Dr. Shilpa Dass

Dr. Shilpa Dass,  is a Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician at Children’s Specialized Hospital. She sees patients at both the Toms River site and the new site in Monmouth County, located in Eatontown next to the Monmouth County mall. She is here with us today to share about the new site in Monmouth County as well as early detection of autism or ADHD and receiving supports through CSH and schools.

Richard S. Lazzaro MD FACS, Thoracic Surgeon

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and it’s important to know the signs and symptoms even if they aren’t always detectable. Dr. Lazzaro joins us today to share how Lung cancer claims more lives each year than other cancers and how we can schedule our screenings. 

Dr. Manpreet Kohli

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are joined by Dr. Manpreet Kohli to discuss how important it is to get a yearly mammogram.  Dr. Kohli is a breast surgeon and the Medical Director of Breast Surgery and The Breast Program Leader at Monmouth Medical Center & member of the RWJ Barnabas Health Medical Group.

Dr. Philip Passes

The fall is the perfect tome to get screenings out of the way & today I’m here with Dr. Philip Passes, Chief Administrative Officer at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. Dr. Passes is here to remind us of the convenience and expertise of the healthcare services at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood, and how the early detection of cancer can greatly benefit patients.

Dr. Meika Neblett – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide? So, today Nina chats with Dr. Meika Neblett, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Community Medical Center. Dr. Neblett shares how RWJ Barnabas Health Facilities provide you with the best quality care and resources to detect breast cancer early with regular mammograms.


Dr. Christina Gillespie

Dr. Christina Gillespie, Assistant Professor at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has a medical practice on Fischer Blvd. in Toms River. She is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, which is more known as an ‘Ear, Nose and Throat’ doctor, and is on staff at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood and Community Medical Center in Toms River and is a member of the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. She is here today to speak about Balance and Hearing disorders and how to diagnosis them.

Dr. Charles Concodora

Lenny interviews pediatric urologist, Dr. Charles Concodora. They discuss the kind of treatment parents & children can expect at Monmouth Medical Centers Unterberg Children’s Hospital as well as Dr. Concorda’s new practice Monmouth Medical Centers Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center located at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.

Dr. Alexander King

Nina interviews Dr. King Regional Director of Breast Radiology for Community Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. Dr. King discusses Cancer Survivorship Month and the importance of annual screenings for breast cancer.  For mammogram scheduling and more, call 844-cancer-nj or visit

Dr. Catherine Hanlon, MD

June is Men’s Health Month and Dianne is joined by Dr. Cathrine Hanlon, Medical Director for Hyperbaric Medicine from the Southern Region wound care centers located in Long Branch, Lakewood & Toms River.  Dr. Hanlon reminds men to get their prostate checked and to let those diagnosed with prostate cancer about the treatment options at RWJ Barnabas Health.

Nurse Practitioner Melanie Vernacchia

Dianne speaks with Nurse Practitioner Melanie Vernacchia about geriatric medications and how a geriatric practitioner can help a person age in their home through holistic care as well as information about The James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute.