Peter Simon, M.D., a pediatrician also known as Dr. Martes, or Dr. Tuesday, has hung up his stethoscope after 30 years of practicing one evening a week at the Providence Community Health Centers, beyond his day job at the Rhode Island Department of Health. In the latter job he served most recently as the medical director of the Division of Community, Family Health and Equity, before retiring, in 2013.
His review gives a strong sense of the professional satisfactions of serving in Federally Qualified Health Centers.
He told ConvergenceRI that “some have to do with the challenges and rewards of practicing medicine cross-culturally.
“Others include the pleasure of interacting with so many wonderful healthcare workers and physicians.”