Alyse Stern, PA-C

Family Medicine



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Nutritional Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Physician Assistant, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Physician Assistants

New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants

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Alyse Stern Believes Treating Entire Families Helps Treat Each Individual

“Treating entire families is a special opportunity where you see the whole rather than only part of the picture.”

Alyse Stern started her career in a genetic testing lab, but was not totally fulfilled. “Although the experience was invaluable, I recognized early on that I needed to connect with people, and family medicine would allow me to work directly with patients,” says Alyse. “I wanted to care for whole families. I recognized that individual family members could provide insight and history that would greatly enhance patient and health care provider relationships, and result in improved quality care.”

For over a decade, Alyse has been enjoying the continuity of care and trust that develops between individuals and family members, and their health care providers. She finds it rewarding when her patients refer friends and other family members. “My patients inspire me every day, and for me it’s the icing on the cake when someone comes into the office and asks for me,” she says.

Alyse joined Vanguard in 2004 as a physician assistant and, under the guidance of a medical doctor, provides a variety of services to patients, including annual physicals, wellness checkups, diagnoses, medication management, blood pressure screenings, inoculations and vaccinations.

She’s also a certified Department of Transportation medical examiner, one of the few in New Jersey. This allows her to conduct the detailed physicals required for bus and truck drivers with commercial drivers’ licenses.

When she’s off the clock, Alyse is a busy mom who enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends.

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Mar 23, 2018

I think Alyse Stern, PA is a very sharp care provider and person on a number of levels. She knows and understands my background/problems. She has a very good "bedside manner" and makes me feel comfortable sharing my concerns and issues. Our interaction is very conversational, which i think is important. Kind of old school if you know what I mean. Doctor and patient just talking about my health and overall well-being.

Feb 21, 2018

I left really surprised that PA had spent that much time with me. I had a FLU test that came back negative. PA let me know that it could be false negative and gave me symptoms to look for and a timeline to look for them. The next morning I woke up with a high fever. Because of the time my PA spent with me I didn't need to go back in. Also, we discussed what to look for with my family and care for them.

Aug 22, 2017

she was thorough and kind

Aug 03, 2017

I had a problem w/my shoulder & wanted to go to my orthopedic dr. my wife convinced me to go to Vanguard instead. *Alyse Stern was awesome she diagnosed the problem correctly and prescribed med's to hit the problem specifically - I only took (3) pills and the pain went away. - Thank you!

Jul 25, 2017

alyse stern is very professional and friendly. very good at her job.

Jul 19, 2017

Alyse takes her time explaining why I have to take certain medications and putting me back on the right track. She's very patient with me considering I'm such a bad patient. She also makes me feel good when I've done the right thing.

Jul 12, 2017

Job well done

Jul 05, 2017

for the purpose of my visit it was appropriate to be seen by a PA rather than an MD

Jul 04, 2017

My daughter Natalie has Autism. Ms. Stern is excellent. She treats my daughter with respect and she is very thorough concerning my daughter's health.

Jun 25, 2017

Alyse was great! she was very easy to talk to and listened to everything I was saying.

Jun 14, 2017


Jun 04, 2017

Very good.

May 26, 2017

Not punctual.

May 16, 2017

Elise, the P.A., was very courteous and helpful. My mother was accompanied by her Aide but after the exam they called me and Elise explained her assessment and diagnosis. She was very caring and warm which we needed since my mother had fallen and we were worried.

May 09, 2017

*Alyse Stern is very good. I feel comfortable and trust her advice and opinion. She has a pleasant personality.

May 05, 2017

I have recommended Vanguard (especially Alyse Lara and Dr. Moscato) many times

May 03, 2017


May 01, 2017

Alyse is always caring and spends time with me. She is always informed about the latest treatments and medications. I had a very bad experience about 1 year ago with the office manager and lab. I intended on never returning. It was only because I didn't want to leave Alyse that I returned.