FAMILY DOCTORS ASSOCIATES has been in business for the past two decades. We define our success by achieving the highest quality of patient care possible. With an emphasis on compassion and patient education, we invite you to team with us to handle all of your healthcare needs.
Please meet our team below. We look forward to working with you!
Dr. Rajesh Patel
A lifelong native of Central Jersey, Dr. Patel has had the privelage of completing all of his education and training in his home state. After graduating from Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM), he completed Family Practice residency training at Union Hospital and at Christ Hospital.
Since completion of his training, he has spent over four years working at Linden Family Medical with his mentor. During this time he has had the honor of serving as a physician for the New Jersey State Police - Well Trooper program. He also continues to serve as a physician at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey where he covers medical care for major events such as concerts and sporting events including New York Giants and New York Jets football games and Super Bowl XLVIII.
Dr. Patel now strives to continue the tradition of compassionate, quality care that is the standard set by Dr. Gandotra at Family Doctors Associates.
Usha James, Advance Practice Nurse
Usha James brings with her 2 decades of experience in direct patient care. This includes work in numerous levels of medical care from well visits of children to care of the critically ill in a hospital setting. Furthermore, she maintained a dedication to education for herself and those around her by serving as a clinical instructor for students and hospital staff.
Above all this, she maintains a great dedication to her family, as is important to all of us at Family Doctors Associates. We hope you will welcome her into your care as you have welcomed us.
In Memory: Dr. Satya Gandotra
"I've always thought of myself as an 'old school' doctor, attracted to medicine for the primary notion of helping people. I truly enjoy bringing comfort and a better lifestyle to my patients. That's the way I felt about the medical profession in 1971 when I began practicing and it's how I feel today...In my opinion, the practice of medicine must focus on the personal attention, compassion, technology and above all, excellent patient-doctor communication. Spending quality time listening, really listening to patients is not just respectful, it's essential to proper diagnosis and ongoing care. Today some professionals consider this too demading. I don't think so. It's what I'd want for my own family."