Meet Dr. Sal Conte
Office Locations: West Orange
Q&A with Sal Conte
- Q: Tell us about your background as a doctor.A: I graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and my residency in Internal Medicine was at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston NJ. I became Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1997.
- Q: Why did you choose to become a doctor?A: My decision to become a doctor was driven largely by values instilled in me by my faith and my family. The idea of being a part of a profession helping others and helping guide them on being healthier so they could live happier lives is what motivated me to be a doctor.
- Q: Why did you choose to practice in an open access primary care practice?A: I love the satisfaction of relationships that come from knowing my patients on a personal level.
- Q: What unique skills do you possess?A: A strong work ethic, determination, persistence, an ability to work in harmony with co-workers, problem solving skills, and loyalty.
- Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?A: Most days I get into the office early to make sure everything is ready for our first patient. Chart each visit after I see a patient. Go over messages from patients, review previous lab results and then notify the patients, renew any medications. After office hours is family time. The activities I enjoy most are exercising and golfing.
- Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?A: My children becoming a doctor.
- Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?A: I would say common challenges in medicine are less time with patients and regulatory requirements. Other challenges include ethical dilemmas and physician burnout. Providers need to be better self-advocates and less accepting of the status quo. Providers need to try new mods of providing care and break away from corporate healthcare identities dictating today’s standard of care so they can constantly improve their bottom line.
- Q: If you couldn’t be a physician, what would you be doing?A: I would be a nutritionist. I think we could heal or improve many chronic diseases with constant good nutrition.
- Q: What makes working at Care Station special?A: Their high level of organization and attention to detail. They have produced a system of delivering high quality health care to the public in an efficient manner.
- Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?A: I have been practicing medicine for 20 years and I have never seen the high level and comprehensive care that Care Station offers to their patients. They truly are advanced and cutting edge.
- Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.A: I am currently practicing primary care and urgent care medicine which I love. I had my own internal medicine practice which I recently sold. Going forward while continuing to work, I wish to travel more. I am fascinated with learning and experiencing various cultures.
- Q: How do you like to spend your free time?A: Spending time with my children. Studying nutrition while creating healthy new delicious recipes, exercising and playing golf all over the world.