• P = Professional
  • B = Behavioral health
  • F = Facilities

A Word from Dr. Shafi

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Mar 1, 2024
Primary care is the backbone of the healthcare system. Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually a p...
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Feb 1, 2024
As you know, February is American Heart Month, an important time to shine a spotlight on heart disea...
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Jan 1, 2024
Happy New Year! As I’ve discussed before, including in last month’s column, one of our key initiativ...
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Dec 1, 2023
It seems like at the end of every year we look back and say “Wow, what a year!”…and 2023 is no excep...
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Nov 1, 2023
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is observed every March. But awareness of this disease – which is ...
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Oct 1, 2023
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. However, ...
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Sep 1, 2023
If you have been living or working in Rhode Island during the last 12 years, particularly as a parti...
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Aug 1, 2023
  Hi! I’m Dr. Farah Shafi, and as you may have heard, I recently joined Blue Cross & Blue Shield...
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Jul 1, 2023
We are excited to announce that Dr. Farah Shafi has joined Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Isl...
Jun 1, 2023
Gonzalo Paz-Soldán, M.D., CPE is BCBSRIs senior medical director for clinical transformation. Dr. Pa...
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May 1, 2023
LouAnne Giangreco, M.D. is BCBSRI’s senior medical director, medical affairs. Dr. Giangreco joined u...
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Apr 1, 2023
Gonzalo Paz-Soldán, M.D., CPE is BCBSRIs senior medical director for clinical transformation. Dr. Pa...
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Mar 1, 2023
Gonzalo Paz-Soldán, M.D., CPE is BCBSRI’s senior medical director for clinical transformation. Dr. P...
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Feb 1, 2023
  Matthew Collins, M.D., M.B.A. is BCBSRI’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, with...
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Jan 1, 2023
Matthew Collins, M.D., M.B.A. is BCBSRI’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, with c...
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Dec 1, 2022
Matthew Collins, M.D., M.B.A. is BCBSRI’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, with c...
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Nov 1, 2022
  Matthew Collins, M.D., M.B.A. is BCBSRI’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, wit...
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Oct 1, 2022
Matthew Collins, M.D., M.B.A. is BCBSRI’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, with c...
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Sep 1, 2022
  Matthew Collins, M.D., M.B.A. is BCBSRI’s executive vice president and chief medical officer, w...
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Aug 1, 2022
Usually, more is better than less. However, in terms of healthcare, the opposite is often true. More...
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Jul 1, 2022
Today, July 1, 2022, marks the beginning of required reimbursement in Rhode Island by private health...
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Jun 1, 2022
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an important time to support those who are affected b...
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May 1, 2022
As you know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Factors related to the pandemic over the last two...
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Apr 1, 2022
Heart disease is the top cause of death in the U.S. today, and the leading cause of death for people...