Welcome to Your Medical Home!

From our home to yours, we wish you much happiness and joy this holiday season filled with many  special moments with family and friends.

We are committed to providing excellent primary care by working in close partnership with patients, listening carefully to their concerns, and by coordinating the services provided by health care specialists to ensure the best outcomes. As a patient, you will have the peace-of-mind that Dr. Schmidt is available when you need him. Patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Schmidt via e-mail or cell. House calls can be scheduled for patients that are not able to visit our office in Belmar, NJ.  Experience the difference yourself and discover why more than 97% of Dr. Schmidt’s patients are very satisfied with the care provided by making an appointment today.

Our practice participates in Jersey Health Connect, a Health Information Organization (HIO) created to help patients and caregivers in central and northern New Jersey share health information. Dozens of hospitals, health systems, physician practices and other providers are currently collaborating through Jersey Health Connect. Learn more by reading the Jersey Heath Connect Patient Brochure.

We are excited to offer an online tool that provides anywhere, anytime access to your personal health records! With our Follow My Health Patient Portal, you can manage your health, communicate with our office and make more informed decisions about your care – 24/7 from any computer, smartphone or tablet. Our Follow My Health Patient Portal is a safe and secure environment where you can review your medical records, communicate privately with Dr. Schmidt, view test results and treatment notes, update your health information, request RX refills, receive e-mail reminders, request or change appointments, complete forms, and pay your bills. Learn more by watching this video. Stop by our front desk or email valrich@schmidtmd.com for your sign in credentials to get started today.

If you are enrolled by the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey Medicaid and most other health insurance plans we are here to treat you. Learn more on our Obamacare page, or by visiting Healthcare.gov.

Read our November 2015 newsletter where we recall the four basic freedoms eloquently enunciated by FDR to remind us to be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. We also introduce the benefits you will realize by our association with Jersey Heath Connect and HealtheRegistry. In addition, an update on medical insurance is provided so you are aware of your options and important enrollment dates for coverage in 2016. Finally we discuss how your waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) can be a predictor of cardiovascular mortality.  Click here to view our previous newsletters.

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Dr. Schmidt earned the distinction of being named Healthcare Hero Volunteer of the Year by NJBIZ.

We welcome your comments and questions and will constantly work to improve this site so that you have better and faster access to your appointments, lab results, and your personal health information. As we build our relationship, you will hopefully view this website as a window into your Medical Home!

Nothing is more important to us than your health! A critical step to good health is expanding your knowledge. Let us help you improve your health by introducing you to informative and user-friendly websites on our Healthy Links page. Links for some of our favorites are given below:

Dr. Schmidt is committed to providing superb primary care by working in close partnership with his patients, listening carefully to their concerns, and being available when needed. Dr. Schmidt truly believes that you will live a healthier life if the medical care you receive from specialists is coordinated. This is why he adopted the Medical Home concept. As a result, Dr. Schmidt, your specialists and you will have more complete information on your medical background. Your data will be stored in a secure electronic medical record in the Follow My Health Patient Portal which will serve to enhance the quality of your care, minimize redundancy and reduce the likelihood of negative interactions by prescribed medicine.“Visited the Follow My Health Patient Portal. It’s magic! For the first time in my life, I feel like a partner in my own health care.” – Greg Ryan