Christina Bottiglierie, PA-C

Family Medicine

Location(s):

North Haledon Office

(Overall Providing Rating)

Professional Associations:

American Association of Physician Assistants

BS:

Natural Science, Cum Laude, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ

MS:

Master of Science, Physician Assistant, University of Medicine and Dentistry, SHRP, Piscataway, NJ

Accepts New Patients
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Christina Bottiglierie Advocates for Her Patients

“When patients are educated about their health, it becomes a two-way street where they are actively involved in the decision process. The result is better care.”

Christina Bottiglierie has the distinct memory of folding laundry with her father and telling him of her future career choice. “I want to go into medicine,” 5-year-old Christina said. But it wasn’t until college that she found the perfect fit, becoming a physician assistant.

Now she’s not only a seasoned physician assistant at Vanguard but also a role model for future PAs. Students from the Robert Wood Johnson Rutgers program in Piscataway and Kean University train under her as part of their course work. She also precepts “pre-PAs” – students in high school and college who are considering physician assistance as a future career.

Christina enjoys the variety in a family medicine practice, from pediatrics to women’s health to chronic care and more. She prides herself on being an advocate as well as an educator for her patients. “When I work with children who have special needs, I’ll counsel the parent on how to approach the school district, the questions to ask and what the school should provide,” she says. “When my patients are employees of the state or county, I educate them about the NJWELL program, where they can get money back for getting physicals. Certain insurances will give you free bike helmets for kids. I spend the time and talk to my patients, and make sure that they understand how they can play a role in their health.”

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 not working, Christina is involved in running groups and does Spartan races with her kids. “You have time for what you want to make time for,” she says. “That’s what I always tell my patients.”

Patient Ratings

instructions for follow-up care

4.7

efforts to include in decisions

4.8

explanations of prob/condition

4.8

Likelihood of recommending

4.8

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.9

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.

Sep 19, 2017

very knowledgeable & sympathetic

Sep 11, 2017

*Christina is the best. I was having issues with my gyno and went to *Christina for further info. She went through all my options in a comforting way and made me feel completely supported (unlike my gyno).

Sep 01, 2017

miss Bottaglieri has always been very warm veryf friendly and very helpful.

Aug 31, 2017

Christina is wonderful. couldn't ask for a better person.

Aug 15, 2017

*Christina was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! (I came in for anxiety.) I have already referred my daughter to *Christina, my daughter also loved her.

Aug 11, 2017

Christina was so wonderful I am switching offices.

Aug 01, 2017

I had a sense of relief after my appointment.

Jul 28, 2017

I consider Christina "my" personal provider. That says everything in terms of how well her I rate her overall.

Jul 22, 2017

good

Jul 04, 2017

Christine is always pleasant and easy to talk to. She always shows concern about any issues I may be having.

Jun 20, 2017

Christine was very good and I would recommend her to my friends and family

Jun 06, 2017

excellent!

Jun 02, 2017

Care provider was thorough w/my specific issue.

May 24, 2017

She is great - the reason I keep coming back!

May 12, 2017

I continue to see Christina because she takes her time and is very thorough with me each and every time. she's concerned and caring and takes my concerns seriouslly

Apr 30, 2017

already have recommended!!

Apr 25, 2017

PA Christina is terrific!!

Apr 25, 2017

Christina recommended me a cheaper medication that would save me about $105 per month.

Mar 19, 2017

I absolutely love Christina. She is knowledgeable and always so kind!

Mar 18, 2017

she was lovely but I'd rather see a doctor.