Our Doctors
Krithika Mullengada, MD

is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.  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".

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.  

Maitanya Macalino-Manuel, APN

is Board Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.  She obtained her Nurse Practitioner degree from William Patterson University.  She brings 13 years of nursing experience with her.

She is an integral part of our team based care.  She is kind, compassionate, caring & aims to provide exemplary care to all of our patients.

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 & Maitanya Macalino-Manuel 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:


Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may be asymptomatic, or may result in an acute respiratory disease. The acute respiratory disease may be mild but can result in a severe viral pneumonia.  Flu like symptoms may occur- 

  • fever 

  • cough

  • shortness of breath 

  • body aches

  • less commonly reported symptoms include sputum production, headache, and diarrhea.

If you have a respiratory illness, please send us a message via our secure portal or call the office.  We will call you back.

It is also important that if you are having symptoms, please call ahead of your visit to communicate travel history and symptoms before arriving, enabling the provider to determine the best setting for you to receive care.

As we continue in our efforts to provide you, our patients, with the highest quality of care, we are constantly looking for methods of working together with you to ensure that you are not only aware of but also involved in the maintenance and improvement of your health.

To that end, our practice offers you the opportunity to use the power of the web to track all aspects of your health care through our office.  The Patient Portal & healow mobile app enables our patients to communicate with our practice easily, safely, and securely over the Internet. 

Our Nurse Practitioners

Northwest Medical Care, LLC

66 Sunset Strip, Ste 407

Succasunna, NJ 07876

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