Dr. Kronhaus

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.     

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.

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Dr. Montgomery

            Dr. Montgomery received her Doctorate of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  She did her Internal Medicine Residency at Rhode Island Hospital at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island.  After completing her residency she went on to complete a Fellowship in Women’s Health at that same hospital.  She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. 

            Dr. Montgomery had previously been providing primary care services and Women’s health services as well as treating medical complications of pregnancy.  She regularly performs in office gynecological procedures such as PAP smears.

Dr. Ussery-Kronhaus   

​ 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.

​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.  

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.

Our Residents

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.