A Brief History of Blackstone Valley Pediatrics
Dr. F. Edward Yazbak opened the first Pediatric practice in Cumberland, RI in 1964. Dr. Yazbak became well-known in the community and the practice expanded. Dr. Peter Yasigian joined Dr. Yazbak in 1985 and the practice renamed to Y & Y Pediatrics. A second office was opened in North Smithfield, RI in 1987 to provide pediatric care in what was an underserved Northern Rhode Island. Dr. Yazbak retired in 1998.
Dr. Peter Yasigian assumed ownership over the practice and incorporated Blackstone Valley Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine in 1995 and moved the Cumberland office to the present day location. The practice grew under Dr. Yasigian’s vision to include five Pediatricians, Dr. Stephanie Peduto, Dr. Maureen Crotty, Dr. Michele Mathieu and Dr. Alexander Lee, a Registered Nurse, a Nurse Practitioner and a Licensed Nutritionist. BVP was one of the first pediatric practices in Rhode Island to switch from paper records to electronic medical records. BVP has a CLIA lab, a full service Lifespan Lab and Advanced Radiology X-ray on premises. Over the years, Blackstone Valley Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine has progressed to meet the increasing needs of modern pediatric medicine and to meet the evolving needs of patients and communities.
To provide parents with more choices for sick children and to address a rising pediatric necessity, Dr. Yasigian opened Just Kids RI Sick Care on July 17, 2012. Just Kids is the only pediatric sick care in Rhode Island and is staffed by the physicians and nurse practitioners of Blackstone Valley Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.
Blackstone Valley Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine offers the most comprehensive pediatric care available from the consultation services of a Licensed Nutritionist to early and late office hours as well as the walk-in facility of Just Kids RI Sick Care. The Lifespan Lab and Advanced Radiology X-ray are interfaced with BVP for quick results. New patients are welcome and BVP provides personal interviews for new patients and parents.