Health Connections Special Edition: Cooper Specialty Care at Cherry Hill

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Juggling multiple health care needs just got easier. Cooper University Health Care, the area’s leading academic health system, is opening the new Cooper Specialty Care at Cherry Hill, consolidating high-demand, adult health care specialties into one easy-to-access location in the heart of Cherry Hill. Here you will find cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, and outpatient laboratory services to meet your health needs.

The newest addition to Cooper’s expanding health system has over 100 exam rooms for patient visits and additional rooms for testing and procedures, and is designed to provide a range of outpatient services. But we didn’t stop there. Our Welcome Concierge on the first floor and greeters throughout the center are available to answer your questions and help you get to your appointment on time. Or you can try our new express self check-in on easy-touch screens.

The four-story, state-of-the-art Cherry Hill center is flooded with natural light and offers views of the Cooper River. Get comfortable in private seating in our WiFi-enabled waiting areas and take in some of the artwork throughout the center. Need breakfast, lunch, or a cup of coffee? You’ll find all of these and more at our full-service café, offering Starbucks® beverages and treats.

As beautiful as our new Specialty Care at Cherry Hill is, our goal is to provide advanced and accessible patient care. Early morning and evening appointments are available to fit into everyone’s busy schedules. And we’re easy to get to, with plenty of parking and two ADA-compliant entrances on Route 70 and Park Boulevard in Cherry Hill.

Our entire team of physicians, advanced practice providers, technicians, and support staff, representing the many specialties and diagnostic services in the new Cooper Specialty Care at Cherry Hill, is committed to making your experience the best it can be.

To our neighbors in Cherry Hill and beyond, we look forward to seeing you. The following services will be available in May at our new multispecialty center:

CARDIOLOGY

Cooper Cardiology, part of the Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira, is staffed with a team of dedicated cardiologists and nurse practitioners who provide comprehensive cardiac services, including prevention, early detection, and long-term management of heart disease. Patients have access to a network of interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons who perform advanced minimally invasive procedures, pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and follow-up, and the most advanced cardiac surgery services.

  • Cholesterol and lipid disorders
  • Prevention and management of cardiac risk factors
  • Heart rhythm disorders, such as arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation
  • Diagnostic testing, including stress testing and echocardiography

ENDOCRINOLOGY

The endocrinology experts at Cooper specialize in diagnosing and treating hormone-related (endocrine system) disorders. Our board-certified endocrinologists combine professional expertise with leading-edge technology to deliver a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care that emphasizes education and prevention in addition to innovative diagnostics and treatment. At Cooper, our specialists have advanced education and training in endocrinology and devote their entire practice to improving the health and well-being of patients with hormonal disorders, such as:

  • Diabetes types 1 and 2
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Calcium and vitamin D disorders
  • Male and female reproductive disorders

As a patient of Cooper Endocrinology, you will have access to diabetes education, including nutrition counseling and diabetes self-management classes in the new Wellness Center.

OUTPATIENT LABORATORY SERVICES

For patients referred for outpatient testing, our lab is available with a physician’s order form. Our staff consists of highly trained professional medical technologists and phlebotomists dedicated to delivering personalized services to meet your specific testing needs. Services include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Microbiological cultures

NEPHROLOGY

Cooper’s board-certified nephrologists are at the forefront of patient care, new technology, and improvements in diagnostics to evaluate, diagnose, and treat kidney disease. Our nephrologists collaborate with other specialists from Cooper, who may include physicians from other disciplines, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, health educators, and social workers to provide care that is tailored to your individual needs. This team approach helps to ensure quality and uniformity of care so that you can enjoy the healthiest and most productive life possible.

Our nephrology team manages patients with different types of acute and chronic kidney conditions often due to diabetes, hypertension, infections, and hereditary illnesses, including:

  • Kidney failure
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Chronic renal insufficiency
  • Hypertension-related kidney disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Protenuria (protein in urine)
  • Glomerular disease
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Kidney and pancreas transplant management
  • Cystic kidney disease

NEUROLOGY

Neurology experts at Cooper specialize in diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of neurological conditions. Their expertise includes acute and chronic diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. Through our disease-specific neurology programs, our specialists combine their expertise with leading technology and compassion to deliver exceptional care for a full range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Movement disorders, including essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain injury

NEUROSURGERY

Cooper’s expert, board-certified neurosurgeons are trained in the latest innovative and minimally invasive surgical treatment options. As part of the only Level I Trauma Center in South Jersey, our neurosurgeons are a key part of the trauma team, treating some of the most complex injuries. We provide comprehensive neurosurgical services for injuries or diseases affecting the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves.

