Margaret A. Kelly, PA-S

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Verona - Grove Ave.

Primary Location:

Verona Office

271 Grove Street, Suite A

Verona, NJ 07044

Tel: 973-239-2600

Fax: 973-239-0482

BS:

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Seton Hall University

MS:

Physician Assistant, Seton Hall University

Certifications:

American Heart Association Basic Life Support

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Physician Assistant National Certification Exam

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Student Society Seton Hall University

Pi Alpha National Honor Society of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Prioritizes Patient Relationships in Family Medicine

“Taking the time to listen and creating a dialogue with my patients helps me deliver care that’s uniquely suited to their needs. ”

As the oldest of four, Margaret Kelly grew up caring for her siblings. That was the inspiration for a career of helping others and making a difference. Margaret chose the competitive dual-degree physician assistant program at Seton Hall University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree as a physician assistant. Today, she’s putting those credentials to work at Vanguard.

“My patients have told me I’m a very good listener,” she said. “I also take the time to fully explain their treatment plans and the thought process behind them. My patients seem to truly appreciate that.”

At Vanguard, Margaret has had the chance to treat multiple generations of the same family. “One of my favorite aspects of family medicine is being able to see somebody’s kids and also their parents,” she said. “It means a lot when a patient recommends me to a family member. When you have that trust, it helps immensely with patients wanting to follow my recommendations. That makes a difference in the care that I’m able to provide.”

“Vanguard truly is just as its name implies — ahead of the curve,” she said. “Patients tell me all the time that they appreciate the patient-focused approach that we provide. I also appreciate the supportive team behind me that allows me to work independently but also to consult with them whenever needed.”

Originally from Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, Margaret is getting to know the Jersey shore and very much enjoying the beach in the summer. She also loves to ski in the winter. When she’s not working, she most enjoys spending time with friends and family.