Partnership... with the individuals weserve every day"Prayer indeed is good but whilecalling on the gods, a manshould himself lend a hand."- Hippocrates
Prevention... working together todetect illness early"True healing of any conditionmeans to restore the mind, bodyand spirit to their naturallybalanced states."- The Chakra Samhita
Balance... knowledge thatpromotes healthy living"Enlightenment is the trueawakening to the true natureof life."- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Respect... serving patients asdiverse as the culturesthey come from"Wherever the art of medicine isloved, there is also a love ofhumanity."- Hippocrates
Union Medical Group Patient Portal
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Your Partners In Health
Good Health requires the right blend of medical expertise and personal responsibility. It requires a partnership between physician and patient.
Dr. Clark Philogene and Dr. Nereida Diaz-Johnson, board-certified in Internal Medicine, have practiced medicine in Union County for more than 25 years.
Serving patients as diverse as the countries they come from, they speak English, Spanish, French and Creole, combining medical experience and an understanding of today’s health care system with a deep respect for people of all cultural backgrounds.
To make an appointment with Dr. Philogene or Dr. Johnson, call (908) 688-5000.
Our Practice News
Dr. Nereida Johnson and Dr. Clark Philogene are proud to announce that Union Medical Group has earned the 2014 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award.
The PATH program was developed by UnitedHealthcare to help improve outcomes for its Medicare Advantage members by encouraging greater use of preventive health care services. The PATH Excellence in Service Award is based on clinical results that measure how successfully practices have closed gaps in patient care.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than half of adults 65 and older are up to date with their core preventive services, despite the fact that nearly all of these services are covered by Medicare and Medicaid,” notes Sam Ho, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare. “We’re grateful for Union Medical Group’s efforts to close gaps in care for our Medicare Advantage members by encouraging them to come in for their annual visits and to get their recommended screenings. We appreciate Union Medical Group’s collaboration in helping our members become engaged with their preventive health care.”
Through the PATH program physicians track and identify gaps in patients’ care with the goal of improving health outcomes. Physicians who meet the PATH program’s clinical and quality goals for patient health outcomes are recognized annually for their efforts. In 2014, Union Medical Group was among approximately 1,000 practices nationwide that successfully met the program’s goals.
“At the end of the day, the only thing that really matters is patient outcomes,” says Dr. Johnson. “PATH does require extra steps, but the results make it worth it. We get to know our Medicare Advantage patients better, and our relationships with them are stronger. And that makes for a better experience for these patients.”
This is the second PATH Excellence in Patient Service Award for Union Medical Group.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. UnitedHealthcare serves 45 million people globally through a full spectrum of health benefit programs.
Union Medical Group recognized by NCQA
In 2014, Union Medical Group was awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
Both Nereida Diaz-Johnson MD and Clark Philogene MD were awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance PCMH program. Recognition shows that Drs. Johnson and Philogene have tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time, according to the NCQA announcement.
The Recognition Programs assess whether clinicians and practices support the delivery of high-quality care. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
Patients vote approval of UMG physicians
Union Medical Group patients continue to rank our physicians among the top in the nation, based on the Vitals Patients’ Choice distinction for five consecutive years.
Read more about this and prior awards.