- 1600 Center Ave, Fort Lee, NJ
- 4.4 average rating
- 2 specialties
- 2 affiliated hospitals
- 7 insurance providers
- 5 awards
- 26 minutes avg wait time
- 1 is board certified
- 2 are rated 4 stars and above
- 2 are rated on Vitals.com
- 2 are male
- 2 specialties
- 7 health insurance companies
- 4.4 average overall rating
5 affiliated awards
- Highmark BCBS
- BCBS Massachusetts
- HIP of NY
Doctors in Metrohealth LLC Group
- Dr. Ohan Karatoprak MD Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine Fort Lee, NJ
- Dr. Joseph Cassotta MD Family Medicine Fort Lee, NJ
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
Metrohealth LLC Group is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Holy Name Medical Center Teaneck, NJ 07666
- HackensackUMC Palisades North Bergen, NJ 07047
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.