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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
At 36 weeks of pregnancy, one of our patients, Melissa, was admitted to the hospital and subsequently delivered fraternal twins. Although her son was kept in the neonatal intensive care unit for an extended stay, he is now at home with his new family, including his twin sister.
Upon talking with Melissa recently, she informed our office that she and the twins are doing very well and that she is extremely grateful to Dr. Quartell for the thorough and comprehensive care he gave her during her pregnancy and delivery.
Good things do really come in small packages and in this case, two very special, beautiful packages!
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves Livingston, N.J., Florham Park, N.J., Millburn,N.J., West Orange, N.J. and surrounding areas.
Monday, February 4th, 2013
Although Dr. Anthony Quartell receives many thoughtful thank you cards on a regular basis, he was particularly delighted with one he received this week. It came from a mother of one of Dr. Quartell’s obstetrical patients who recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl after previously having a miscarriage. After having tried to become pregnant for some time, the patient’s ultimate success was short lived when she had a miscarriage two years ago. However, after undergoing surgery to remove fibroids in her uterus, this lovely patient finally became pregnant again and subsequently gave birth to her first child- a beautiful, healthy baby girl.
The patient’s mother referred to Dr. Quartell as “St. Anthony” and indicated that her daughter’s life is now complete. She concluded by sending him God’s blessing – and in her exact words “that he keep you in good health so you can continue helping other patients.”
Its letters like this one, that point out that there are still wonderful miracles taking place every day and especially in this day and age, when we can all use a miracle every now and then- even if its just hearing about someone elses- that it makes all of the hard work worth it!
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves Livingston, N.J. , Florham Park, N.J., West Orange, N.J., Short Hills, N.J. and surrounding areas.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
The other day a long time patient of Dr. Anthony Quartell’s came to our office with her two lovely 21 year old daughters. These girls presented Dr. Quartell with a very kind thank you card indicating how grateful they were that Dr. Quartell was their mother’s physician 21 years ago. Having had a difficult pregnancy which consisted of many extra hospital stays and careful monitoring of her condition, our patient was able to deliver two premature baby girls substantially ahead of the due date. Despite the complications of our patient’s pregnancy, her daughters have grown into healthy and beautiful young women who have a bright future ahead of them. We can only hope that more stories turn out so successful.
Our office wishes everyone a happy holiday no matter which holiday you celebrate. Hoping for a new year ahead -in 2013- that is filled with love and compassion for everyone and hope for a better world to bring our children into.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves Livingston, N.J., West Orange, N.J., Millburn,N.J., West Caldwell, N.J. and surrounding areas.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Upon her breast evaluation by Marisa Hamrah, the Nurse Practitioner in our office, Jennie asked if genetic screening, as recommended by her breast specialist, could be performed. Although Marisa does perform BRACA testing (genetic screening for cancer when family history indicates breast, ovarian and colon cancer exist), she hesitated to recommend it for Jennie- as Jennie is only 18 years of age.
It was Jennie who noticed the first breast lump a year ago and has since followed up with Marisa for her regular follow up appointments. Jennie is an example of an informed patient who is aware of the consequences of NOT performing self breast exams and failing to see a gynecologist regularly. Because she is diligent and smart enough to care about and take charge of her own health, Jennie will continue to monitor the progress of her benign breast disease so that it does not lead to something worse down the road.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves Essex, Union, Morris, Passaic, Hudson, Sussex and surrounding areas.
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
The middle adolescence period, beginning at approximately age 14 years of age and ending around age 18, comes with rapid physical growth, reproductive systems maturity and subsequently an increased interest in sexual behaviors.
Along with this interest and as a result of increased sexual activity, more and more adolescent boys and girls are contracting one of the following sexually transmitted diseases (std): Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia Trachomatis, Trichomonas Vaginalis, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (Gonorrhea).
The signs and symptoms vary therefore; it is important that adolescents with any questions or concerns contact a gynecologist as soon as possible. Our Nurse Practitioner, Marisa Hamrah is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Women’s Health. As an intelligent, caring and open minded young female Nurse Practitioner, Marisa understands the concerns her young female patients have when they come for their appointments for check ups or evaluations. Always ready to answer any question and/or educate her young patients, Marisa goes above and beyond to make sure that these young women are aware of the ways they can protect themselves or be treated should they become infected, so that they are able to go on to live healthy and happy long lives.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves Essex, Union, Morris, Passaic and surrounding areas.
