NEWS & EVENTS

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9/23/22

Why We Can't Vote for Dan McKee

by Michael Fine and Nick Landekic

There are many claims and counterclaims being made in the race for the Governor of Rhode Island.  Politics makes for strange bedfellows, and strange twists on the truth.  Pundits maneuver and manipulate for advantage, inventing some facts and distorting others, as they prey on the fears and biases of the voters to create advantage for themselves and to portray themselves in a good light.

Michael Fine MD, author, family physician, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health 2011-2015 lives in Scituate Rhode Island.  Nick Landekic MA MBA is a biotech CEO and entrepreneur, lives in Bristol Rhode Island.  

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5/5/22

Dispatch from Poland and Ukraine.

Third essay written while on a Ukraine relief mission.

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4/28/22

Dispatch from Poland and Ukraine.

Essay written while on a Ukraine relief mission.

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2/11/22

Applying Lean principles to health care.

Author Kate McGovern.

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2/16/22

Cal State LA's Public Health Department has chosen Health Care Revolt for its Book Read 2022.

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11/6/2021

The Bull and Other Stories wins the 2021 IPNE Award for Literary Fiction. 

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5/2/21

RI News Today short story of the month, Mothers' Days by Michael Fine

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4/12/21

NBC 10 I-Team: Fear of costs keeps some from getting vaccinated

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3/24/21

Becoming One People: When Stories Threaten Democracy and Freedom of Speech

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2/10/21

A City Maintains H. Jack Geiger’s Commitment to Community by Michael Fine

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1/31/21

RI News Today short story of the month The Death Spiral by Michael Fine

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1/14/21

RI Men of the Year - The Doc, The Mensch and The Whistleblower. Mensch is the Yiddish word for "a good person" -- a truly exemplary person of integrity and honor -- and that is Fine.

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1/3/21

CNN's Christi Paul interviews Dr. Michael Fine on coronavirus efforts in Central Falls. 

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12/27/20

RI News Today story of the month, The Social Determinants of Health by Michael Fine

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11/24/20

Abby Remer from the Martha's Vineyard Times writes "Another Fine book" The Bull and Other Stories takes us to places we've never known

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11/12/20

GoLocalProv: Top Doctor Says RI Needs New Strategy to Combat Coronavirus Disaster in State

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10/20/20

RI News Today editor's pick, favorite story from The Bull -- Anyway by Michael Fine

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8/31/20

Public health expert Michael Fine discusses the mishandling of the coronavirus, from the White House to the World Health Organization to the CDC and to the broader system of medicine in the US, which he argues is not a healthcare system, but a market.

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6/25/19

T. P. Gariepy of Stonehill College, writes of Health Care Revolt, "This is a revolutionary book. The author incites readers to embark on an audacious revolution to convert the American medical market into the American health care system... Dr. Fine is realistic; he acknowledges that it will be decades before this goal is attained, but emphasizes that it is time to begin." 

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10/2/19

Michael Schemaille of Jewish Rhode Island interviews Dr. Fine: "The challenge of our politics is to see ourselves as one people."

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12/18/18

Dr. Fine speaks with Haverford magazine about his plan for healthcare support.

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6/9/19

Mike Bilow of Motif Magazine calls Abundance, "A realistic tour-de-force of survival."

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3/13/19

Dr. Fine is interview by the Washington Post about the emergence of fentanyl as a public health problem in Rhode Island.

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9/19/18

Family physician and author Tanya Feke reviews Health Care Revolt. 

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10/12/17

RI’s Dr. Michael Fine Wins National 2017 Advanced Primary Care Award

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1/20/17

Mt. Sinai - Michael Fine, MD: Health Care Economics 101

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8/21/22

Rhode Island PBS - Story on the Public Square

Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller sit down with Dr. Michael Fine, who recounts his visit to the border of Poland and Ukraine as a member of a humanitarian effort to help Ukrainians who were fleeing Putin’s war in the spring of 2022.

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5/4/22

Dispatch from Poland and Ukraine.

Interview with G. Wayne Miller from Providence Journal.

Photo by Elena Zhukova

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3/26/22

Motif magazine's recording of Rhode Island Stand With Ukraine vigil for peace. 

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3/4/22

Ian Donnis hosts Chris Koller & Dr. Michael Fine. What's next for Care New England after the recent rejection of its merger with Lifespan; 

Whether an out of state entity would be good for Rhode Island's hospital landscape;

How to bring more accountability into healthcare in state.

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1/6/22

Omar Bah, Kim Trusty, Agonza, and Rebecca Gibel joined Micheal Fine in an online event to share stories, art, and perspectives.

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5/24/21

A little US city, battered by the virus, tells its stories

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4/16/21

One RI Mayor Is Going House by House to Convince Residents to Get Vaccinated But Some Are Resistant

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4/4/21

In memory of Bernard Lown

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3/14/21

Primary Care is Dead. Long Live Primary Care by Dr. Michael Fine

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2/28/21

RI News Today short story of the month The Man with No Nose by Michael Fine

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1/23/21

The Bull and Other Stories – a book review by Jim Raftus

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1/12/21

Dr. King’s birthday is Friday January 15.  We are putting out a call.  Let’s honor his memory and use his day to heal this nation.  Let’s fast and fall silent, listening for the still small voice of that which remains great within us.  Let’s gather and walk, in every city and town, silently. Let’s reflect on our own transgressions before our passions push this nation, and our democracy, over the edge.

