Kimberly Odell MD
Dr. Kimberly Odell did her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and received her doctorate in medicine from New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers (Formerly UMDNJ) in 1993. She completed her residency in Family Medicine from Overlook Family Medicine Residency and was board certified by in 1996.
Dr. Odell has had a varied career, initially working in a private practice urgent care facility before moving on to JFK Family Medicine Residency Program, in Edison, NJ, where she spent 13 years as assistant director with a focus on geriatric care. During this time, Dr.Odell also received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine and helped staff JFK Hospital’s Palliative Care service.
Upon leaving JFK, Dr. Odell worked for Hackensack-Meridian Health’s Occupational Health office, becoming certified as a Medical Review Officer and then worked additionally for a Monmouth County geriatric group at both Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Hospital before joining Jersey Coast Family Medicine.
Dr. Odell has a wide variety of interests including women’s reproductive health, having served on the Board of Monmouth County Planned Parenthood for 10 years, and currently is studying for a certification in Culinary Nutrition. As a mom of two sets of twins, she has a particular interest in encouraging and educating all patients on healthy nutritional intake.
Jersey Coast Family Medicine's mission is to provide Caring and Compassionate Family Medical Care with an emphasis on prevention and improving the overall health of our patients. We have created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.
We are a full-service family practice of dedicated, experienced physicians who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve your entire family for all of your medical needs in all stages of life. Our physicians believe in providing comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible.
Each physician is Board Certified and comes to our practice with years of experience in their area of specialty.
All of our physicians are affiliated with Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. They are also teaching faculty for The Family Medicine Residency at Ocean Medical Center. A Family Medicine Residency Program serves to teach new physicians the art of Family Medicine. Hackensack Meridian Health has established an innovative training program at Ocean Medical Center using community-based Family Practice offices to train residents over a three-year period. Eight residents per year are selected from a national pool and distributed between four Family Medicine practices in Ocean County. Jersey Coast Family Medicine is honored to be a core training center for the Ocean Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.
Beginning in July each year residents will be assigned to our office to complete their three-year residency. These physicians will establish their own panel of patients and will assist in the care of our existing patients under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Kelly Ussery-Kronhaus who serves as the Program Director for the Family Residency Program at Ocean Medical Center and Dr. Kenneth Kronhaus core faculty and site director.
Karyn Montgomery MD
Dr. Montgomery did her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and received her Doctorate of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She then went on to complete a residency in General Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, the major teaching affiliate of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. After finishing her residency, she went on to develop and complete a Fellowship in Women’s Health Medicine at Brown University, the first Fellowship of its kind in the United States.
After completing her Fellowship, Dr. Montgomery worked at Women’s Health Associates, a teaching practice affiliated with the Department of General Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital. During this time, she also served as a consultant at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, focusing on general medicine and medical complications of pregnancy. She worked in conjunction with the Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the care of the most complicated pregnancies. Following this, she went on to establish a women’s health medical practice in nearby New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Dr. Montgomery held multiple teaching positions within Brown University, focusing on the primary care of women. She has published numerous medical journal articles and co-authored two chapters in a textbook of primary care medicine. She continues to enjoy caring for primary care patients, including those with complicated medical conditions. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians.
Kelly Ussery-Kronhaus MD
Dr. Kelly G. Ussery-Kronhaus received her Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in 2002. Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2005 by The American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus completed her residency in Family Medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hoboken, NJ. While in residency, Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus served as Chief Resident and distinguished herself as a champion for medical education.
After graduating from residency, Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus practiced primary care and urgent care in private practice before taking a position as faculty at the residency program where she trained. Since starting work in academic medicine, shaping the minds of new physicians, she took a keen interest in Women’s Health and advanced her training through the ASCCP. She regularly performs in office gynecological procedures such as PAP smears and Colposcopy. In addition to her clinical duties she was responsible for developing educational curriculum for the residency and eventually was bestowed the prestigious title of Associate Residency Director.
Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus currently serves as The Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education at Ocean Medical Center, Program Director for The Family Medicine Residency at Ocean Medical Center, Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Hackensack Meridian Health Seton Hall School of Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus brings that passion for education to her patients by devoting herself to their understanding of the diseases and health conditions that they face. She is a member and Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians.
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Nicole Babushkin, M.D.
