Etheridge Family Medicine: Where we focus on preventive care for a long, healthy and prosperous life.

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This edition features Etheridge Family Medicine a family owned doctor's office.

Dr. Barbara Etheridge, a board-certified family medicine physician, has more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Etheridge has owned her own medical practice for more than fifteen years. She was featured in the November 2018 issue of New Jersey Monthly Top Doctors listing for the eighth year in a row.

Etheridge Family Medicine recently hired two new medical professionals, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gloria Trinidad, and Physician Assistant, Shenaz Halani. Both professionals bring years of experience in internal care, geriatric medicine chronic disease management, allergy, and asthma treatments.

Etheridge Family Medicine serves patients from 12 years old and up in Somerset and Middlesex counties. Dr. Etheridge has developed strong relationships with local physicians who specialize in multiple disciplines.

Conveniently located at 81 Veronica Avenue in Somerset, Etheridge Family Medicine is close to North Brunswick and only minutes away from New Brunswick, TAP here for hours. Etheridge Family Medicine is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter's University Hospital.

Next month, Feb. 6 and 20, between 4 pm - 7 pm, Etheridge Family Medicine will host a meet and greet with staff members. Light refreshments will also be served. In addition to the meet and greets Etheridge Family Medicine will also host a free health screening (blood pressure and glucose screening) on Feb. 13 and 27, between 4 pm - 7 pm. 

Dr. Etheridge shared some things with TAPinto Franklin Township about her business. 

What sets you apart from your competition?

Our office is one of the few in the area that accepts Medicaid HMO insurance, especially Horizon NJ Health. Usually, when patients have to go to a clinic they see a different doctor every time they go in. With our team approach, our patients will only see our three providers. This way it’s easier for patients to build that provider-patient relationship and the trust that is needed in order to provide quality care. We also have a large population of seniors. We take great care of them since we understand that they depend on family and friends for transportation and assistance. We make our best effort to accommodate them with their appointment needs.

What is most important for people to know about your office?

We can accommodate most appointments request and have available openings the same day or the next day so our patients don’t have to wait two weeks to see a doctor. 

What is unique about your practice?

We are a family owned physician office. Dr. Barbara Etheridge is a board-certified family medicine physician who is dedicated to giving her patients one hundred percent and strives to make their lives Healthier, happier and more fulfilling. She believes strongly that preventative care is critical to living a long, healthy, prosperous life. She has managed to successfully multitask and find a sense of balance in her life as a mother, a wife, and a career woman. She has owned her own medical practice for over fifteen years.