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Dr. Sue Ferranti

Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Cranston, RI
29 years experience female

Locations

Office

Eleanor Slater Hospital

Cranston, RI

About

Bio

I am an internist as well as a lung specialist and I primarily take care of patients on the chronic ventilator unit at Eleanor Slater Hospital, the state hospital of RI. Patients can be cared for on the vent unit for months to many years. It is very challenging yet rewarding work. I am also the medical director of respiratory therapy services at Eleanor Slater Hospital as well as a physician administrator at the hospital.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Critical Care

Pulmonology

Licenses

United States: Rhode Island

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

2.5K Answers
1.8K Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
This could be due to allergies-allergic rhinitis. A saline nasal spray as well as a steroid nasal spray could be useful treatment. If the nasal mucous has changed color, you could have a sinus infection. So, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck to you!!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It depends on the details-what cardiac arrhythmia do you have? Some are benign, others more serious. What valve is insufficient and what is the severity of the insufficiency? And, with one kidney, some meds need to be avoided, some need dose adjustment and others are fine to take. Hopefully, you can see a heart doctor for evaluation and treatment. Best of luck to you!
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
You could have bronchitis-more likely viral than bacterial with lack of fever. These could also be allergy symptoms with bronchospasm, especially with coughing with deep inhalation. A bronchodilator inhaler would likely be helpful along with a steroid inhaler. You may also need a nasal spray-either saline or a steroid. You should call your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!

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Testimonials
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Jun 3, 2015
Great doctor! Wise and compassionate andwers, highly knowledgeble. I certainly recomment Dr. Ferranti!
Dec 24, 2014
Excellent Critical Care doc with wide spectrum of training and knowledge base. Recommend!
Feb 1, 2014
All I can say is Wow. Very impressive. Very impressive indeed. Great job Dr. Ferranti.
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Thank you Dr. Ferranti. I had a CT scan this past Sat but no results. Text of x-ray result reads: PROMINENCE OF INTERSTITIAL MARKINGS BILATERALLY. MAY BE ON THE BASIS OF CHRONIC INTERSTITIAL CHANGES....Read More
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Thankyou, this is helpful. I am hoping to see my local GP (family doctor) shortly and your reply will help me to put his suggestions into the perspective of what the ideal treatment options could be. ...Read More
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Mom had a pneumonia diagnosis. What alarmed me was that she has reported feeling like she has no strength for weeks (months?) prior to her hospitalization. They have one more pulmonary test to run (6 ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ-SOM
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

KENNEDY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - STRATFORD DIV

Awards

FCCP
FACOI

Affiliations

Eleanor Slater Hospital

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.5
73 ratings

20 top reviews

29-year-old male
Apr 28, 2021 Woonsocket, RI
35-year-old male
Dec 5, 2020 North Providence, RI
44-year-old female
Nov 29, 2020 Narragansett, RI
Doctor was extremely helpful, kind and professional.
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