Advocare Appoints Pat Board as New Chief Operating Officer

12/12/2022 - Marlton, NJ - December 12, 2022 - Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with nearly 700 providers, announced today that Pat Board has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective November 28, 2022. Board succeeds Chuck McQueary, who had served as Advocare’s Chief Operating Officer since 2014.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pat Board provides vision and leadership to drive best practices in all aspects of the organization’s operational functions. Among his areas of expertise are strategy development, physician practice and hospital operations, physician collaboration, population health, team building, and community engagement. He translates strategy into organization-wide goal setting and annual operations planning, including actionable steps and performance management.

Pat brings with him over 30 years as an innovative leader with a proven track record of achieving exemplary results in complex healthcare environments. He joined Advocare from the highly respected Marshfield Clinic Health System where he most recently led the system’s flagship site in Marshfield including a 450+ provider clinic and a tertiary care hospital where he served as the market President. Before his tenure at Marshfield Clinic Health System, he held various executive-level roles in the healthcare sector, including Union Health System, UAP Clinic, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, and University of Minnesota Physicians.

“The Executive Council believes Pat’s leadership style and his vast experience in healthcare, especially with physician groups, uniquely positions him to be successful in leading our organization,” says Dr. Howard Orel, CEO & President. “He will play a pivotal role in ensuring Advocare realizes its goals to advance its life-changing mission."


Advocare, LLC ("Advocare") is a physician-owned and governed multi-specialty medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region.

Founded in 1998 as an alliance of 26 physicians, Advocare has grown to become widely recognized and highly respected as one of the region's largest multi-specialty groups providing the highest-quality healthcare.

With nearly 700 providers and 200 Care Center offices, Advocare serves approximately 590,000 unique patients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Advocare physicians are regularly recognized among the region's top doctors by both patients and consumer publications.

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Advocare Welcomes Ridgewood Medical

Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with over 730 providers, continues to grow its footprint in New Jersey by welcoming Ridgewood Medical.

Led by Dr. Reem Jaber-Iqbal, a distinguished specialist in internal medicine, Ridgewood Medical has long been recognized for its commitment to fostering strong patient-provider relationships and delivering comprehensive care tailored to individual needs. Joining Dr. Jaber are esteemed colleagues Dr. Ronald Cally and Dr. Jessie Long, both dedicated practitioners with expertise in pediatric and adolescent medicine.

Advocare Welcomes Princeton Cardiometabolic Health

Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with over 730 providers, continues to grow its footprint in New Jersey by welcoming Princeton Cardiometabolic Health led by Dr. Taher Modarressi.

Dr. Modarressi is a cardiometabolic specialist board-certified in clinical lipidology, obesity medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and internal medicine.

He is particularly passionate about his work as a lipidologist, where he evaluates and treats patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and elevated lipoprotein(a), as well as high triglycerides and high cholesterol. He works closely with area cardiologists and primary care physicians in medication optimization and residual risk reduction strategies for patients after a heart attack or those with high calcium scores.

Advocare Taps Fort Health to Accelerate Access to Pediatric Behavioral Health Care Services in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Advocare LLC, a 750-provider multi-specialty group practice based in New Jersey with the largest number of pediatric providers in the state, today announced a partnership with Fort Health, a virtual pediatric behavioral healthcare company built with the Child Mind Institute, to expand services delivered through primary care. Advocare's primary care facilities throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania will now have the option to leverage Fort Health's services giving more than 450 primary care providers and their patients access to quality behavioral healthcare services through a Collaborative Care model.


45 Advocare Doctors Win Top Children's Physician

The Advocare team is thrilled to congratulate our 45 physicians who were named South Jersey Magazine's Top Children's Physicians. Thank you for your continuous hard work and dedication to our patients and families. CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNERS

Advocare Welcomes Integrative Behavioral Health

Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with over 730 providers, continues to grow its footprint in New Jersey by welcoming Integrative Behavioral Health, led by Dr. Raghu Siragavarapu.

The addition of Integrative Behavioral Health to Advocare expands the network's ability to deliver comprehensive mental health care services to Cherry Hill, NJ, and surrounding communities. The team specializes in the treatment of individuals struggling with various mental health conditions including ADHD, alcohol and drug use issues, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, childhood behavior issues, depression, psychosis/schizophrenia, and PTSD/trauma. Both in-person and telemedicine appointments are available.

Englewood Pediatrics Joins Advocare

Led by Garbis Gary Baydar, MD, Englewood Pediatrics is committed to delivering compassionate, comprehensive care to the families of Englewood, NJ and surrounding communities. Englewood Pediatrics offers a wide range of pediatric services, including newborn care, nutritional counseling, lactation support, and vaccinations.

Dr. Baydar has a distinguished background in pediatric medicine, while Maryan N. Philips, DO is known for her dedication to pediatric wellness and preventive care. Together, they provide a dynamic team approach to pediatric healthcare. The team offers multilingual care including Armenian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Turkish.

Advocare Welcomes Ardmore Chestnut Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Ardmore Chestnut Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine brings aboard three highly experienced and dedicated providers who have been serving the community for decades - Frank H. King Jr., M.D. FAAP, Gilda A. Johnson, CRNP, and Karen S. Wosiski, CRNP. They provide personal, compassionate, and quality pediatric medical care that is family-centered and accessible. They are available for appointments on Saturday mornings and evenings and offer after-hours on-call access to the team for direct assistance when the office is closed.

Advocare Welcomes Somers Point Pediatrics

Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with over 700 providers, continues to grow its footprint in New Jersey by welcoming Somers Point Pediatrics.
Somers Point Pediatrics will be providing continued exceptional pediatric care to Somers Point and the surrounding communities. The care center will be led by Dr. Alicia Rapson, Dr. Joseph DelGiorno, and Dr. Mahbod Mohazzebi. With a shared passion for children's health and a commitment to excellence, they are joining with current physicians Dr. Meenal Gupte and Dr. Roji Andrews. 

For more information about Advocare Somers Point Pediatrics, visit

Advocare Welcomes Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of South Jersey

Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with over 700 providers, continues to grow its footprint in New Jersey by welcoming Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of South Jersey.
Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of South Jersey is led by Dr. Thomas Nugent with an office in Marlton, NJ. Dr. Nugent has been practicing medicine for over 25 years. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and completed his residency at Temple University Hospital.
For more than 30 years, Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of South Jersey has been providing excellence in pulmonary, sleep medicine, and critical care to South Jersey and surrounding areas. By utilizing the latest research and technology, they employ proven diagnostic techniques and effective treatments to deliver the best possible health care for their patients.

For more information about Advocare Pulmonary and Sleep Associates of South Jersey, visit

Advocare Welcomes South Jersey Gastroenterology

Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with over 700 providers, continues to grow its footprint in New Jersey by welcoming South Jersey Gastroenterology.
For over 40 years, South Jersey Gastroenterology has been one of this area’s leaders in comprehensive care for all gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. With 8 locations throughout South Jersey, the team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care while developing a relationship that allows patients to feel comfortable and welcome.

For more information about Advocare South Jersey Gastroenterology, visit

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