At the Center for Adult Medicine and Preventive Care, we strive to treat health issues and provide long-term relief for patients with disease management. We believe that preventive care is crucial to helping patients avoid the worst of certain diseases and conditions. The longer people avoid seeking treatment, the worse the condition will get. We can customize the treatment to the patient’s individual needs as well.
We also focus on building the foundation of a healthy lifestyle for patients. We can help to set the groundwork of lifestyle changes early on. By doing so, patients will be less susceptible to certain diseases or conditions. However, healthy living cannot prevent everything. With our regular checkups and preventive care, we can help our patients remain healthy.
Dr. Carlos A. Tejeda graduated in 1998 from Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) with Cum Laude honors. He did his rural service in Dominican Republic at El Pedregal Health Dispensary, Santo Domingo North District. He did his Internal Medicine residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center where he continued his career as a faculty attending. During his tenure at BLHC he served as medical director at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center’s Fulton Division clinic and Tiffany clinic, both in the Bronx. He started the Center for Adult Medicine and Preventive Care in September 15, 2008 and is since then affiliated with St. Mary’s General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Tejeda is Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). Dr. Tejeda has been appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Mary’s General Hospital.
Dr. Angela Fernandez Santiago was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was raised in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. During her time there, she realized that there was a significant medical need in her local communities. Her desire to serve and improve the health of those around her encouraged her to pursue a career in medicine. With this motivation, Dr. Fernandez completed her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Puerto Rico, recinto de Rio Piedras, in Biology. It was at this time that she realized that her passion for health would be best directed in the field of medicine, which would allow her to care for her community at a greater level. She bravely ventured outside of her island and comfort zone and matriculated at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida where she would go on to obtain her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. She obtained her residency training in the field of Family Medicine from St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Her goal is to give back to her community by providing exceptional medical care that is integrative, holistic, and functional. She has a special interest in adolescent medicine, obesity medicine, and aims to provide excellent care to her patients using the latest evidence-based guidelines and tools. She is Board Certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Fernandez joined the CAMP family in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, cooking, outdoor activities such as bike riding, going to the beach and camping. She is fully fluent in both English and Spanish.
MS, MBS, PA-C
Andres F. Vega, a native of Wayne, New Jersey began his journey into medicine at Rutger’s University in the School of Pharmacy. Quickly realizing the limited amount of patient interaction he switched career paths into a Biology major and obtained his Bachlor of Arts in 2009. During his senior year, he was introduced to Michelle Mcweeney PA-C and helped translate at St. John’s clinic in New Brunswick for the low income/uninsured population. The first time he experienced the language barrier obstacle coupled with the emotional reward of overcoming it in order to assist in providing quality medicine. This secured his drive to become a Physician Assistant. He obtained his Master’s in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Rutger’s University in 2014. Andres started his career with Dr. David Rasa and Dr. Jeffrey Gold at High Mountain Health in Wayne, NJ in 2014 which has taught him invaluable career attributes he will always carry with him. Andres then meet Dr. Carlos Tejeda in 2017 and has been working under his supervision at Center for Adult Medicine and Prevention providing high-quality care to the indigent demographic of Passaic, New Jersey.
Andres brings warm, positive, confident attitude to his patients and has clinical experience from having worked in an Urgent/Primary Care setting for his the duration of his career (2014- ). His goals are to create trusting relationships to improve the health and quality of life of all his patients.
Gehan Liale Morel, APN-BC is a nurse practitioner who has recently joined our team and has been contributing to restoring health, preventing disease and promoting wellness to all under her care. Mrs. Morel has been in the healthcare professions for over 10 years. In 2007, she graduated from Rutgers University with her bachelors in Exercise Science & Sport Studies and in 2009 completed her second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. In 2016, Mrs. Morel completed her Masters in Adult-Gerontology. While completing her graduate studies, she was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders for performing basic life support at a local gym and saving a life. She is also an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Mrs. Morel is excited to be a part of CAMP and is eager to share her knowledge to assist in providing exceptional patient care.
APN-C, MA, BSN
Luz Maria Meneses APN-BC, BSN has worked in the heathcare profession over 26 years. She received her BSN in Nursing from Seton Hall University. In 2001, she graduated from New York University earning her Master Degree and obtaining her board certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She has been a part of CAMP’s health care providers since 2010. Ms Meneses brings into the practice her knowledge of critical care nursing and adult primary care. She is committed to practice quality evidenced based medicine and serve the community with her knowledge and skills. Ms Meneses is fluent in Spanish and hopes to make a positive impact not only in the Spanish speaking community but with every patient that becomes a part of CAMP.
Corina Baez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At a very early age, her desire and passion led her to study medicine. With almost six years in medical studies, validating a Bachelor's in medical studies in the United States. After that, she started at the University of Nebrija, Spain with studies in Nutrition and Dietetics. At the same institution, she became certified as a Nutrition Coach. Moreover, she did an internship at Cook for Your Life in New York, developing neutropenic diets for patients with cancer in pre and post-treatment stages. She worked as a nutritionist in a Gynecology office with Dr Gallego in Hackensack, NJ and in Manhattan, NY. Mrs Baez is also certified as a Paraprofessional Diabetes Level 2 as a diabetic educator. Currently working as a Care Coordinator and Nutrition Counselor for patients with chronic diseases associated with overweight and obesity at the Center for Adult Medicine & Preventive Care and collaborates with institutions such as ASPHIA and the American Heart Association. Her primary interest is to focus on immunological nutrition, promoting healthy lifestyle, and optimal gut microbiota.
Jennifer Dietsch was born in Puerto Rico and Raised in Dominican Republic, where she obtained a bachelor in Marketing in 1997. As a marketing professional she worked in Dominican Republic in advertising, operation management and as a brand manager of a massive consumption product. In 2002 she immigrated to USA, worked for 5 year in sales at Verizon Telecom, while completing her MBA (Master in Bussines) from NYIT. As a CAMP founder she has always been involved in every project of expansion and growth from the managerial perspective. CAMP is a project that was born from the desire of her and Dr. Tejeda to bring to the community, especially the Hispanic community, a medical center where the patients are treated with compassion and love through quality of care, prevention and education. In her free time she is involved in some foundations that help the ones in need, through health missions and fundraising. She is also very active in church and enjoys spending time and traveling with her family.