Lara Kothari, PA-C

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Verona

(Overall Providing Rating)

Specialties:

Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973.239.2600

Fax: 973.239.0482

BS:

Rutgers University, Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ

MS:

Master of Science, Physician Assistant, UMDNJ/Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ

Accepts New Patients
Patient Portal

Lara Kothari Values Offering Small Steps to Better Health

“Being part of a patient-centered health care team that includes physicians and physician assistants gives our patients options and flexibility. It also gives our care team depth and breadth.”

Lara Kothari credits her nurturing personality – and all the “medical talk” by the physicians in her family while growing up – for her decision to become a physician assistant in a family medicine practice. She also loved science and people, so it seemed a natural fit.

Family medicine was Lara’s first choice, because she got to work in all the areas every day: OB/GYN, babies and children, women’s and men’s health, and geriatrics. She enjoys seeing the children she once treated now going off to college, and treating them when they come back home.

“It’s wonderful to see continuity of care work at its best,” says Lara, who notes the importance of patient-provider relationships. “You don’t get that in an ER or hospital setting. But as a primary physician, you often get to know the whole family and you develop those relationships that increase comfort levels in sharing important information that can improve patient outcomes.”

She often hears from patients that Vanguard is comprehensive and well organized. “A lot of patients like the patient portal,” she says, “because it gives them 24/7 access. They also like the fact that Vanguard has all the services under one roof, from X-ray to nutrition to behavioral health and home care.”

With Vanguard Medical Group since 1999, Lara can’t imagine being anywhere else. “Selfishly, it completes me,” she says. “I enjoy it. I like making a difference and helping people in whatever small way that I can. It’s part of who I am.”

When she’s not working, Lara enjoys exercising and socializing with friends and family.

Patient Ratings

explanations of prob/condition

4.8

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.

Jun 11, 2019

she is excellent

May 18, 2019

Will be seeing her again. Lora K.

Apr 18, 2019

*Laura is very attentive and caring. She strongly recommended that I see a specialist based on my symptoms and I am glad I listened.

Mar 03, 2019

Lara is the most understanding, helpful professional that I have ever seen . Her knowledge and compassion make every care plan matter.