The neurosurgery team offers the latest and most innovative surgical techniques, including:

  • Gamma Knife® Icon™ system for brain tumors
  • Deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders
  • Vagus nerve stimulation surgery for seizures
  • WEB® aneurysm embolization system for
  • wide-neck aneurysms
  • Comaneci device system for ruptured aneurysms

Patient examination room.

ORTHOPAEDICS

The physicians and surgeons at Cooper Bone and Joint Institute treat any orthopaedic injury or problem. From the simplest injury to the most complex surgical interventions, our team offers innovative surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Our skilled and expert staff includes board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and physicians, physician assistants, and certified nurse practitioners.

Our orthopaedic experts offer specialized care for the following types of conditions:

  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Joint replacement
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Sports medicine
  • Spine
  • Foot and ankle
  • Orthopaedic oncology

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Cooper’s physical and occupational therapy specialists provide specialized, focused, and comprehensive care. It is our goal to help you to restore function and enjoy an improved quality of life. Our physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists have years of experience treating patients whose needs stem from a range of issues– whether a one-time problem or a long-term condition. We offer personalized, comprehensive care for patients of all ages.

Our physical and occupational therapy specialists offer the following specialized services:

  • Concussion therapy
  • Sports medicine therapy
  • Manual physical therapy
  • Hand therapy
  • Physical rehabilitation for cancer survivors

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

At Cooper, our board-certified physiatrists offer advanced diagnostic tools and innovative treatment options to ensure a high level of care for patients of all ages. In addition to our physiatrists, your care team may involve physical therapists, occupational therapists, and rehabilitation aides.

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation program cares for a wide variety of acute and chronic medical problems, musculoskeletal disorders, and severe disabilities. We offer the latest treatment options, including:

  • Assistive devices, such as braces and artificial limbs
  • Biofeedback
  • Botox® injections for spasticity
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Injection techniques
  • Manual medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medication
  • Therapeutic exercise

PODIATRY

At Cooper, our expert podiatrists strive to improve the overall health and well-being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle. Our team consists of physicians and surgeons who treat the lower extremities, primarily the feet and ankles.

Our podiatry experts treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bunions
  • Claw toe and hammer toe
  • Diabetic foot disorders
  • Lisfranc fracture/dislocation
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

PULMONARY

Using advanced tools and techniques, the pulmonary medicine specialists at Cooper treat lung disorders, including chronic diseases, such as emphysema and asthma, and acute pulmonary problems, such as pneumonia. Cooper is the first and, to date, only hospital in New Jersey to offer bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) therapy for patients with severe COPD/emphysema and hyperinflation.

Our specialists collaborate with colleagues in oncology, thoracic surgery, medical oncology, pathology, radiology, and other medical specialties to provide patients with a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan for the best possible outcomes. Cooper’s interventional pulmonologists are also an essential component of the lung cancer team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Together, our pulmonologists and interventional pulmonologists care for patients with:

  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer (primary and metastatic)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic cough
  • Dyspnea/shortness of breath
  • Interstitial lung disease (scarring of the lungs)
  • Upper airway disorders
  • Foreign bodies requiring removal
  • Sleep apnea and sleep disorders
  • Other medical conditions that affect the lungs and breathing

RHEUMATOLOGY

Cooper’s rheumatology team specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the joints as well as rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus. Our board-certified rheumatologists treat a wide variety of autoimmune diseases and types of arthritis using the most advanced technologies available. Our collaborative approach to care gives patients numerous diagnostic and treatment options and the most comprehensive care possible.

Our multidisciplinary specialists treat a wide range of rheumatologic conditions, including:

  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vasculitis

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South Jersey’s Leading Academic Health System

For over 130 years, we’ve been committed to you, your treatment, and your recovery. As an academic health system, our team of compassionate medical experts combines education and research to provide you with the most personalized care. Cooper’s 750-plus physicians practice in 75 specialties at more than 100 conveniently located medical offices and three urgent care centers.

The Cooper Health Sciences Campus is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

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