Before joining Summit Medical Group, Joyce R. Talavera, MD, practiced privately with Paramount Medical Group in Westfield and Garwood, New Jersey. Her professional experience includes Staff Physician in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Staff Physician in the Department of Medicine/Division of Hematology and Oncology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, Dr. Talavera has been Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, both in Boston.
The daughter of physicians, Dr. Talavera took an interest in medicine as a young child when she would accompany her father to his office and on hospital rounds. "I'm deeply devoted to the relationship between doctor and patient," says Dr. Talavera. "I believe that knowing about my patients' lives and concerns is fundamental to caring for them." She adds, "I'm an advocate of preventive measures, including good nutrition, exercise, and screening. For this reason, I educate my patients about steps they can take to maintain, improve, and protect their health."