Meet Dr. Dena L. Lacara, D.O., An 2016 “Industry Leading Woman In The Business of Concierge Medicine.”
Mecca Integrated Medical, New Jersey – on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/meccaintegratedmedical
http://www.meccamedical.com/ – After 10 years in a large practice where she handled more than 3,500 patient visits each year, board-certified family physician Dr. Dena Lacara decided she was ready for a change. The doctor-patient relationship is the cornerstone of primary care, but has become increasingly difficult to cultivate as doctors are pressured to see more patients in less time, she says. I was lucky to be part of an amazing group, but I needed to follow my vision and create something new.
Dr. Lacara is going out on her own, focusing on personalized, relationship-driven health care. Her new practice, opened in October, is limited to 400 patients. They pay a monthly fee in exchange for access to Dr. Lacara at any time, including office visits, house calls and phone consultsshe will even accompany them to specialist visits in select circumstances. I wanted to work with fewer patients, but be available to them 24/7 via phone, email, text or skype, she says. I see it as an opportunity to build stronger relationships with my patients and help keep them healthy overall, instead of solely focusing on treating a specific disease or problem.
By emphasizing lifestyle modification and not just medical interventions, Dr. Lacara hopes to provide patients with a holistic approach to health care that will extend far beyond the confines of an annual physical exam.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston; Hackensack UMC Mountainside, Montclair.
MEDICAL TRAINING: UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine (DO); Overlook Medical Center (residency).
Dena L. Lacara, DO
Mecca Integrated MedicalOffice
333A Route 46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004
2 Years As A Top Doctor: 2014, 2015
License Issue Date: 8/13/2003
Specialty: Family Medicine