Atlantic Medical Group Opens New Office for Pediatric, Family Medicine in Scotch Plains

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SCOTCH PLAINS — Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Health System’s network of physicians, today opened a new office location in Scotch Plains, bringing together some of the network’s local board-certified providers in pediatric and primary care under one roof.

Atlantic Medical Group’s Pediatrics at Scotch Plains and Family Medicine at Scotch Plains offer a convenient location on Terrill Road for local families and children seeking care.

David Levine, MD, a board-certified pediatrician, comes to the Scotch Plains location, having recently provided care at Atlantic Medical Group’s location in Florham Park.

Offering primary care are board-certified internal medicine physicians Brian Cassidy, MD, Payal Joshi, MD, Laura Von Berg, MD, and Melvin Rubenstein, MD, who previously served patients at another location in Scotch Plains.

“We’re excited to join the Scotch Plains community and to bring together a team of physicians who children and families here can rely on for responsive, high quality, patient-centered care, all in one convenient location,” said Steven Sheris, MD, president of Atlantic Medical Group.

As part of Atlantic Medical Group, the physicians at the Scotch Plains location are seamlessly connected to the nearly 1,000 specialty providers throughout the network, as well as the services and programs at Atlantic Health System’s seven medical centers and hospitals, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Newton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute.

More about the doctors:

Dr. David Levine – Dedicated to the care of newborns, adolescents and teenagers, Dr. Levine is focused on the ongoing health and overall well-being throughout a child’s developmental years. He has consistently been named “Favorite Kids Doc” by NJ Family Magazine.

With nearly 20 years of experience and dedication to young people and their families, Dr. Levine is a skilled and knowledgeable diagnostician. Dr. Levine has spoken extensively on the topic of paternal postpartum depression in lectures and in media appearances. He currently serves on the board of Postpartum Support International, a non-profit focused on promoting awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing.

After earning his degree with honors from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Levine completed his internship and residency at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a participating provider of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization. When he is not practicing pediatrics, he enjoys movies and sports.

Dr. Brian Cassidy – With more than 20 years of expertise managing care for patients with chronic and acute conditions and providing preventive medicine, Dr. Cassidy provides high quality medical care delivered with thoroughness and compassion. His internship and residency were performed at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Payal Joshi – Dr. Joshi cares for patients from infancy to adulthood and seniors and believes strongly in preventive medicine and in optimizing each patient’s quality of life.

Dr. Joshi received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her medical degree from St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Overlook Medical Center, where she is now a member of the medical staff. Dr. Joshi maintains membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. When she is not working, she enjoys being outdoors or spending time with her family.

Dr. Lara Von Berg – Dr. Von Berg treats newborns through seniors who are dealing with chronic and acute illnesses, and she has a particular interest in women’s health and preventive care.

Dr. Von Berg received her undergraduate degree in molecular biology from University of California Santa Cruz. She went on to attain both her master’s degree in public health and her medical degree from St. George’s University in the West Indies. Dr. Von Berg completed her residency in family medicine at Overlook Medical Center, where she remains on the medical staff.

Committed to community outreach, Dr. Von Berg has served as a clinical volunteer for the Susan G. Komen foundation and in her free time she enjoys cooking, swimming, yoga, and traveling and writing. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Melvin Rubenstein, MD – Dr. Rubenstein is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, completed his internship at Barnes Hospital, and his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He completed a fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is beloved by his patients, which include patients from newborns to seniors.

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About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Powered by a workforce of more than 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The not-for-profit system offers more than 400 sites of care, including seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Newton Medical Center in Newton NJ, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, NJ.

Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey and joins Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs through 16 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across five health systems in the region.

Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and is home to the regional campus of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health care partner of the New York Jets.