Dr. Joseph L. DowlingJr , MD


(401) 272-2020

Rhode Island Eye Institute
150 E Manning St
Providence, RI 02906


Dr. Joseph Dowling, a board certified ophthalmologist and The Rhode Island Eye Institute’s founder, focuses his practice on primary care ophthalmology. He is a senior staff member at both Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, where he previously spent 15 years as Director of Ophthalmology. He also works as an ophthalmology consultant for both Butler Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. Dr. Dowling is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Emeritus) at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, a trustee emeritus of Brown University, and the author of numerous original publications. He previously held the position of President of the New England Ophthalmological Society. After graduating from Brown University, Dr. Dowling received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, as well as a post-graduate course in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dowling is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 70 Years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and French

Education & Training

Medical School: Tufts University School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1950

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • The Miriam Hospital

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Minuteman Health Massachusetts
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. DowlingJr's Office Information

Fax: (401) 142-1597
Website: rieyeinstitute.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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