Meet Dr. Ernest Fontecha
Office Locations: West Orange
Q&A with Ernest Fontecha
- Q: Tell us about your background as a doctor.A: I attended the University of San Francisco for my undergraduate studies and Ross University School of Medicine for medical school. I completed my internal medicine residency at Rush University/John H. Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County in Chicago.
- Q: Why did you choose to become a doctor?A: My interest in medicine stems from my family. I come from a long line of healthcare providers that believe in the importance of good health and wellbeing of the communities they served. They instilled these values in me which I continue to carry on today.
- Q: Why did you choose to practice in an open access primary care practice?A: lieve this structure of medical care provides the patient with the best opportunity to have the core of their primary and ambulatory care needs with their primary care provider.
- Q: What unique skills do you possess?A: Professionally, I have worked in both the inpatient and outpatient setting which has broadened my perspective on medical care. Outside of the clinic, I surf and snowboard as much as I can.
- Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?A: I work approximately 40 hours a week at various times providing primary and urgent care to patients. As much as I can, I try to incorporate health education to my patients as I believe knowledge of one’s own diagnosis and treatment is an important aspect of primary healthcare.
- Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?A: Completing my rigorous intern medicine residency training.
- Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?A: Medicine is advancing at such a rapid pace, it is imperative for all physicians and providers to be up to date with the newest studies, innovations, regulations, diagnostic tools and treatments.
- Q: If you couldn’t be a physician, what would you be doing?A: I do love to travel and I have always had a fascination with flying, so probably be a pilot.
- Q: What makes working at Care Station special?A: All staff members are highly trained, professional, friendly and are dedicated to delivering the best quality care to the community.
- Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?A: Care Station provides patients with comprehensive primary and urgent care as well as a multitude of other specialties.
- Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.A: I am a mild mannered, diligent worker who likes the challenges of working in medicine, but also enjoys being adventurous in my free time.
- Q: How do you like to spend your free time?A: I like to snowboard, surf, hike, travel, cook, marathon TV shows and try new restaurants.