Whiting, N.J. (Sept. 22, 2015) – Whiting Medical Associates, LLC (WMA) is now part of the growing multi-specialty
physician group, Barnabas Health Medical Group, effectively joining Barnabas
Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system
in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation.
Starting as the two-physician group, Village Medical in 1977, WMA has since
become an institution in its Whiting location, providing quality, comprehensive
and personable Internal Medicine care for adults over 18 years, with a
focus on preventive care and geriatric medicine.
Located on Lacey Road in Whiting, the five-physician group offers a full
range of primary care services, from annual wellness examinations to urgent
care visits. Additional services include ear wax removal, minor surgeries
for benign small skin lesions, routine preventive pelvic examinations
and PAP smears as well as joint and tendon injections and bracing for
minor orthopedic concerns.
In-house diagnostic and care services include electrocardiogram (EKGs)
and Holter monitor tests, spirometry lung test, vaccinations for influenza,
pneumonia and diabetes education and counseling.
Whiting Medical Associates uses evidence-based medicine to provide the
most scientifically validated care in a warm personable style that actively
involves patient participation in their own care.
The physicians of Whiting Medical Associates are:
Elena R. Buenviaje, M.D., one of the two original founders, has over 35 years of practice experience.
She is board certified in Internal Medicine and is known for her work
in the field of medicine and her work in the community.
Crisnoel Cervantes, M.D., a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and board certified with
the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, he has over 20 years of
practice experience in Internal Medicine .
Danna G. Dela Cruz, M.D., a primary care physician trained in Internal Medicine with 15 years combined
hospitalist and traditional medical care. She believes that patient education
and working as a team with her patients and their families are the key
to successful health management. She is a long-standing member and active
supporter of the American College of Physicians
Mario L.P. Gallardo, M.D., Member of the American College of Physicians, has over 20 years of treating
patients in Internal Medicine.
Vicente A. Magsino Jr., M.D., a fellow of the American College of Physicians, has over 15 years of practice
experience in Internal Medicine.
The practice is affiliated with Community Medical Center in Toms River,
a Barnabas Health Facility. Community Medical Center is a fully accredited
acute care hospital offering a comprehensive array of services including
advanced cancer care, neurology services, neurosurgery, cardiac care,
and robot-assisted surgery.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit
www.barnabashealthmedicalgroup.org or call the office directly, located at 65 A Lacey Road, at (732) 350-0404.
Barnabas Health Medical Group accepts most insurances.
About Barnabas Health Medical Group
Barnabas Health Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice comprised
of highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care
physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate
and innovative cutting-edge care for people at every stage of life at
easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey.
Backed by the vast continuum of resources of Barnabas Health, the largest
not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and
one of the largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly
trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence.
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About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery
system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the region, with more than
two million patient visits and delivery of more than 20,000 babies annually.
The system includes seven acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals,
a trauma center, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care
centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health
network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacy
services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers, regional trauma
center and four accountable care organizations. As the second-largest
private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes more than 20,000
employees and over 5,000 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively
practicing physicians in New Jersey. Barnabas Health is a proud founding
partner of the 2014 Special Olympics, which will take place in New Jersey
June 14 to 21. For more information, visit