Dena Lacara, DO
CONTINUUM CARE AT MECCA INTEGRATED MEDICAL
333A Route 46 West, Suite 135, Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-826-0440 • drdenalacara.com • continuumatmecca.com
After 10 years in a large practice where she handled more than 3,500 patient visits each year, board-certified family physician
Dr. Dena Lacara decided she was ready for a change. “The doctor-patient relationship is the cornerstone of primary care, but has become
increasingly di;cult to cultivate as doctors are pressured to see more patients in less time,” she says. “I was lucky to be part of an amazing
Dr. Lacara is going out on her own, focusing on personalized, relationship-driven health care. Her new practice, opened in October, is
limited to 400 patients. They pay a monthly fee in exchange for access to Dr. Lacara at any time, including o;ce visits, house calls and
phone consults—she will even accompany them to specialist visits in select circumstances. “I wanted to work with fewer patients, but be
available to them 24/7 via phone, email, text or skype,” she says. “I see it as an opportunity to build stronger relationships with my patients
and help keep them healthy overall, instead of solely focusing on treating a specific disease or problem.”
By emphasizing lifestyle modification and not just medical interventions, Dr. Lacara hopes to provide patients with a holistic approach to
health care that will extend far beyond the confines of an annual physical exam.
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston; HackensackUMC Mountainside, Montclair.
MEDICAL TRAINING: UMDNJ–School of Osteopathic Medicine (DO); Overlook Medical Center (residency).