Dr. Babushkin was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College with a bachelors in chemistry and health and nutrition. She then became a researcher at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Mount Sinai/Beth Israel, where she was published for her work in the Journal of Diabetes. Dr. Babushkin earned her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. She decided to pursue a career in family medicine because it encompasses all areas of medicine and enables her to be the first line of care for her patients. Professionally, Dr. Babushkin’s ever-growing interests range from sports medicine to urgent care. In her spare time, she enjoys training and staying active with any sport. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, friends, pets and exploring the beaches down at the Jersey Shore, which she now calls home.
Erica De Clemente, M.D.
Dr. De Clemente is from Rockland County, NY. She attended Monmouth University where she majored in biology with a concentration on molecular cell physiology. She then moved to St. Kitts where she earned her medical degree from The University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Erica loves being outdoors enjoying hobbies such as hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, gardening, and horseback riding. She loves to spend time with her family at their summer getaway in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This special place is where she first fell in love with family medicine after volunteering in rural clinics around the island.
Brittney Grella, M.D.
Dr. Grella is from Long Island, NY. She graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. She then went on to earn her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Brittney was an active member of the Sea Cliff Fire Department as a volunteer EMT and is a member of Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity. Family medicine captivated her interest because it requires a physician to be versatile and have a great deal of knowledge and experience with a wide variety of patients. Her specific interests range from academic medicine to obstetrics, women’s health, and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets.
Charles Rutkowski, M.D.
Dr. Rutkowski was born and raised in Bayonne, NJ. before moving to Monmouth County and residing there with his family. He earned a BA in Psychology from Washington College in Chestertown, Md. where he also continued his passion for hockey and lacrosse. He earned his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Monmouth University. After working for a few years as a case manager, Dr. Rutkowski decided to pursue his passion to help others by earning his medical degree at the Medical University of the Americas (Nevis). Dr. Rutkowski enjoys spending time with his family, playing ice hockey, and snowboarding. He is excited for the opportunity to care for patients in an acute and chronic setting while giving back to his local community.
Charles Eke, M.D.
Dr. Eke was born in Jersey City, NJ and was raised in Plainfield, NJ. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Delaware State University. After graduating from college, he spent one year doing research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He earned a master’s degree in health science from Meharry Medical College and his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He chose family medicine as his specialty because he wanted to be prepared to treat patients of all types, and because family medicine physicians are at the center of their patient’s care. Charles is interested in working with medically underserved populations to minimize the access to healthcare gap and is looking forward to continuing his education at Ocean Medical Center. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming with his friends, and playing basketball.
Alex Gusler, M.D.
Dr. Gusler was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States at the age of 8. He graduated from University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry which was followed by a medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Gusler's passion for Family Medicine arose during his clinical years when he was able to spend time and care for his patients. In addition, he was ecstatic about having the opportunity to form long-term relationships with the patients during which he saw them getting better before his eyes. Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center’s Family Residency Program will enable him to build new long-term relationships with the population while obtaining top notch education from the fantastic staff. Dr. Gusler's interests vary greatly from emergency medicine to sport medicine and academia. During his free time, he enjoys tennis, snowboarding and travelling all while supporting his Chicago based professional sports teams.
Ken Kronhaus MD
Dr. Kenneth Evan Kronhaus received his Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in 2002. Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2006 by The American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Kronhaus completed his residency in Family Medicine at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. While in residency, Dr. Kronhaus was recognized as a leader in medical education and, in 2006, was awarded Resident Teacher of the Year by The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
He currently serves as the Medical Director/Site Director for the Family Medicine Residency at Ocean Medical Center, Core Assistant Professor at the Hackensack Meridian Health Seton Hall School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and is Clinical Assistant Professor at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Kronhaus is dedicated to caring and compassionate medical care with a distinct focus on patient education. He has a special interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kronhaus is a member and Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Kronhaus is continually educating himself on the latest advancements in the treatment of chronic disease. He takes a unique approach to your chronic health problems. Using an in depth patient interview and laboratory assessment and recommending changes to your diet and lifestyle as well as using the most modern medications he can significantly improve your health.
Leigh Neidermeyer APN
Leigh Neidermeyer is an Advanced Practice Nurse who graduated from Drexel University with a Master of Science in Nursing specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over 5 years of nursing experience including working in home health and wound care. She is a member of The Honor Society of Nursing, The American Association of Nurse Practitioners and The American Nurses Association.
In addition to working closely with our physicians seeing patients in our office for various health issues she heads up our Chronic Care Management program. She focuses on reaching out to our high risk health conditions population striving to keep them healthy and at home, avoiding admission to the hospital. We are very pleased and fortunate to have her with us.