Coastal Medical was formed in 1995 by the merger of seven internal medicine practices. The group has expanded to include 4 Pediatric Practices, Family Medicine practices and includes cardiac, pulmonary and sleep medicine care. Over the years, a strong supporting infrastructure developed enabling Coastal to provide exceptional care to patients as well as stability for the medical practices. Coastal is now the largest primary care group practice in Rhode Island, serving over 120,000 patients in 20 convenient offices state-wide. The Coastal team is comprised of more than 125 providers, (physicians, NPs, and PAs) and growing, complemented by more than 500 support staff.
Coastal is a recognized leader in cutting edge clinical quality initiatives. All Coastal Medical offices are NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Homes and are regularly achieving Meaningful Use measures. The Coastal team takes great pride in being fully accountable for the care they provide to their patients. All Coastal physicians are board-certified or board-eligible and are well-respected members of the medical community.
The future of healthcare matters to Coastal Medical. The group remains committed to keeping their internal focus on ways to transform healthcare through initiatives such as Meaningful Use, NCQA, and all of the quality standards surrounding the Patient Centered Medical Home. They are already sharing their knowledge in these areas with the Rhode Island physician community and will continue to strive for the most effective ways to manage patient populations for the optimal health and wellness of the patient; as well as for the strength and stability of the health care system.