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. She is also a columnist for Physician's Weekly. She has been interviewed in US News, NPR's Marketplace and on NBC Nightly News. She has authored the book, "Inside Our Broken Healthcare System". 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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Treatment of Infectious Diseases Takes a Step Back in the 21st Century

Treatment of Infectious Diseases Takes a Step Back in the 21st Century

March 13, 2015 9:02 pm by | 1 Comments

Another deadly infection blights the US yet again, this time in California. We all saw the news of the outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center….


Are Superbugs on the Rise?

Are Superbugs on the Rise?

February 20, 2015 9:25 am by | 0 Comments

Many proclaim that the discovery of penicillin was perhaps the most important medical discovery of all times. With the use of penicillin, patients survived previous deadly infections and life expectancy…



What Disneyland taught the medical community

What Disneyland taught the medical community

February 2, 2015 12:43 am by | 2 Comments

Measles, a disease that has been nearly eradicated in the US, is now resurfacing. Anyone who has been watching the news knows that the source originated in Disneyland. The majority…


Innovating the doctor’s lounge

Innovating the doctor’s lounge

January 25, 2015 9:15 am by | 1 Comments

Editor’s note: The author is a member of the Sermo advisory board. The doctor’s lounge used to be a great meeting place for doctors. A place where only doctors could…


The Value of Anonymity in Online Medical Crowdsourcing Communities

The Value of Anonymity in Online Medical Crowdsourcing Communities

December 10, 2014 9:09 pm by | 1 Comments

The value of anonymity in online medical crowdsourcing communities has been debated in the past. Is there truly a need to be anonymous when talking with peers in a professional…


How Social Media Is Transforming the Physician Communications Landscape

How Social Media Is Transforming the Physician Communications Landscape

December 3, 2014 5:52 pm by | 1 Comments

Medical advances are happening at a seemingly break neck speed. Technology has greatly eased many tasks in our daily lives at work, at home and socially. It has also made…


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…