Meet The Staff.

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Bruno N.L. Cole, MD, FACS, FCCP

Princeton Primary & Urgent Care Center was founded in December 2001 by Dr. Bruno N. L. Cole. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the practice. Dr. Cole is a Board Certified Surgeon in Private Practice based in Princeton, New Jersey. He specializes in cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. Dr. Cole has specialized in General Surgery at New York University-Bellevue Hospital, New York, N.Y., and has specialized in aortic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y. He also served a Fellowship in cardiac and cardiac-transplantation surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y. He is currently a surgical attending at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and The University Medical Center at Princeton, NJ.

Cha Fernando, MD

Dr. Cha fernando, MD of Princeton Primary and Urgent Care Center is a Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She completed her residency and fellowship training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Fernando was on the faculty at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and then worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as an Assistant Medical Director, providing employee health services. She was an attending physician at Robert Wood Johnson and is currently a physician at the University Medical Centre at Princeton, New Jersey.

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Medical Technician

Cristian Fernandez

Cristian Fernandez chief medical technologist at Princeton Primary and Urgent Care Center. He is nationally certified in medical technology. He completed training at Ultrasound Diagnostic School in Iselin, NJ. Cristian was part of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s medical department in Plainsboro, NJ. Prior to that, he was employed by Quality Cardiology Medical Practice in Edison, New Jersey. Cristian brings to the practice excellent medical and interpersonal skills. He is fluent in Spanish.

Office Manager

Messalina Lopez

Mimie is a Social Worker by profession whose experience includes management of social development programs in the Philippines. This exposure to people from diverse backgrounds honed her skills in customer relations, and office and organizational management that enables her to effectively function as PPUCC’s Office Manager. Her work experiences in the US as Medical Biller and Claims Specialist also contributed to her understanding of medical insurances and address patient and insurance issues.

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Medical Receptionist

Pearly Queen Pilleren

Pearl has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her internships in various hospitals, involvement in outreach programs, and medical missions in the Philippines facilitated the application of her nursing skills to practice. Upon migration to the US, she worked as customer service personnel and as a caregiver before she joined PPUCC. Her nursing, caregiving and customer service work experiences contributed to her effectively handling PPUCC’s front desk as a medical receptionist.