Geriatric Specialty Physicians Join Toms River Based Medical Practice

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Geriatric Specialty Physicians Join Toms River Based Medical Practice

Hooper Avenue Adult Care Medical Associates Welcomes Benjamin Lessig, D.O. and Ivan Sabio, M.D.

Diane Verga, M.D. of Hooper Avenue Adult Care Medical Associates welcomes Benjamin Lessig, D.O., and Ivan Sabio, M.D. to the Toms River based practice. Dr. Lessig and Dr. Sabio each bring extensive experience with adult and geriatric patients and offer the convenience of home visits.

Dr. Sabio is an internist who sees adult patients with a variety of illnesses. "I try to manage anything and everything - including head colds, sinusitis, COPD, asthma, and heart conditions," Dr. Sabio says. One of Dr. Sabio's particular interests is treating arthritis conditions.

Dr. Sabio is board certified in internal medicine and brings valuable experience in providing personalized care to residents in Ocean county. His knowledge and positive approach to health stems from his education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and his post-medical school training at the University Hospital at Stonybrook, where he completed both an internship and his residency training. Dr. Sabio also completed a fellowship in geriatrics at New York University.

Dr. Lessig completed his medical school training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his post-medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Rochester. Some of Dr. Lessig's areas of interest are Alzheimer's disease/dementia related conditions and end-of-life care.

Dr. Lessig has been practicing in Toms River, NJ since 2005 before joining with Dr. Verga, and has extensive experience treating patients in an outpatient setting as well as in the long term care and assisted living facilities in Ocean County. Dr. Lessig also has been involved various organizations to provide geriatric education, caregiver support and patient care coordination in Ocean County.

Hooper Avenue Adult Care Medical Associates is located at 1416 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753, and can be reached by calling 848-223-7120. Daily, evening and Saturday hours are available, and same-day appointments are offered. Patients requiring hospitalization are admitted to Ocean Medical Center.

About Ocean Medical Center
Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, as well as inpatient rehabilitation. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center is in the middle of a four-level Master Facility Plan that will transform the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.