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.
Physicians of Rhode Island Medical Enterprises
Years In Practice
Medical Doctorate Brown Univeristy - Providence, RI
Internal Medicine Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Scott Wilson, MD Jenna Boutilier, NP Maura Gray, NP
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.
We have been very disappointed of late with the attention to detail exhibited by Dr. Wilson and his office and professional staff. After many years of being seen here, and experiencing shortness of b reath and pain we were referred to have a CT scan. After I made many attempts to obtain the results, the office secretary called and told me that the "results were within normal limits." Knowing that the problem still existed, we personally obtained the results where the CT was performed and noted among other issues, "coronary artery calcifications." Now, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that this is "not within normal limits." We self referred to a cardiologist and within a week had a cardiac catheterization for a 90% blockage in the left descending coronary artery. Yes, that's the one that they refer to as the "widow maker." Interestingly, we have not be able to see Dr. Wilson alone since, and keep getting directed to the NP. Gee, I wonder why?
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