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Advocare Expands Locally

Advocare Chairman and CEO John M. Tedeschi, MD.
Advocare Chairman and CEO John M. Tedeschi, MD.

ONE OF N.J.’s LARGEST SURGICAL PRACTICES JOINS ADVOCARE

Surgical Specialists of New Jersey includes 19 surgeons, five practices
in Ocean, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties


Marlton, NJ---January 22, 2014---
Advocare, one of the region’s biggest independent physician groups, just got bigger. Surgical Specialists of New Jersey, among the state’s largest independent practices, recently joined the Marlton-based Advocare network.


Locally, the 19-surgeon practice includes Advocare Hager Advanced Vein Care in Manahawkin
(formerly Surgical Specialists of New Jersey – Manahawkin). There, medical director Jeffrey C. Hager, DO, FACOS, and his team evaluate and treat venous and arterial diseases, including varicose and spider veins.

The practice’s other four groups – spread across South Jersey – specialize in general surgery, bariatric surgery, colon and rectal surgery, vascular surgery and venous disease. The independent practice, with a total of 11 offices, operates at various facilities and is not tied to one hospital or health system.

With the growth, Advocare now offers the expertise of over 500 providers at 96 member practices covering a wide range of specialties, as well as primary care and pediatrics.

“These five surgical practices are an exciting addition to Advocare,” said Chairman and CEO John M. Tedeschi, MD. “They will bring even greater expertise to the Advocare network, and their patients will benefit from the expanded resources that Advocare provides.”

Advocare offers many advantages to both doctors and patients, noted Dr. Hager in Manahawkin.  

“Advocare has the expertise to best run our practice, which gives me and our other doctors more time for patients,” he said. “Plus, as part of a strong, regional network, we can access a wide range of resources for our patients.” 

In addition to Dr. Hager’s office, the other new Advocare groups are:

· Advocare Associates in General Surgery in Cherry Hill, Sewell and Stratford
(formerly Associates in General Surgery)

· Advocare Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists in Voorhees and Turnersville
(formerly Colon & Rectal Surgical Associates)

· Advocare Surgical Specialists of Burlington County in Lumberton, Marlton and Willingboro (formerly Kruger & Pacual, MDs)

· Advocare Surgical Specialists of Washington Township in Sewell and Voorhees (formerly Surgical Specialists of New Jersey, Dr. Sasso & Dr. Balsama)

“Running a medical practice has grown increasingly complex in today’s health care environment,” noted Dr. Hager. “We’re very pleased to have joined Advocare, a respected leader in this area.”


For more information on Advocare or its physicians, please visit www.advocaredoctors.com or call 856-782-3300, ext. 2443.

Advocare, LLC (“Advocare”) was founded in 1998 by John M. Tedeschi, MD, a nationally renowned pediatrician and innovator in delivering healthcare services. Advocare has evolved from an early alliance of 33 pediatricians to one of the largest independent, multi-specialty physician groups in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region. With more than 140 offices, Advocare serves over 500,000 patients and its communities with high quality, personal care and a commitment to promoting best practices for optimal health and wellness. 

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