Christina Bottiglierie, PA-C

Family Medicine

Location(s):

North Haledon Office

(Overall Providing Rating)

Specialties:

Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Women's Health

Primary Location:

North Haledon Office

535 High Mountain Road, Suite 111

North Haledon, NJ 07508

Tel: 973.636.9000

Fax: 973.636.0913

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

Professional Associations:

American Association of Physician Assistants

Accepts New Patients
Patient Portal

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

explanations of prob/condition

4.9

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.9

Likelihood of recommending

4.9

instructions for follow-up care

4.8

efforts to include in decisions

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.

May 25, 2019

Christina is superior!

May 22, 2019

*Christina Bottiglierie has always been kind & caring. I feel really comfortable discussing my medical issues with her. If it was not for her taking my family medical history seriously, I would not have been diagnosed, as early as I was, with lymphoma.

May 22, 2019

My care provider is the best I had ever have she takes her time to talk to me and explain things to me and explain to me the use of the medication I get and talks to me about my health.

May 14, 2019

I would go back to this office...

Apr 23, 2019

no matter how busy the office is, the staff takes all the time needed to answer any questions or concerns we have.

Mar 29, 2019

absolutely love Christina!

Mar 27, 2019

*Christina is the best we have ever seen and although we would go to anyone on staff if necessary we always request her if available.

Mar 11, 2019

I highly recommend Vanguard Medical to anyone!

Mar 04, 2019

*Christina makes you feel extremely comfortable and allows you to be included in decisions about treatment.

Feb 24, 2019

open Saturday I like it

Feb 19, 2019

She makes you feel that you are part of the family.

Feb 15, 2019

Christina is my primary care provider and I have complete confidence in her. We have developed a good relationship.

Feb 12, 2019

Believe this is year 10 with the same PA for annual medical evaluations - professional, consistent, friendly and knowledgeable.

Feb 08, 2019

Used to see *Dr. Carrazzone but it was hard to get an apt. so we see *Christine & love her too.

Feb 01, 2019

*Christina worked to assure me of all treatment options possible for my condition and was sure I could have support present in the room for extra help in describing my condition as I was very nervous.

Jan 29, 2019

It doesn't get better than "this".

Jan 01, 2019

the care provider was everything and more of what I had heard about her

Dec 31, 2018

Always caring & explains everything Vanguard is the best.

Dec 31, 2018

I can't say enough positive comments about Christina! I could easily switch to a much closer to my home Vangaurd office, but prefer to travel to the North Haledon Office because of Christina.

Dec 23, 2018

I love Christina!!!