Evening Primary Care Opens at Summit Medical Group
Last updated: Apr 03, 2009
More hours in the day to take care of your health
BERKELEY HEIGHTS --- Beginning April 13, 2009, Summit Medical Group will offer Evening Primary Care, Monday through Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM. With this new service, adults who cannot take time off for daytime appointments can make evening appointments in advance with a primary care physician.
"The focus of Evening Primary Care is to meet the health care needs of working adults," says Robert W. Brenner, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Officer for Summit Medical Group. "Many adults are unable to make and/or keep daytime medical appointments. They might make random visits to walk-in clinics or skip care entirely. Some commuters retain a physician close to their workplace because they arrive home too late to be seen by a doctor in their community. Expanded hours help adults who don't want to miss job interviews."
The program will provide access to physicians for 3 types of visits:
- Annual comprehensive physical examinations, focused on preventive medicine and wellness
- Care for short-term illnesses such as a sore throat
- Chronic problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes
Summit Medical Group employs 3 physicians who see patients in Evening Primary Care:
- Elizabeth Fagan, MD, Family Medicine
- Shani Lipset, MD, Family Medicine
Haydee Soto, MD, Internal Medicine
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants will be part of the Evening Primary Care team.
"Improving access is a key in health care reform," says Dr. Brenner. "We proactively meet needs for expanded access to high-quality, coordinated care for our community."
Evening Primary Care is located at 1 Diamond Hill Road in Berkeley Heights, in the On-call Office, Suite A, now known as the Evening Primary Care practice. On-call services are available through Evening Primary Care.
For an appointment that fits your busy schedule, please call 908-277-8800.