About Us

what we do

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Holistic Medicine for Adults and Children Ages 16+

A to Z Primary care was founded with one primary mission in mind – to help people lead healthy, successful lives. Our wide array of services lend themselves to this ideal. Whether you are in need of scheduling an annual check-up, have a sudden back pain, or are looking for a second opinion, you can rest assured that your needs will be served at A to Z Primary Care.

 

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Preventative Care

The services we provide cover a wide range of areas and even include industry-specific testing and preventative care. Couple that with our ability to assist families as well as employees and you will see why A to Z has garnered a reputation for healthcare excellence.

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Diagnose & Treat

Our expertly trained staff is both knowledgable and experienced in making sure you and your loved ones receive the comfort and relief you need. To ensure this, we remain active in many aspects of the medical field from practicing to teaching and consulting with renowned expertise in the improvement of patient care.

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Lifestyle Management

Our extensive Primary Care services are built on a relationship-driven foundation. Our team helps individuals manage their lifestyle from healthy eating to proactive recovery methods to ensure you look & feel your very best at all times.

Meet Your Medical Team

Kathy Parker, APRN

Kathy Parker is the managing partner of A to Z Primary Care as a Registered Nurse Practitioner. She has over 30 years of extensive experience in Occupational Health and every kind of workplace injury and exposure. She is an active staff member at Kent County Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital where she works with the Emergency Medicine Group to provide after hour coverage every day including holidays and weekends.

She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Rhode Island, Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of health.

She has set up and successfully managed Occupational Health Centers at three Urgent Care Centers in RI, and worked with the Kent Emergency Physicians Group at Kent Hospital to develop and operate Tollgate Occupational Health Center.

Kathy is a member of the Advanced Practice Nurse’s Board of the Rhode Island Department of Health, which is the statewide Review Board for Advanced Practice Nurses. She is also on the Credentialing Board for Medical Providers at Kent County Hospital.

Highlights:

  • 30 years’ experience
  • Active in emergency medicine
  • Adjunct Professor at URI, BC, & Mass Institute of Health
  • Launched 3 Occupational Health Centers
  • State Certified

Samantha Turmenne, APRN

Samantha Turmenne is a board certified family nurse practitioner and registered nurse. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at The University of Tampa in 2014 and started her nursing career on a medical-surgical and oncology floor. She quickly became ONS certified in administering chemotherapy and biotherapy and also gained experience at the outpatient infusion center.

After almost 2 years of experience, Samantha moved to Rhode Island to be closer to family. She worked at Rhode Island Hospital as a registered nurse in the Adult Float Pool. During that time she gained experience in all medical, surgical and specialty floors in the hospital including neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology and psychiatry.

As Samantha became a well-rounded and experienced nurse, she desired to be able to provide a more holistic approach to patient care. Samantha graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing at The University of Rhode Island in 2019.

Samantha started at A to Z Primary Care in May 2020. She enjoys being able to continue to provide excellent patient centered care and follow up closely with individuals and families.

Highlights:

  • ONS Certified
  • Experienced hospital nurse in medical, surgical, and specialties
  • Holistic family nurse practitioner