Section: Saint Barnabas Medical Center News

Quality Care Close to Home

08/12/2015

Patients in the Florham Park and Morristown areas have long had access to Barnabas Health services at locations in northern New Jersey. What they haven’t had is a strong local network of Barnabas Health-affiliated primary care physicians (PCPs) in their own backyard—until now. A new entity called Barnabas Health Medical Group encompasses two practices—one in Florham Park, one in Morristown—with a total of eight PCPs, along with nurse practitioners and other providers.

“This area is already in our primary service area and its health care needs continue to grow,” says Kelly Fulton, vice president, Barnabas Health Medical Group. “With more access to PCPs who are affiliated with us, we can now provide a more seamless approach to care for patients.”

The two new Barnabas Health practices, associates in Internal Medicine in Florham Park and Morristown Medical Group in Morristown, are staffed with a diverse group of providers. “They cover the gamut of care, from pediatrics to geriatrics,” Fulton says.

Meeting Needs in Florham Park

Associates in Internal Medicine, which also has a stirling location, includes internal medicine physicians Carl J. Postighone Jr., D.O.; and Martin J. Pontecorvo, D.O.; and nurse practitioners Kimberly J. Bohs and Kimberly R. Linker. In addition, Marc Roelke, M.D.; a cardiologist with fellowship training in electrophysiology, keeps office hours at the Stirling location. Patients can take advantage of a wide range of internal medicine services, including:

>> Comprehensive exams (general physical/checkup): preventive and wellness planning.

>> Adult medicine: diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, allergies/asthma and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

>> Vaccinations (adult): administration of vaccines for overall well- ness and disease prevention, including vaccines for influenza, pneumonia, pertussis and tetanus.

>> Medicare wellness exams: a personalized prevention plan that includes a medical history, a health risk assessment, an evaluation of physical condition and a screening for cognitive impairment.

>> Sick visits: Except in life-threatening emergencies, patients can contact the office prior to receiving care in an emergency room or urgent care setting. Quick, efficient, in-office care can provide a higher level of service and continuity.

>> School and sports physicals: for high school and college students.

>> Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) certification physicals.

In Sickness and in Health in Morristown

Morristown Medical Group is the medical practice of Bruce A. Aronwald, D.O.; Anthony J. Cioce Jr., D.O.; Alexander A. Christou, D.O.; Thomas G. Cioce, D.O.; Silvia Pinel-Villalobos, D.O.; and Vanessa Trespalacios, M.D., along with chiropractor Michael Krouse, D.C.; and registered dietitian Eileen Vider, M.S.R.D.

The practice, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, also has offices in Bernardsville and Florham Park. It offers comprehensive adult and child primary care services:

>> General physical/checkups: preventive and wellness planning.

Adult medicine: diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, allergies/asthma and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

>> Pediatric medicine: well baby/child exams, acute care, school/sports/camp physicals and adolescent care.

>> Vaccinations (adult and pediatric): administration of vaccines for overall wellness and disease prevention, including vaccines for influenza, hepatitis a and b, pneumonia, measles/ mumps/rubella, polio and tetanus.

>> Sports medicine (nonsurgical): diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries.

>> Corporate wellness: health screenings and physical exams, on-site health education seminars (Lunch and Learn) and flu shot programs.

>> Chiropractic manipulation and rehabilitation.

>> Allergy testing and custom-formulated medication therapy.

>> Minor surgeries: dermatologic procedures and laceration repair.

>> Nutrition and lifestyle counseling:

“These two new practices really fill a need for these residents,” says Fulton. "Barnabas Health now has doctors available in the community, instead of making patients travel to see the doctor.”

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