Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

The same strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for cervical, penile and anal cancer is now a leading cause of head and neck cancer. In fact, HPV - related cancers of the tonsil region and base of the tongue, or oropharynx, have tripled in the past several decades. Patients more affected are those between the ages of 40 and 60, who often have no obvious risk factors for cancer.

To help combat this rise of HPV - associated oropharyngeal cancers, the head and neck cancer experts at Atlantic HPV Center, part of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, provide diagnostic screenings, education and counseling, and individualized treatment options that use cutting-edge techniques, like: 

After treatment, our center continues to follow up with patients to prevent cancer reoccurrence.

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WMTR radio interview: Tom Thomas, MD, discusses HPV risk factors and the importance of screenings