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  • > 2022-23 Flu Vaccines are in!

    > New Physician’s Assistant Jennifer Portelli-Gupta

    Please read about our new protocols:




    Thank you for your understanding and compliance with these new protocols as we work together to ensure the highest level of health and safety for our patients, staff and community!

    Our office is located at

    7 Smith Avenue Suite 103
    Greenville, RI 02828


  • New Physician’s Assistant Jennifer Portelli-Gupta

    Smithfield Pediatrics is excited to announce that board-certified Physician’s Assistant Jennifer Portelli-Gupta will be joining our practice to periodically help with sick and urgent care visits. With her help, we will be able to accommodate more same day visits in a timely manner. Having another provider will also allow Dr. Dietrich and Jennifer Barton PA-C to have increased availability in their schedules to see their established patients for well visits, consults, and follow ups to keep them on track for the year!

    Originally from New York City, Jennifer Portelli-Gupta moved to Waltham, MA and completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology, double minoring in anthropology and philosophy. She then held a variety of roles within the healthcare field throughout the years, including working with children with autism, until she pursued her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Bryant University. There she completed a wide variety of clinical rotations, including completing her pediatrics rotation here in our office. Since graduating, she is working at Brown Medicine in the emergency department and has gained a great deal of experience in acute care there that will make her an excellent fit to treat the children in our practice.
    Please join us in welcoming her to the practice! To avoid confusion with Jennifer Barton, we are going to call her JP.

  • COVID-19 Protocol

    We still require check in from car, please call 401-231-3138 option 1 and wear face masks regardless of vaccination status

  • NEW SCREENING PROTOCOLS [both calls & check-in]:

    Every time a patient either calls in to make an appointment or checks in for an appointment we will be doing a COVID triage screening per DOH guidelines on

    To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep the community and our patients healthy, Smithfield Pediatrics is taking the following precautionary measures effective immediately:

    • Any patient with symptoms of illness such as cough, fever, difficulty breathing, upper respiratory symptoms, or diarrhea must inform staff prior to appointment
    • Notify staff immediately if you have traveled outside the United States or have been in potential contact with a person known to have or suspected to have COVID-19.
  • New Check in and Check out Process

    Check in

    If anyone in your home has known or suspected Covid19 exposure, been told to quarantine, traveled anywhere overnight, or had any illness symptoms in the past 2 weeks please call the office for further instructions. Please note our new policies: 1. Upon arrival you must STAY in your car and call 401-231-3138 option 2 leave your child(ren)’s name and the cell number you are using reached at and await our call to register your child. 2. Only one parent / caregiver should come in for the appointment. 3. Siblings should NOT come in with out their own appointment. 4. Anyone 2 and older should wear a non-valve face mask over nose and mouth. 5. Please log in to and fill out any assigned questionnaires prior to arrival for physicals or medication checks. If you have any questions please call the office at 401-231-3138.

    Check out

    Please stay in your room until the Medical Assistant comes back in and clears you to leave. The MA will be give you any needed paperwork and make any needed follow-up appointments. Please leave the office immediately once you are released. Do NOT stop at the desk.

    *Telemedicine visits now available. Please call to see if appropriate.

    Please click link to sign up:

    *Please keep in mind that video visits are considered equivalent to in-office visits and will be billed as such, so copays may apply.

    1. Self-monitor for symptoms of illness.  If you exhibit symptoms such as a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, self-quarantine DO NOT COME TO WORK and seek evaluation through RI DOH (HCW are high priority for testing).
    2. If you believe you may have been directly exposed to someone who has COVID-19, please report to one of the Physicians immediately.  Self-quarantine may be required.
    3. Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth).
    4. Wash or sanitize your hands before and after every patient interaction, preferably in front of patients.
    5. Avoid unnecessary patient contact (touching, hand shaking).
    6. Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue.  Discard tissue after one use…. disinfect hands
    7. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects frequently, preferably in front of patients.
    8. Avoid meeting in large groups (greater than 10 people in a shared space) both in professional and recreational activities and use virtual meetings when possible.
    9. Periodically review the CDC websites to ensure adherence to community mitigation strategies designed to slow the transmission of COVID-19.


  • Now Accepting Tufts RI Together

    Find out more about Tufts RI Together here…

  • Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

    As of October 15th, 2016 we are no longer accepting Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

Flu & Other Health-Related News

For Up-to-Date information about health-related issues, link to the RI Department of Health

Please visit the Department of Health website at for more information about Flu.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
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