Dr. Linda Girgis, MD

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD

Girgis Family Medicine, LLC

Dr. Linda Girgis MD, FAAFP is a family physician in South River, New Jersey. She holds board certification from the American Board of Family Medicine and is affiliated with St. Peter's University Hospital and Raritan Bay Hospital. Dr. Girgis earned her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, through Temple University and she was recognized as intern of the year. Over the course of her practice, Dr. Girgis has continued to earn awards and recognition from her peers and a variety of industry bodies, including: Patients' Choice Award, 2011-2012, Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2011-2012. Dr. Girgis’ primary goal as a physician remains ensuring that each of her patients receives the highest available standard of medical care.

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Should Controlled Substances Be E-Prescribed?

Should Controlled Substances Be E-Prescribed?

September 2, 2014 5:33 pm by | 3 Comments

For years, people have made jokes about doctors’ notorious bad handwriting. While the jokes may have been funny, the reality is that illegible prescriptions and chart entries can be in…


Can Mid-Level Providers Fill The Primary Care Void?

Can Mid-Level Providers Fill The Primary Care Void?

August 11, 2014 3:41 pm by | 0 Comments

For years, experts have predicted a physician shortage, especially in the primary care fields. Little has been done to increase the number of physicians choosing to pursue these specialties or…



Chikungunya Virus: How Accurate Are The Numbers?

Chikungunya Virus: How Accurate Are The Numbers?

August 2, 2014 8:09 pm by | 0 Comments

Chikungunya virus has been very much in the news recently. It is a virus that is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of this virus are…


Are Medical Specialty Boards Extorting Its Physicians?

Are Medical Specialty Boards Extorting Its Physicians?

July 23, 2014 8:37 pm by | 1 Comments

Over the last few months, we have seen a great increase in the number of doctors writing articles and blog posts speaking up against the current MOC (maintenance of certification)…


How The ACA Is Harming Patients

How The ACA Is Harming Patients

May 31, 2014 8:54 pm by | 9 Comments

The ACA (Affordable Care Act) is a complex set of laws intended to reform the US Healthcare system, which passed in 2010.  Its goal was to expand coverage to all Americans…


How The MOC Process Is Unfair To Physicians

How The MOC Process Is Unfair To Physicians

April 28, 2014 4:13 pm by | 4 Comments

Last week in medscape, there was an article about doctors protesting the new rules of the ABIM MOC requirement process. Many doctors feel that the MOC process is an added…


Why Posting Doctors Medicare Earnings is Misleading

Why Posting Doctors Medicare Earnings is Misleading

April 20, 2014 11:20 pm by | 0 Comments

It has been much debated and many people are welcoming the new transparency. I have heard people say that doctors are just too whiny and don’t want people to know…



Why Doctors Are Not Joining ACO’s

Why Doctors Are Not Joining ACO’s

March 31, 2014 10:09 am by | 2 Comments

  According to a recent study published on Wiley Online Library, 60% of physician practices have not joined and have no intention of joining an ACO in the future.  Recently, I was involved…


Where doctors should be in the onward march of ICD-10

Where doctors should be in the onward march of ICD-10

March 25, 2014 10:06 am by | 1 Comments

There is much fear and concern among doctors and other healthcare workers surrounding the implementation of ICD-10. Many are predicting a delay in reimbursements in October when ICD-10 is made…


Health Insurance Exchanges and the Burden of the Deductible

Health Insurance Exchanges and the Burden of the Deductible

March 10, 2014 4:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Under health insurance exchanges, patients are bearing the burden of higher costs. More patients are now paying a higher percentage of their premiums than they have in earlier years. Many…


P4P:  A Physician’s Perspective

P4P: A Physician’s Perspective

March 4, 2014 1:00 pm by | 3 Comments

  Healthcare costs in the US have been climbing at scary rates. Many ideas have been created and tossed about to help curb these costs. One of these proposals is…


Will Private Practice Survive Current Healthcare Model Changes?

Will Private Practice Survive Current Healthcare Model Changes?

February 23, 2014 1:44 pm by | 10 Comments

  Recently, I was reading that it is predicted that over the next 5 years, only 30% of doctors will stay in private practice. Increasingly, doctors are retiring early or…


The Burden of the ACA on the Middle Class

The Burden of the ACA on the Middle Class

February 14, 2014 7:59 pm by | 0 Comments

Over the last few weeks, I have seen many dissatisfied consumers of the new health insurance exchanges. Patients were promised that they would be able to keep their own doctors….


Marcus Welby versus the 21st Century

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February 11, 2014 3:07 pm by | 2 Comments

Medicine these days is advancing at a rate never experienced before. New technology emerges all the time. It is often hard for doctors and patients alike to keep on top…


Can Point of Care Tests Curb the Rising Tide of Antibiotic Resistance?

Can Point of Care Tests Curb the Rising Tide of Antibiotic Resistance?

February 8, 2014 9:55 pm by | 9 Comments

One of the most dangerous medical threats now facing us is the growth of resistance to antibiotics. According to the CDC’s 2013 report on antibiotic resistance, more than 2 million…