Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jul 26, 2012
Contact : Joyce McFadden, VP Marketing and Public Relations  

Local Neurologists Join Forces to Offer Comprehensive Neurological Care


Manahawkin, NJ - Two Southern Ocean Medical Center neurologists have joined together to provide the most comprehensive neurological care to patients in the southern Ocean County region. Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D. and Robert Terranova, D.O. have opened SOMC Medical Group- Division of Neurology, P.C. at 53 Nautilus Drive, Suite 201 in Manahawkin, NJ.

Both physicians are board certified in neurology, providing a high level of experienced care in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neurological disorders. Together they represent over 59 years of experience in providing personalized, dignified care to the community.

Neurologists treat disorders including dementias, concussions, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathies, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and seizure disorders. Both physicians also specialize in Headache Medicine. The practice also provides neurophysiologic testing for neuro-muscular disorders, and will soon be offering ambulatory EEG’s needed to better test for seizures or spells of loss of consciousness.

Dr. Papa-Rugino completed her medical education at State University of New York. She did her internship and neurology training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has been delivering neurological care to patients for over 20 years.

Dr. Robert Terranova is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his medical internship at Albany Medical College Hospital. He completed his neurological residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Temple University Hospital and has been caring for patients with neurological disorders for 36 years.

“This affiliation brings our services for our patients to a new level in providing the very best, compassionate care for a wide range of neurological needs,” says Dr. Papa-Rugino. “We are well positioned with our broad range of experience to best serve our community, both on an out-patient basis as well as an in-patient care at Southern Ocean Medical Center.”

SOMC Medical Group – Division of Neurology, P.C. welcomes new patients and can be reached at 609-978-8870.