Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center
Raritan Bay Medical Center
Medical and Surgical Pavilion, Suite 420
2 Hospital Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Joslin Diabetes Center • Raritan Bay Medical Center
BIO: The world-class Joslin Diabetes Center Affi liate at Raritan Bay Medical Center opened its doors in 2014. Responding to the health needs of the community, the Health Needs Assessment conducted by RBMC, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affi liate at Raritan Bay Medical Center provides a full range of preventative, diagnostic and treatment services for all types of endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid and Low T. At its helm is Fellowship-trained endocrinologist Dr. Reema Patel, who is board certifi ed in Internal Medicine, Diabetes, and Endocrinology and Metabolism.
• Diabetes screening
• Comprehensive Diabetes care and management
• Complication screening, prevention and treatment
• Medication and weight management
• Education and nutrition services
• Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor management
• Gestational diabetes management
• A teaching kitchen staffed by a registered dietician
• Treatment for thyroid diseases
• Treatment for adrenal disorders and other hormonal conditions
Nearly half of adults living in the United States have diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2015.
The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has earned an international reputation for excellence and is widely recognized as the world’s foremost leader in diabetes treatment, education and research. Joslin’s Affiliate Programs were established in 1987 to make these programs, services and expertise available to premier healthcare providers across the United States.
Raritan Bay Medical Center is proud to be one of only 37 national and two international Joslin Affiliate locations.
As Medical Director, Dr. Patel oversees a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, including a board-certified endocrinologist, registered dietician, nurse educator and other medical and health care support specialists who together provide comprehensive
care for individuals living with diabetes or other endocrine-related disorders and their families as well as those who may be at risk for these disorders.
The Center is recognized with the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate.
In addition to her clinical expertise, patients appreciate Dr. Patel’s thoroughness, kindness and compassion. Dr. Patel takes the time to learn each patient’s medical background in depth as well as learning about them as a person. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu.
Diabetes prevention, says Dr. Patel, is proven, possible and powerful. Studies show that people at high risk of diabetes can take small steps to lower their odds of developing diabetes.
If you are living with a diabetes diagnosis, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center can be your partner in accessing the latest clinical treatments and research breakthroughs.