Cara Jacobs, PA-C


Jersey City Downtown

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Family Medicine

Primary Location:

Jersey City Downtown Office

127 Montgomery Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Tel: 201.431.7200

Fax: 201.526.0474


Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Physician Assistant, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Board Certifications:

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Associations:

New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants

Accepts New Patients
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Cara Jacobs Advocates Prevention and Health Screenings for Baselines and Early Detection

“Screenings are crucial to benchmark patients’ health; they are a barometer of the present and the future.”

Cara Jacobs was motivated in science and began her career doing neuroscience research; but although she learned a great deal, she found it lonely. “I wanted the give-and-take with people,” says Cara. “That’s when I decided to switch my career direction and focus on medicine, which would give me the opportunity to interact with patients and other health care professionals on a daily basis.”

As a physician assistant, Cara is passionate about wellness care and providing screenings to all her patients when appropriate. She is a proponent of early detection saving lives. According to Cara, “Preventive care is crucial, and I encourage physical screenings, including PAPs, mammograms, colonoscopies and other screenings, so that a baseline can be recorded; and if an abnormality is detected, it can be treated early.”

She joined Vanguard in 2016 as a physician assistant and provides a variety of services, including annual physicals, sick visits, medication management, blood pressure screenings, vaccinations and extension of services from one of our physicians. Cara is also a certified Department of Transportation medical examiner. This certification allows her to conduct the detailed physicals required for bus and truck drivers with commercial drivers’ licenses.

Cara co-authored “Rebound Potentiation of Inhibition in Juvenile Visual Cortex Requires Vision-Induced BDNF Expression” in the Journal of Neuroscience, August 6, 2014. During her free time, she enjoys reading, jogging with her husband and spending time with her 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.

Apr 28, 2019

Cara is the best! she's so smart and a skilled diagnostician. treatments work. she speaks clearly but w heart. we love her.

Apr 24, 2019


Apr 02, 2019

Cara definitely showed concerned and readiness to help address my medical concerns. She's AMAZING!!!

Apr 02, 2019


Mar 05, 2019

Cara was greattt!!

Mar 05, 2019

I think Cara Jacobs is great

Jan 24, 2019

Very thorough.

Jan 14, 2019

Cara is very warm and friendly. She made it less nerve racking to visit the doctor.

Jan 07, 2019


Nov 27, 2018

cara is amazing I would recommend her to anybody

Nov 21, 2018

very thorough and much appreciated

Nov 13, 2018

Cara was friendly and knowledgeable

Nov 06, 2018

Care provider very knowledgeable and caring

Oct 26, 2018

Excellent care.

Oct 23, 2018

Just met her. So far so good. I'm a patient of Dr Mravcak.

Oct 15, 2018

Cara was really very good. All the above is true.

Oct 11, 2018

Cara Jacobs is the best PA-C, she care about her patients and she always make sure that we are taking care before we leave the office

Oct 11, 2018

Cara Jacobs is brilliant. So thorough and patient. I did not feel rushed at all. I almost cried in the room just out of relief, knowing my health concern was in the hands of a medical professional that truly cared and full of knowledge.

Sep 17, 2018

excellent experience