Bergen Medical Associates in Emerson NJ, Paramus NJ, Montvale NJ, Northvale NJ, Ridgewood NJ
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  • Offices in
  • Emerson
  • Paramus
  • Montvale
  • Northvale
  • Ridgewood
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Bergen Medical Associates

About Us

Bergen Medical Associates is committed to the highest level of patient care. Our Board Certified physicians provide an individualized approach to address each patient’s medical needs.

Our practice offers experience, professionalism and attentive care. Our locations offer services in the following specialties: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Anesthesiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Hospital Care, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Physiatry, Podiatry – Foot Surgery & Rheumatology.

Our Doctors

Christine Roque-Dang, D.O.

Dr. Roque-Dang received her medical education at UMDNJ- School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internship at Long Beach Medical Center in Long Beach, NY and her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Following her Residency, she completed her Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, and Sports Medicine at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Roque-Dang is a Board Certified Physiatrist and specializes in the non-operative treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic musculoskeletal, neurologic, and pain disorders.

Homayoon Hatefi, M.D.

Dr. Homayoon Hatefi received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His post graduate training included an Internship at Lawrence Hospital – NY Presbyterian in Bronxville, NY, his first year Residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Wakefield Campus in the Bronx, and his 2nd and 3rd years Residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. Dr. Hatefi completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Bergen Region Medical Center in Paramus, NJ. He has been in practice for more than 20 years, most recently in Ridgewood, NJ. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

Margaret L. Co, M.D.

Dr. Co is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and her Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Campus. Prior to joining Bergen Medical Associates, she was in private practice in Ridgewood, NJ for over 20 years. Dr. Co is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology and sees both adults and children. She believes in the importance of patient education and partnership in managing their conditions. Her special interests include food allergy, asthma, allergic skin disorders and immune therapies. Dr. Co is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in her field.

Anil Patel, M.D.

Dr. Anil Patel specializes in Anesthesiology at Bergen Medical Associates.

Vivian Lan, M.D.

Dr. Lan received her medical education at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and continued her Internship and Residency at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center.  Dr. Lan has a special interest in women’s health issues and geriatric medicine, and is an Associate of the American College of Physicians.  She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been listed repeatedly in the Castle Connolly Guide as one of “The Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area.”

Education & Training
  • Dr. Vivian Lan received her medical education at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and continued her Internship and Residency at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine

Alan Briker, M.D.

Dr. Briker is a graduate of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Internship at Metropolitan Hospital and his Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Prior to joining Bergen Medical Associates in 2003, Dr. Briker was in private practice for 28 years. Dr. Briker is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Alan Briker is a graduate of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • He completed his Internship at Metropolitan Hospital and his Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine

Allen Griggs, D.O.

Dr. Griggs received his medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He then went on and completed both his Internship and Residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Griggs is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing in Bergen County since 1977.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Allen Griggs received his medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Completed both his Internship and Residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine

Kedar Gokhale

Dr. Gokhale graduated Magna cum Laude from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He also has special interests in the prevention of foreign travel related disease and in the prevention of hardening of the arteries. He is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has been practicing in Bergen County for over fifteen years.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Gokhale graduated Magna cum Laude from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.
  • He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Board Certifications
  •  Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships
  • Member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and has been practicing in Bergen County for over fifteen years.

Sabrina Tempesta, D.O.

Dr. Tempesta is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She also completed her Internship and Residency at UMDNJ-SOM and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Tempesta is an Adjunct Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes and preventative medicine.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Tempesta is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • She also completed her Internship and Residency at UMDNJ-SOM and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Dr. Tempesta is an Adjunct Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Neeta Motiwala, M.D.

Dr. Motiwala is a graduate of Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at UMDNJ, Newark, NJ and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Prior to joining Bergen Medical Associates, Dr. Motiwala practiced in Bergen County for over 22 years in ambulatory care and private practice. She is fluent in Gujarati, Hindi, and Marathi and has a special interest in preventive care.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Motiwala is a graduate of Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India.
  • She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at UMDNJ, Newark, NJ.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine

Susan A. Flanzman, M.D.

Dr. Flanzman holds a bachelor of science from Brown University and a doctorate from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Her approach to medical care is based on fostering a therapeutic partnership with each patient, aimed at helping people understand their unique biology and empowering them to achieve their full potential for optimal health. Dr. Flanzman is trained in Functional Medicine, and she integrates this paradigm of health promotion and disease management into her clinical practice. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Flanzman received her B.S. degree in neuroscience from Brown University in Providence, RI and her Doctorate from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NY, NY.
  • She completed her Residency and Chief Residency in Primary Care/ Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Flanzman has been in private practice since 1992. Her approach to medical care is based on developing a long term partnership with each patient, helping them to understand their unique medical makeup, and empower them to take full responsibility for their own health. She believes in integrating alternative medicine with traditional medicine. Her special interests are in the medical care of pregnant patients and the management of menopause, obesity, depression and anxiety. Dr. Flanzman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Francis McGorty, M.D.

