Study: Patients Are More Likely to Visit Physician of the Same Race

Doctors’ offices around the world strive to offer optimal comfort for patients and their families. From furniture to office décor and even the staff themselves, every aspect of a Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) office has the patient’s comfort in mind. A study done in 2002 by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health first brought light to an underrated accomplishment—one we take great pride in—and that’s being culturally diverse.

The study concludes that patients are more apt to visit and feel more confident about their level of care if the physician is of their race. In general, practices up and down the country began to adopt a culturally diverse staff the mid to late 2000s, and patients were the first to take notice.

Here at GANJ, you’ll find 19 physicians who come from all walks of life. Spread out across the northern parts of the state, our offices accommodate patients of any ethnicity and nationality. In fact, Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language here, with over six physicians who able to understand and translate the language. Other languages spoken by our specialists include Italian, Arabic, Urdu and Greek.

As a practice, we are committed to continuing to build a solid core of culturally diverse physicians, adding to the ease and convenience of our offices as well as our overall continuum of care for the gastrointestinal health of our patients.