Dr. Emilia Aponte is Board-certified in Family Medicine. Bilingual in both English and Spanish, she believes that the key to improving health and instilling change begins with a doctor-patient relationship centered primarily around trust, positive reinforcement, encouragement, and patience. She is a firm believer in ‘slow and steady wins the race’ when it comes to improving health and quality of life. What she loves most about her patients and practicing medicine is the bond that she forms, which is deeply rooted in trust. Prior to joining R-Health, Dr. Aponte was a physician at Concentra Urgent Care.

MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe that as humans we are always striving to enjoy everything that life has to offer while staying healthy in the process, and this balance is what I work towards every day with my patients. I am a firm believer that the doctor­-patient relationship should always start first with listening to my patient’s needs, wants and goals. Only then can we set expectations and work towards change. I find that if we listen more as providers, our patients will tell us what they need and how we can achieve it together. I believe in creating a partnership, where I can utilize my skills and use the tools given to me to help guide and influence a healthier lifestyle.

EDUCATION

RESIDENCY:

Nassau University Medical Center

MEDICAL SCHOOL:

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

UNDERGRADUATE:

University of the Sciences

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

American Osteopathic Association

AREAS OF INTEREST

Preventative Care
Healthy Lifestyle
Women’s Health
Mental Health
Sports/Injury care

SERVICES OFFERED

Dr. Aponte at R-Health West Orange offers comprehensive primary care.

  • Preventive care
  • Urgent care
  • Sick care
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Chronic disease management
  • Care coordination
  • Onsite lab draws
  • Basic medications for acute conditions included for free and dispensed at your doctor’s office*
  • Basic immunizations included for free with your membership*

*Included with specific employee health benefits.

IN YOUR FREE TIME

I love to go jogging and strive to run a further distance each time. I enjoy working out in the gym, as well as playing pick-up basketball. My dog Louie is my first baby so I love to take him everywhere I can. I am very family oriented and spend most of my free time visiting and making plans with family.

INTERESTING FACT

I have always loved playing competitive sports growing up. I was given a scholarship to play Division 2 college basketball, and to this day I still hold my high school’s record for most points ever scored in girls basketball with 1,455 points! I was also fortunate enough to be inducted into my high school’s hall of fame for basketball.


PRACTICE INFORMATION

Office Address

405 Northfield Avenue

Suite 105

West Orange, NJ 07052

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Office Phone Number

973.793.8006

Office Fax Number

862.292.0999

OFFICE HOURS

The following are the standard office hours, but of course the doctor is always available at R-Health West Orange for urgent matters via appointment, phone, or digital messaging.

MON      7:30 am – 7:30 pm

TUES      7:30 am – 3:30 pm

WED       7:30 am – 7:00 pm

THUR     8:00 am – 4:00 pm

FRI          8:00 am – 12:00 pm

SAT    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

(Every Other)