Dr. McGorty is a graduate of UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He completed his Internship and Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and at The University Medical Center of Princeton. Prior to joining Bergen Medical Associates, Dr. McGorty was in private practice in Ridgewood, NJ. Earlier in his career he worked at Health Insurance Plan of New Jersey and at Pascack Valley Hospital in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. McGorty is a member of The American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Education & Training
  • Dr. McGorty is a graduate of UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.
  • He completed his Internship and Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick and at The University Medical Center of Princeton.
Professional Memberships
  • Member of The American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Reyhan Berkel, M.D.

Dr. Berkel received her medical education at Michigan State University and continued her Internship and Residency at Rutgers Medical School in Newark, NJ. Prior to joining Bergen Medical Associates, she was in private practice and also served as a Hospitalist for Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Berkel is committed to continuous, comprehensive, compassionate and personal care of her patients through every life stage.  She specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Diagnostic Tests, Medication and Hospital Admissions.  Dr. Berkel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is fluent in Turkish.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Berkel received her medical education at Michigan State University and continued her Internship and Residency at Rutgers Medical School in Newark, NJ.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine

Sanchita Gupta, M.D.

Dr. Gupta is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr Gupta has a Masters in Public Health and a special interest in preventive care. She has recently moved to the tri-state area after practicing medicine in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Medical Association and is fluent in Hindi.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Gupta is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India.
  • Completed her Residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships
  • Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Medical Association.

Veena Desai, M.D.

Dr. Desai is a graduate of the University of Birmingham Medical School. She completed her Residency in Family Practice at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Desai was born and raised in Coventry, England. She has a special interest in preventative care and is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Veena Desai is a graduate of the University of Birmingham Medical School.
  • She completed her Residency in Family Practice at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ.
Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine

Jeff Chung, M.D.

Dr. Chung graduated from State University of New York, Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his Residency and Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. He is Board Certified in Rheumatology and has been practicing medicine in New Jersey since 2004. Dr. Chung’s special interest is in caring for patients with arthritis and treating diseases that cause arthritis as well as inflammatory autoimmune conditions and muscle disorders. He is conversant in Chinese, both Cantonese and Mandarin dialects.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Chung graduated from State University of New York, Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY.
  • He completed his Residency and Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.
Board Certifications
  • Rheumatology

Eric Avezzano, M.D.

Dr. Avezzano is a graduate of Stony Brook Medical School. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Georgetown University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Avezzano has been named in the Castle Connolly Guide as one of the “Top Gastroenterologists”, and is the CEO and Managing Partner at Bergen Medical Associates. He serves on the Joint Venture Board for Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley and is the founding member and Medical Director at the Endoscopy Center of Bergen County. Dr. Avezzano is a Governing Board member at the Rockland and Bergen Surgery Center.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Eric Avezzano is a graduate of Stony Brook Medical School.
  • He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University in Washington D.C. and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Georgetown University.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
Hospital Affiliations
  • He serves on the Joint Venture Board for Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley.
  • Founding member and Medical Director at the Endoscopy Center of Bergen County.
  • Dr. Avezzano is a Governing Board member at the Rockland and Bergen Surgery Center.

Alyse Bellomo, M.D., F.A.C.G.

Dr. Bellomo earned her Medical Degree at Albany Medical College where she was awarded the Albert M. Yunich Prize for excellence in Gastroenterology. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Residency and Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY. She is a Fellow of The American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Bellomo is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Bellomo earned her Medical Degree at Albany Medical College where she was awarded the Albert M. Yunich Prize for excellence in Gastroenterology.
  • She completed her Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Residency and Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
Hospital Affiliations
  • She is a Fellow of The American College of Gastroenterology.

Crystal Broussard, M.D.

Dr. Broussard earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.  She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, followed by her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Broussard’s special interest is in diseases of the liver and her comprehensive medical training has afforded her a diversified experience in the management of gastrointestinal diseases. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is the recipient of the Patient’s Top Doc Choice Award, Top Doctor Award by NJ Monthly, and Castle Connolly.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Broussard earned her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.
  • She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, followed by her Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Cleveland Clinic.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Holly Cullen, M.D.

Dr. Cullen is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has completed both her Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey where she served as the Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Cullen provides comprehensive care for digestive diseases and primary care. She performs a full range of diagnostic endoscopic procedures and is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Cullen is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
  • She has completed both her Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey where she served as the Chief Medical Resident.
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology

Anthony Delillo, M.D.

