Center of Medicine and Dentistry
The Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry specializes in health care for people with mild to severe developmental and intellectual disabilities in an outpatient setting.
Our three clinical service centers are located in a single accessible venue and provide:
- General medical services and well as specialty care
- A full range of dental services
- Customized seating and mobility devices
Most health providers have little experience caring for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, who may have difficulties communicating “what hurts” without the help of an interpreter or assistive technology. At Matheny’s Center of Medicine and Dentistry our integrated team of specialists seamlessly connect with patients to address and calm their concerns. Our outpatient service programs exist to optimize the quality of life for these individuals.
Specific Services include:
In addition to Primary Care we provide specialized care in Nephrology, Neurology, Optometry, Physiatry, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Services, Developmental and General Consultative Pediatrics, Urology and Gastroenterology. To assess swallowing difficulties, Matheny uses a state-of-the-art procedure called Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). A minimally invasive alternative to beam technologies such as barium swallowing,FEES is significantly less time-consuming, less expensive, and more comfortable for the patient.
Dental services and treatment includex-rays, cleanings, treatment of cavities, extractions, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, root canals, behavior management, cancer screening, and biopsies. Services are provided in partnership with the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
Assistive Technology Services
Our Seating and Mobility Clinic designs, builds, and modifies wheelchairs and other assistive devices, from the most basic manual wheelchairs to the most sophisticated power mobility and communication systems. Matheny’s occupational and physical therapists work in conjunction with rehabilitation technicians and patients to develop solutions that optimize function and minimize discomfort for individuals with severe physical impairments. Our staff members are certified as assistive technology practitioners and suppliers by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).
Women’s Health Care
Because adult women with disabilities are just as susceptible to breast cancer, cervical cancer,and menstrual and menopausal problems as women without disabilities, Matheny maintains a gynecologist on staff. Women with disabilities may or may not be verbal, so their doctors must be extremely patient and understanding, often taking a pediatric approach.
For more information about the services of the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry, Call (908) 234-0011, ext. 771
For information specifically about the seating and mobility clinic, Call (908) 234-0011, ext. 772
Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry
65 Highland Avenue
Peapack, NJ 07977
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