Ocean Medical Group owner, Dr. Karambir Dalal and his staff make it a point to provide their patients with thorough, complete care.
Thanks to Ocean Medical Group’s hybrid model, patients receive the benefits of combined primary care and urgent care to give you one familiar facility and staff to assist with your medical needs.
This convenience, coupled with Dr. Dalal’s decisiveness and flexibility has tremendously benefitted his patients. OMG is a top-notch facility with staffing that, as well as Dr Dalal, includes Nurses, Practitioners, Olivia Sisco and Bridgette Gauslin.
Dr. Dalal has an interesting past. He grew up in in India and intended to join the Indian Army after graduating after graduating medical school there in 1991, however, love and fate had other plans. “I was all set to go into the Indian Army as a doctor and had already taken my boards and physical but then I met my wife; we ended up getting married and that changed my path,” he said.
She had spent most of her life in America and he had decided to join her. After he moved to America, Dr. Dalal passed the US Medical Licensing examination boards and completed his residence, as chief resident at UMDNJ from 1994-1997. In 2004 he moved to Toms River /Whiting area, where he purchased Ocean Medical Group and supervised the practice’s transition to the hybrid facility that it is today.
Dr. Dalal has extensive clinical experience that ranges from the emergency room care at University Hospital to serving as voluntary Chairman for the Department of Medicine. He did this for seven years at Community Medical Center where he currently serves as Treasurer of Medical Staff.
On top of scheduling regular primary care appointments, the office is open seven days a week and is equipped with urgent care capabilities. Ocean Medical Group is able to take care of any minor emergencies including cuts, sprains and minor surgery. In addition, they provide memory testing, EKG, echocardiogram, bone density screening and of course routine physicals and in-office laboratory testing.
If anything were to happen, unexpectedly, the patients have access to this type of care as opposed to the possibility of vastly over-spending on a visit to the Emergency Room. Dr. Dalal, unlike most private physicians, still makes rounds at Community Medical Center and if for any reason his patients become hospitalized, he is available there to follow through with their care. Should a patient be referred to any out-of-office care, Dr. Dalal advises, “we follow the patient wherever the patient goes.”
Versatility and quality of care are two important factors that have always resonated with Dr. Dalal. He makes it a point to build solid doctor-patient relationships while also promoting the patient’s health first and foremost. “When I’m in the room with a patient, I do not control the time; the patient controls the time. I never say, “your time is over, next,” he joked.
He often even finds himself and his patients discussing social issues and other topics not rigidly connected to medicine as he feels this helps build rapport and trust with them. One example Dr. Dalal recalled representing patient trust in OMG concerned a cancer survivor who was also the primary caretaker for his wife who suffered from dementia. This patient came in one day very weak and dehydrated. The office administered IV fluids, performed blood work and he left feeling much better. Lab results that were reviewed the following day showed this patient was heading into kidney failure so the office brought him in for more IV fluids and to run an EKG to check his heart. This particular patient made four separate trips to the office in one week, however he ended up back at his baseline with his kidneys returned to normal.
Without Ocean Medical Group, the patient would have to have been admitted to a hospital for at least one week, resulting in a cost of thousands of dollars. More importantly, he would have been unable to care for his wife throughout his treatment. This availability of treatment allowed this patient to maintain his daily routine even while recovering from a serious ailment.
It is easy to schedule an appointment with Ocean Medical Group. You can call 732-849-1075, or just stop by if you feel it can’t wait. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Ocean Medical Group is open seven days a week, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The practice is located at 401 Lacey Road, Suite B in the Whiting section of Manchester Township.