Joyce Alves, DO, was a registered nurse at the Children's Hospital in Boston for six years before going on to medical school. Dr. Alves graduated from The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford Maine in 1990. She completed a rotating Internship at Cranston General Hospital in 1991 and completed her Family Medicine residency at UMass Medical Center in 1994.  

Dr. Alves remained on staff at UMass Medical Center training new residents and managing a panel of patients in an inner city clinic until 1997.

Since 1997, Dr. Alves has been in private practice in Rhode Island. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has incorporated manipulation as a treatment for various musculoskeletal ailments into her practice.



Coastal Medical - Coastal Family Medicine
1445 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI 02915