Hospital Care in Northern New Jersey

A hospitalist discusses a care plan with a patientAt Bergen Medical Associates, we want the best possible care for patients when they are in the hospital. Our team of practitioners specializes in inpatient care, coordinating medical treatment for primary care patients during their hospital stays. Serving patients in convenient locations throughout northern New Jersey, these board-certified hospitalists and primary care physicians work together for the greater health and well-being of patients.

What Is a Hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a doctor on staff at the hospital who monitors a patient’s condition, maintains continuity of care, and ensures quality treatment. As part of their work coordinating care and communicating with other medical professionals, hospitalists also speak with the patient and their families. They will perform the initial history and physical exam at intake to the hospital, and they will visit patients during daily rounds.

If patients or their family members visit the emergency room, they should notify the staff that they are patients at Bergen Medical Associates. That way, the hospital care team will be notified. If a primary care physician refers a patient for hospital admission, hospitalists will already be notified. The electronic health records system used by Bergen Medical Associates allows instant digital sharing of vital medical information, accessible by all in-house physicians, as well as hospitalists.

For Primary Care Patients

To always provide a top-notch patient experience, the internal medicine primary care physicians at Bergen Medical Associates want to be informed of all medical care received by their patients during a stay in the hospital. In addition, they want to coordinate this care and facilitate communication with all the doctors and medical providers involved.

With the assistance of hospitalists, Bergen Medical Associates can assure that primary care patients receive appropriate care in the hospital and that it keeps in step with their longer-term health goals. The insights and knowledge offered by primary care doctors can positively impact the course of treatment while patients are under hospital care.

Hospitalists at Bergen Medical Associates

Bergen Medical Associates provides primary care patients with a dedicated team of hospital care practitioners, including:

Jenny Ayala, M.D.

After receiving her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles, Dr. Ayala completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, followed by a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ayala is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and speaks fluent Spanish.

Adil Farooki, M.D.

After receiving his medical education at New Jersey Medical School, in Newark, NJ, Dr. Farooki earned his master’s degree in public health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health in Newark, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Farooki is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Erica Rosenbaum M.D.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, Dr. Rosenbaum completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a fellowship in Rheumatology from the University of Miami, School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Medical Association.

Stacy Galgocy, M.D.

After receiving her medical degree from Trinity School of Medicine in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Galgocy completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center in Glen Ridge, NJ. Dr. Galgocy also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Felician College, in Lodi, NJ.

Her special interests are cardiovascular medicine and preventative cardiology. Dr. Galgocy is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Find Expert Medical Care at Bergen Medical Associates

Along with a team of internal medicine primary care physicians, Bergen Medical Associates gathers multiple specialties at one practice. This system is convenient for patients, and it provides them with swift referrals to specialists in gastroenterology, gynecology, allergy and immunology, sports medicine, interventional pain management, and other medical specialists.

With locations throughout northern New Jersey, patients can choose an office that is easily accessible. With a team of hospitalists, Bergen Medical Associates can provide coordination, communication, and excellent medical care both inside and outside the hospital. For more information, contact Bergen Medical Associates today.