Board-certified internist appointed to Valley Hospital

Dr. Gary Schwartz, a board-certified internist with more than 30 years of experience in private practice, has been appointed as an affiliate staff member of the Valley Hospital, a 431-bed, fully accredited, acute-care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities.

The facility’s new state-of-the-art health care campus, opening in 2024, will be located at 140 E. Ridgewood Ave. in Paramus. The 40-acre health and wellness campus will offer acute patient care and outpatient services.

Schwartz will provide high-quality primary care and preventive medicine services to member-patients of his concierge medicine practice, Schwartz CCPHP.

Schwartz began his health care career at age 18, working as an EMT in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his Bachelor of Science in nursing at Long Island University in Downtown Brooklyn and his medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, with clinical training in London. He completed his internal medicine residency at Hackensack University Medical Center/UMDNJ. In addition to his appointment as an affiliate staff member of the Valley Hospital, Schwartz is also a senior attending in the Department of Internal Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center and an attending at Holy Name Medical Center.

The desire to offer his patients a more personalized approach to their health care needs led Schwartz to collaborate with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners to create Schwartz CCPHP. He said that the enhanced perks of the concierge model enable him to practice medicine the way he always intended — with an emphasis on putting his patients’ health care first.