MARLTON, N.J., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocare, one of the region's largest independent medical groups, today announced that President and CEO, Howard Orel, MD, has been named one of the top 50 most powerful people in New Jersey healthcare. As President and CEO of Advocare, Dr. Orel leads the organization's mission to provide outstanding medical care and service to Advocare's approximately 600,000 patients.
Dr. Orel is the driving force behind Advocare's continued growth as one of the largest 100 independent medical groups in the country. He has advanced Advocare's expansion of patient access, and has led clinical education initiatives for physicians around value-based programs.
"I am honored and humbled to have been included in this list alongside so many distinguished peers," said Dr. Orel. "Collectively, we are all working together to advance healthcare delivery in New Jersey. A critical part of the state economy, healthcare contributes to approximately 7% of New Jersey's gross domestic product, contributing nearly $35 billion in 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. I'm proud to be contributing to our state's success, to be a practicing physician, and to be leading Advocare's more than 550 providers in providing high quality medical care to our patients."
Dr. Orel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees from The College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, and the Perelman School of Medicine. He then completed his pediatric internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has been continuously certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 1989. A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Orel runs an active general pediatric practice, Advocare Marlton Pediatrics. Dr. Orel has been honored multiple times as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey magazine.
Advocare, LLC ("Advocare") is a physician-owned medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. Founded in 1998 as an alliance of 33 physicians in southern New Jersey, Advocare has grown to become widely recognized and highly respected as one of the region's largest, independent, multi-specialty physician groups. Advocare serves approximately 600,000 patients at nearly 200 locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Patients visit Advocare's 550+ primary care physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants more than 1.5 million times each year. Advocare physicians are regularly recognized among the region's top doctors. Since 2012, more than 60 Advocare doctors have been named "Top Docs" by New Jersey and Pennsylvania consumer magazines. Learn more at www.advocaredoctors.com.
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