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.

Mar 22, 2018

Lisa listens and understands my approach to my own health care. She gently encourages improvements in my "plan" and is excited when we have a success!

Mar 20, 2018

Lisa Cohen is a fantastic provider

Mar 20, 2018

I have the utmost confidence in Lisa Cohen.

Mar 03, 2018

Lisa Cohen is very friendly as well as professional. She puts me at ease and explains test results and medications in a language I can understand. I only wish to see her and will wait for an appointment if I have to.

Feb 27, 2018

Lisa Cohen is thorough. I never feel rushed and she always takes the time to answer any questions I may have. Always professional and always pleasant.

Feb 25, 2018

Very friendly. Easy to converse with. Knowledgable. Very pleasant.

Feb 23, 2018

Lisa explained my current medications and recent blood work and used that to make my visit extremely easy and quick. I look forward to returning to the office for genetic studies with Dr. Pallay.

Feb 16, 2018

Lisa has always been very helpful and I never felt rushed when addressing my concerns. I was having a bad day because I recently lost my brother and aunt. She took the time to listen to me and I felt like she really cared.

Feb 14, 2018

*Lisa showed true concern. Her kind & gentle manner was very much appreciated. *Lisa wants to make sure you understand. She is very easy to talk with -

Feb 10, 2018

Lisa Cohen (PA) was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.

Feb 04, 2018

Lisa Cohen, PA is the best! I have been to most of the doctors over the years. Everyone is nice at this practice, but Lisa is my favorite, She is highly competent, thorough, listens well and cares about my medical issues.

Feb 03, 2018

Lisa Cohen always makes me feel like she really cares about me and my health.

Jan 31, 2018

Excellent experience!

Jan 30, 2018

Lisa Cohen was great! She was a wonderful listener as well as offering great feedback and recommendations. I also like how she explained everything to me in great, easy to understand detail. felt very comfortable the entire visit with her. Thank you

Jan 12, 2018

Lisa is my primary care giver. been with her since she began at this dr office. very knowledgable and professional with a lot of small town care and friendliness always puts me at ease and allows me to be in the decision process when discussing my health care. never feel rushed or out of the loop

Jan 10, 2018

I am so happy to find Lisa as a health care provider.

Dec 19, 2017

everything positive

Dec 10, 2017

I have recommended Lisa to other friends and family.

Dec 07, 2017

Lisa Cohen was very thorough and provided immediate treatment for bronchitis.

Dec 06, 2017

Lisa always explains things simply, takes concerns seriously and reassures me of the treatment plan.