Sara Delaporta MD
Dr. Sara Delaporta is excited to have joined Direct Doctors in May 2023. She grew up in CT, attended college at Sacred Heart University in CT, medical school at University of Vermont, and continued on to residency at Brown Family Medicine, where she found herself smitten with RI. She comes to us after nearly 12 years working at a local FQHC where she fostered her love of caring for a diverse group of individuals and families, and a broad range of health conditions. She is passionate about primary care and prevention, reproductive health care, size inclusive health care, and addiction medicine including prescribing buprenorphine (suboxone) when needed. When not working, she can be found spending as much time as possible active and outside with her family, gardening, and cooking with the goal of convincing her children to enjoy a wide variety of new foods.
Ashley Lakin DO
(accepting new patients for pregnancy care only;
not accepting new primary care patients)
Dr. Ashley Lakin grew up in Maryland, attended Dickinson College, and found her way to Philadelphia for medical school at PCOM. Unable to choose between caring for children or pregnant people, she found her home in family medicine with obstetrics. Brown’s Family Medicine residency brought her to RI with her husband and introduced her to her friends and future colleagues Drs. Hedde & Turshen. After graduating from residency, she completed 2 years of fellowship in Maternal-Child Health at Brown, and is proud to be one of the only Breastfeeding Medicine physicians in RI. When not working, she can be found covered in dirt– either from her ever-expanding garden or because her 3 wild boy children are often filthy. She and her crew love living in RI and can be often found playing on the Narragansett Bay.