Meet James Cardi, M.D.
What kinds of medicine have you practiced since graduating?
My father Erminio, a general surgeon and my uncle Alphonse, a general practitioner, both practiced here in Rhode Island so I followed in their footsteps once I completed my residency in Internal Medicine.
What type of specialty care do you also practice other than Primary Care?
While Internal Medicine is viewed as “Primary Care”, it’s so much more, often requiring complex strategies to properly diagnose patients. I find Internal Medicine infinitely challenging and love to incorporate different teaching techniques for my patients. When patients are empowered with the right information they invariably are able to live healthier lives.
What do you like to do when you are not at the office?
I enjoy cooking, running my restaurant, Trattoria Zooma, interior design, gardening, aesthetics medicine, sculpting, traveling, sailing, and playing with my kids
How do you stay involved in your community?
Most of my community contributions are through anonymous donations, Trattoria Zooma supports the Federal Hill House which is a community outreach center located in Providence.
Why did you decide to become a membership based medicine physician?
The focus of medicine has shifted far away from patient care to what I call 3rd party care; we spend more time doing things for the insurance companies than for our patients. I want to shift that focus back to the patient, where it belongs.
"I love Dr. Cardi. He’s very personable and takes his time. He’s very loving & doesn’t rush me out of the exam room, that means a lot to me. I want him to be my physician for life."
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More