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Health Care With a Senior Focus

The Cedar Crest Medical Center

Imagine having your very own doctor just steps from your door. Located in the Village Square Clubhouse, the Cedar Crest medical center is staffed by full-time physicians and medical professionals who specialize in senior care for our residents.

Here are just a few of benefits:

  • Easy access—The medical center is just a short, indoor stroll through glass-enclosed, climate-controlled walkways that connect most buildings on campus.
  • Prompt service—In most cases, you can get an appointment the same day you call when you sign up as a patient.
  • More time with your doctor—Our full-time physicians practice exclusively at Cedar Crest, so you receive the individualized attention you deserve.
  • Personalized wellness—Our team will help you create a customized plan to stay healthy and independent.
  • More options—You don’t have to switch doctors if you don’t want to. You’re free to visit the medical center on an as-needed basis.

The doctors are wonderful and they see you promptly. We weren’t used to such wonderful service.
Harvey and Elise B.

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

In addition to the medical center, we offer a unique, on-site Outpatient Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Here, you’ll find individualized physical, occupational, speech, and massage therapy, along with classes in osteoporosis, balance and fall prevention, Parkinson’s management, and more.

Meet the Cedar Crest Doctors

Get to know the dedicated team looking out for your health and well-being.

Peter Orlic, M.D.

Peter Orlic, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Orlic received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Orlic is board-certified in internal medicine. He joined Cedar Crest in September 2015.

Norman Penera, M.D.

Dr. Penera is board-certified in internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, New York. Prior to joining the Cedar Crest medical team in March 2018, Dr. Penera spent over 20 years with Valley Medical Group in Waldwick, New Jersey, where he was a staff physician and medical director. Dr. Penera joined Cedar Crest in March 2018.

Chelsea Brower, M.D.

Dr. Brower received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. She completed her family medicine residency at Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and her geriatric fellowship at New Jersey Medical School in Hackensack, New Jersey. She is board-certified in family medicine and geriatrics. Dr. Brower joined Cedar Crest in August 2018.

Steven Lopiano, D.P.M.

Dr. Lopiano received his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York. He received his degree in podiatric medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, New York, where he also completed his graduate work in podiatric surgery. Dr. Lopiano is board-certified in podiatric medicine, podiatric surgery, and prevention and pretreatment of diabetic foot wounds. Dr. Lopiano joined Cedar Crest in July 2007.

Martha Keck, G.N.P.

Ms. Keck received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She received her master's degree in nursing from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She is a board-certified geriatric nurse practitioner. Ms. Keck joined Cedar Crest in May 2011.

Joan Andersen Twombly, D.N.P., N.P.-C., G.N.P.-B.C.

Ms. Twombly received her bachelor's degree in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and her master's degree in nursing from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. She is a certified nurse practitioner. Ms. Twombly joined Cedar Crest in November 2014.

Jennifer Malec, L.C.S.W., C.C.S.

Ms. Malec received her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and human services/counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and her master’s degree in social work from Marywood University Lehigh Valley Campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is a licensed clinical social worker. Ms. Malec joined Cedar Crest in January 2018.