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Dr. Dennis Mojares

Practicing Urgent Care in Walk In Medical/Family First Urgent Care since 1981

Past Experience:

  • General Surgery & Emergency Medicine
  • Celebrating 50 Years of Practicing Medicine, 2013
  • Prior President, Foundation of Philippine American Medical Society
  • Past Medical Director ER, Overlook Hospital
  • Prior Member NJ Medical Society


  • University of Santo Tomas, School of Medicine
  • Residency – Newark Beth Israel Medicine Center, General Surgery, Vasular Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Dr. Richard Mojares, FAAP, FACP

Practicing Urgent Care since 2002


  • Dual Board Certified, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Assist Clinical Professor: UMDNJ/Rutgers-NJ Medical School
  • Staff Privileges: Monmouth Medical & Jersey Shore Medical Center
  • Past Vice President, Medical Staff, Healthsouth Rehab Hosp
  • Past Medical Director, ARC of Monmouth
  • Clinical Preceptor: NJ Medical School, Monmouth Univ, Rutgers Univ, Preceptor of the Year, Monmouth Univ School of Nursing 2015
  • Voted Jersey Choice Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly Magazine 2014, 2016, and 2017


  • St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Residency – UMDNJ – NJ Medical School – Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics; Chief Resident – Internal Medicine

Dr. Gregg Mojares

Emergency Room Doctor since 2006

  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
  • Named New Jersey’s “Top Doctor” in Emergency Medicine by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, November 2013
  • Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Received ‘Patients’ Choice Award’ in 2013
  • Voted Jersey Choice Too Doctor by New Jersey Monthly Magazine 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017


  • The University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Residency – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Emergency Medicine; Chief Resident

Dr. William Downs, FACOEP

Emergency Room Doctor since 1999.

  • Associate Director, Monmouth Medical Center ED; has been there since 1999

Past Experience:

  • Ocean Medical Center, Emergency Room Doctor, Brick, NJ
  • Capital Health Emergency Room Doctor, Trenton, NJ


  • Graduated NY College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Graduated Seton Hall University, NJ
  • Residency – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Emergency Medicine; Chief Resident

Rebekah A. Adamczyk, DO

She has been practicing in Oakhurst for the past several years as an internist. She has built a practice and has excellent customer quality care that you would expect from physicians at Family First. Some of her accomplishments are:

  • Internal Medicine Doctor

Past Experience:

  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Residency, Internal Medicine


  • Graduated Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency – Newark Beth Israel Medicine Center

Physician Assistants at Family First Urgent Care


Katy Fingerhut M.S. PA-C

Graduate of Penn State University 2011, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Movement Science
Received a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies 2013 from Arcadia University
Has over four years of experience working in orthopedics and one year working in primary and urgent care


Lindsay L. Gannon M.S. PA-C

Graduate of Rutgers University 2004, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Received a Master Physician Assistant 2008 from Seton Hall University
Has 6.5 years of ER experience at JFK hospital and more than a year of urgent care experience

Melissa A. Monaghan M.S. PA-C

Graduate of Monmouth University 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Chemistry
Attended Seton Hall University Graduate School for Physician Assistant 2008 and received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Has eight years of emergency medicine experience at Monmouth Medical Center Emergency and Bayshore Medical Center
Is currently also on staff at Monmouth Medical Center

Elizabeth Olson M.S. PA-C

Graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Language and International Health. Attended Arcadia University with a Master’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Previously to working at Urgent Care, Elizabeth worked at an emergency room for 4 years.

Andrea Wieder, MSN-FNP

Graduate of Simmons College with a Bachelor in Nursing. Attended Catholic University of America, graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner. Previously worked for 7 years in acute care in Washington D.C area as well as other urgent care centers.


Carley Palmer M.S. PA-C

Graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Carley then continued her education at Seton Hall graduating with a Master’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Previously she worked for 2 years in clinical rotations with an emphasis on emergency medicine.

What is a Physician Assistant?
A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional with post graduate education. They practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician. (American Academy of Physician Assistants)
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner is a specialized nurse who has completed a masters or doctorate program and has advanced clinical training. NPs practice medicine with a collaborating physician. (American Association of Nurse Practitioners)

All of our Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are the best in their fields. They have been hand selected by Dr. Richard Mojares and have graduated from an array of top universities as well as multiple years of experience working in top medical institutions and hospitals in multiple areas of healthcare.

Both PAs and NPs can:

  • Take medical history
  • Conduct physical exams
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses
  • Order and interpret tests
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Counsel on preventative care
  • Assist in surgery
  • Write prescriptions
  • Make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes