Physicians of Rhode Island Medical Enterprises (PRIME) was founded by Dr. Scott Wilson in August, 2000. PRIME has since become a multi-practitioner practice that continues to provide quality medical care to patients in southern New England.
Years In Practice17
EducationMedical Doctorate Brown Univeristy - Providence, RI
TrainingInternal Medicine Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
ServicesEchocardiography: The echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. Using standard ultrasound techniques, two-dimensional slices of the heart can be imaged. The latest ultrasound systems now employ 3D real-time imaging.
Bone Density (DEXA): Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA, previously DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Two X-ray beams with differing energy levels are aimed at the patient's bones. When soft tissue absorption is subtracted out, the BMD can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone. DXA is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology. A T-score of -2.5 or less is indicative of osteoporosis.
Carotid Ultrasound: Carotid duplex ultrasonography (CUS) is a useful diagnostic tool for assessing cervical carotid artery disease. With proper angiographic correlation, CUS can be highly reliable, and fewer risks are associated with CUS than with angiography.
Spirometry: The most common of the Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs), measuring lung function, specifically the measurement of the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and COPD.
We also have an onsite Laboratory provided by UMass Memorial Laboratories.
I was a patient in this practice for several years before I finally left. This year the office stopped answering the phone: calls go immediately to voicemail, which is extremely frustrating. Dr. Wilson was my primary doctor, but I was only able to see him twice in the last two years despite having an additional 8 or so office visits during that time. I had a physical scheduled with him but it was changed to be with an NP. When I asked to reschedule with Dr. Wilson, I was told he's no longer able to see me as a patient. My primary doctor unwilling to see me and referring me to an NP??? The staff and NP's there are excellent. However, I found myself seeing a variety of NPs and not establishing a relationship with one in particular. Other issues: Once I was very ill, called first thing in the a.m. for a same day appointment but was told none were available. Had to go to Emergency Care. I once called on a weekend to get an emergency script filled but the NP on call (who sounded irritated that I would call over the weekend) said she wasn't [licensed] to fill the script and that Dr. Wilson could not be reached. So I went without the medication. Dr. Wilson is a thoughtful, caring doctor as are each of his staff members. However, the practice has what I consider a number of fatal flaws that would keep me from recommending anyone from becoming a patient there.
Since Dr. Wilson sold his practice to Miriam Hospital the quality of care has dropped significantly. Everything that people are saying about Dr. Wilson Office is true. They office staff is rude and they show that don't care about their patients. The reason why I wanted to go to doctor Wilson's office is because I want to speak with a doctor and not a NA. But once he sold the business that's all you're able to speak with is NA. Now I'm looking for another doctor.
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