information for our patients,
and their parents from...
Drs. Concannon & Vitale LLC
Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
1145 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 124
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920-6055
Office: (401) 943-7337
caring, experience, and trust"
TO PARENTS OF OUR YOUNG PATIENTS...
We have pediatric coverage arrangements with Drs. Colantonio, D'Alessandro, DeAngelis, Nevola, and Ohnmacht. We take turns covering for pediatric patients on Wednesdays, weekends, holidays, and vacations. Be assured that in our absence your child will be able to be seen by a qualified pediatrician if needed.
We are on the staff of Hasbro
Childrens' Hospital and Women
& Infants Hospital. The decision to have
child seen at an emergency room, an urgent care center,
or at our
office the next
will depend on the nature of your child's illness.
If your child is hospitalized as an inpatient at Hasbro Childrens'
Hospital, the pediatric hospitalist service or appropriate pediatric
specialist service will assume care of your child while admitted. We will still drop in to see your child periodically throughout the hospitalization, but we will not be charging for this service.
When on the phone with a doctor
all your child's symptoms
clearly. Please have a pen and paper available and your pharmacy's
If your child has a serious accident, go directly to the
and have the doctor there call us.
Please be aware that if your
phone has anonymous caller block features, it may be
impossible for a
physician to call you from their home or cell
phone. You must
dial *86 to
this feature so that you can receive the
call-back. Please do not
save or *69 the numbers from which we call you, as they
may be the
our friends or relatives that have no knowledge of how
to reach us. The ONLY
number for you to call us should
be at 943-7337.
For poison emergencies, call the Poison
Control Center at
This number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. The Poison
Control Center will give you detailed information
response to your child's poison accident.
Please anticipate the need for prescription refills for when we're in the office. In most cases, the best way to request a prescription refill is to simply call your pharmacy directly.
Sorry, but it is both impossible and inappropriate for us to answer medical questions sent by e-mail. Quite simply, the level of concern in a parent's voice cannot be expressed in an e-mail. We therefore do not feel that e-mail is safe, secure, or effective for pediatrician-parent communication.
Please call us instead at 943-7337
The mission of Drs. Concannon & Vitale is to provide exceptional health care for infants, children, and teens through college age. We provide both preventative health maintenance, and management of routine to complex health problems by using a Patient Centered Medical Home practice model. Our vision is to help our patients receive the best in health care, to prevent the development of health problems, to help achieve their personal highest level of health, and to teach patients and their parents to help manage any medical problems. To this end our staff members treat each individual with respect, maintain confidentiality, and practice state-of-the-art medical care.
Beginning in 2013 we will be transforming our practice to be recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This practice model incorporates a Registered Nurse, Susan Corner, to help us meet quality goals and manage patients with more complex health issues.
PAYMENT & INSURANCE...WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We currently participate in the following major health insurance plans:
Some restrictions may apply, and some newer or smaller health plans are added occasionally, so please call our office manager for better information. Please bring your current health insurance card and any required co-payment with you at the time of each visit. All applicable co-payments are collected upon check-in for the appointment. We require that our names (or those of doctors in our on-call group) MUST be listed on your child's insurance card.
Those with insurances that do no not directly cover our fees, or who self-pay, are expected to pay at the time of service. You may submit our bill with your insurance form to your health plan. We will assist you in filling out these forms if you ask.
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Concannon is a board-certified
pediatrician, and is a Fellow
the American Academy of Pediatrics,
the national organization for
pediatricians working to provide the best in modern health
and adolescents. He is a graduate of Providence
received his medical degree from Kansas City University of
Biosciences. He trained in pediatrics at Childrens
and Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton,
After a stint in the US Air Force, he has been in
private practice in Cranston
1987, is widowed, remarried, a father of two grown
children, and a
grandfather of four.
Colleen Vitale is
Dr. Concannon's daughter, a
board-certified pediatrician, and a Fellow of the American
Academy of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of LaSalle
Boston College. She received her MD degree from New
completed her pediatric residency training at Brown
University and Hasbro
Childrens Hospital. Dr. Vitale is married and the busy
mother of two
pre-school age daughters.
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