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A Health and Wellness Center With a Team Approach

Advanced Wellness is a health and wellness center in Monmouth county giving patients whole body “well” care with a focus on a more holistic and preventative approach to living well lives. Our team of clinicians works together to create a personalized plan for each and every patient, providing our patients with top-notch care. We believe that a team approach rather than one sole practitioner for each patient, helps to give our patients healthier lives, as well as the expertise of many.

Pain Management Doctors and Staff

Gary Yen, MD

Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a subspecialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen received his medical degree from Ross University.

Ashley Figaro, MCMSc, PA-C, ATC

Ms. Ashley Figaro has been involved in the field of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since 2014 after graduating from West Virginia University.

Orthopedic Surgeons

Michael Cunningham, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon ( Sports Medicine)

Dr. Cunningham has served the local community for over 25 years in a private orthopaedic practice. He performs arthroscopies, joint replacements, and fracture care, as well as non-surgical management of orthopedic injuries.

Steven K Jacobs
Neurosurgeon

Dr. Steven Jacobs has been a practicing neurosurgeon for over 25 years and has one of the busiest practices in New York. His practice continues to grow because he has earned the reputation of being a superb neurosurgeon who is able to help patients feel at ease.

Chiropractors

Joseph J. Cilea, D.C.

Dr. Joseph Cilea opened his first Chiropractic Center in Marlboro, NJ in 1997. In 2000, Dr. Cilea expanded his practice to a multidisciplinary center to offer a unique, comprehensive array of services, under one roof, to provide complete patient care.

Matthew Mendillo, D.C.

Dr. Mendillo attended the University of Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med. He then attended the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

William Parker, D.C.

Dr. William attended Mississippi University as an undergraduate, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology/Pre-med. He then attended The University of Bridgeport, graduating with a Doctorate in Chiropractic.

Ryan Varga, D.C.

Dr. Ryan Varga attended Cleveland College of Undergraduate Studies located in Kansas City, Mo. where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology/pre-med.

Physical and Occupational Therapists

Jae Park, DPT

Dr. Park attended Mercy College where he graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Mount Saint Mary College.

Jeffrey M. Gontarski, MPT, DPT

Dr. Gontarski attended Nova Southeastern University where he graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Dr. Gontarski also received his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.

Amanda Brendli, OTR/L

Amanda Brendli attended Seton Hall University, where she graduated first with an undergraduate degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2017 and two years later with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

Alexis Caccio, OTR/L

Alexis Caccio attended Villanova University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2018.

Karen Morrison, PTA

Karen has previous clinical experience in subacute, long-term care, and outpatient orthopedic care, in pediatric, adult and geriatric populations.

Acupuncture

Hui Yang, L.Ac

Hui Yang is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) who is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the state of New Jersey. She has practiced acupuncture since 1995.

Candice Ho, DAc, L.Ac.

Dr. Candice Ho attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she graduated with a Doctorate in Acupuncture. She also received her 4-year Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Medical and Rehab Assistants

Brandon Topoleski

Medical Assistant

Jenna Gutcho

Rehab Tech

Gabriella Dy,

Rehab Tech

Alex DiPaola

Medical Assistant

Annalicia Lopez

Rehab Tech

Noah Price

Rehab Tech

Nutritionists & Wellness

Christine Jinks, CHHC, CSR

Christine holds a certification as a Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan, New York and from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Sheila Piehler, C.H.H.C, A.A.D.P

Sheila Piehler is a board certified Holistic Health Coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has been in the health & wellness field for thirty years beginning as a group fitness instructor and health club manager.

Practice Administration

Elaine Robertson

Practice Administrator

Nicole Gontarski

Billing Manager

Danielle Hayden

Office Manager – Freehold

Sara Oliviera

Front Desk Manager – Marlboro

Jennifer Barbosa

Receptionist

Miriam Sheridan

New Patient Liaison

Preeti Mehra

Billing Specialist

Marielena Olmo

Pre-Cert/Authorization Specialist
Surgical Center Coordinator

Anne Marie Luca

Receptionist

Lynn Jonason

Billing Specialist

Why choose Advanced Wellness?

1

We're convenient.

With all the services we offer under one roof, there’s no need to drive around town to get to your appointments. At Advanced Wellness we’re a one-stop shop with one focus: getting you back to your best health.

2

We're comprehensive.

Our goal isn’t just to treat your symptoms. Our team works together to find the root cause of your problem so we can correct it. Every morning, our team discusses every patient that will walk through our doors that day — giving you access to several expert clinicians on your personal wellness team.

3

We're cutting-edge.

Advanced is in our name for a reason. We pride ourselves on offering proven, effective and high tech diagnostic techniques and procedures to get you out of pain so you can get back to life.

Take your life back

Schedule an
Appointment

Let’s schedule an initial consult to get an understanding of your goals and what problems you’ve been having.

Work with your doctor & create a plan

After assessing your condition, our doctors and clinicians will work together to develop a comprehensive wellness plan to set you up for success.

Take back your
health

We will help you put your personalized plan in action to get you back to feeling great and living life to the fullest.

Free Benefits Check

Our staff will work with you to help reduce the stress of working with insurance companies. We accept many insurance providers to make sure as much of the cost as possible doesn’t come out of your pocket!

In the event we don’t accept your insurance we will make every effort to work with you financially to get the treatment you need.

Give us a call at 732-431-2155 or complete the form below and we will contact you.  

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Over 30000 lifestyles restored!

“Advanced Wellness taught me – without judging – what I needed to do to get healthy.”

– Chris C.

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Contact Us

Marlboro
Tel: 732-431-2155
17 N Main St.
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Fax: 732-431-2889

Freehold
Tel: 732-780-1111
3338 U.S. Route 9 South,
Freehold, NJ 07728
Barclay Shopping Center
Fax: 732-798-9173

Advanced Wellness provides services for patients from Monmouth County, Ocean County and Middlesex County, New Jersey including Marlboro, Manalapan, Englishtown, Morganville, Freehold, Colts Neck, Matawan, Howell, Old Bridge, Jackson, Sayreville, Perth Amboy, South Amboy and Parlin, NJ… and more!
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