Smithfield Pediatrics uses the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care. PATIENT CENTERED is a way of saying that your child is the most important person in the health care system. Your child is at the center of his or her health care.
A Medical Home is an approach to providing total health care. In a medical home, you and your child will join a team of health care professionals to help you with your child’s health care. The doctors and staff here at Smithfield Pediatrics are a part of your child’s medical home. We are here to help your child reach his or her health care goals. We will coordinate your child’s care with other physicians to provide evidence-based care, along with self-management support.
The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model that emphasizes improving and maintaining healthy lifestyles. We are committed to providing our patients with the support they need to manage their treatment plans.
With a Medical Home, you, your child and your team will work together. As an active member of the team, you and your child will have a chance to explain things that are really important to your family. To assist us with providing the best possible care, you and your child will need to provide a complete medical history including any care your child has received outside of our practice.
Scope of Services
- Well child visit(annual exam)
- Urgent visits
- Sick visits
- Pre-op clearance
- Provide access to asthma education by a certified asthma educator
- Asthma care spacers and nebulizers
- Fluoride varnish application
- Rapid strep test
- Rapid flu test
- Rapid pregnancy test
- Pulse oximetry
- Vision screening
- Hearing screening
Behavioral/Mental Health and Family Support Services
Children of any age can experience depression, anxiety, school and/or behavioral problems. Children may also need help adjusting to family changes such as divorce or new siblings, or to change unhealthy habits such as poor sleep or diet. Our providers are ready to discuss these issues when they occur. We also have in-house child and family therapy services available, as well as an extensive referral network of specialists to address your child or family’s particular needs, so please discuss these needs with your provider. We can also provide social work services.
Health Care Coverage
Smithfield Pediatrics accepts most health insurances. Please check with our staff to make sure your coverage is accepted.
If you lose your insurance while your child is our patient, resources are available for you to obtain coverage:
Government Health Insurance Exchange: www.government-health-insurance.com: 1-877-536-4809
Health Source RI: www.healthsourceri.com: 1-855-840-4774
If necessary, we will work with you to establish a payment plan.
The clinical Care Teams are available to provide the health care all our patients require. Using the Care Team approach allows for more personal continuity of care. Our Care Teams coordinate with other facilities and specialists as needed, and deliver evidence-based care. The Teams are cross-trained to help provide smooth patient care. The following information on our team members is provided to help you select your Care Team:
Dinusha W. Dietrich, MD, Care Team Leader – supported by Allison Pennine, Medical Assistant.
Stephanie J. Penchuk, MD, Care Team Leader – supported by Jessica Lynch, Medical Assistant
Jennifer Barton, PA-C, supports all the Care Teams
Kathleen DeBlasio, Practice Administrator – supports all the Care Teams
Susan Erbe, Medical Secretary – supports all the Care Teams
Jerika King, Medical Secretary – supports all the Care Teams