MAKING CARE PRIMARY IN NEW JERSEY
The mission of the NJAFP is to advance the specialty of Family Medicine through education and advocacy for the benefit of the public at large and our membership. NJAFP will transform the primary care practice environment such that family medicine is the specialty of choice in New Jersey, ensuring an adequate supply of family physicians to care for the citizens of our state.
Tracy Brobyn, MD had been practicing family medicine for more than two decades when she could no longer ignore the clinical elephant in the room. Like most family physicians, patients would come to her for a myriad of issues – many of which could be addressed with traditional medicine. However, a host of conditions, such as chronic pain, fatigue, atypical neuropathy and insomnia, seemed to remain a mystery even after exhausting the usual treatments.
Adity Bhattacharyya, MD, FAAFP
To some, being a family physician might seem like the easy choice, but Adity Bhattacharyya, MD, FAAFP, chose the field because she knew it was exactly the opposite. “I view myself as a puzzle solver,” she says. “I would never want to be restricted to just one thing, and that is why family medicine appealed to me.” She views the work she does as a puzzle that needs to be solved.
Michael Cascarina, MD
Like many family physicians, Dr. Cascarina treats patients of all ages – newborns to seniors – and has patients with two, three or even four generations of family members coming to the practice. The self-described “crazy happy guy” has built a thriving privately owned, three-physician practice in Brick that enables Dr. Cascarina to practice medicine the way he enjoys – treating patients in a caring environment while developing strong bonds.