Providence PF Support Group

Due to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, as of March 16, 2020, and until further notice, all support group meetings will be held online only.

The Rhode Island Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group is a monthly support group that provides a safe environment for our PF community to learn and share about living with their lung disease. We welcome people living with all forms of interstitial lung disease and their loved ones. 

Our group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. 

The meetings take place in the Conference Room A, on the 1st floor at the East Providence Brown Medicine building.

Parking is available for free on site.

Oxygen is available.

Advanced registration is helpful so that we can have adequate refreshments available, but please feel welcome to arrive unannounced.


2/20/2020     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Open Forum

1/16/2020     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Emergency Planning With the Providence Fire Department

11/21/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Traveling with O2

10/17/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Let’s Study the Studies!
Barry Shea, MD, Aidan Burke

9/19/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Annual Meet and Eat!

7/18/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm

6/20/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
The Medicines - The Good, the Bad and the Upset Stomachs
Kelly Sanzen, Pharm-D

5/16/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Tansplant and Donation
Craig Tucker, New England Donor Services

4/25/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Care for Caregivers
Elaine McDonald, LICSW, Lifespan Cancer Institute

3/21/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Not Everyone Breathes Easy: There is Power in Knowledge 
Gregory Rachu, MD, Hope Health Hospice 

2/21/2019     1:30pm – 3:00pm
Keep Moving!
Kayla Mahoney, CCRP, CSCS

11/15/2018     12:00pm – 1:30pm
Eating for Health
Lifespan Registered Dietician

10/18/2018     12:00pm – 1:30pm
Insurance 101: Basics on navigating insurance plan selection in Rhode Island
Aura Medina, LICSW - Benefit’s specialist with the Rhode Island’s Aging and Disability Resource Center

9/20/2018     12:00pm – 1:30pm
Meet and Eat! Open conversations about living with pulmonary fibrosis
Barry Shea, MD, Erin Rose, RN