EXECUTIVE TEAM OF THE OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY   
      ​​
Ken Aukett .. Chair, Newsletter Editor, Treasurer
609-315-8115 ... [email protected]
 
Cos Contento ... Board Member
856-235-1899 ... [email protected]
 
Sandy Ritter ... Visiting Program Coordinator
856-983-1433 ... [email protected]
 
Kathleen Schuler ... Board Member
856-266-8705 ... [email protected]
 
Lois Moskowitz ... Patient Advocate
609-707-4368 ... [email protected]

Stephanie Urzi ... Webmaster & Web designer
609-706-8777 ... [email protected]
      
George Bishop ... Board Member
609-871-6920 ... [email protected]
 
John Egger...BoD Member/Insurance consultant
609-969-8790 ... [email protected]



  Medical Advisors

Avi Galler, MD ... Colon & Rectal Surgeon
856-247-7210 ... [email protected]
 
Jane N. Johnson, CWOCN, MSN, APRN, ANP-C
856-247-7260 ... [email protected]
   
      ​ WOUND, OSTOMY and CONTINENCE NURSES SOCIETY ... www.wocn.org
 
Area WOCNurses: 
 
Kathy Judge - (856) 247-7260
Diane Wagner - (215) 707-3092
Kathy Pfleger - (856) 845-0100 x 3725
Gillian Reeve - (856) 809-4311
      ​​
Virtua Ostomy Outpatient Clinics
 
 
Jane N. Johnson, CWOCN, MSN, APRN, ANP-C and Kathy K. Judge ACNS-BC, NP-C, NEA-BC, CWON- AP, have advised that Virtua has two ostomy outpatient clinics , one in Virtua Memorial, 175 Madison Avenue, Mt. Holly, headed up by Jane and a  NEW OUTPAITENT CLINIC NOW OPEN AT VIRTUA VOORHEES,
200 BOWMAN DRIVE, SUITE E110, headed up by Kathy. These medical professionals are available to help patients that have problems with their ostomy appliances or other related medical issues. Jane, at the surgeons request, can also stoma site pre-op patients.
Appointment to see either Jane or Kathy can be obtained by calling 856-322-3222.

   

Introducing the OASNJ's New Medical Advisor
Dr. Avi S. Galler, MD, F.A.C.S

Dr. Avi Galler currently works at the Virtua Hospital in Voorhees with the Virtua Surgical Group, P.A. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, with a degree in medicine in 2006. His Postgraduate Training Internship was also at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA from 2006-2007.  Dr. Galler did his Residency at Christiana Health System in Newark, Delaware from 2007-2011, and his Colorectal Surgery Fellow at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA from 2011-2012.

Dr. Galler has his Board Certification in General Surgery (American Board of Surgery) and Colon and Rectal Surgery (American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery). He is also a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

While his resume is very impressive, one thing you won't see on paper is how important his patients are to him.  Dr. Galler has said that while he very much likes the science behind medicine, the thing that he loves the most is the "people aspect".  As his patient, I know this first hand.  Dr. Galler has always made me feel like I am not only the most important patient, but the only patient he has that day. He is attentive and compassionate. Please watch the video below for more from Dr. Galler in his own words. 
For more information on Dr. Avi Galler, please feel free to check out the following website:

His Physician Detail page at  Virtua.org

Please also check healthgrades.com to see his 5 star patient survey rating (one of which was my survey). 

Dr. Galler will be joining us at our evening May meeting. I hope everyone will join us at Virtua, Mount Holly on May 16, from 7-9 pm to meet Dr. Galler. You will be able to ask questions, so come prepared. :-)

~Stephanie Urzi


HOSPITAL INFO:
Virtua Memorial Hospital
175 Madison Ave.
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Telephone:
(609) 914-6000
Website:
www.Virtua.org
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Health & Wellness Center Info:
Virtua Health & Wellness Center
401 Young Ave.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Telephone:
(856) 291-8800
Website:
www.Virtua.org
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Health & Wellness Center Info:
Virtua Health & Wellness Center-Voorhees
200 Bowman Dr., Suite E Conf. Room
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Telephone:
(856) 325-5300
Website:
www.Virtua.org
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Marlen Manufacturing .....(216) 292-7060
New Hope Laboratories ...(800) 899-5017
Ostaway x-Bag ...................(800) 774-6097
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