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.

Nov 09, 2017


Oct 26, 2017

I've been seen by Lisa many times and she's nice and thorough . High regards to her and other doctors who had seen me.

Oct 24, 2017

Very easy to understand

Oct 21, 2017

Lisa Cohen is always attentive, caring and always answers any questions I have.

Oct 18, 2017

Lisa is extremely thorough and explains things clearly. She is patient and warm and responds appropriately to your needs.

Oct 17, 2017

very professional

Oct 11, 2017


Oct 11, 2017

I had a good time experience interacting with the doctor

Oct 05, 2017

Lisa Cohen is awesome! She is friendly, caring, and professional, puts me at ease every visit.

Oct 04, 2017


Oct 01, 2017

Lisa takes time to be sure all my concerns are addressed, provided me with ideas and suggestions to try and what to do next if the attempts don't help. I am impressed with her easy manner and knowledge.

Sep 20, 2017

Lisa is awesome every time I see her. She is very knowledgeable and professional.

Sep 16, 2017

I have been seeing Lisa Cohen for a while and have recommended her to everyone who's ever been looking for a doctor. Lisa is excellent! I have seen other care providers there when necessary who are fine, however, I will always choose Lisa when she's available.

Sep 12, 2017

Ms. Cohen was very knowledgeable and thorough. I was satisfied with her instructions and care

Aug 31, 2017

My physicians assistant left me feeling confident and understood, I have been happy with care provided.

Aug 11, 2017

doctor was very easy to talk too. Really listened to what I've done and looked at already. Eager to move to next step to figure out what's going on.

Aug 09, 2017

great experience with Lisa the PA

Aug 04, 2017

Feel very comfortable with Lisa..she doesn't rush you and listens to everything you have to say..has a friendly manner and always leaves me feeling better.

Jul 27, 2017

I have seen Lisa Cohen (PA) on multiple visits. I specifically request her. She is professional, very thorough, kind and easy to talk to. I never feel rushed and she takes the time to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Jul 20, 2017

very amiable, well-informed!