Monday, June 18th, 2012
Upon Dina’s post partum visit recently, she delivered a beautiful handwritten note to Dr. Anthony Quartell’s staff thanking Dr. Quartell and his staff for making her obstetrical experience easy and painless:
“Dear Dr. Quartell and Staff, I just wanted to say thank you to all of the warmth, support and feeling of family you’ve all extended Dave and I during our 9 months and post partum time. Our son is an absolute miracle, a real dream come true. We thank the Lord for leading us to your practice and for bringing our baby boy safely into this world, Lots of Love, Dina and Dave”
After many pitfalls along Dina’s journey to have a second baby, she and her husband and older son were elated to give birth to a very healthy baby boy. Dina says its because she came to the right doctor “finally”.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves northern New Jersey areas of Livingston, Millburn, West Orange, Verona and surrounding areas.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
When Jill first came to see our NP (Nurse Practitioner), Marisa Hamrah, she was hesitant about seeing a NP versus Dr. Anthony Quartell since he came so highly recommended to her by her mom’s friends and co-workers. Because she would have had to wait a little longer to see Dr. Quartell and she had limited availability, she agreed to see Marisa. After the visit, she thanked Marisa for the great care she received and stated the following ” I was so nervous to have my gynecological exam to begin with but you made me feel so comfortable. Since we are around the same age and you have young children I felt that you could relate to me and my issues and it made the whole experience go so pleasantly and smoothly.”
Jill is now a regular patient of Marisa’s and has even referred two of her girlfriends to Marisa.
Marisa is a licensed Nurse Practitioner and is able to perform exams and procedures in the state of New Jersey. She works closely with Dr. Anthony Quartell in the office and at Saint Barnabas Medical Center where she is in the middle of acquiring full Surgical Assistant privileges.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves Livingston, N.J., West Orange, N.J., Verona, N.J., East Hanover, N.J. and surrounding areas of northern New Jersey.
Monday, April 16th, 2012
Although many patients are good about making preventive care appointments and problem appointments when they have concerns or issues to address, they often fall short on the follow up step for further testing or evaluation as per their healthcare provider’s instructions. For example, if a patient comes to the physician complaining of chronic pelvic pain and the physician orders a gynecological ultrasound as part of the diagnostic process and after discussing those results the patient is instructed to return in 3 months for a follow up scan, it is expected that the patient will make that appointment. However, many times upon reviewing patient files, our nurses will find that the patient has yet to be re-tested and consequently, the nurses will call the patient several times or even as a last effort to remind the patient of her duty to take care of herself first- which is a difficult thing to do for many women who are mothers, wives, daughters, sisters first, our nurses will even send out letters to urge the patient to follow up on her own health care. Our providers and nurses do not stop until they have exhausted every effort to get the patient to follow up on her own health needs. In this busy day and age when many women are stretched thin already, it seems harder to find time to follow up on their own health needs but putting it off can only have negative consequences for everyone close to them.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Morris, Essex, Passaic, Hudson counties and surrounding areas.
Monday, January 30th, 2012
Many female patients who have entered the doors of our office have thanked our nurses for the geniune care and support given to them over the months spent as an obstetrical patient in our practice. Whether it is the patient’s first pregnancy or fourth, our nurses provide the most thorough and personalized care as they answer all of our patients’ questions and concerns throughout the term of the pregnancy. Typically, our nurses answer a minimum of 25 phonecalls a day ranging from common questions about taking cold medicines, to more complicated questions about discomfort, pain or even bleeding. Between our Nurse Practitioner, Marisa and our two registered nurses; Kelly and Marion, no question goes unanswered and no patient feels ignored. Our nurses believe in treating patients the way they would want their own mothers or daughters treated and it is evident in the continual thanks they receive every day from these grateful patients who become part of “our family” as they return to our office over and over, long after their babies are born.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the northern New Jersey areas of Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County and surrounding areas.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Upon her post partum visit with Dr. Anthony Quartell yesterday at his Livingston Office, Andrea gave thanks to Dr. Quartell and his staff for the wonderful care she feels she received during her pregnancy. ” I came to see Dr. Quartell after I complained to a good friend of mine about the obstetrician who delivered my first child two years ago. My friend insisted I see Dr. Quartell since he delivered her three children and she had felt he was attentive, caring and thorough in handling her pregnancies. After taking her advice, I can tell you that she was right. Not only did I feel safe under his care, but his nurses and nurse practitioner, as well as the rest of the staff , treated me as if I was their only patient and I am well aware that is not the case. I truly had a wonderful experience and would not hesitate to refer him to anyone looking for the best care possible. ”
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates is comprised of three Obsetrician/Gynecologists, one Gynecologist and a Nurse Practioner, in addition to two very experienced and caring RNs, several medical assistants, and other administrative staff. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Livingston, N.J., Millburn, N.J., Florham Park, N.J. and surrounding areas.