Dr. DeLillo is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College. He completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Dr. DeLillo has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and esophageal manometry studies. Dr. DeLillo is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and is fluent in Italian. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

Education & Training
  • Dr. DeLillo is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College.
  • He completed both his Internal Medicine residency and Clinical Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
Professional Memberships
  • Dr. DeLillo is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and is fluent in Italian.

Andy Koo, M.D.

Dr. Koo completed both his M.D. and Internal Medicine residency at the NYU School of Medicine and completed his Gastroenterology training at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Dr. Koo was also a post-doctoral fellow in the study of various liver diseases at the University of Washington. He treats all aspects of gastrointestinal conditions and has special interests in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Koo is also trained in biliary endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and endosonography. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Koo completed both his M.D. and Internal Medicine residency at the NYU School of Medicine and completed his Gastroenterology training at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
  • Dr. Koo was also a post-doctoral fellow in the study of various liver diseases at the University of Washington.
Board Certifications
  •  Gastroenterology
Professional Memberships
  • Member of the American College of Gastroenterology

Robert Levine, M.D.

Dr. Levine earned his Medical Degree at Georgetown University, after which he completed training programs in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at George Washington University. Dr. Levine has advanced training and expertise in the technique of endoscopic gallstone removal from the bile ducts. He enjoys all aspects of Gastroenterology and is especially passionate about the doctor-patient relationship. He believes it is central to the practice of healthcare and is the foundation for the delivery of high-quality care in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Dr. Levine is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has been named One of Americas Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Levine earned his Medical Degree at Georgetown University, after which he completed training programs in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at George Washington University.
  • Dr. Levine has advanced training and expertise in the technique of endoscopic gallstone removal from the bile ducts.
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Stephen Margulis, M.D.

Dr. Margulis is a graduate of Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine. Following the completion of his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at The New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, he was an Assistant Professor on the Cornell University’s Medical School faculty. Dr. Margulis has a special interest in liver diseases and is a specialist in hepatitis. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Margulis has been repeatedly named in the Castle Connolly Guide as one of “The Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area.”

Education & Training
  • Dr. Margulis is a graduate of Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine.
  • Following the completion of his Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at The New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, he was an Assistant Professor on the Cornell University’s Medical School faculty.

Robert Pittman, M.D.

Dr. Pittman completed his postgraduate training in Gastroenterology at Mt. Sinai in New York. While Dr. Pittman treats a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions, he has a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease and is trained in biliary endoscopy, capsule endoscopy and radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus. He has authored peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters on both inflammatory bowel disease and capsule endoscopy. Dr. Pittman serves on the medical advisory committee of the NJ Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

Education & Training
  • Dr. Pittman completed his postgraduate training in Gastroenterology at Mt. Sinai in New York.
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
Teaching Appointments
  • Member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Jennifer Randall

Dr. Randall graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine from The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Randall’s special interest is in preventative medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA
  • New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine

Dr. Melissa G. Berlin

Dr. Melissa Berlin is a Board Certified Family Physician with several years’ experience working in primary care, most recently in Bergen County, NJ. Dr. Berlin has a special interest in adolescent and women’s health as well as preventative medicine.

Education & Training
  • Mcgill University
  • University of Ottaw
Board Certifications
  • Family Practice

Dr. Bhavik M. Bhandari

Dr. Bhandari graduated with honors from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Internal Medicine Residency program where he served as Chief Resident. He completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Drexel University, serving as Chief Fellow. Dr. Bhandari was on faculty at Drexel University as Director of their Digestive Health Center prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers RWJ. He served as Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program leading the training for future gastroenterologists. He has won outstanding teacher and scholarship awards and has authored and co-authored several articles, chapters, abstracts and case presentations in the field of Gastroenterology. His special areas of interest include GERD, esophageal diseases, colon cancer and challenging endoscopic cases. Dr. Bhandari has working knowledge of Spanish and Hindi and is fluent in Gujarati. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Drexel University
  • Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Dr. Richard J. Garden

    Dr. Garden received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and received his Medical Degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1987. He continued his training at Mount Sinai, completing his internship and residency in Urology, serving as Chief Resident during his final year.

    He has contributed to several articles regarding the latest developments in urology conditions and treatments and is the recipient of the American Urological Association Grand Prize for clinical research for work performed regarding bladder cancer. Dr. Garden has been practicing in New Jersey for over 20 years.

    Dr. Garden performs state of the art minimally invasive robotic surgery for kidney, prostate and bladder disease.

    He also provides surgical and medical treatment for many urological issues ranging from benign prostate enlargement to kidney stones, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction and infertility.

    Education & Training
  • Columbia University
  • The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Urology
  • Professional Memberships
  • American Urological Association
  • Dr. Adil Farooki

    Education & Training
  • Rutgers
  • UMDNJ
  • New Jersey Medical School
  • Matthew Bassan, D.O.