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1/1/21

COVID-19 and 2021: Looking into the Crystal Ball – by Herb Weiss featuring predictions from a Rhode Island Physician, Dr. Michael Fine

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12/2/20

RI House coronavirus vaccine task force to meet for first time

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11/23/20

The Public's Radio: What will it take to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island?

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10/30/20

The Providence Journal Book review: Ex-R.I. health director delivers a dazzling short-story collection

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10/6/20

Frank Prosnitz of @WhatsUpNewp interviews Dr. Fine on his thoughts on COVID through the lens of the new Audible exclusive chapter of Health Care Revolt

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8/23/20

Monthly story published by RI News Today The Prisoner of Ideas – a short story by Michael Fine

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5/18/20

Ed Fitzpatrick of The Boston Globe covers coronavirus efforts in Central Falls with Dr. Fine.

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9/16/19

Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller interview Dr. Fine on the PBS program Story in the Public Square.  

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6/23/19

Dr. Gregory Stevens reviews Health Care Revolt for The Medical Care Blog.

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5/20/19

John Land of The Providence Journal reviews Abundance: "Suavely and elegantly fashioned.... A thinking man’s thriller that makes Fine, a physician who was formerly director of the state Department of Health, the Ocean State’s own John le Carré." 

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9/6/18

Providence Journal's G. Wayne Miller Reviews Health Care Revolt: "Family-care physician is eminently qualified to dissect health care in America today and to propose a way forward."

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9/15/17

Michael Fine, MD "Health care activist inspires future care givers"

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11/27/12

URI Fall 2012 Honors Colloquium Michael Fine, MD discusses Rhode Island’s health care needs based on its changing demographics and the financial challenges associated with providing equitable healthcare.

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7/4/22

Remembering Those we Have Lost

A speech given at the installation of the RI COVID-19 memorial, and featured on the Public's Radio's podcast Mosaic 

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4/29/22

Dispatch from Poland and Ukraine.

Second essay written while on a Ukraine relief mission.

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3/26/22

More than 100 people gathered in the cold rain to share stories and show support for Ukraine at a peace vigil at the Rhode Island statehouse on Saturday.

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3/2/22

Leading Age members interview about the Covid-19 response.

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1/6/22

Central Falls becoming a pandemic hot spot once again

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5/23/21

Local Return director (and community organizer) Raul Figueroa sat down with family physician, author, and long-time organizer Dr. Michael Fine. “Our job,” Dr. Fine said, “is to keep bringing people together in a new way so they experience their own agency and they experience their own power.”

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4/10/21

"George Floyd (October 14, 1973–May 25, 2020): Make Future Public Health Better Than The Past" by Michael Fine

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3/28/21

RI News Today short story of the month, Amazing Grace by Michael Fine

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3/2/21

For Central Falls, Rhode Island’s COVID-19 hot spot, some hope after a long, dark year “I want to at least have one Salsa Night this year,” Mayor Maria Rivera said. “I mean, I can dream, right?”

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2/11/21

What's Keeping the Vaccine From Getting to Those Who Need it Most? It's not a medical question; it's a political issue, by Natalie Shure of The Nation

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1/19/21

Becoming One People: What is Our Story? A Release Party for The Bull and Other Stories by Michael Fine

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1/3/21

RI News Today's Top Story of 2020 by Michael Fine, The Nobody

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12/31/20

Vaccinations up, masks on: Rhode Island doctors hopeful for mild flu season: "I think we may have a quiet thing to celebrate in this otherwise difficult time," added Dr. Michael Fine, Central Falls' chief health strategist and author.

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12/2/20

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected Latinos across Rhode Island, particularly in Central Falls where two thirds of the city’s 19,000 residents are Latinos. Rhode Island PBS Weekly explores how economic and health disparities are making COVID-19 difficult to control in these communities.

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11/22/20

Ed Fitzpatrick from The Boston Globe: A coronavirus surge made worse by inequity

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10/25/20

RI News Today story of the month, The First Violinist of Lowden Street by Michael Fine

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9/27/20

Top Story of 2020 on RI News Today The Nobody by Michael Fine

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6/05/20

Michael Schemaille of Jewish Rhode Island interviews Dr. Fine: "This is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country." 

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8/21/19

Abby Remer of Martha's Vineyard Times reviews Abundance: "Fine’s excellent characters bring the human cost of the Liberian civil war home. He makes it real. He makes it personal. And he writes a tale worth reading."

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6/21/19

Chanel 10 News interview Dr. Fine about the opening of the new Neighborhood Health Station in Central Falls, RI.

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10/23/18

Radio station WBUR in Boston interviews Dr. Fine. 

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7/23/18

Publisher's Weekly reviews Health Care Revolt: "Fine persuasively demonstrates that the profit motive built into the patchwork of federal, state, and local programs that pass for healthcare in the U.S. leads to ballooning costs, gross inefficiency, and treatment for the privileged few instead of cost-effective prevention for the many...This book is an informative, insightful introduction to a complex topic."  Read here.

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7/20/17

CCTV's Center for Media & Democracy Host Michael Fine, MD for a discussion about universal primary care