Advocare Berlin Medical
Advocare Berlin Medical Associates has earned its reputation for delivering high quality health care by integrating the highest level of caring with the latest technology and the most effective techniques to keep our patients leading active lives. What we do here is all about you and your family. Our whole team is dedicated to making sure that you have access to the very best care, right here in our community.
At Advocare Berlin Medical Associates, our six board certified physicians and three physicians’ assistants together offer a comprehensive approach to diagnosing, treating, and managing the individual patient and family. We provide a full range of services, from consultative care, pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics, and gyn-women’s care to sports medicine, personal injury, and workers compensation. For your convenience, our comfortable office includes a full-service laboratory and radiology, including bone density scans, plus on-site physical therapy. And to ensure the finest care, we are proud to collaborate with an esteemed panel of specialists in pain management, ICANL certified nuclear stress and ICAEL certified echocardiography, ultrasounds, allergy testing, and otolaryngology. Our physicians and staff believe in providing superior care to our patients within a compassionate and friendly setting.
Our goal is to provide the best health care available by working together with you. As your healthcare partner, we want you to fully understand your health conditions and medications, and the procedures we recommend, as well as the things you can do for yourself in order to be as healthy as possible.
We look forward to serving you. Please browse our website or visit our office to learn more about our professional staff and our efforts to provide you with the best of care.
Christopher Colopinto, DO
Dr. Christopher Colopinto joined Advocare Berlin Medical Associates in 1998 and has been board certified in family practice since 1985. Born in South Philadelphia, he graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in 1970 and attended Drexel University and Temple University where he received his bachelor’s degree, and then went on to earn his doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1978.
In addition to his role at the practice, Dr. Colopinto is an associate professor of family medicine for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he enjoys teaching and has trained many medical students and residents over the past thirty years. He also has maintained a family practice in the city of Camden since 1979 and previously worked as director of clinical research and the principle investigator for more than thirty trials on arthritis, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Colopinto is a musician who currently plays the keyboard and the accordion and has performed professionally with his band for more than thirty years. He also enjoys swimming, is a former skier and a certified SCUBA diver, as well as spending time with his family. He is married and has three daughters and grandchildren.
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Our office is open Monday through Saturday with early morning and evening appointments available. As our daily schedule is subject to change, please call to confirm office hours.
Occasionally, despite our best efforts, we may run late. We will keep you informed so that you have the option of rescheduling your appointment or seeing another provider, if available.
Patients who walk in with a non-emergency condition will be fit into the existing schedule as best as possible, or they will be asked to return later in the day when the schedule allows.
The doctors take emergency calls from their homes after hours. Call the main office number, and our answering service will page a doctor to call you back. Please save routine questions (mild illness, appointments, prescription refills) for the morning. We encourage you to refer to our website first, when practical, before calling the office.
If an emergency should arise, please call 911. Emergencies are considered to be those conditions that are life-threatening: loss of consciousness, severe bleeding, seizure, etc. In the case of minor emergencies (lacerations, cuts, mild fractures, sprains), please call our office first for instructions.
To keep your children healthy, it is important to bring them in for regular checkups. We recommend that you call our office 2 week(s) in advance so you may choose the date that best fits your needs.
We make every effort to schedule appointments for ill children on the day that you call us. Please call our office ahead of time so that we can minimize the time that you will spend waiting. If you have a medical emergency during office hours, we will do our best to see your child immediately or refer you to the appropriate facility.
We accept most insurance carriers. Please have your card with you at the time of your visit. If we file your claim, you are responsible for only the co-pay at the time of visit. If we are not a provider for your insurance, if you are not insured or we do not file with your insurance company, you may be responsible for the entire charge at the time of service. As participation varies by region, specialty, and physician, we recommend that you contact either our office or your insurance company representative to verify that your insurance plan is accepted.
For information on how to obtain insurance coverage for you and/or your family, please visit www.healthcare.gov