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The Faces of Block Island Health Services

A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Warcup brings a wealth of experience in primary care and health care management to BIHS.

Thomas K. Warcup, DO, MHA

Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Warcup is a native Rhode Islander and board certified Family Medicine physician with 20 years of clinical and administrative experience.  He received his medical degree from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine and a Master’s in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC. 

Dr. Warcup was a National Health Service Corp Scholar and began his clinical career as one of two physicians with Thundermist Health Center of South County in 2001.  Then in 2003, he became the Medical Director for the Narragansett Indian Health Center in Charlestown, RI.  Concurrently, he was an active part of South County Hospital’s medical staff and served as the President of the Medical Staff prior joining the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2011.

At UNC, he led a new progressive comprehensive care office for patients with chronic illness burden such as COPD, Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes called Carolina Advanced Health.  His role evolved into the Senior Medical Director for the UNC Health Alliance, the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization of UNC.  In that role, he was responsible to execute a portfolio of health care interventions and cultural changes to achieve clinical quality metric goals and reduce care delivery variations across UNC’s clinically integrated office network.  His and others’ efforts led to UNC Health Alliance being named the #1 Quality Next Generation ACO entity in the US in 2018 by the Center for Medicare Services.           

Dr. Warcup is a former Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Brown University School of Medicine and the University of New England.  He currently holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment in Family Medicine at UNC- Chapel Hill.     

Laurie brings a caring nature and a background in both acute and primary care to the Medical Center. 

Laurie Anderson, APRN-C, MSN, CDOE

Nurse Practitioner

Laurie Anderson, MSN, APRN-C, CDOE is board certified advanced practice registered nurse in family medicine and a native Rhode Islander.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island.

Laurie began her career as a nurse practitioner in 2003 working at the Narragansett Indian Health Center as a primary care provider, caring for individuals from newborn to tribal elder’s well visits and chronic disease management.  She has a particular interest in diabetes self-management education and wellness programs and maintains a certification as an outpatient diabetes educator (CDOE) through the state of RI.

In 2006 she became a member of the emergency department team at South County Hospital and has been an active staff member of the hospital including efforts toward quality improvement in the emergency department and at the medical staff level to encourage the engagement of advanced practice providers in medical staff meetings and bylaws decisions that affected their practice.

Laurie is affiliated with the University of Rhode Island as a clinical preceptor in the family nurse practitioner program.

When she is not working Laurie enjoys outdoor activities and is looking forward to birding, hiking, biking and enjoying the Block Island beaches.

Born and raised on Block Island, Alison always had the desire to return home to help make a positive impact in her community.

Alison Warfel, PhD, MEd, ATC

Chief Operating Officer

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