Christine Pluta, DO, completed her Bachelor of Science degree at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She then spent a year abroad in Spain doing lay missionary work with Cabrini Mission Corps. Upon her return, she completed her medical degree at UMDNJ-SOM and then completed her residency in family medicine, also at UMDNJ-SOM. She is board certified in family medicine and fluent in Spanish.
After residency, Dr. Pluta spent several years in California working in health clinics that served the marginalized Latin-American and Mexican population, including migrant workers and their families. She returned to Philadelphia to work several years in a non-profit health clinic, again treating the underserved and uninsured. She then went on to practice family medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, while she worked part-time for a geriatric house call practice. She became drawn to her work with the homebound elderly and left Penn to focus on house-calls full-time. She is passionate about giving the quality, personalized, and compassionate care to the elderly that is often not possible in the fast paced office environment.
Dr. Pluta established Schuylkill Medical Associates, LLC in 2007. Through her father's debilitating illness, she witnesses first-hand all that is involved with caring for a sick loved-one, from the caregiver's struggles to sensitive end of life issues. The medical needs of our aging population are complex, and all too often the elderly do not receive the comprehensive care that is needed. Dr. Pluta is excited to bring Schuylkill Medical Associates into Philadelphia and South Jersey, and is committed to helping her patients preserve the health and dignity that they so deserve.
- American Academy of Home Care Physicians
- American Medical Association
- American Osteopathic Association
- American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
- NJ Academy of Osteopathic Physicians
Aliya Ali, M.D. completed her Bachelor of Science degree at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Prior to entering medical school, she had a successful career as an Assistant Dean of Admissions for private schools which fulfilled her commitment to young people, their development and enhancement of their education. She completed her medical degree at St. Georgeís University in Grenada and went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ali has worked for a number of years in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Palliative Care.
Dr. Aliís passion is to provide patients and their families with comprehensive medical care that is focused on being personalized and compassionate. Dr. Aliís years of first-hand experience in caring for patients with complex medical illnesses has helped her realize that often quality care cannot be obtained in an office or hospital environment. She is dedicated to helping patients and their families develop individualized care plans that center on quality and dignity of life.
Dr. Ali treats all of her patients with a comprehensive approach, taking care to listen to their individual concerns and providing them with specific customized solutions. Her friendly and approachable demeanor puts her patients at ease and her expertise and perfectionism ensures excellent results. Passionate about her work, Dr. Aliís ultimate reward is service to her patients in the comfort and safety of their home.
When Dr. Ali is not assisting her patients she spends time with her husband and children and is an accomplished hockey mom!