Last March, Peter T. Marta, DO became the first doctor in Bergen County to join Summit Medical Group. "I am kind of on the frontier" for SMG, he said.
Dr.Marta is a general surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery for the the treatment of all types of hernias, diseases of the colon and intestines and gall bladder disease. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Marta had been in private practice in Teaneck since 2007 and said he found practicing in Bergen County was unique. He said, most specialists, including surgeons, are "not in network" in Bergen County, which meant that "the only thing I accepted for nine years was Medicare.
"With the changes going on in health care I thought best to be in a network," and Summit Medical Group, a physician owned medical group “offered me the best opportunity,” one which allows him flexibility as to his hospital affiliations."We are looking for a long-lasting model and Summit Medical Group gives us that," he said.
It also gives Dr. Marta all the benefits of having computerized medical records, which means wherever a patient is seen within the group, the medical records are available immediately. That helps eliminate a patient's anxiety level, he said. There's no more "starting from scratch each time a patient sees a new doctor," which he said was one of the primary complaints heard from patients.
"The primary focus of my practice is to provide surgical care with compassion," said Dr. Marta. "I understand that patients might be anxious about surgery so I prioritize their comfort," and eliminating any type of anxiety helps him to meet that goal.
Summit Medical Group has relationships with many insurance plans and "tends to work hand-in-hand with the insurers to make health care more accessible and to benefit both the patient and physician," Dr. Marta said. As a result, health care is made "as affordable as possible, given the current plans that are available," for the patient, he said.
"Of all the physician groups I've seen, Summit Medical Group is the most efficient with the needs of the patient and the delivery of cost-effective health care," he said.
Dr. Marta earned his BA and MS in Biology at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ and his DO at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly at UMDNJ), School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ.
He did his internship in Surgery at Plaza Medical Center, in Fort Worth, TX and his residency in General Surgery at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (Formerly UMDNJ) Kennedy Health System/Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.
Dr. Marta is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery.
His practice is at 1086 Teaneck Road, 4th Floor, Suite F1, Teaneck, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley and Holy Name Medical Center.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 201-530-5520.