Newswise — Holmdel, N.J. – August 15, 2016 - Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital, members of the Hackensack Meridian Health family, are pleased to welcome Parini M. Patel, M.D., an endocrinologist, to the medical staff. She joins the team of Jennifer Zaitz, M.D. at Meridian Medical Group – Specialty Practice. Dr. Patel has extensive experience in the field and will be a vital part of the medical team at both hospitals.

Dr. Patel graduated medical school in 1999 from Gujarat University, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency in 2003 from New York Medical College, Queens, NY. In 2004, she joined the Division of Endocrinology at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY as a research fellow, where she studied the effects of vitamin D on diabetes. She completed her clinical fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY in 2008.

Following her training, Dr. Patel was an endocrinologist in a busy private practice affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. She specializes in the care of patients with diabetes, thyroid problems, obesity, osteoporosis, polycystic ovarian disease, adrenal disorders, and pituitary disorders.

She is a current member of both the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi.

Dr. Patel will have privileges at Bayshore and Riverview. She will be seeing patients at 100 Commons Way, Holmdel, NJ and can be reached at 732-450-2925.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers - HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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