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Primary Care

Primary Care2018-11-13T16:52:44+00:00

A primary care physician (usually trained as a family doctor or an internal medicine doctor) is often the first doctor you go to when you aren’t feeling well. But their role extends far beyond a sick visit—a primary care physician is an essential partner in your health and well-being. A trusted relationship with your primary care physician can last a lifetime and keep you and your family on the path to good health.

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A primary care physician (usually trained as a family doctor or an internal medicine doctor) is often the first doctor you go to when you aren’t feeling well. But their role extends far beyond a sick visit—a primary care physician is an essential partner in your health and well-being. A trusted relationship with your primary care physician can last a lifetime and keep you and your family on the path to good health.

SERVICES

Visiting a primary care physician for an annual checkup is the first step toward maintaining good health. Regular visits allow your doctor to understand your medical history, identify any disease risk factors you may have, and recommend appropriate lifestyle modifications for a healthier life.

Trained in family medicine or internal medicine, primary care physicians can:

  • Diagnose symptoms you may have and recommend the right course of treatment
  • Help you prevent and manage common chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure), along with other conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, and back pain
  • Answer questions about medications, diet, exercise, and many other health-related topics
  • Refer you to appropriate physician specialists when needed
  • Serve as an advocate and trusted partner in helping you navigate your health care needs

A physician who practices internal medicine is often referred to as an “internist” and is usually pursued by other physicians when in need of consult on a patient’s condition in which the physician is having difficulty diagnosing or treating. Internists can care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Physicians practicing internal medicine should not be confused with a family doctor. Internal medicine training consists of long clinical training and has special training in the use of prescription drugs and chronic illnesses, instead of other medical training specialties, such as surgery.

Internists may specialize in subspecialties including:

CentraState’s internists are highly trained in adult health and illness, and offer specialized care when treating CentraState Medical Center’s patients.

Family doctors are trained to diagnose and deliver primary care to patients of all ages. At the CentraState Family Medicine Center, our doctors serve a vital role in coordinating care. They assist patients in navigating the increasingly complicated health care delivery system and accessing specialty care.

The CentraState Family Medicine Center also serves as a teaching site for resident physicians in family medicine through our Family Medicine Residency Program, operated in conjunction with the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Our residents are on site daily under the supervision of experienced practitioners, including family doctors and medical educators.

The Family Medicine Center provides a range of services, including:

  • Preventive medicine, including physical examinations, health screenings, and counseling
  • Minor surgery, cryosurgery, and stitches
  • Women’s health services, including PAP smears and maternity care
  • Well baby and well child care
  • Immunizations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses
  • Office procedures and treatments
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Follow-up services
  • Prescriptions and refills
  • Patient and family education, group discussions, audios, and videos
  • Family consultations
  • Pre-marital and marital counseling
  • Adolescent and adult care
  • Geriatric care and special programs for the elderly

The Family Medicine Center is certified as a HealthStart Comprehensive Maternity Care and HealthStart Pediatric Care provider by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

CentraState offers urgent care in East Windsor, Brick and Marlboro in affiliation with Immediate Medical Care Walk-In. Urgent conditions and services include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruises & minor burns
  • Colds & coughs
  • Eye & ear infections
  • Sports-related injuries
  • School & DOT physicals
  • Crutches, boots, splints, & braces
  • Immunizations
  • X-rays
  • Blood & urine tests

Open 7 days a week. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. Most health insurances and self-pay accepted.

PHYSICIANS

Sunanda Krishna, M.D. SK

Sunanda Krishna, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Paul Axelrad, M.D.

Paul Axelrad, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Fiolakemi Sowemimo, M.D. FS

Fiolakemi Sowemimo, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Charisma Lanez, DO

Charisma Lanez, DO

Family Medicine

Jacqueline Zuckerbrod, D.O.

Jacqueline Zuckerbrod, D.O.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Spencer Kroll, M.D., Ph.D.

Spencer Kroll, M.D., Ph.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Farag Mankarios, M.D. FM

Farag Mankarios, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Bennett Shenker, M.D.

Bennett Shenker, M.D.

Family Medicine

Antero Gonzales, M.D. AG

Antero Gonzales, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Kenneth Eng, D.O.

Kenneth Eng, D.O.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Jaclyn Guliano, MD

Jaclyn Guliano, MD

Family Medicine

Kalpeshkumar Patel, M.D. KP

Kalpeshkumar Patel, M.D.

Family Medicine

Rupa Panchal, M.D. RP

Rupa Panchal, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Leslie Sojka, M.D. LS

Leslie Sojka, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Leonard Schindel, M.D. LS

Leonard Schindel, M.D.

Geriatrics, Internal Medicine

Taru Sinha, M.D.

Taru Sinha, M.D.

Family Medicine

Richa Gopal, M.D.

Richa Gopal, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Orlando Mills, M.D., M.P.H. OM

Orlando Mills, M.D., M.P.H.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Zeeshan Khan, M.D.

Zeeshan Khan, M.D.

Family Medicine, Geriatrics

Frederic Heitzer, M.D.

Frederic Heitzer, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Nancy Peters, M.D.

Nancy Peters, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Indu Gopal, M.D. IG

Indu Gopal, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

James Covalesky, DO JC

James Covalesky, DO

Internal Medicine

Miah Kim, D.O. MK

Miah Kim, D.O.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Robert Pedowitz, D.O.

Robert Pedowitz, D.O.

Family Medicine

Geronima Alday, M.D.

Geronima Alday, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Christopher Skeehan, M.D.

Christopher Skeehan, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Mugurel Cherciu, M.D. MC

Mugurel Cherciu, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Omar Nabulsi, M.D. ON

Omar Nabulsi, M.D.

Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine

Atul Bhasin, M.D.

Atul Bhasin, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Christopher Wong, M.D.

Christopher Wong, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Neil Agrawal, M.D.

Neil Agrawal, M.D.

Family Medicine

Alexander Petcu, M.D.

Alexander Petcu, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Julie Stern, M.D.

Julie Stern, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Shira Meyer, DO

Shira Meyer, DO

Internal Medicine

Sabine Paul-Yee, M.D.

Sabine Paul-Yee, M.D.

Family Medicine

Nivedita Sharma, M.D.

Nivedita Sharma, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Mubina Shah, M.D. MS

Mubina Shah, M.D.

Family Medicine

Paul Luparello, M.D.

Paul Luparello, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Lisa Mellor, M.D.

Lisa Mellor, M.D.

Family Medicine

Howard Katz, D.O. HK

Howard Katz, D.O.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Jayanthi Talamati, M.D. JT

Jayanthi Talamati, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Joseph Raccuglia, M.D.

Joseph Raccuglia, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Natalya Avanesova, M.D. NA

Natalya Avanesova, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Farida Hassan, M.D. FH

Farida Hassan, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Alicia Dermer, M.D.

Alicia Dermer, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Vinod Shetty, M.D. VS

Vinod Shetty, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

David Lombardi, M.D. DL

David Lombardi, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Edward Stoner, M.D.

Edward Stoner, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Keshav Prasad, M.D. KP

Keshav Prasad, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Stuti Agrawal, M.D.

Stuti Agrawal, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Joshua Raymond, M.D.

Joshua Raymond, M.D.

Family Medicine, Geriatrics

Philip Angello, M.D. PA

Philip Angello, M.D.

Family Medicine

Maher Youssef, M.D., F.A.C.P

Maher Youssef, M.D., F.A.C.P

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Marc Feingold, M.D.

Marc Feingold, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Minakshi Nijhawan, M.D. MN

Minakshi Nijhawan, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Maria Ciminelli, M.D.

Maria Ciminelli, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Alexander Goldberg, M.D. AG

Alexander Goldberg, M.D.

Family Medicine, Primary Care

Jay Cutler, M.D. JC

Jay Cutler, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Sonia Rijh-Singhani, M.D. SR

Sonia Rijh-Singhani, M.D.

Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Regina Rossi, DO RR

Regina Rossi, DO

Internal Medicine

Rekha Gohel, M.D. RG

Rekha Gohel, M.D.

Geriatrics, Internal Medicine

Prathibha Potharlanka, M.D. PP

Prathibha Potharlanka, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Philip Dennis, M.D. PD

Philip Dennis, M.D.

Family Medicine

Eduard Fuzaylov, M. D. EF

Eduard Fuzaylov, M. D.

Internal Medicine

Charles Hayne, D.O.

Charles Hayne, D.O.

Family Medicine

Harneet Kaur, M. D. HK

Harneet Kaur, M. D.

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Atul Maini, M.D. AM

Atul Maini, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Tushar Mistry, M.D. TM

Tushar Mistry, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Shikha Majumdar, M.D. SM

Shikha Majumdar, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Deepali Prasad, M.D. DP

Deepali Prasad, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Vijay Saaraswat, M.D. VS

Vijay Saaraswat, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Maria Espinar Ho, M.D. ME

Maria Espinar Ho, M.D.

Family Medicine

Rudolph Borgersen, D.O. RB

Rudolph Borgersen, D.O.

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Kenneth Faistl, M.D.

Kenneth Faistl, M.D.

Family Medicine, Geriatrics

Yaw Ofori-Behome, M.D.

Yaw Ofori-Behome, M.D.

Family Medicine

Howard Schoenfeld, D.O. HS

Howard Schoenfeld, D.O.

Family Medicine

Mira Kaga, M.D. MK

Mira Kaga, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Abhijit Chatterjee, M.D.

Abhijit Chatterjee, M.D.

Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Primary Care

FAQs

Please bring your medical records, immunization history, test results, procedures, and a list of current medications to your first appointment. Please also bring your insurance information, if applicable.

We recognize that emergency situations arise and the CentraState physicians make every effort to address your needs promptly. If an emergency arises after business hours:

  • For Family Medicine Center patients, our answering service will forward the message to the physician on call who will advise you on how to proceed. Check with your primary care physicians as they are likely to office the same service.
  • In some circumstances, the CentraState Emergency Department may be used. If hospitalization is necessary, patients of CentraState Family Medicine Center are cared for by the family medicine practice team at CentraState Medical Center.
  • If not an emergent situation but timely care is needed, CentraState partners with Immediate Care for around-the clock-care in multiple locations throughout New Jersey.

All requests for prescription refills and referrals should be made during the CentraState Family Medicine Center’s regularly scheduled office hours by your family doctor. Please contact the CentraState Family Medicine Center at 732-294-2540 at least one week before your refill runs out.

A closed-circuit television monitoring system at the CentraState Family Medicine Center allows the faculty physicians to directly observe patient visits for the purposes of teaching and training. You may request that cameras be disconnected if observation will make you uncomfortable. If you agree to have your visit videotaped, you will be asked for written permission. If you request that cameras be disconnected, it will in no way adversely affect the treatment that you receive at the CentraState Family Medicine Center.
In addition to physicians, our professional staff includes registered and licensed practical nurses, certified medical assistants, a dietitian, a social worker, and a psychologist. A physician is on call 24/7 to provide assistance in case of an emergency.
Our team will refer you to the appropriate specialist. Your family physician will remain in contact with you, your family members, and the specialist during your treatment. Your family physician will continue to provide your care when the specialist is no longer required.

Specialty physician services (available by referral) include:

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