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Kennedy OB/GYN Associates

Drs. White, Suarez and Covone of Kennedy OB/GYN Associates

Kennedy OB/GYN Associates is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centric OB/GYN services for women of all ages in a comfortable environment. Our experienced team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and support staff are here to provide excellent health care through every state of a woman’s life.

Kennedy OB/GYN Associates provides a full array of health services, including:

  • Routine Gynecological Exams
  • Health Education & Medication Management
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pre-Conception Planning
  • Pre-natal care and Delivery at Kennedy University Hospital
  • Lactation Consultations
  • High-Risk Pregnancy care
  • Pap Smears and Colposcopy (for more in-depth cervical examination)
  • Birth Control
  • Treatment for Fibroids
  • Testing and Treatment for STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
  • Ultrasound Services
  • Robotic Surgery

We have flexible hours and offer same-day to accommodate appointments for urgent medical needs. 

For appointments, please call 856-218-2312 or 856-309-7700.

Our Physicians

Dr. Kenneth Covone specializes in minimally invasive "robotic" surgery using the new da Vinci® HD Surgical System. He is also certified in Essure® hysteroscopic tubal occlusion procedures (for blocked fallopian tubes) and Nexplanon® (birth control device) insertion.  Our patients benefit from his expertise in the most technologically advanced gynecological procedures. Affiliated with Kennedy OB/GYN Associates since 2007, Dr. Covone is a 2003 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ursinus College, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1997.  Dr. Covone completed his OB/GYN residency at Kennedy University Hospital, where he was Chief Resident during 2006-2007. A South Jersey native, Dr. Covone is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Melissa Suarez, D.O., MBS, is a 2010 graduate of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly UMDNJSOM). She also holds a Master of Biomedical Science degree (MBS) from Rowan University- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Suarez completed her Internship and Residency at RowanSOM in 2014, and was Chief Resident during the 2013-14 academic year. In addition, Dr. Suarez underwent specialized training on use of the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system. With a passion for community service, she has worked at the Don Miller House in Baltimore, helping people living with HIV/AIDS, and her interest in international medicine led to a month-long externship with Hospital Nacional San Juan de Dios de Santa Ana in El Salvador, where she assisted with deliveries and laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Dr. Suarez has a special interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, which uses the musculoskeletal system to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Dr. Deborah White is a 2009 graduate of the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine and holds a master’s degree in Public Health from George Washington University.  A 2002 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. White’s background includes serving as a Research Assistant in the Division of Viral Pathogenics at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Comparative Medicine at MIT. She also undertook an Internship at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University. Dr. White’s community and volunteerism includes serving at a medical clinical in Maine, and at a women’s shelter in Boston. Board eligible, she is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She has a special interest in cerclage placement (a procedure used to prevent pre-term delivery).                  

Kennedy OB/GYN Associates Locations


Kennedy OB/GYN Associates - Somerdale
1 Somerdale Square, Suite A
Somerdale, NJ 08083
Phone:  (856) 309-7700
Fax:  (856) 309-1174


Kennedy OB/GYN Associates - Washington Twp
445 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Building A
Sewell, NJ 08080
Phone:  (856) 218-2312
Fax:  (856) 218-8192


Kennedy OB/GYN Associates - Sicklerville
1300 Liberty Place – Lakeside Business Center
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Phone:  856-218-2312