Joseph A. Rizzo, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I have been caring for individuals in Bergen County, New Jersey as their primary care physician since 1989; over 27 years now. My philosophy on health, wellness and illness is that of interacting with individuals and their families in a non-pretentious, informal manner in order to accomplish a well-informed, collaborative decision on the most individualized patient treatment plan. I begin each and every visit by first listening carefully to what the patient has to say and then developing practical, real-world options for the prevention or treatment of their illness or disease. Every patient is spoken to in a non-technical manner which can easily be understood, allowing them to become integrally involved in all decisions pertaining to their overall health and well-being. No one is ever rushed in-and-out of the office and extra time is always allotted for questions, concerns and/or doubts.

To continue to provide such exemplary care, I have affiliated with MDVIP and their personalized wellness program to provide outstanding service to my patients and their families. My MDVIP-affiliated practice, sometimes referred to as a concierge medicine practice, will assist my efforts to empower each patient to achieve their optimal health and wellness goals. As your physician, we will team up to create a personalized healthcare plan that addresses your current (and future) needs, and develop a comprehensive plan to prevent and mitigate risk factors and new illnesses. More time and focus will be dedicated to “healthy” living options, including manageable lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and other unhealthy practices. We will continually work to reduce your medication usage.

In conclusion, as a patient in my MDVIP-affiliated practice, I will strive to provide you with the most comprehensive personalized healthcare available in the country!

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1982
Medical School
Rutgers Robert Woods Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, NJ
Doctorate of Medicine 1986
Internship
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ
1986-1987
Residency
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Englewood, NJ
Internal Medicine 1987-1989

Licensure

New Jersey

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

President and Co-Director of Consultative Services, Long Term Care Medical Consultants 1996-present
President and Director of Business Affairs, Our Parents' Health 2000-present

Hospital Affiliations

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Holy Name Medical Center