Lisa Cohen, PA-C

Family Medicine



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Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Physician Assistant, UMDNJ, Piscataway, NJ

Accepts New Patients
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Listening Helps Lisa Cohen Educate Her Patients about Better Health

“Every patient visit is an opportunity to listen and communicate opportunities for better health.”

Lisa Cohen joined Vanguard as a physician assistant in 2012. Since then, she has treated patients in both acute care and ongoing chronic disease management. Lisa enjoys the experience of treating multiple members of the same family, which she finds beneficial. “Getting to know a family intimately by treating more than one member (mom, dad, grandparents and kids) puts me in a better position to see patterns that may exist, and better understand and manage the personal health care of each patient.”

With each patient encounter, Lisa spends as much time as possible listening and understanding the patient’s concerns, as well as educating them about their disease state and how they can play a role in its treatment.

When asked why she went into health care, Lisa instantly replies, “Since as long as I can remember, I liked learning about science and I have always enjoyed helping people, so when I thought about my future and a career in health care – where I could combine both – it presented me with a great option.” In addition, Lisa has a family member with autism, so she has a special interest in seeing patients with special needs and disabilities.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing hot yoga, hiking, playing the piano and traveling.

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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.

May 02, 2017

My care provider does great work asks questions and keeps me informed about my health.

May 02, 2017

lisa was great!

Apr 21, 2017

ms cohen always takes the time to discuss options. I feel we work together to find the best fit for any health issues. she is very encouraging and supportive .

Apr 16, 2017

Lisa is always wonderful. She shows understanding.

Apr 06, 2017

Lisa Cohan *listens* to what you have to don't feel rushed..and she explains everything clearly.

Mar 31, 2017

*Lisa Cohen is excellent.

Feb 28, 2017

Clogged ear - no drugs necessary.

Jan 31, 2017

I really appreciated the time Lisa Cohen spent with me to discuss a number of concerns I had. She did a great job explaining things to me. I have had previous physicians who just do the basic checks and leave without any discussion, explanation, or give the opportunity to ask questions- I was very happy that Lisa Cohen did not do that.

Jan 20, 2017

Lisa Cohen is fantastic. She listens and explains the problem. She does not rush through the visit. She always remembers that I previously had cancer and shows compassion and concern. I'm always happy when she has availability to see me as a patient.

Jan 19, 2017

Lisa Cohen, PA is exceptional. Excellent practitioner.

Jan 14, 2017

I have been seeing Lisa for several years - been a patient at Changebridge/Vanguard just over 10 years. She has given a more comprehensive annual exam than MD's and DO's I have seen there in the past.

Jan 10, 2017

I liked Lisa Cohen very much.

Jan 04, 2017

Lisa Cohen is excellent in all fields, friendly, efficient, caring

Dec 29, 2016

I love Lisa Cohen . she is so sweet and easy to talk too. always makes me feel better . she is wonderful . everyone that I have ever been too has been great . Zimmerman and ? great too .

Dec 27, 2016

Lisa explains everything clearly and thoroughly with reasons and options.

Dec 27, 2016

*Lisa Cohen is my first choice when a visit is required. She is very thorough and interested in my well-being.

Dec 22, 2016

I was very happy with Lisa. she was very helpful in answering all my questions. alsogave me good advice about dieting and an app for my phone to help me keep track of my goals.

Dec 15, 2016


Dec 15, 2016

excellent sympathetic staff

Dec 14, 2016

all good