We have four pediatricians who are board certified and proud Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
Our Nurse Practitioner is also board certified and a member of The American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

With extensive training and years of experience, our providers strive to provide quality care in a patient centered model of care. 

We are affiliated with Lifespan/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University School of Medicine. We provide care from birth to 21 years of age. 

E. James Monti, Jr., M.D. E. James Monti, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Monti founded this practice over 40 years ago. He has been a fixture in medicine in Rhode Island for several decades and has taken care of generations of families in Cumberland. He is a graduate of Georgetown Medical School and Providence College.

Carol A. O'Shea, M.D. Carol A. O'Shea, M.D.

Dr O'Shea has been with P.R.I.M.A. Pediatrics for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Brown University, RI

Maria Z. Starakiewicz, M.D. Maria Z. Starakiewicz, M.D.

Dr. Starakiewicz has been with P.R.I.M.A. Pediatrics for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Jagiellonian Universityin Krakow, Poland.  

  • Pediatric Residency at University of Connecticut.
  • She speaks both English and Polish.

Pranati Jha, M.D. Pranati Jha, M.D.

Dr. Jha joined P.R.I.M.A. Pediatrics in January 2015. She is a graduate of Calcutta Medical College, India. Dr. Jha is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. 

  • Pediatrics Residency at Albany Medical Center, Albany NY
  • Pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital center, Cincinnati OH
  • She speaks English, Hindi and Bengali.  

Carrie Roy, FNP-BC Carrie Roy, FNP-BC

Carrie earned a masters of science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University, (Chicago, IL) and is a Board Certified family Nurse Practitioner. Carrie has over 25 years hospital RN experience in womans health, labor & delivery, and pediatrics. Carrie believes the patient family-provider relationship is a partnership on trust and teamwork.



2178 Mendon Road, Suite 100,
Cumberland, RI 02864

Office Hours

Closed for Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sick Visits as Needed



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