patient resources

What does it mean to be a D.O.? Understanding Your Providers.

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D.O. refers to doctorate in osteopathic medicine. Unfortunately, as many osteopaths can attest, this does little to elucidate what professional training, licensure, patient care philosophy, and scope of practice a D.O. brings to patient care or the subtle differences from those with medical doctorates (M.D.). Osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) are equivalent to Doctors of Medicine (M.D.s) […]

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Patient Resource Document

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The aim of this Patient Resource Guide is to be a nonpartisan source of information for our readers and for those in need. The NJPA does not specifically endorse any services, but instead intends to provide our readers the resources that will benefit them. If any corrections or clarifications are needed, please do not hesitate […]

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Reduce Stigma…Increase Access to Care

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Mary Ann Uzzi, Founder Paramus & Bergen County Stigma-Free Zone, Care Plus NJ Trustee  Lately the word “stigma” has been getting more attention.  This is a good thing, but you might be wondering why. Mental illness has become one of the most pressing health concerns in our country.  Approximately 1 in 4 adults and 1 […]

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Pediatric Integrated Collaborative Care: An Advocacy Victory for NJ Children and Youth

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Debra E. Koss, MD, FAACAP NJPA Senior Vice President One in five youth experience mental illness severe enough to impact normal development. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24. The data is compelling and points to the importance of early intervention and treatment. Yet one […]

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A Patient’s Guide for Affordable Psychiatric Medication

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Robert Bransfield, MD; Linda Gochfeld, MD; Jeff Mattes, MD Background Medications for psychiatric problems are an important part of mental health treatment; however, cost can be an obstacle to your obtaining the medication your doctor prescribes.  If so, you should let your doctor know that cost is an issue.  A discussion of benefits, side effects, […]

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patient resources

What does it mean to be a D.O.? Understanding Your Providers.

D.O. refers to doctorate in osteopathic medicine. Unfortunately, as many osteopaths can attest, this does...

Patient Resource Document

The aim of this Patient Resource Guide is to be a nonpartisan source of information...

Reduce Stigma…Increase Access to Care

Mary Ann Uzzi, Founder Paramus & Bergen County Stigma-Free Zone, Care Plus NJ Trustee  Lately...

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