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FRUSTRATION FACTOR: Brown Medicine rheumatologist Dr. Deepan Dalal, left, and David Hemendinger, the practice’s chief information officer, say the time-consuming process of filling out electronic medical records might be contributing to physician burnout. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Searching for a remedy for physician burnout

Doctor appointments are rarely fun, but the prospect of visiting with a rushed, curt physician only makes it worse.  So why are unsatisfactory interactions with...
DEDICATED STAFF: Dr. Ana Tuya Fulton, back left, head of a special unit dedicated to seniors at Kent Hospital, speaks with, from left foreground, Dr. Julio Defillo Draibe; Leyda Urugutja-Cante, medical social worker; and Kim Jones, occupational therapist. Fulton said Rhode Island is among the top 10 states for its older adult population.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitals, health systems prepare to accommodate influx of older patients

Since February, when Kent County Memorial Hospital’s Acute Care for Elders unit opened, the 10-bed section has been full of patients age 75 and...
FULFILLING ROLE: Brown Medicine CEO Ann M. Kashmanian said she finds it rewarding to be leading a physicians group where “their dedication to patients is unmatched.”
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Ann M. Kashmanian, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner ANN M. KASHMANIAN | CEO, Brown Medicine IN MANY WAYS, Ann M. Kashmanian’s job as CEO of multispecialty physicians...

Five Questions With: Dr. Timothy Flanigan

Dr. Timothy Flanigan is a physician with Brown Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at Brown Physicians Inc. He treats patients for a variety of infectious...
ON-SITE FITNESS: Team Lifespan members participate in one of the company’s corporate fitness outings near the offices on Point Street in ­Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Creativity key to helping health workers bond

At Brown Medicine, most of its 400 employees take part in annual group outings that have become a popular tradition. In recent years, gatherings...
MINI LINKS: Brown Medicine staff members play miniature golf at Mulligan’s Island in Cranston during an employee event last summer.
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Brown Medicine

Best Places to Work 2019 | LARGE COMPANIES (150-499 employees): 6. Brown Medicine What modifications have you made to your workplace to support employee wellness?...
RECORD TIME: Brown University researchers have published a study showing that electronic health records are more stressful for physicians than they are helpful. At Coastal Medical, practice nurses, such as Margaret Hatzpanian, right, now handle most clinical documents and administrative tasks previously handled by doctors. At left is Stephanie Nunes, nurse practioner.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Brown researcher: Electronic health records create high stress for physicians

Physicians say electronic health records are stressful, but a survey of Rhode Island doctors and promising strategies suggest compromises between round-the-clock accessibility and reasonable...
PRELIMINARY SHOT: Gladys Torre, a medical assistant at Brown Medicine, administers the yellow-fever vaccine to Dr. Jacob Babu, an orthopedic surgery resident at Brown Medicine, before he travels to Africa. 
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Yellow fever vaccine shortage puts strain on Brown Medicine as only...

When the nation’s sole yellow-fever vaccine manufacturer paused production in April during a global outbreak, local travelers had one spot for shots, a recurring...
the prop: Dr. Sakeena Raza holds a dumbbell and an apple, the former representing her passion for strength training, the latter her promotion of healthy, active lifestyle choices among her elderly patients. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Dr. Sakeena Raza, 38

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – BROWN MEDICINE Where do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I see myself as a seasoned clinician, a strong academician. I also...
the prop: “Stella is almost 2,” said Dr. Rebecca Reece. “She’s like a cat. She sits up on the couch and looks out the second-floor window.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Dr. Rebecca Reece, 36

INFECTIOUS DISEASE PHYSICIAN – BROWN MEDICINE Where do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I would hope to be working full time by that...
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