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At Metropolitan Medical Group, the doctors and staff work diligently to deliver the highest quality healthcare services to all patients. Located in East Orange, New Jersey, the healthcare organization offers multiple primary and preventative care services and features several providers with expertise in specialty areas. Here, physicians treat patients like family, enhancing their health, wellness, and overall satisfaction.
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Opened in 2014, Metropolitan Medical Group was designed to expand the services offered by Salerno Medical Associates. This healthcare organization was established in 2001 to deliver primary care, and eventually specialty services, to patients throughout East Orange, NJ.

Maintaining the same aim of bridging 20th-century values with 21st-century technology and methodologies, Metropolitan Medical Group works to redefine healthcare. The providers seek to alter the weaknesses of the healthcare system while preserving the aspects that benefit patients the most.

Additionally, these physicians strive to be sensitive to the needs of the community. They accomplish this goal by not only considering patients’ unique needs and concerns when providing care but also by collaborating with others in the communities they serve.
The providers at Metropolitan Medical Group live up to the phrase popularized by Benjamin Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. By focusing on proactive treatment, physicians provide patients with tools to mitigate their likelihood of developing an illness or lessen the chances their disease will progress. Preventative care is in stark contrast with reactive medicine, which only treats ailments after the patient contracts them. The emphasis on prevention allows patients to receive more comprehensive care and experience better outcomes overall.
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Care Services
While a patient may receive care from an emergency room provider or a specialist for a short time, they tend to visit a primary care physician for many years. Therefore, it is essential to have a general practitioner that takes an attentive and personalized approach. Patients can find this level of service at Metropolitan Medical Group, where compassionate care is built into the facility’s DNA.

Primary care doctors deliver a full continuum of care as the first point of contact for people with medical concerns. Some primary services patients may receive from the physicians at Metropolitan Medical Group include:
Care Coordination and Chronic Care Management
To foster positive patient outcomes, physicians collaborate with ancillary providers and medical teams and include people in their care plans.  

Certified Medical Examiner As a certified medical examiner, Metropolitan Medical Group is qualified to offer physicals for individuals pursuing a Commercial Driving License (CDL). It also serves as a civil surgeon to aid with the immigration process.

Medicare Counseling Patients utilizing this government service can ask questions about costs, benefits, and other features, as well as find appropriate resources through Medicare counseling.

Minor Illness and Injury Treatment Patients can acquire treatment for seasonal allergies, the flu, COVID-19, and other common health concerns from these general practitioners.

Remote Patient Monitoring and Telemedicine To minimize the spread of infectious diseases and patient risk, doctors perform phone consultations for all patients.

In-house Preventive Screenings At the on-site laboratory, patients receive in-house testing and preventative screenings for heart and gender-specific health issues.

Wellness Visits In addition to routine physicals, these doctors also provide same-day sick visits, weekend visits, and house calls.

Outside these primary services, patients may also obtain specialty services for more advanced needs. The providers at Metropolitan Medical Group have expertise in several specialty health areas, including internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and women’s health.
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Expanding Patient-Focused and Compassionate Care
Since the establishment of Salerno Medical Associates in 2001, Dr. Alexander G. Salerno sought continually to increase healthcare services to meet the diverse needs of patients in the community.

In 2002, he created Senior Healthcare Outreach Program (SHOP) to bring back the house-call program his father, Dr. Alphonse Salerno, practiced. Over time, SHOP transformed into Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP Health) to meet the needs of those with mental health concerns as well as seniors. To reduce the disparities in healthcare outcomes plaguing those in urban communities, Dr. Salerno launched the Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) in 2010.
Following the founding of Metropolitan Medical Group in 2014, Dr. Alexander Salerno brought his expertise to another practice in Newark, NJ, Roseville Medical Society, where his father-in-law, Dr. Raouf Elias, served until his passing in 2016. Dr. Salerno continues to deliver care at this facility alongside other physicians to keep his promise to his father-in-law to provide high-quality care for patients in this community.

Care expanded further with the establishment of North Ward Medical Arts in 2021, as well as several specialty locations offering much-needed services, including Newark Vein and Vascular Center, North Ward Behavioral Health Center, and Prospect Spine and Pain.
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About Nirvana Healthcare Management Services
Metropolitan Medical Group belongs to Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, a healthcare network that helps patients in Essex County, NJ, locate primary care providers. Physician-owned and operated, the organization works to bring standardization of care for adult patients in the region by enhancing the patient experience. By building long-term relationships with patients, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services promotes better outcomes and greater overall health and wellbeing.

In 2022, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services developed a new program to respond to growing and changing healthcare needs in the diverse communities of Essex County — the Department of Population Health. This program enables providers to make high-quality healthcare more accessible to patients in East Orange and Newark, NJ.

Additionally, New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) awarded Nirvana Healthcare Management Services a $500,000 grant, making it the only medical practice to attain such financial support from the agency. With these resources, the healthcare organization will continue improving primary and specialty care to enhance patient outcomes and foster better health and wellness overall.
Request an Appointment with Metropolitan Medical Group
Patients needing a dependable, family-oriented facility should turn to Metropolitan Medical Group for primary care and other services. The physicians are dedicated to diagnosing and treating various acute and chronic illnesses and disorders in patients of all ages.

Metropolitan Medical Group belongs to Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, which operates several primary and specialty care locations in Newark and East Orange, NJ. These include Salerno Medical Associates, Roseville Medical Society, North Ward Medical Arts, Armenti Medical Group, and house visits for eligible patients through CHOP. Nirvana Healthcare Management Services is a network for patients in Essex County, NJ, who need providers for different medical concerns.

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