Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Providers in New Jersey
The primary care providers at United Medical in New Jersey include board-certified internal medicine and family medicine doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
Family medicine providers can treat every member of your family, while internal medicine providers specialize in diagnosing, treating, and helping to prevent disease and illness in adult patients.
What We Treat
Common conditions we treat include:
- Common cold
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Heart disease
- Migraine headaches
- Stomach flu
- Strep throat
- Thyroid disease
If you require specialty care, we can refer you to one of our specialists or provide you a referral for a specialist outside of our practice.
A cornerstone of good healthcare and preventive medicine is a comprehensive physical examination, also simply known as a “physical.” This is when a healthcare provider examines your body and its functioning for the earliest signs of illness or disease.
Undergoing regular physicals allows your provider to detect problems – often before symptoms even occur. Regular physicals by a trusted healthcare provider is also a great opportunity to discuss any health concerns you have. Most insurance companies understand the value of regular physicals and will cover the cost.
The physicals United Medical providers perform are extensive and customized, according to your age, gender, and specific needs. We provide annual, pre-employment, corporate, school, and sport physical exams.
Your physical exam at United Medical may include the following:
Your provider will conduct a thorough review of your medical history and current health status. This begins with questions about your personal and family medical history, immunization status, allergies, current medications, lifestyle habits, nutritional status, and level of physical activity.
Your provider will conduct a thorough physical examination of the body, including assessments of your skin, lungs, heart, abdominal organs, lymph nodes, and more.
A physical typically involves sending a sample of your blood and urine to a lab for further analysis. Examples of blood tests that may be performed include:
- Complete blood count
- Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Lipid analysis
- Thyroid function profile
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
If your provider believes a cardiovascular risk assessment is warranted, it may include one or more of the following tests:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) – a quick, painless, and noninvasive test performed in the office that measures your heart rate, rhythm, and function.
- Echocardiogram – use of ultrasound to create an image of your heart at work.
- Stress test – an EKG performed while you walk or run on a treadmill or stationary bicycle.
There are a variety of cancer screenings that may be appropriate, based on your age, gender, health history, and risk factors for disease.
Cancer screenings our primary care providers may recommend for you include:
- Colon cancer screening (colonoscopy)
- Skin cancer screening
- Clinical breast exam, mammogram, Pap smear – for women
- Prostate exam, testicular exam – for men
Practical and individual recommendations are made to increase the nutrient density of your diet and help regulate your optimal caloric intake.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded initiative that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated due to an inability to pay. This helps to ensure that all children have a better chance of receiving their recommended vaccinations on schedule. Vaccines available through the VFC program are those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The United Medical office in Clifton, New Jersey, is a registered VFC provider. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive those vaccines recommended by the ACIP.
A child is eligible for the VFC program if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is one of the following:
- American Indian or Alaska Native
*Underinsured means the child has health insurance, but it
- Doesn't cover vaccines, or
- Doesn't cover certain vaccines, or
- Covers vaccines but has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount is reached, a child is then eligible.
Underinsured children are eligible to receive vaccines only at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinics (RHC). An FQHC is a type of provider meeting certain criteria under Medicare and Medicaid programs. To locate an FQHC or RHC, contact the state VFC coordinator.
Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan's deductible had not been met.
There is no charge for any vaccines given by a VFC provider to eligible children. However, there can be some other costs with a vaccination, such as a fee for the office visit.
Primary Care Providers In New Jersey
For comprehensive primary care from an internal medicine or family medicine provider, including preventive care and chronic disease management, call the United Medical office nearest you in New Jersey: in Lyndhurst at (201) 460-0063, in Bayonne at (201) 339-6111, or in Clifton at (973) 546-6844. You can also simply request an appointment now.