John Scolamiero, MD
Dr. John received his Bachelors in Science from Seton Hall University in 1973 and then went on to complete a year of study at John Cabot University in Rome. He graduated from the University of Bologna's School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson.
Dr. John started Med-Care in 1987 out of East Rutherford and then in 1989 he opened Med-Care of Fairfield with his brother Amedeo J. Scolamiero, M.D. He is available in both offices. Please see his schedule or call the offices to check for his availability. Dr. John is fluent in English and Italian.
Christopher D'Andrea, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Christopher D'Andrea is board certified in Family Medicine and graduated from Hackensack UMC Family Medicine program in June of 2016. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Drew University in 2007 and graduated from Trinity School of Medicine in 2013 with honors. He earned his degree as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in September 2019. *Dr. D'Andrea will be starting part time hours after May 22 and as of August 22nd he will be moving on to his own practice. We wish him all the best in his new and exciting endeavor! Please call the office for his updated schedule.
Amedeo Scolamiero, MD
**It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Amedeo Scolamiero. For over 40 years, Dr. Scolamiero took care of his patients and serviced his communities. He loved his family, he loved his patients and the loss of him is something that we know we will always feel. We are so proud of all the good he did and all the people he was able to help.
We cannot thank everyone enough for the outpouring of love and words of condolence for Dr. AJ. Knowing how much he was loved gives us all a sense of comfort.
We are currently rescheduling his patients with Dr. John Scolamiero or Dr. John D'Andrea. You and your family will still be taken care of. We thank you for your patience & understanding at this difficult time.
John D'Andrea, MD
Dr. John L. D'Andrea is the newest full-time physician at Med-Care. Board Certified in Family Medicine, he is a 2017 graduate of the Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Family Medicine program. He achieved his B.A. from Seton Hall University and went straight into medical school at Trinity School of Medicine. Dr. D'Andrea is an advocate for evidence-based medicine and preventive health. He speaks English and limited medical Spanish.
He was awarded for the highest score on the family medicine board exam in his residency class.
Larisa Livshits, MD
Dr. Livshits received her medical degree from the First Moscow Medical School of I.M. in Moscow, Russia in 1983. She completed her residency in 1985 at Ramensky Community Hospital in Moscow. After coming to the US, Dr. Livshits completed a three-year residency program at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She joined our staff in 2001 and can be seen in our East Rutherford office. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Livshits speaks Russian and English.
Our family, together with the staff at Med-Care was founded on the belief that
"Our family is here for your family."
Beginning with Dr. PJ Scolamiero in 1944, our family has provided patients in New Jersey with the highest quality medical care.
Med-Care, founded in 1987 by Dr. John C. Scolamiero, sought to continue this family legacy. Together with his brother Dr. Amedeo J. Scolamiero and their nephews Dr. Christopher R. D’Andrea and Dr. John L. D’Andrea, Med-Care remains a family owned and operated practice. We are one of the only independent comprehensive medical centers in northern New Jersey and a leading center of healthcare excellence for more than thirty years.
Our philosophy is to provide our patients with an all inclusive care system, streamlining the healthcare process to provide patients with fast service and the finest medical attention possible. With doctors trained in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine, Med-Care is your doctor’s office of old with one-on-one attention provided by Board Certified physicians. Our doctors care for your total healthcare with modern capabilities such as digital x-rays, stress testing, and bone mineral density testing.
Open seven days a week, with two conveniently located facilities, and closed only three holidays per year, we are also proud to serve the community in an urgent care capacity and encourage walk-in patients.
Med-Care can help you avoid the long wait times of your local emergency room and we are sure you'll want to choose us as your new primary care facility.
Now in our third generation of medicine, we are excited about the future and look forward to continuing to grow our practice.
We encourage you to come visit us, see what we have to offer and allow our family to take care of your family!
Latest Practice News:
Flu Shots Available October 1st!
We will have flu shots available on October 1st! Please do not get your flu shot too early or have it done at your pharmacy; have it done with us, your doctor so that we can keep accurate records of your vaccines. We will have both high dose and regular available. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.
Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus
As businesses and other places start to reopen, please keep in mind that you still need to be cautious. You should wear a mask when you enter a store, when you go pick up food, at the salon, when you go to the doctor's office or when you're around groups of people. Masks are one of the best defenses against the spread of coronavirus.
It's important to practice good hand washing hygiene. Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds. If you can't get to a sink, use hand sanitizer (alcohol wipes are a good alternative to hand sanitizer). Keep your surface/touch areas clean!
Keep social distance when you can. In certain situations, staying 6 feet apart may be difficult, but do it whenever possible.
If you feel sick, stay home. Don't risk spreading your germs. Let's keep that curve flattened!
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, shortness of breath and dry cough. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. There is currently no vaccine for the coronavirus.
The best way you can protect yourself is by washing your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if soap is not available. Avoid touching your eyes or your face. Stay at least 6ft away from anyone who is coughing or who is sick. Practice good respiratory hygiene...cough or sneeze into your elbow and discard tissues immediately. If you're sick, stay home. Keep surfaces clean like desks, counter tops, tables, especially in shared spaces. Keep your phones clean; both your desk phone and your cell phone.
We understand that this is a scary time, but we are doing our part to assure the safety of our patients and our staff.
We are not seeing patients who have any upper respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, body aches) but we are offering telehealth for any patients with any of those symptoms. You can still be "seen" & treated by a doctor even without coming into the office.
The door to our office is locked and we let each patient in and out one at a time in an effort from preventing anyone from walking in without being screened. You must wear a mask while you're in the office. Our staff are all wearing masks and we are wiping down and sanitizing the waiting room and exam rooms often in an effort to keep things as clean as possible. We ask that you maintain your distance from the reception desks when you can and sit only in the designated chairs in the waiting room. If you'd feel more comfortable, you can call us when you arrive and wait in your car until we're ready for you.
We appreciate your patience and your cooperation during this time!