    Dr. Bassan is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who is fellowship trained in sports medicine with special interests in wellness and weight management. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his Residency in Family Medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, NY, and his fellowship in Sports Medicine from North Shore – LIJ Plainview Hospital. He promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle to optimize wellness and achieve personal fitness and weight goals. Dr. Bassan employs many innovative and cutting edge non-surgical approaches and treatments to getting patients back to their activities in a safe and timely manner.

    Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine
  • Our Services

    Their practice offers experience, professionalism and attentive care and is represented by Board Certified physicians in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Physiatry, Neurology, Gynecology, Podiatry, Rheumatology and Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hospital Care, Nutrition and Allergy and Immunology.

    Bergen Medical Associates offers appointments week nights and Saturdays to help accommodate people’s busy schedules. They pride themselves on responsiveness and will attempt to provide timely appointments especially when urgency exists.

    They have several nearby Bergen County locations offering convenient access to services.
    Bergen Medical Associates offers many specialties and services including:

    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Endocrinology and Metabolism
    • Gastroenterology
    • Gynecology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Physiatry
    • Podiatry
    • Nutrition
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology
    • Weight Management
    • Hospital Care

    Bergen Medical Associates grew as an extension of the highly regarded Bergen Gastroenterology practice.

    The combined medical group of nearly 40 physicians offers a wide range of services and specialties including primary care, gastroenterology, rheumatology, neurology and others that provide a seamless continuum of care from routine physicals to emerging medical issues including those that require hospital stays.

    “You need to start with excellent practitioners, but what sets us apart is the way we take care of our patients,” says Eric Avezzano, M.D. “Specialization has created a system with too many hand-offs. At Bergen Medical, we follow our patients through their health concerns and keep them out of the emergency room if possible.”

    The practice is committed to providing an individualized approach to address each patient’s medical needs. They provide convenience and flexibility, demonstrated by expanded office hours on weekday evenings and Saturdays at several nearby office locations.

    The group participates in most insurance plans to help facilitate long-lasting relationships with their patients.

    Bergen Medical Associates offers integrated, cutting-edge medical care with a small practice personalized approach that patients greatly appreciate.

    Emerson Location
    Phone: 201-967-8221
    Fax: 201-967-0340
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    Paramus Location
    Phone: (201) 251-2323
    Fax: (201) 251-2326
    Monday: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Friday: Closed
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Montvale Location
    Phone: (201) 391-0071
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:15 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Northvale Location
    Phone: (201) 767-8400
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Ridgewood Location
    Phone: (201) 445-8787
    Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Insurance

    Bergen Medical Associates participates in the following insurance plans. For specific insurance coverage please contact our office.

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Medicare Open Access HMO
    • Aetna Medicare PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Open Access
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna Medicare NNJ Prime Plan
    • Amerihealth 65
    • Amerihealth Blair Mill Administrators
    • Amerihealth Comprehensive Major Medical (CMM)
    • Amerihealth HMO/ HMO Plus/ Open Access/ POS
    • Amerihealth Personal Choice PPO
    • Amerihealth The Value Network HMO
    • Amerihealth The Value Network PPO
    • Anthem BC/BS PPO
    • Carepoint Health NJ PPO
    • CHN PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna POS Open Access
    • Cigna PPO
    • Clover Health PPO
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry
    • Empire BC/BS of NY HMO
    • Empire BC/BS of NY EPO
    • Empire BC/BS of NY POS
    • Empire BC/BS of NY PPO
    • Empire BC/BS of NY Traditional
    • Emblem Health
    • First Health
    • GHI PPO
    • Great West – Cigna
    • Health Republic of NJ
    • Healthcare Payors Coalition
    • Healthnet- Tricare
    • Horizon BC/BS Advantage EPO
    • Horizon BC/BS Direct Plan
    • Horizon BC/BS Federal Plan
    • Horizon BC/BS HMO
    • Horizon BC/BS Omnia Bronze
    • Horizon BC/BS Omnia Silver
    • Horizon BC/BS Omnia Gold
    • Horizon BC/BS Omnia Platinum
    • Horizon BC/BS POS
    • Horizon BC/BS National Plans
    • Horizon BC/BS PPO, Indemnity, Traditional
    • Horizon BC/BS Medicare Blue
    • Horizon NJ Direct
    • Local 1199
    • Magnacare
    • Medicare
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan
    • MVP Healthcare PPO
    • Nippon Life
    • NYC District Counsel Carpenters
    • Oscar Insurance
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford HMO
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Tricare
    • Qualcare HMO
    • Qualcare PPO
    • Qualcare Worker’s Comp
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan
    • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
    • United Healthcare Charter
    • United Healthcare Compass
    • United Healthcare Core
    • United Healthcare Enhanced Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare The Empire Plan
    • 1199SEIU Benefit Funds