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Dr. Hayden is a primary care practitioner located centrally in Cranston, RI.
He has been in practice for the past 27 years in the same location.
His practice welcomes pediatric patients as well as adults.
He cares for a wide range of diagnoses including diabetes, sports medicine, asthma and allergy, as well as dermatological issues. 
Dr. Hayden participates in most all insurance plans.
Patient Centered Medical Home
Excerpt from the website:

"NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 is an innovative program for improving primary care. In a set of standards that describe clear and specific criteria, the program gives practices information about organizing care around patients, working in teams and coordinating and tracking care over time. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards strengthen and add to the issues addressed by NCQA’s original program.

The Patient Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner."

More Information on the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Office Policies
Please review the office policies section before your first visit and regularly while you are under our care.
Health insurance and medical policies change on occasion, and we will update this section as these changes occur.
Services Offered
  • Online Eligibility Checking
  • Online Lab Request
  • Online Prescriptions (New & Renewal)
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Communication through secure patient portal (lab results, radiologhy results,etc)
  • Diabetic & Chronic care nurse specialist on premises 


Electronic Medical Records and Prescriptions
Dr. Hayden has been using electronic medical records since 1997. 
He has been sending prescriptions electronically since 2006.
Current Care
Through integration with CurrentCare, we are now able to receive the Emergency Room record, or Lab or XRay results from many facilities in Rhode Island for our patients, and incorporate them directly into their Electronic Record.
If you have not already signed on to CurrentCare, please ask one of our office staff, we will be happy to assist you in signing up for this valuable service.
This promises to be an exciting phase in the exchange of medical information and the overall care of our patients.
We are able to securely send results to our patients via secure portal that is associated with our electronic medical record. However, since security is still an issue for email communication, we are not participating in two-way email communication for medical issues.
Podcasts are available for cholesterol-related issues.
News Headlines
News Headlines (in the left frame) provides up-to-date information on seasonal illnesses, conditions and trends. Other headlines may be seen in the right frame.
OnSite Testing
  • Strep Testing
  • Cholesterol Testing ( 5mins)
  • Diabetic Teaching (for Equipment, Insulin injections, and Nutrition)
  • Blood Sugar Testing
  • HBA1C (glycohemoglobin) Testing
  • Urinalysis 
  • Urine for Microalbumin
  • Liver Function Testing
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Spirometry and Lung Function Testing 
  • Care of the chronic patients

Dr. Hayden makes home visits to chronically ill patients who cannot leave the home.