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Dr. Christopher Furey from Cabot was featured in an article about Rhode Island’s top doctors.

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Dr. Christopher Furey, Cabot School graduate, class of 2000, was recently featured on the cover of “Rhode Island Monthly Magazine,” to illustrate an article about Rhode Island’s top doctors.  These were physicians voted by their peers as the best in their field.

Furey is a primary care doctor at Care New England Medical Group in East Greenwich. He  also serves as an assistant professor of family medicine (clinical) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Furey typically sees 15 to 20 patients a day.  While he says he loves his patients and the interaction, he laments the fact that for every hour spent with a patient there’s up to an hour of paperwork to do.  He calls the paperwork “a second full-time job.”

Because of the heavy workload and because primary care doctors are one of the lowest-paid specialties, there is a national shortage of primary care doctors.  Furey says he chose that field in part because he grew up in Vermont.  “Pretty much all of medicine when I was growing up was done by the primary care doctors.  That was medicine.”

He was particularly influenced by Cabot’s primary physician, Dr. Frank Caffin, who took care of patients with just about every health problem, including Furey’s case of chicken pox as a child.

Dr. Furey graduated from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His parents are Maria Acchione-Goodrich and Michael Furey. 

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