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:
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 right now. We are doing our part to assure the safety of our patients and our staff. If you feel like you may have any of the symptoms of the virus, please call before walking into the office so that a medical professional can assess you over the phone. We are not seeing patients who may potentially have the coronavirus and we are NOT testing for it. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience and your cooperation at this time. To keep up on the most current information, please visit the CDC.gov
Congratulations Dr. Christopher D'Andrea!
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Christopher Ralph D'Andrea, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Fairfield, NJ, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 134,600 family physicians, residents and medical students. The degree was conferred on more than 250 family physicians during a convocation on Friday, September 27th, in conjunction with the AAFP's annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year's fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 17,600 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, "Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians," or "F.A.A.F.P."
Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.
The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to require its members to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. It is the only medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care.
About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents nearly 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Nearly one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 208 million office visits each year -- nearly 83 million more than to the next medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide the majority of care for America's under served and rural populations.
In the increasingly fragmented world of health care where many medical specialties limit their practice to a particular organ, disease, age or sex, family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person across the full spectrum of ages. Family medicine's cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the American Academy of Family Physicians and about the specialty of family medicine, please visit www.aafp.org.
Partnership with AthenaHealth
December 1st, 2018
We are excited to be partnering with AthenaHealth beginning January 2nd! This partnership will allow for many improvements in patient communication, coordination of care and office efficiency. During your first visit in the new year we will be asking you for more information than usual as we transition to Athena's system, so please allow for a few extra minutes before your appointment to fill out additional paperwork. In addition, this partnership gives our patients access to Athena's very user friendly patient portal.
Botox & Dermal Filler Injections Available!
October 1, 2018
Dr. Christopher D'Andrea is now able to provide botox & dermal filler injections. For more information, please see Dr. D'Andrea or visit www.cdandreamedical.com
April 25, 2018
The new vaccine for the shingles virus is called Shingrix. The CDC is recommending it for anyone 50 and above even if they've already had Zostavax. It's supposed to be over 91% effective against the shingles virus & it is a two shot vaccine. You receive your first shot & then the second 2-6 months from the first shot. Medicare will not allow us to give this vaccine in the office but we can give patients a prescription to bring to the pharmacy. Commercial insurances are paying. Talk to your doctor about Shingrix & protect yourself against shingles today!
Hospitalist Groups To Take Over Inpatient Care
December 22, 2017
As of January 1, 2018, the Hospitalist Physicians at Mountainside & St. Mary's Hospitals will provide inpatient care to our patients. They will utilize the same specialist physicians & provide the same excellent, comprehensive care for which you, our patients have been accustomed for almost 30 years. Even though our physicians will no longer make daily rounds, they will continue to work hard to provide you with the best medical care possible. We appreciate your patience during this transition.
Weight Loss Program
April 28, 2017
Med-Care is proud to announce our new Physician Supervised Weight Management Program.Created by a physician and registered dietitian, the program relies on healthy protein shakes as meal replacements in addition to metabolic meals.
Designed to not only provide weight loss but to teach you how to eat-it is a safe and highly effective way to lose weight and stay healthy.
Please download the available “Welcome to the weight program” forms to read more. If interested, call and schedule your appointment today!