, MO
- Columbia Basin Hospital, Ephrata, WA
- St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA
- St Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Hoag Hospital, Newport CA in Process – MEC Approval
- Texas Health Presbyterian Rockwall, TX
- Arkansas Heart Hospital, Little Rock, AR
- Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, CT
- Providence Little Company of Mary, Torrance, CA
- Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL
- Palm Bay Hospital, Palm Bay Florida
- Wuesthoff Hospital, Melbourne, Florida
- Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton, IA
- Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MA
- Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Hamot, Erie, PA
- Davita Dialysis Center, Sparta, TN
- Miller County Hospital, Colquitt, GA
Note: Some of the above hospitals have changed their bylaws to allow alternatives to ABMS certification that include NBPAS without specifically naming NBPAS.
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