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Our Doctors
Krithika Mullengada, MD

Diplomate in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)








Dr. Mullengada is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity .  Dr. Mullengada went to medical school at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India.  She then completed residency at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY in affiliation with Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in 2001.  From 2002 to 2005 Dr. Mullengada has been associated with several group practices serving multiple locations with both busy hospital based and office practices in Northern New Jersey.

In 2005, Dr. Mullengada decided to setup her own solo medical practice with a mission to provide comprehensive but personal medical care.

Dr. Mullengada enjoys the practice of medicine.  She loves art and strongly believes that the practice of medicine is an art form.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, skiing and travelling with her family. 

Her favorite quote is, "Gather ye rose buds while ye may".

Our Nurse Practitioners
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Denise B Cusick, APN

obtained her Nurse Practioner degree from Walden University in Family Practice in 2015.  She joined Dr.  Mullengada in 2017.  Prior to that she worked in the heart failure program in Clare Maas Hospital.

Denise started her healthcare career in 1989 at St. Clare's Hospital.  She brings extensive experience with her.  She enjoys working with patients and strives to provide excellent and compassionate care.  

Sarah L Hagemeister, APN

is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Rutgers University.  She brings 7+ years of experience in healthcare.

She is an integral part of our team based care.  As an enthusiastic and committed member of our team, she provides high-quality care that helps our patients achieve their goals for health and well-being.

Karen Prakofywa, APN

is a board certified adult nurse practitioner who has obtained her Master’s in nursing degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2014. She joined our practice in August 2022. Prior to working with Northwest Medical Care she worked as an NP hospitalist specializing in internal medicine at Hackettstown Medical Center and Saint Clare’s Dover. Karen has over 19 year experience working in healthcare, 12 years as an RN working on medical/surgical, orthopedic/neurology and emergency department units, and 7 years as an NP in a hospital setting admitting, discharging, rounding on patients while running code strokes, rapid responses and responding to emergencies such as code blue.

In her spare time Karen enjoys spending time with her daughter and her fiancé. She loves to travel and go hiking with her 2 rescue dogs. Karen has great compassion for her patients and strives to provide the best medical care to them.

Our Practice


Northwest Medical Care is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective medical care.  Our Board certified primary care physician Dr. Mullengada is among the best in the region at providing high quality patient care, while creating an excellent patient experience.  The care team of Dr. Mullengada, Nurse Practitioners - Denise B Cusick, Sarah L Hagemeister & Karen Prakofywa encourage you to ask questions you may have about your diagnoses or treatment.  They will help you to fully understand your treatment processes and their decisions that effect you.


Our friendly and caring staff is totally dedicated to making every visit to our state of the art practice a comfortable and healthy experience.  


Latest Clinic News:


For regular in-office visits, we will be maintaining strict precautions to limit exposure to infections.

  • Strict social & physical distancing measures will be maintained.

  • We request you to wait in your cars instead of our waiting room. Please call us on your arrival, we will check you in and have you come straight to an exam room when it becomes available.

  • Exam rooms will be cleaned & disinfected between patients consistently.

  • Masks/face covering will be mandatory for all patients on entering our office.

  • All employees will be screened daily for fever & COVID related symptoms.

  • Please restrict companions during your visits unless medically necessary.


We will continue to provide and maximize Televisit/Telehealth services for as long as Insurance covers it.

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