LINCOLN PARK, MONTVILLE, N.J., Nov. 28, 2016 — Vanguard Medical Group, a multisite primary care practice focusing on care for children, adults and seniors in Northern and Central New Jersey, announces that Pareen Lapsiwala, D.O., has joined the Lincoln Park and Montville offices, which also serve Parsippany and the surrounding communities.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Lapsiwala has joined our team of family providers. She is an osteopathic family physician who brings expertise in women’s health care along with preventive, acute, chronic care and integrative medicine,” said Arnold Pallay, M.D., medical director of Vanguard Medical Group’s Montville and Lincoln Park locations. “Dr. Lapsiwala will continue to help us expand our office hours and community outreach to help us reach our goal of expanding patient access to care by enriching our services to meet the needs of our existing and new patients.”
Prior to joining Vanguard Medical Group, Dr. Lapsiwala was a resident physician at Somerset Family Practice. While at Somerset Family Practice, she served as a member on the Board Score Improvement, Quality Improvement and Conference Committees.
“I am delighted to join the team of exceptional medical professionals,” said Dr. Lapsiwala. “In addition to providing quality family medicine for all ages — from newborns to seniors — I am also looking forward to helping women make healthy choices to optimize their physical and emotional wellness.”
Vanguard Medical Group is a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) with six offices throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. A PCMH is a primary care practice where health care professionals work as a team to provide a patient with care that is tailored to meet the patient’s specific needs and help him/her have the resources to make healthy choices. The team also coordinates patient care with other health care specialists in the community. The practice becomes a patient’s “home” for preventive, chronic and ambulatory care.
About Pareen Lapsiwala, D.O.
Dr. Lapsiwala is a family physician with a medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset, N.J., and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., majoring in biological sciences and psychology. Dr. Lapsiwala was raised in New Jersey as a first-generation American. She is fluent in Gujarati, conversational in Hindi and Spanish, and a resident of Bloomfield, N.J.
About Vanguard Medical Group Lincoln Park, Montville
The Vanguard Medical Group offices in Lincoln Park and Montville offer weekday and evening hours, and Saturday hours in Montville, as well as after-hours care, e-Visits and sick visits. Patients have on-the-go access through MyPatient Portal and meVisit, which is a mobile electronic visit that allows for appointments made through the website, vanguardmedgroup.com. Scheduling options also include Zocdoc. Services include newborns, pediatrics and adolescent medicine, behavioral health, chronic care coordination, precision medicine, geriatrics and more. Hospital affiliations include Chilton Memorial Hospital, Morristown Medical Center and Saint Clare’s Hospital. Vanguard Medical Group accepts most major insurance plans.
About Vanguard Medical Group
Vanguard Medical Group P.C. is a regional primary care practice now serving more than 48,000 active patients in six locations:
- 570 South Ave., Building G, Unit A, Cranford, NJ 07016, 908-272-7990
- 127 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-431-7200
- 61 Beaverbrook Road, Suite 301, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, 973-696-6687
- 170 Changebridge Road, Suite C-3, Montville, NJ 07045, 973-575-5540
- 535 High Mountain Road, Suite 111, North Haledon, NJ 07508, 973-636-9000
- 271 Grove Ave., Suite A, Verona, NJ 07044, 973-239-2600
The motivation to develop a larger regional primary care practice was the recognition that the health care system was rapidly changing in ways that did not support small or solo independent physician practices. The founding physicians of Vanguard believe that a strong culture of locally led practices, guided by a shared vision and governed by shared values, must be at the core of this new organization.
Many of the founding physicians have practiced for more than 20 years in their respective communities and are leaders in their local health care delivery systems. Vanguard physicians have been at the forefront of primary care in New Jersey, and our staff includes past presidents of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, residency directors, family practice department chairmen at our hospitals and faculty at our New Jersey medical schools.
Hospital affiliations include Chilton Memorial Hospital, Jersey City Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, Mountainside/UHMC Hospital, Overlook Medical Center, Saint Clare’s Hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility; St. Joseph’s Paterson and St. Joseph’s Wayne. Vanguard Medical Group at Montville and Lincoln Park admit to Chilton Memorial Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, and Saint Clare’s Hospital. Vanguard Medical Group accepts most major insurance plans.
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Photo credit: Vanguard Medical Group
Photo Caption: Vanguard Medical Group, a multisite primary care practice focusing on care for children, adults and seniors in Northern and Central New Jersey, announces the addition of Pareen Lapsiwala, D.O., to Vanguard Medical Group. Dr. Lapsiwala will be based at the Lincoln Park and Montville offices, which also serve Parsippany and the surrounding communities.