Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group welcomes rheumatologist 

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group in Montclair said Dr. Randolph Sanchez recently joined the practice, adding rheumatology to the medical group’s specialty offerings.

Sanchez treats a variety of autoimmune diseases in adult patients that can affect the bones, joints and muscles, causing pain, swelling and deformity. He strives to deliver patient- centered care, where decisions are made jointly after considering a patient’s personal lifestyle and experience.

“My goal is to focus on the care of the person, not just the disease,” Sanchez said. “A disease should not define a person. Focusing on my patient’s needs in the context of their disease will often lead to the best outcomes.”

The well-being of others and advocating for his patients is at the heart of Sanchez’s love for medicine.

“Like most health care providers, I was drawn to medicine because I find my purpose in caring for others,” Sanchez said. “My initial love for internal medicine allowed me the foundation to explore specialization. I did not choose rheumatology — the specialty chose me. We are in what I call the ‘Renaissance of Rheumatology.’ The field is evolving with revolutionary treatments, and I am humbled to serve the community in this specialty.”

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Sanchez to Mountainside,” Tim O’Brien, CEO at Mountainside Medical Center, said. “We are committed to adding physicians to our medical group who treat the ‘whole person’ and provide total care in our community.”

Sanchez received his medical degree from Ibero-American University in the Dominican Republic. He completed his internal medicine residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York.