Your Healthy First Step

MMC's new primary care facility in Tinton Falls gives the community more access to top-notch medical services.




Physicians at Barnabas Health Medical Group’s BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care in Tinton Falls include, from left: Nicholas Spetko, M.D., Daniela Baldi, M.D., Jeffrey Felzenberg, M.D., Russell Gross, M.D., and Priya Sai, M.D. Not pictured is Hiten Amin, M.D.

At left, Nicholas Spetko, M.D., with his medical assistant Sharon Acciavatti. Right, the interior of the new BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care in Tinton Falls.

TO PROVIDE EXPANDED ACCESS TO primary care medical services, Barnabas Health Medical Group (BHMG) has opened BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care in Tinton Falls.

The first in a network of three primary care facilities scheduled to open in Mon- mouth County, BHMG Shrewsbury Pri- mary Care providers at the new practice will: perform annual physical exams, give blood tests and vaccinations, diagnose and treat common medical problems, discuss healthy lifestyle choices and refer patients to medical specialists when necessary.

“In collaboration with Barnabas Health Medical Group, Monmouth Medical Cen- ter (MMC) continues to make significant strides in expanding our primary care network,” says Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center. “A primary care provider (PCP) is a patient’s first point of contact for routine screen- ings and exams as well as for chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care offers a team of physicians with vast experience in primary care medicine, in- cluding health counseling and screening, who are committed to creating partner- ships with their patients to maintain and improve lifelong health.”

Nicholas Spetko, M.D., board-certified internist with Barnabas Health Medical Group notes, “The relationship between a PCP and a patient is the keystone of care. At BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care, our mutual goal is to keep our patients healthy over the long-term by practicing acute, chronic and preventive medicine in a coordinated, patient-centered environ- ment.” Located at 766 Shrewsbury Ave., Suite 100, West Building in Tinton Falls, the nearly 7,000-square-foot facility features calming, spa-like décor designed to create a feeling of serenity, with 14 exam rooms and ample parking. There are six BHMG physicians, all of whom are board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and on staff at MMC.

BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care offers flexible appointments. For more informa- tion or to schedule an appointment, call 732.945.2009. For more information about Barnabas Health Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice affiliated with RWJBarnabas Health, visit barnabashealthmedicalgroup.org. To learn more about the programs and services of Monmouth Medical Center, visit rwjbh.org/monmouth.

LEADING THE WAY IN PRIMARY CARE

The six physicians at Barnabas Health Medical Group’s BHMG Shrewsbury Primary Care in Tinton Falls are all board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and on staff at Monmouth Medical Center. The staff includes:

HITEN AMIN, M.D.—He earned his medi- cal degree from Ross University School of Medicine Portsmouth, Dominica, West In- dies, and recently completed his residency in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where he served as chief resident.

DANIELA BALDI, M.D.—She earned her medical degree from the Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’ Facoltà di Farmacia e Medicina in Rome and completed her residency training in internal medicine at Monmouth Medical Center. She has nearly 20 years experience as a primary care physician.

JEFFREY FELZENBERG, M.D.—He earned his medical degree from the N.J. College of Medicine and Dentistry, Rut- gers Medical School, New Brunswick, and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Monmouth Medical Center. He is fluent in Spanish and has nearly 30 years experience as a primary care physician.

RUSSELL GROSS, M.D.—He earned his medical degree and completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Newark. He has nearly 40 years experience as a primary care physician.

PRIYA SAI, M.D.—She earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Trivandrum in India and completed her residency training in internal medicine at Monmouth Medical Center. She has nearly 15 years experience as a primary care physician. NICHOLAS SPETKO, M.D.—He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico and completed residency training in internal medicine at Monmouth Medical Center. He has nearly 30 years experience as a primary care physician.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BHMG SHREWSBURY PRIMARY CARE, CALL 732.945.2009.

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