Valley Medical Group’s Primary/Urgent Care Center in Montvale Welcomes Family Practitioner/Geriatrics Specialist
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 12 2014 @ 07:21 PM EDT
Valley Medical Group (VMG) is a multispecialty group practice comprising doctors and advanced practice professionals representing more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. VMG – which joins The Valley Hospital and Valley Home Care as the three entities that form Valley Health System – has office locations throughout the area. VMG brings together doctors who practice at The Valley Hospital, Valley’s Blumenthal Cancer Center in Paramus, seven urgent/primary care centers, and community-based practices.
“I will offer my patients old-world personalized care and compassion within the new world of state-of-the-art treatments that are practiced in medicine today,” says Dr. Figueroa. “My extensive training and experience in family medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics enables me to provide the full range of medical care for patients of all ages, from 5 to 100+.”
Dr. Figueroa, a resident of Nutley, received his medical degree cum laude from Perpetual Help College of Medicine in the Philippines. He underwent internship and graduate training in general surgery, ophthalmology, and medicine in the Philippines. After arriving in the United States in 1989, he completed his residency in family practice at St. Mary Hospital in Hoboken, NJ, and his fellowship in geriatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center. He also underwent clinical rotations at Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Figueroa has been in private practice in New Jersey. His clinical experiences include inpatient and outpatient care, nursing home and home visits, comprehensive assessments and treatment of the elderly, and experience in internal medicine, pediatrics, office gynecology, and minor surgery. He has also managed an adult medical day care center and has taught medical students.
“My love of practicing family medicine and geriatrics within a diverse community goes back to the Philippines, a country that has been influenced by many cultures, including the Spanish, Japanese, and American,” notes Dr. Figueroa. “I am proud to be part of the Valley community, which celebrates this diversity and shares my dedication to high-quality, compassionate care for children and adults of all ages.”
Dr. Figueroa is board-certified in family medicine with subspecialty in geriatrics. He is fluent in Tagalog and speaks medical Spanish. To make an appointment with him, call 201-930-1700. Appointment requests for routine care can be made online at www.valleyhealth.com.
VMG in Montvale provides primary, preventive, and urgent care for patients of all ages. Many businesses contract with the group for occupational health services. Travel medicine services can help patients prepare for business or pleasure trips. Testing is available on site, including blood tests, urinalyses, electrocardiograms (EKGs), hemoccults, finger stick glucose, rapid strep, rapid influenza, and X-rays. The center accepts Medicare and most major health insurance plans.
Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and most holidays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except Christmas and Thanksgiving).
VMG offers close physician collaboration within and across medical specialties and seamless integration with all the resources Valley Health System has to offer. Valley’s quality distinctions include four consecutive “A” ratings for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group; recognition by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for cardiac surgery and orthopedic surgery; three consecutive Magnet designations for nursing excellence; the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women, and recognition by the 2014 Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best Breast Centers and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care.