About Us

We are a child health practice servicing children from birth through college. We like to think of ourselves as easy to approach, and we value your input in making many health decisions for your child. Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We hope you’ll share this information with any friends, relatives, or sitters who are responsible for your child in your absence.

NEW BABIES

We know expectant parents have many questions prior to the birth of their baby. For expectant parents, we encourage a free consult to meet with one of our physicians. We will give you an overview of our practice, and you are welcome to ask questions about the care of your new baby or child.

Like many other pediatric groups in Rhode Island, we no longer will be performing in-person hospital care. We are on the courtesy staff of both Women & Infants Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. We can still access your child’s hospital health record and would be glad to discuss your child’s care during the hospitalization should you have significant concerns for us. We will also be receiving full details of your child’s care directly from the hospital upon discharge.

Once you are admitted to the maternity ward, simply let them and your obstetrician know that you will be taking your baby to Atlantic Pediatrics (Drs. Concannon & Vitale). The hospital will fax us the medical records for your newborn. Please call us at the time of discharge to arrange the first office visit. Generally, we want to see you and the baby within the first few days after discharge.

Please feel free to read over our unique booklet New Babies, in our library on this site.

APPOINTMENTS

We are available for scheduled appointments in our Cranston, RI, office.
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesdays - Shared On-Call and Selected Non-Summer Morning Hours
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Weekends, Holidays, and Other Times - Shared On-Call
Weekends, Holidays, and Other Times - Shared On-Call and Telemedicine.

We try to see all patients on an appointment basis. We make every effort to honor all time commitments, but please realize that medical emergencies do occasionally occur. Late afternoon appointment times are more often affected by the unpredictable nature of pediatrics.

We accept new patient appointment requests from the patient’s parent or legal guardian only and not from any other relative, babysitter, or agency.

Note: We strongly advocate for full immunization of all children as recommended by the CDC and as required by Rhode Island state laws. Should you not desire to have your child fully vaccinated, we require that you seek care elsewhere.

Please know that simply making an appointment with us does not establish a doctor-patient relationship until we have examined your child in our office or at the hospital.

EMERGENCY CARE

When your child has medical needs outside of office hours that you think are urgent and can’t wait until the next day, call (401) 943-7337, our live answering service will call the doctor on call, who will return your call as soon as possible. If, for some reason, the answering service does not pick up after 3 minutes, call the answering service back line at (401) 868-4185.

We have pediatric coverage arrangements with Doctors D’Alessandro, DeAngelis, Eden, Lefebvre, Nevola, Ohnmacht, and Vieau. We take turns covering for pediatric patients on weekends, holidays, vacations, and summer Wednesdays. Be assured that, in our absence, your child will be able to be seen by a qualified pediatric provider if needed.

When on the phone with a doctor, describe all your child’s symptoms clearly. Please have a pen and paper available and your pharmacy’s phone number at hand. We recommend that you do not go to emergency rooms or urgent care clinics for minor illnesses without first calling us. The decision to have your child seen at an emergency room, an urgent care center, or at our office the next day will depend on the nature of your child’s illness, so please call us first. If your child has a serious accident, go directly to the emergency room and have the doctor there call us. Children less than 1 year old are better served at Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. Of course, if you need immediate help for a serious emergency, call 911.

Please be aware that if your phone has anonymous caller block features, it may be impossible for a physician to call you from their home or cell phone. You must dial *86 to deactivate this feature so that you can receive the callback. Please do not save or *69 the numbers from which we call you, as they may be the phones of our friends or relatives that have no knowledge of how to reach us. The ONLY number for you to call us at should be (401) 943-7337.

For poison emergencies, call the Poison Control Center at 1 (800) 222-1222. This number is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Poison Control Center will give you detailed information regarding your response to your child’s poison accident.

For mental health crisis services, please call 988.

Please anticipate the need for prescription refills when we’re in the office. In most cases, the best way to request a prescription refill is to simply call your pharmacy directly.

Like many other pediatric groups in Rhode Island, we no longer will be performing in-person hospital care. We are on the courtesy staff of both Women & Infants Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. We can still access your child’s hospital health record and would be glad to discuss your child’s care during the hospitalization should you have significant concerns for us. We will also be receiving full details of your child’s care directly from the hospital upon discharge.

Full-term healthy infants will be attended to by the excellent staff of hospitalist pediatricians and nurse practitioners of Women & Infants Hospital or Kent Hospital. Premature or ill babies are attended to by neonatal specialists at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. If your child is admitted as an inpatient to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the pediatric hospitalist service or appropriate pediatric specialist service will assume care of your child during this time.

Nearer the time of your delivery, simply let your obstetrician or midwife know that you will be taking your baby to Atlantic Pediatrics RI (Drs. Concannon & Vitale) after discharge. The hospital will contact us once the baby is released. We would like to examine your baby within a few days of discharge, so call us at (401) 943-7337.

PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME

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The mission of Atlantic Pediatrics RI is to provide exceptional health care for infants, children, and teens through college age. We provide both preventative health maintenance and management of routine to complex health problems by using a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice model. Our vision is to help our patients receive the best in health care, to prevent the development of health problems, to help them achieve their personal highest level of health, and to teach patients and their parents to help manage any medical problems. To this end, our staff members treat each individual with respect, maintain confidentiality, and practice state-of-the-art medical care.

Our practice model incorporates associate staff to help us meet quality goals and manage patients with more complex health issues. We also provide patients or family access to evidence-based care and self-management. We are supported in these efforts by the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation and by Integra Community Care Network.

Our Staff

Dr. John Concannon

Dr. John Concannon

Dr. John Concannon is a board-certified pediatrician and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the national organization for pediatricians working to provide the best in modern health care for infants, children, and adolescents. He is a graduate of Providence College and received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

He trained in pediatrics at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, he has been in private practice in Cranston since 1987, is widowed, remarried, a father of two grown children, and a proud grandfather of eight (so far).

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Dr. Colleen Vitale

Dr. Colleen Vitale

Dr. Colleen Vitale is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of La Salle Academy and Boston College. She received her MD degree from New York Medical College and completed her pediatric residency training at Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vitale is married and the mother of two teen daughters.

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Angelica Muscatelli

Angelica Muscatelli

Angelica Muscatelli, DNP, NP-C has her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received her RN from Quinnipiac University, and both her MSN and DNP from Salve Regina University.

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