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by Partners In Care on July 24, 2013

Find out how one of our providers successfully transitioned from a hospital Division Chief to owner of a thriving independent primary care practice… 

Teresa Schaer, MD, FACP

In 2008, Dr. Teresa Schaer made the unconventional decision to leave her position as Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Saint Peter’s University Hospital to start her own private practice.  At the time, many of her colleagues were selling their practices and taking staff positions at hospitals.   A board-certified Internist and Geriatric specialist, she opened a unique Dr. Teresa Schaer Headshot- Reducedconcierge practice, Signature Health Solutions, centered on an integrative approach to internal and geriatric medicine.  A long-standing provider in the Partners In Care network, she leveraged its 19-year track record in care coordination and innovation to perfect an outcome-based model of care that focuses on keeping her patients well.   

Working with the Partners In Care team of licensed clinicians and drawing upon her 25-plus years of experience and expertise, she has built an impressive and thriving practice that boasts a waiting list of patients who want to sign up for her personalized medical services.  

Her success has not gone unrecognized. In 2012 she was named to the NJ Monthly magazine “Top Doctors” list, and in 2013, she was named to Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” list.  In addition to running her busy practice, she is a sought-after speaker, lecturing throughout New Jersey on the topics of Geriatrics, Age Management and Medical Ethics.  Dr. Schaer is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson and an attending physician at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. 

About Dr. Schaer:

Dr. Schaer was the Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Saint Peter’s University Hospital for 21 years.  She is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine.  Dr. Schaer completed her residency in Internal Medicine at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center in New York City in 1984 and her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC in 1986. 

For more information about Dr. Schaer and her practice, visit



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