Our Doctors
John Scolamiero, MD
Medical Director

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.

John D'Andrea, MD
Associate Medical Director

Dr. John L. D'Andrea is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and 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.

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. 

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.

Story Elliott, DO

Dr. Story Elliott completed her residency in Family Medicine at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ in June 2021. Dr. Elliott earned her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. As an osteopathic physician, her goal is treat the whole person by looking for health rather than focusing on disease. She has additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine, a hands-on practice that works with the interrelationship of structure and function to support whole body and mental health. She can be seen in our Fairfield office. 

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!


The Coronavirus (Covid) is responsible for over 600,000 deaths in the US alone and was the cause of a global pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Some of the symptoms of Covid are: 

Fever or chills


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


If you are suffering from any of these symptoms you should call your doctor and likely go get tested for Covid. 

The virus has mutated multiple times since the start and the Delta variant is considered to be the greatest threat to eliminate Covid-19. It is said to cause more severe illness and is the most transmissible variant, possibly 50% more contagious. This variant is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations. The best defense against Covid is to get the vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective. If you have any questions regarding the vaccine, please speak to your doctor.