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About Us


Welcome to our practice, and thank you for choosing us for your health care needs.

You can relax knowing that you have chosen professionals with a sincere interest in your health and that of your family.
This comprehensive web site was designed to help you get to know us better. It will serve as a guide to the healthcare system and be a handy reference for many of the treatments that Dr. Hayden has developed over the years. It will also guide you to the most respected web links so you may obtain the most up-to-date medical information.

The web site was designed with you and your family in mind.

All office policies, fees and other important information can be found in this web site.

There are many useful forms and links to other sites that will provide information to help you take better care of yourself, and your family. Please refer to our website often for any updates. Please feel free to refer the site to friends and family. 

Who We Are

When you make an appointment with us, you can be assured of the finest, most up-to-date care. Our staff works as a team to provide the most up-to-date medical expertise with old-fashioned courtesy and compassion.


Mission Statement


Dr. Hayden's mission is to offer adult and pediatric patients premium medical care through the patient-centered medical home model of practice. Through collaboration with each individual, specialist, hospital and other healthcare providers, the patient, at all times, remains the focus of care and receives the benefits of a smooth healthcare continuum.







Rhode Island Primary Care

Dr. Hayden is a member of Rhode Island Primary Care.

This is a network of over 100 Primary care physicians and specialists throughout Rhode Island. Our group is at the forefront of technology and the Blue Cross and United Healthcare initiatives for the "Patient-Centered Medical Home".

This an effort to improve the overall care of our diabetic and chronically ill patients by providing many more services at the point of care...the physician's office.

Ann Marie is our diabetic and chronic care nurse on site Tuesdays and Thursdays, but she may be contacted, or in contact with you at any time during the week.

Trish, our RN and office manager is also a certified diabetes educator.

We have been using an Electronic Medical record, known as SOAPWare, for the past 14 years. This outstanding Electronic Record provides the tools for our certification in Meaningful Use, and other Healthcare-related programs.

Our EMR provides interconnectivity with other providers, as well as vendors using SureScripts products throughout the US. This allows for improved transfer of records in .pdf format.

We also use Docuportal, an enhanced, HIPAA-compliant email and faxing site...designed to deliver results and communication in a secure manner.

All prescriptions are sent electronically through SureScripts to your pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Benefits Company (eg Catamaran, MEDCO, Express Scripts, etc).



Current Care is a collaboration between your physician, hospitals, laboratories, emergency facilities and other providers to exchange results and information among these providers, especially on an urgent, or emergency basis.

You may be asked to sign up for this important feature, if you have not already.

Insurances Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Healthmate and Coast-To-Coast plans
Tufts Health Plan
United Health Plans of New England
Several others-Contact office for info. on participation in other plans


Most health-related diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol require visits every 3-4 months to monitor medications, blood pressures, blood sugar and HBA1C results, and specialist visits (eye doctor and foot doctor visits).

Please check your refills regularly.

Please consider this when making work and vacation plans, etc.

Zostavax or Shingles (Adult Chicken Pox) Vaccine available at Phred's and a few of the local Rite Aid Pharmacies. All adults over age 50 should consider receiving this vaccine.

Services Provided On-Site
Allergy Care
Asthma care
Pre-Employment Physical Exams
Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Testing On-Site
Computerized Spirometry Testing
Diabetic Teaching (use of glucometers and insulin injections)
Diet & Nutrition Counseling
Electrocardiograms (EKG) onsite
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Family Medical Care (ages 5 and up)
Female Gynecological Exams
Health Education
House calls (for housebound patients only)
Minor Dermatologic Surgery (Biopsy for potential skin cancers)
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments (For minor back strains,etc)
Routine Immunizations (including Pediatric, Adult, Influenza and Pneumonia)
Specialized Immunizations (Gardasil, Hepatitis Series, Varivax)
School and Sports Physical Exams
Skin Cancer Evaluation
Smoking Cessation Programs
Sports Injuries care
Wellness and Nutritional Counselling

Available Through the WebSite
Email & appointment scheduling will be available in the future.

Podcasts on various health-related issues

Dr Hayden's Background
Solo Family Practice located in same location since 1987
Board-Certified in Family Medicine since 1988

Member Rhode Island Primary Care

"RIPCPC is an independent practice association (IPA) of primary care physicians located throughout the state of Rhode Island. The IPA, originally formed in 1994, represents 163 physicians from Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and Pediatrics. RIPCPC also has an affiliation with over 200 specialty-care member physicians. Our PCP’s act as primary care providers for over 340,000 patients throughout the state of Rhode Island. The IPA was formed to provide a venue for the smaller independent practices to work together with the ultimate goal of improving quality of care for our patients."

Member Lifespan PSO (Physicians Service Organization) since 1996
Member Lifespan network of physicians and hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations

Kent County Hospital 
Rhode Island Hospital
Hasbro Children's Hospital

After Hours Care

You are urged to use these centers as they provide excellent care and feedback regarding your visit to the family physician.

Concentra Urgent Care

290 Branch Ave Prov, RI  722-8880

400 Bald Hill Rd Warwick, RI  737-4420

400 Putnam Pike Smithfield, RI  232-7001

Office Staff
Receptionist and Registered Nurse
Trish is our office manager and is a registered nurse. She has been in nursing for over 26 years. She has worked the front desk and handled office-related issues for the past six years.

She is certified through the RI Dept of Health as a Certified Diabetic Outpatient Educator. She is knowledgeable in all areas of medicine with special focus on childhood and adult immunizations. Do not hesitate to ask her any questions regarding immunizations and childhood diseases, as well as insurance issues that may arise.

Medical Assistant and Receptionist. 
Tammy and Dawn are the medical assistants. 

Tammy is knowledgeable in most areas of family medicine and all areas of insurance, referrals, etc. You will find her very helpful with most medical and office-related issues.  

Ann Marie is our Certified Diabetes Educator. She is here weekly to discuss diabetic issues and to followup on chronically ill patients.


Vision Statement

Dr. Hayden's vision is to provide the finest of health care throughout their lifespan. Our exceptional staff provides compassionate and respectful attention to each individual who enters our office. Through the use of evidence-based guidelines, we offer medical care that helps prevent health problems and also helps to manage complex health conditions.