What our patients are saying

Dr Frantz, is the most understanding, compassionate doctor I have ever been to see. Not only is she very accurate with her medical knowledge, but she takes the time to be with you when there are personal issues which are causing your medical problems. You leave the office knowing that you have a "best friend" in a field where you basically know nothing and are in someone else's hands. Kudos to you Dr Frantz..I thank you for the way you make me feel mentally and physically. !!


Dr. Frantz has been awarded the Most Compassionate Doctor, Patients' Choice, On-Time Physician, Top 1% Most Honored Professional, Women of Distinction Honors Award 2019, and NJ Top Doc Awards 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021.

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Dr. Mildred Frantz

Dr. Frantz started HealthCare for Life LLC in 2005 to serve the community she loves.  Dr. Mildred Frantz is a long term resident of Monmouth County. She graduated with an MD from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University. She completed an Internship at Mayo Clinic and was chief resident at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

She believes in preventative care and personalized evidence based medicine.

Dr. Frantz thinks of her patients as extended members of the HealthCare for Life family.

Her interests are family, friends, reading, food and travel.

Rita Herman APN

Rita received her BSN from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1977 and her MSN from Monmouth University in 2000. She has been a certified Nurse Practitioner since 2000.

Rita has experience in many fields including diabetes management, geriatrics and mental health.

Rita exudes compassion and also has an interest in natural treatments.

She has been serving Monmouth County for many years..

Lisa Genova, DNP

Lisa has over 25 years of progressive experience which commenced as a hospital based RN. She obtained her MSN in 2015 as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Over the last 6 years she has experience in diverse arenas including acute and primary care/long term/ hospice and palliative care. Over the last 2 years she attained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and received a recognition as the 2020 nurse practitioner of the year for her work with aging adults. Her specialty includes utilizing a sound foundation of adult gerontology working with patients with acute and chronic diseases.

Jennifer Kuffa MA, 

Patient Care Manager and Clinical Supervisor

Jennifer has a Master's Degree in Education from Monmouth University and is a certified Wellness Coach. She works side by side with Dr. Frantz as a medical assistant, scribe and patient educator. Jennifer also spends time with patients reconciling medications, coordinating care and reviewing health maintenance.  She supervises the medical assistants and also monitors our quality metrics and medical home model.

Her cheerful personality and beautiful smile will instantly make you feel better.

Her interests include her family, gourmet food and travel.

JoJo Sanchez,

Medical Asst

JoJo is our newest medical assistant.  Her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for her job is fantastic.  She is a very compassionate person, who enjoys listening and helping others. She'll greet you in the waiting room, check you in with vital signs, administer vaccines, perform EKG's and put you in the hands of the medical provider.  

Her interests include nature, animals, dancing, cooking and floristry.  

Emily Wolcott,

Medical Asst 

Emily is our medical assistant. Her kind, warm and compassionate personality is a great beginning to a patient visit. Emily is always quick to help patients in any way she can. Emily will greet you in the waiting room, take vital signs and see you to the exam room. She also administers vaccines and performs EKGs when needed.

Her interests include reading, writing and the outdoors.  A good book by a fire-pit makes her happy.

Ellen Berenberg,

Front Office Supervisor

Ellen is the front office supervisor and the 'go to person'.  A visit to our office begins and ends with the front office.  Always caring, compassionate and going the extra mile for patients, Ellen will make you feel like family.  Ellen is our problem solver and receives many accolades from patients. Her calming affect is very soothing.  You'll feel safe in her competent, caring hands.

Her interests include family, music and singing.

Calista Bowie,

Front Office

Calista will check you in with a smile, schedule appointments, handle the telephone, take messages, confirm insurance, sometimes all at the same time.  

Calista handles our prior authorizations for imaging studies and your insurance referrals.

Her interests include the outdoors, hiking, meditation and yoga.

Sarah Ferguson,

Front Office

Sarah is the newest member of our front office staff and first on the telephone.  You'll be greeted by her warm and friendly voice as she schedules your appointment, takes messages and returns phone calls. She is also our new patient coordinator. 

Sarah's interests include reading, hiking, music, friends, family, the gym and the beach.


We are a  medical home, also known as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), which is a team-based health care delivery model led by a health care provider to provide comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients.  Team work is an optimal method of delivering exemplary health care. Efficient and effective teamwork provides maximum health benefits for our patients.

The mission of Health Care for Life is to provide a modern approach to old-fashioned medicine where mutual respect is given by both patient and physician. We will provide exceptional healthcare, in a timely, compassionate, convenient and professional environment