Jan 12, 2021 RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group and Monmouth Medical Center Expand Health Services in Neptune

New location to offer primary care and behavioral health care services

NEPTUNE, NJ - January 2021RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, together with Monmouth Medical Center, have expanded comprehensive patient services by opening a new location at 3301 Route 66, Suite 120, Neptune, NJ, effective January 11, 2021. The location will include primary care, behavioral health services and onsite laboratory services.

“Building upon the high-quality care provided by RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group and Monmouth Medical Center, this new Neptune location offers convenient access to needed primary care and behavioral health services,” said Eric Carney, President & CEO, Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. “We are committed to delivering highly compassionate and accessible care to our community.”

Family Medicine physicians Kathleen Carpio, DO, and Melissa Gonzalez, MD, will provide primary care services at the new location. Both affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Carpio has a special interest in diabetes, sleep medicine, depression, anxiety and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Gonzalez’s clinical interests include family medicine and women’s health.

Behavioral Health at Neptune will be co-located with the primary care practice to provide integrated care at this location, as well as telepsychiatry services to PCP offices across the state for the combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health. Behavioral Health providers at this location include:

  • Avneet Madan, MD, recently concluded a Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Consultation-Liaison. Prior to this she completed her Psychiatry Residency Training at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Madan has a strong interest in Women’s Health.
  • Ericka Sunnerville, APN, a family nurse practitioner with clinical experience in family and mental health. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) at Monmouth University. She will complete her Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing (PMHNP) at Northern Kentucky University next year.
  • Angela Gulla, LCSW received her master’s degree in social work specializing in direct practice at Rutgers State University. Most recently she worked for RWJBH Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as an Integrated Behavioral Health Therapist/LCSW providing individual, group and family psychotherapy.

“The opening of this new specialty hub in Neptune reinforces our commitment to providing greater access to first-rate health care in all communities, in an effort to reduce health disparities across our state,” said Andy Anderson, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group.

To learn more or make an appointment for primary care, please call 848-217-2700. To make an appointment with one of the behavioral health providers, please call 848-217-2641.

About Monmouth Medical Center

Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, is a regional teaching campus for Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As the first hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Monmouth Medical Center offers the most experienced surgeons in robotics and other minimally invasive procedures as well as bariatric and joint and spine surgery. Monmouth Medical Center delivers more babies annually than all other hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined and the fourth most in the state. The hospital offers access to the region’s top cardiologists and the award-winning, nationally recognized RWJBarnabas heart centers. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has conferred Magnet® recognition for Monmouth Medical Center, one of just 509 U.S. health care organizations out of more than 6,300 U.S. hospitals to achieve Magnet recognition. It is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization, and is designated as one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2020, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey — the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside patients, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

About RWJBarnabas Health Combined Medical Group

RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice comprising of highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care providers. Our providers offer 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 throughout RWJBarnabas Health, our dedicated providers and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence. For more information, visit rwjbh.org/medicalgroup.

Kathy Horan, (732) 546-6317 or email: Kathy.Horan@rwjbh.org
Lina Allocca, (973) 271-2818 or email lina.allocca@rwjbh.org