Samantha Anderson, Physician Assistant
Samantha graduated from Rutgers University in 1992. She spent several years working at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in a molecular biology research laboratory studying the genetics of cancer. In 1998, Samantha completed a Master of Science Physician Assistant from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She has been a Board Certified PA practicing Internal Medicine for almost two decades. Primary care has always been her passion. She is excited to collaborate with Drs. Zukoff and Hakim at the New Providence Internal Medicine Associates.
Samantha believes that a strong patient-provider relationship is key to better health. Her gentle approach and ability to listen to her patients helps her nurture patient relationships. She spends extra time educating patients and answering questions with a focus on prevention and good health practices.
Providing access to healthcare to underserved populations has been a passion for Samantha for many years. She supports a variety of organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Touch a Life Foundation (TAL). She is a strong believer in community outreach and giving back. Samantha recently traveled with TAL on a humanitarian mission to Ghana, West Africa to provide basic health care and support to 80 children rescued from forced labor and exploitation.
She currently lives in Chatham, NJ, where she enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters, walking her dog, watching tennis matches, and traveling.
PAs diagnose, treat patients and prescribe medicine. Thanks to an education modeled on the medical school curriculum, PAs learn to make life saving diagnostic and therapeutic decisions while working autonomously or in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. Team-based care is at the core of a PAs training. PAs are certified as medical generalists with a foundation in primary care. Over the course of their careers, many PAs practice in two or three specialty areas, giving them deep experience and the flexibility to meet the changing needs of their patients, employers and communities. PAs must complete a recertification every 10 years, 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years and all state licensing requirements