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South County Primary Care opens in Cranston

Published 01/05/2021

South County Health, along with Dr. Brian J. Pickett and Dr. Stephanie Krusz, are pleased to announce that Partners in Primary Care, a two-physician primary care practice located in Cranston, RI, is now part of the South County Health Medical Group.

Drs. Pickett and Krusz have joined the Medical Staff of South County Health and will continue to provide seamless care to their current patients, offering the advanced medical and technological expertise of South County Health.

As of January 1, 2021, the practice was renamed South County Primary Care – Cranston. It is now part of the South County Health system in Wakefield, RI.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Monday, January 25.

Partners in Primary Care was established in 2004 by Brian J. Pickett, M.D. In 2009, Stephanie J. Krusz, M.D. joined the private practice.

Brian J. Pickett, M.D., president and co-founder of the practice received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies and completed his residency and internship at Brown University/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

Dr. Pickett, a board certified physician, is currently the physician-in-chief for the Rhode Island State Police, a position he has held since 2002. He is a two-time recipient of the title “Top Doc” by Rhode Island Monthly.

Stephanie J. Krusz, M.D., an Air Force veteran who served as General Medical Officer and Medical Director of Emergency Services at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts and Osan Air Force Base, South Korea, respectively, is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Krusz received her medical degree from Brown University Medical School and completed residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California.

Dr. Krusz ensures high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of patients who have diverse needs. During her military career, Dr. Krusz earned numerous awards and commendation for her service.

Dr. Krusz will also continue to serve as a physician for the Rhode Island State Police at South County Primary Care – Cranston.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Pickett and Dr. Krusz to the South County Health team,” said Aaron Robinson, President/CEO of South County Health. “These physicians are known for their focus on the individual needs of their patients while bringing a record of high-quality service. Their approach to medicine is a perfect match for the South County Health culture. We look forward to working with them as they continue to serve the Cranston community.”

In addition to the new Cranston location, South County Health operates Primary Care practices in East Greenwich, Wakefield, and Westerly.