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About Us

Our History reflects years of experience

With over 33 years of delivering high quality primary care family medical services at its current location, the medical staff at Forest Hill Family Health Associates, PA has humble roots. Established by a Board Certified Family Physician in 1984 and still under his direction, Thomas Ortiz, MD, FAAFP established this practice in an underserved area of Newark NJ, in fulfillment of his obligation to the National Health Service Corp. for their support of his medical school education while at New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Ortiz dedicated his career to the medical treatment of the poor and underserved community. And the community responded with its support of the new practice and the family doctor. FHFHA has been a cutting edge primary care practice with innovation and quality care ever since. With several generations of family members attending the medical staff, high quality outcomes have been achieved. An early adopter of electronic medical records for better patient care the practice has become nationally recognized by NCQA as a Patient Centered Medical Home.

Our Heritage embodies our humble beginnings

Our heritage is one of culturally competent service especially to the most vulnerable and most needy people in the community. A heritage of whole person care, emphasizing the health of the body, mind and spirit through education, prevention, proper diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases and appropriated end of life care. Our services are dedicated and designed to meet the medical needs of the community we serve. Access to quality timely services has always been our priority.

Our promises are always kept

We promise to provide a high level of accessible, comprehensive, quality service to guide you and support you through the complex medical system that often times is insensitive to the needs of people. We promise to be the doctors who specialize in you!

Our Mission has stood true

Our Mission is, and has always been, to provide each member of the family with personal, individually designed, acute and chronic medical care, preventative health services and health maintenance advice. We provide access to a culturally and linguistically competent therapeutic environment and quality health care services.

A Recognition We're Proud Of

Forest Hill Family Health Associates, PA, has been nationally recognized by the National Council of Quality Assurance (NCQA) at the top level, as a Patient Centered Medical Home, for the past 5 years. This achievement indicates that FHFHA provides the highest, measureable quality of care, the most accessible, family friendly health services available in America today. We take the team approach to providing comprehensive, individually customized plans of care, resulting in some of the highest level of clinical outcomes for our patients. We are the doctors who truly specialize in you, so you can achieve a life of wellness and the highest quality. For more information, please visit these websites: