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NJ Top Docs

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NJ TOP DOCTORS Family-Fitness Fun

Weighing In On Childhood Obesity

‘Bad’ Foods That Are Good For You


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NJ TOP DOCS LETTER

27 REGIONAL CANCER CARE ASSOCIATES

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ABOUT US

27 ADVANCED CARDIOLOGY

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KAYAL ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER, PC

27 ROBERT B. BEIM, MD

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DAVID L. ABRAMSON, MD

28 SUSAN G. BLANK, MD

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BERGEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

28 CENTER FOR KIDNEY DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION

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SAAD CHAUDHARY, MD

28 PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY ASSOCIATES

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DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEY

28 TOUCHPOINT PEDIATRICS

10 HETAL GOR, MD, FACOG 11 HAZEN PLASTIC SURGERY 12 MAHWAH VALLEY ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES

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13 OASIS ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE INTEGRATED SERVICES 14 ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALISTS, INC. 15 THE PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER 16 FARHAD RAFIZADEH, MD, FACS 17 REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE CENTER OF NEW JERSEY 18 L  ISA M. SILBRET, MD, FAAD & ALAN SCHECHTER, MD, PHD 19 SPIRO PLASTIC SURGERY, LLC 20 UNION COUNTY PEDIATRICS GROUP 21 A  DVANCED ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER/SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP 21 A  DVOCARE AROESTY EAR, NOSE & THROAT ASSOCIATES 22 A  DVOCARE EAR, NOSE & THROAT MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 22 ASSOCIATES IN COLON AND RECTAL DISEASES, PA 23 THE BRESLOW CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY 23 COMPREHENSIVE SPINE CARE 24 FAIRFIELD PRIMARY DOCTORS 24 MEDICOR CARDIOLOGY

29 The Numbers 30 Family-Fitness Fun 32 Test Your IQ: Skin Cancer True or False 33 Eat Your Way to a Healthy Prostate 34 Weighing in on Childhood Obesity 36 Brainstorming: Five Common Neurological Disorders

39 “Bad” Foods that Are Good for You 40 Summer Must-Haves

25 NEW REFLECTIONS PLASTIC SURGERY 25 NORTH HUDSON IVF 26 PERSONAL PLASTIC SURGERY 26 REGIONAL CANCER CARE ASSOCIATES

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Letter From the Director’s Chair by Cristina Mendez

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hen I was a child, I remember how liberating the summer felt. No school, playing outside and a later bedtime were all part of the summer vacation experience. The only problem was it went by too fast, and then I found myself in the midst of new school-year preparations, which included going to the pediatrician for my annual physical and vaccines. Ouch! I remember one year, I was 7 or 13 (the years have become a little fuzzy), I tried to sneak out of the pediatrician’s office. It wasn’t planned, I was caught, and of course I still received my vaccinations, which is what made me (and what makes most children) terrified of these visits. Maybe it was the fear of the anticipation, but I always knew the end of the summer meant vaccine season. I worried about it as the days ticked away. Other summers I remember as medical whirlwinds. They include the year my brother needed hand surgery after helping my father build a treehouse and when I cut my foot at the beach. I had to have a pretty painful procedure to remove all the sand and then have it stitched up. I also remember the years plagued with one medical crisis after the other: the summer all of my grandparents were diagnosed with cancer or had strokes, or the one I spent mostly in a hospital bed due to a complicated pregnancy. When I look back at these summers, however, I don’t remember the pain and fear so much. I remember the strength and determination to continue or the funny, “How did it happen?” While these summers were clearly worse than the ones where I ended up having to get only vaccinations, there was no anticipation of a crisis; it just landed in our laps. Maybe we have these little crises in our lives to teach us something. Maybe they teach us to enjoy the people we love in our lives because you never know what will happen, or to take better care of ourselves, or to plan an escape route that will actually work. Regardless of what we take from it, always remember…

“Something good comes out of every crisis.” — Dave Pelzer Whether you need help planning ahead for those routine visits or need assistance finding a doctor during a medical crisis, NJ Top Docs is here.

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Healthy Living NJ Top Docs SENIOR MEDICAL EDITOR MICHAEL BANKA DESIGN DIRECTOR AMANDA WONG EDITOR NICOLE FONZINO CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLES PALMISANO CONTRIBUTING WRITER JESSICA DIETRICH

PUBLISHER SHANNON STEITZ

NJ Top Docs A Division of USA Top Docs New Jersey’s Total Healthcare Resource

460 Park Avenue, Second Floor Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 | 908-288-7240

PRINCIPAL M. COVIELLO DIRECTOR, MARKETING & CLIENT RELATIONS CRISTINA MENDEZ MARKETING COORDINATOR JESSICA DIETRICH CLIENT RELATIONS CHERRY DUMAPIT ANGEL FLEET STEPHANIE LOPEZ HEALTHY LIVING IS PUBLISHED BY: NJ Top Docs and produced by MOD Media, LLC 973-249-6157 ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS David Caggiano, DMD, MS Peter E. Ciampi, DDS, MAGD Ira Goldberg, DDS, FAGD, MICOI Jeffrey S. Gosin, MD, FACS Michael Gruber, DMD, FAGD Robert A. Kayal, MD, FAAOS Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS Paul Kovatis, MD Sammy Masri, MD Donald Putman, MD, FAAC Norman San Agustin, MD, FACS Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld, MD, FAAP Susan L. Treiser, MD, PhD James C. Wittig, MD William F. Ziegler, DO It is with great pride and appreciation that we present our advisory board members. Advisory board members do not select, review or approve individual doctors and/or practices. Their focus is reviewing our methodology (how we select a “Top Doctor” and/or “Top Dentist”) and approving our process.


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e all know it’s easy to get sidetracked and let life get in the way, but we can’t let our health go. That’s why NJ Top Docs (a Division of USA Top Docs) has taken on the meticulous task of finding top doctors and surgeons. Our goal is to give patients the utmost confidence and ease in their search for a provider. Everyone wants to know more about the doctor they are considering. While personal recommendations are certainly valuable, most people want to know about a doctor’s credentials and experience before scheduling an appointment. When doctors apply to NJ Top Docs, they are put through a rigorous review process in which they must meet certain criteria to be approved as an “NJ Top Doc.” Some of the criteria are: having been in practice for a number of years, verification of licenses and credentials, board certification confirmation, and satisfactory patient reviews. We place an extraordinary high value on our selection process. Only the best doctors who are proven experts in their fields are approved. Peruse the following pages to get better acquainted with our NJ Top Docs and feel free to browse our extensive assembly of approved New Jersey providers featured in over 120 specialties online at www.NJTopDocs.com. We are constantly reviewing physicians, so please check back often to see who’s new!

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Bergen AREA OF PRACTICE: Orthopedic Surgery – Spinal

Surgery, Sports Medicine

Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC

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am part of an elite group of orthopedic surgeons, and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide outstanding and innovative care in a friendly, family-like environment,” says Dr. Robert A. Kayal, founder and president of the Kayal Orthopaedic Center in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Dr. Kayal, who has been serving orthopedic patients from the Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris and Passaic counties since 1999, began his medical career at Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree of science in pre-medicine. Afterward, he went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School and fulfilled five years of orthopedic surgery training in New York. Dr. Kayal is a member on some of the most prestigious medical boards in the country, including Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Diplomat American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, Sigmi Xi: The Scientific Research Society and the Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Patient Care Associates, LLC. The Kayal Orthopaedic Center also has numerous hospital privileges. The Valley Hospital, The Hackensack University Medical Center, Main & Pascack Valley Campuses, Chilton Medical Center, Patient Care Associates and Christian Health Care Center are among them. When patients pay Dr. Kayal a visit, they can be assured of receiving the best orthopedic treatment plan for their specific condition. “When patients come to Kayal Orthopaedic Center, they can be certain that they’re in the hands of an experienced surgical team that’s focused on their unique needs,” says Dr. Kayal. “My practice also has an administrative support

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

staff dedicated to patient satisfaction and coordination of care. We want our patients to know that we take their treatment very seriously.” Ultrasounds, bone densitometry, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing and digital x-ray technology are all diagnostic tools employed daily by Dr. Kayal and his highly trained staff. While medical tools are always being updated, Dr. Kayal manages to stay abreast of technologies that will greatly benefit his patients.

We lead the industry with our sophisticated approach to minimally invasive orthopedic care. “There is a technique called personalized patient specific total knee replacement surgery for fully customized knee replacements,” says Dr. Kayal. “This technique with an MRI image and preoperative planning tools allows us to create a three-dimensional model of the patient’s knee. This gives us an accurate depiction of the knee’s anatomy prior to surgery, and the model we create becomes a precise surgical tool to guide bone cutting, joint alignment, pin insertion and custom instrumentation.” But that’s not all. Dr. Kayal also offers three-dimensional blueprinting, which can create custom knee joints. The Kayal Orthopaedic Center is currently one of the only orthopedic practices in the United States that is utilizing this device. “Because no two knees are the same,” explains Dr. Kayal, “this technique allows us to predesign the ideal knee for a person (from the shape of their joint to its incision points), creating something that fits a

person perfectly and gives them a new lease on life.” With this piece of stateof-the-art technology, Dr. Kayal is able to help patients recover more promptly and efficiently. Dr. Kayal’s practice specializes in numerous orthopedic services, including neck and back pain, herniated discs, SLAP lesions, bicep injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, meniscus tears, ACL tears, various sports injuries, complicated foot disorders, hip cam and pincer lesions and much more. The degree to which Dr. Kayal cares about his patients is reflected in the technology with which he outfits his office and by his friendly and nurturing staff. “I am extremely thorough when discussing my techniques and procedures,” he says. “My patients are given a great deal of information pertaining to their condition and other treatment options. I also use educational videos, computer animation and other imaging to better educate my patients on their condition or upcoming surgery until they are both knowledgeable and comfortable with their plan of care.” He also offers patients superior amenities to make them feel at home during visits: education pamphlets about various procedures, TVs, therapeutic music throughout the office, and patient care specialists who keep track of all scheduled appointments to ensure patients are receiving prompt care. “We value patients’ time, so everything from same-day appointments to eliminating long waits and accommodating special requests and preferences is a priority at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC. Simply put, we put great emphasis on creating a pleasant patient experience,” says Dr. Kayal, who adds he’s most passionate about “developing strong relationships with people and changing their lives by restoring their quality of life.”

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedic Surgery Foot Surgery Reconstructive Rear Foot and Ankle Surgery Podiatry

EDUCATION + TRAINING Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine, Pennsylvania State University Medical Degree, UMDNJ-NJMS Five-year Orthopedic Surgery Training, New York

SERVICES Minimally Invasive Surgery Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Partial and Total Joint Replacement Trauma/Fracture Care Treatment of Spinal Disorders General Orthopedic Bone Density Testing Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy Hip Arthroscopy Foot and Ankle Care Osteoporosis Laser Treatment Customized Knee Replacement Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Robert Kayal, MD, FAAOS MAIN ADDRESS

784 Franklin Lakes Avenue, Suite 250, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

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(201) 560-0711

WEBSITE www.KayalOrtho.com

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Bergen AREA OF PRACTICE: Plastic, Facial, Cosmetic Surgery

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

David L. Abramson, MD The first step is an in-depth consultation to determine which cosmetic option is best and most suitable for a patient’s body and skin type. Depending on the patient’s skin, age and other factors, certain procedures or treatments will provide better results. By listening to their ideas and concerns, Dr. Abramson is better able to deliver the expertise and peace of mind that come along with making the right decision about a cosmetic procedure.

BOARD CERTIFICATION Plastic Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING New York University School of Medicine Residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate) Residency at Harvard/Brigham/Children’s Division of Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Harvard/Brigham Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery

Each patient has different needs, and we strive to meet all of them.

Associate Chief of Surgical Services Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Past President, New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons Past President New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Body Lift Cellulaze CoolSculpt Liposuction Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Breast Reconstruction Breast Reduction Brow Lift Eyelid Surgery

David L. Abramson, MD MAIN ADDRESS

363 Grand Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631

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(201) 399-4615

WEBSITE www.DrAbramson.com

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r. David L. Abramson has been practicing plastic surgery in Manhattan and New Jersey for two decades. Although those years of experience already set him apart from many plastic surgeons in the region, what really distinguishes his practice are the individualized attention he gives to patients and his availability. Both are as much a part of his professional ethic now as they were 20 years ago. Just as important is making patients feel at ease during office visits. “Along with providing them with the best possible care, we want patients to be comfortable,” Dr. Abramson says. “To make them feel at-home during office visits, we offer procedural videos to watch prior to seeing the physician. This allows them to understand procedures and formulate questions without feeling rushed. Each patient has different needs, and we strive to meet all of them.”

Helping him achieve this goal is a passionate staff that guides patients through every step of the process. Like him, they understand that personal appearance is not just a look, but a feeling you have about yourself. “Plastic surgery can not only change your appearance, but also boost your selfconfidence and help you feel as young as you look,” says Dr. Abramson. “Whether you want to reshape your nose or breasts, smooth wrinkles and tighten sagging skin, remove excess fat or correct a problem resulting from surgery, birth defects or the effects of aging, the wide array of procedures available at our offices can help you achieve the appearance you desire.” His commitment to excellence and patient care can be viewed in the beforeand-after photo gallery on his website. The photographs encompass everything from body contouring, liposuction and tummy tucks to breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction, as well as facial surgery, lip augmentation and rhinoplasty. Among the newer procedures he offers are the CoolSmooth applicator, an FDAcleared nonsurgical solution clinically proven and designed for fat reduction of the outer thigh. Most patients notice a difference in as little as eight weeks.


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Bergen AREA OF PRACTICE: Multi-Specialty

MULTI-SPECIALTY

Bergen Medical Associates BOARD CERTIFICATION Allergy and Immunology Cardiology Endocrinology and Metabolism Family Medicine Gastroenterology Gynecology Internal Medicine Neurology Nutrition Physiatry

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ergen Medical Associates has been providing New Jersey and New York residents with high-quality patient care since 1983. The practice has grown tremendously across the Garden State. There are seven different locations throughout Bergen County including offices in Emerson, Montvale and Northvale and two each in Paramus and Ridgewood. With numerous physicians working at their multi-specialty and primary-care locations, Bergen Medical Associates prides itself on being the one-stop facility where patients can come in and have various health problems treated all at once.

As our network grows, our values will remain grounded in the fundamentals of elite medical service. “We would like patients to know that we will continue to strive to provide the highest-level care in a comfortable practice environment,” says Eric Avezzano, MD, CEO and Managing Partner. “Our commitment is to continue to use the latest techniques and equipment while

Podiatry Rheumatology

preserving the old-fashioned values of personalized care.” Bergen Medical Associates specializes in several areas of practice, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general and colorectal surgery, gynecology, hospital medicine, internal medicine and primary care, neurology, physiatry, podiatry, rheumatology and weight management. Please visit their online profile and this magazine’s directory for a list of all individual providers. “For all of the specialties offered, we utilize the newest technology,” says Dr. Avezzano. “In GI, for example, endoscopic procedures are available in state-of-theart ambulatory surgical centers where anesthesiologists are always present.” Other devices utilized include PillCams for small bowel evaluations and endoscopic ultrasounds. While technological advances are a high priority for Bergen Medical Associates, individualized patient care is paramount. To make patients feel comfortable at the offices, Bergen Medical uses private consulting and exam rooms, has doctors escort patients around the facility, creates a thorough plan of care and offers extended business hours including evenings and weekends to accommodate all patients.

Surgery Weight Management

SERVICES Allergy and Immunology Cardiology Colon Rectal and General Surgery Endocrinology and Metabolism Family Medicine Gastroenterology Gynecology Hospital Care Internal Medicine and Primary Care Neurology Nutrition Physiatry Podiatry Rheumatology Weight Management

Bergen Medical Associates MAIN ADDRESS

466 Old Hook Road, Suite 1, Emerson, NJ 07630

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(201) 967-8221

WEBSITE www.BergenMed.com

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Essex AREA OF PRACTICE: Orthopedic Surgery - Spinal

ORTHOPEDICS

Surgery

Saad Chaudhary, MD personal needs.” For an optimal visit, Dr. Chaudhary urges new patients to bring images or CDs of their spine (cervical, thoracic or lumbar), MRIs, cat scans or x-rays. Also helpful are records of previous spine surgeries or treatments if they are available.

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedic Surgery - Spinal Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING Undergraduate: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Medical: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

I focus on utilizing the latest minimally invasive methods in successfully treating spinal disorders.

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic – Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic – Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH AO Spine Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic – Center for Spine Health, Cleveland, OH

SERVICES Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Disc Replacement Complex Spine Surgery Spine Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury Care Scoliosis Surgery Spinal Tumor Surgery Degenerative Disc Disease Disc Replacement Herniated Disc Kyphosis Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis of the Spine Sciatica Deformity Surgery

Saad Chaudhary, MD MAIN ADDRESS

557 Broad Street 2nd Floor, Montclair, NJ 07003

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(212) 844-8680

WEBSITE www.NJSpineExpert.com

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here is no better reward than watching my post-operative patients happily walking into my office with minimal or no pain and regaining control of their life,” says Dr. Saad B. Chaudhary. Dr. Chaudhary works out of three offices (Manhattan, Staten Island, Montclair, NJ). Their setups differ, but the hallmark of all three is the courteous, warm staff in a pleasant, professional and compassionate environment. Although a lot of spine specialists practice in the tristate area, Dr. Chaudhary points out that not many provide customized care that fits each patient. “The cornerstone of my practice is to provide individualized medical and surgical care focused on each patient’s pre-injury level and quality of life,” he explains. “Patients actively participate in formulating the most sound and customized treatment plan to meet their specific medical and

After giving the patient a comprehensive physical examination, Dr. Chaudhary utilizes the latest imaging technologies, diagnostic and therapeutic injections and nerve conduction studies to pinpoint the patient’s source of pain and disability. “Surgery can cause trauma to normal non-injured tissues,” he says. “Therefore, I focus on utilizing the latest minimally invasive methods in successfully treating spinal disorders. While certain complex and revision surgeries may require the traditional open approach, the vast majority of my surgeries are performed using tissuesparing half-inch to one-inch incisions with specialized equipment and microscopic and image-guided technologies.” He points out, “My staff and I are committed to providing good patient care and we continue to advocate for our patients’ rights and coverage.” Most importantly, he works closely with a team of multi-disciplinary physicians. “I am actively involved with organizations such as North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to help develop guidelines for managing spinal disorders. This national interaction and exposure allows me to continue to provide the best practices and highest quality of spine care to my patients.”


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Middlesex AREA OF PRACTICE: Dermatology, Dermatopathology,

DERMATOLOGY

Mohs Surgery

Dermatology Associates of Central New Jersey

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s a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist specializing in Mohs surgery for the removal of skin cancers, Dr. Santiago A. Centurion is the central member of a team of highly skilled clinicians who provide care to patients with various dermatological conditions. The practice, established nearly 40 years ago continues to provide surgical, clinical and cosmetic procedures for all.

Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Mohs Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Residency, Dermatology Fellowship, Dermatopathology Mohs Surgery Training

SERVICES

We provide efficient, professional evaluation and treatment.

Acne Treatment Eczema Treatment Moles Psoriasis Seborrhea/Seborrheic Dermatitis

After he received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), he continued on to his residency in dermatology and fellowship in dermatopathology at the very same place where he first found his passion for dermatology. He served as the chief of dermatologic surgery at East Orange Veterans Hospital and was appointed the Director of dermatologic surgery at UMDNJ. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatopathology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and is a lifetime member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Over the years Dr. Centurion has imparted his skills and enthusiasm for dermatologic surgery to fellows, residents and students. Throughout his training and research work, he has been most interested in Mohs surgery as well as the dynamic challenges encountered in dermatology on a daily basis. His passion for surgery has led him to become one of the most soughtafter successful dermatological surgeons in the surrounding area.

Skin Cancer Skin Infections Wart Removal Cosmetic Procedures Botox Cosmetic Chemical Peels

Dermatology Associates of Central New Jersey offers a multitude of dermatologic services including Mohs surgery, cosmetic procedures such as Botox, fillers, microdermabrasion and chemical peels as well as skillful clinical diagnosis and management of various dermatologic conditions. “We provide efficient, professional evaluation and treatment,” Dr. Centurion says. The office has a pleasant waiting area and friendly receptionists who assist patients from the moment they check in until the time they check out. The practices are conveniently located at 3548 Route 9 in Old Bridge and 250 South Street in Freehold, New Jersey. Dermatology Associates of Central NJ accepts Medicare and most private insurances. “Our mission is to enhance the well-being of our patients by delivering the finest healthcare services in accordance with the highest standards,” Dr. Centurion says.

Microdermabrasion Scar Revision Treatment of Acne Scarring Juvederm Radiesse Laser Procedures Mohs Surgery Skin Cancer Surgery Skin Care Products

Santiago A. Centurion, MD MAIN ADDRESS

3548 Route 9 South Suite 2, Old Bridge, NJ 08857

PHONE

(732) 679-6300

SATELLITE OFFICE 250 South Street Freehold, NJ 07728

PHONE

(732) 780-7870

WEBSITE www.DermatologyAssociatesNJ.com

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Bergen AREA OF PRACTICE: Obstetrics and Gynecology

OB/GYN

Hetal Gor, MD, FACOG BOARD CERTIFICATION

during pregnancy in which women are afraid to gain baby weight. Due to her all-encompassing resume, prospective and current patients are in good hands when visiting her office. “Patients always prefer and are so happy to know that I will be the one taking care of them all through pregnancy and delivery,” says Dr. Gor. She is also up-to-date with her knowledge and research. She provides her patients with a multitude of new technological services, including a laser that helps with stress urinary incontinence and vaginal relaxation. “It’s safe, pain-free, without anesthesia, effective and with no downtime requiring treatment for stress urinary inconsistence. It’s an in-office procedure that could be done during lunch break.”

Obstetrics and Gynecology

EDUCATION + TRAINING Undergraduate and Medical Degree: University of Bombay, India Residency at BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, Bombay; William Harvey Hospital, Britain; and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York

SERVICES Prenatal Care Delivery Cesarean Section Postpartum Care Annual Gynecological Exam Contraception Infertility Osteoporosis Urinary Incontinence Vaginal Discharge Ectopic Pregnancy Cystectomy Myomectomy Hysterectomy Laparoscopy Treatment of PMS and PMD Perimenopause Menopausal Care

Hetal Gor, MD, FACOG MAIN ADDRESS

180 Grand Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631

PHONE

(201) 541-6868

WEBSITE www.GorMD.com

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t Dr. Hetal Gor’s obstetrics and gynecology office in Englewood, NJ, patients are treated with the utmost in personalized care, as Dr. Gor is the only physician who serves them. She has an exceptionally extensive and international resume behind her name, including almost 20 years of experience and international residencies at the BYL Nair Ch. Hospital in Bombay, the William Harvey Hospital in Britain and the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City. Dr. Gor has broadened her proficiency in obstetrics and gynecology further by publishing articles for WebMD and eMedicine, hosting her own television talk show on the ITV channel and establishing the Bergen Indian Medical Association in New Jersey. In 2009, Fox News featured her in a medical segment where she was interviewed about her thoughts and concerns about pregorexia, a disease

Each patient is treated with dignity and respect. I am the only provider, so the care is personal. Other services Dr. Gor provides are prenatal care, deliveries, cesareans, postpartum care, ectopic pregnancy, cystectomy, PMS and PMD treatments and hysterectomy. As for diagnostic tools she uses in the office, Dr. Gor says, “Listening to patients will give most clues as to the diagnosis.” She makes sure that she is available to answer any questions they may have about procedures or conditions they are going through. While Dr. Gor prides herself on providing personalized care, she also wants to make her patients feel at ease and stress-free during visits. As a mother of three, she has firsthand experience in knowing what women are looking for in an OBGYN. It’s why her office has a homey feel that’s not typical of what patients normally see at doctor offices. Additionally, she allows patients to conveniently book appointments and consultations right on her website.


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Mercer AREA OF PRACTICE: Cosmetic, Facial, Plastic Surgery

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Hazen Plastic Surgery BOARD CERTIFICATION Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by American College of Osteopathic Surgery Fellow of American College of Osteopathic Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING Plastic Surgery Fellow – Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine Hand Surgery Fellow – Arizona Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

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r. Jill Hazen is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has dedicated the last 20 years of her career to performing surgical, minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures. The Hazen Aesthetic Institute incorporates Hazen Plastic Surgery, Hazen Medical Spa and the Aesthetic Laser and Skin Care Center at two locations in Somerset and Mercer counties.

I can provide patients with the best, most comprehensive treatment to address their specific issues. Dr. Hazen’s years of experience and continued medical education allow her to create a customized, comprehensive approach for each patient she sees. “Years ago, all we had to offer patients who wanted to look younger was surgery. While surgery is still an option for many, today we can offer several nonsurgical options that will make more patients look younger and rejuvenated without surgery,” says Dr. Hazen. She adds, “Technology has revolutionized how we approach patients in the last five

Plastic Surgery Resident, Plastic Surgery Institute – University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Services, Des Moines, Iowa

years from tightening of the skin of the face and body, to permanent fat reduction using cryolipolysis and radio frequency.” To meet the growing demand for nonsurgical services, Dr. Hazen opened Hazen Medical Spa last spring. Patients receive a comprehensive skin evaluation with the VISIA system and a customized plan to treat their skin issues. Services of the Medical Spa include the HydraFacial, chemical peels, microneedling, laser rejuvenation and tattoo removal. Noninvasive body contouring services include CoolSculptingPLUS, DualSculptingPLUS, Exilis Elite and Trusculpt. “We can permanently reduce large and small areas of fatty tissue noninvasively anywhere on the body,” says Dr. Hazen. At Hazen Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hazen has a certified surgical facility where she performs mini facelifts, brow-lifts, upper and lower eyelid surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. Due to Dr. Hazen’s successful practice and exceptional services, she has been featured in numerous publications commenting on her accomplishments, including the New York Times and New York magazine. She has also received numerous awards such as Woman of the Year, Patient’s Choice, Top Docs and Top Surgeons.

SERVICES Face: Facelift, Neck Lift, Eye Lid + Eye Lift, Brow Lift, Rhinoplasty Body: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Arm Lift, Thigh Lift, Labia Reduction, Fat Injection, Cellulaze Breast: Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation Nonsurgical: CoolSculptingPLUS, Exilis Elite, Injectables (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), Fillers (Voluma, Juvederm, Restalyne), Utherapy, E-Two, Microneedling Laser Procedures For: Facial Rejuvenation, Wrinkles, Hair Removal, Brown Spots, Red Spots, Veins, Texture, Pore, Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal Aesthetician Services: VISIA Skin Analysis, HydraFacial, Peels

Jill Hazen, DO, FACOS MAIN ADDRESS

311 Commons Way Princeton, NJ 08540

PHONE

(609) 921-7747

WEBSITE www.HazenPlasticSurgery.com

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Bergen AREA OF PRACTICE: Orthopedic Surgery

ORTHOPEDICS

Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates the treatment they will receive. “I provide individualized care tailored to each patient rather than a cookiecutter approach provided by physician extenders,” Dr. Alexander says. The Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates website provides extensive information on various conditions and procedures they offer including various hip and knee surgeries such as total knee replacements. According to the website, “There are four basic steps to a knee replacement procedure: preparation of the bone, positioning of the metal implants, resurfacing of the patella and insertion of a spacer.” Also provided are more in-depth descriptions of each step. Other knee and hip procedures Dr. Alexander handles are ACL tears, meniscus tears, arthritis of the knee, total hip replacements and arthritis of the hip.

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedics

EDUCATION + TRAINING B.A. University of Pennsylvania M.D. UMDNJ – Newark Internship UMDNJ University Hospital Newark Orthopedic Residency UMDNJ University Hospital Newark Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University - Total Joint Reconstruction and Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee

SERVICES Synvisc/Hyalgen Injections for Arthritis PRP Injections X-Rays Done On-Site Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery Athletic Injuries ACL Reconstruction Hip Resurfacing Surgery Computer Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

Nicholas Alexander, MD MAIN ADDRESS

400 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 100, Mahwah, NJ 07430

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(201) 818-4344

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nkle. Foot. Knee Ligament. Calf. Quadriceps. Hamstring. Groin. Wrist. Finger. Elbow Ligament. Shoulder. Neck. These are all parts of the body susceptible to sprain or strain. When injury does occur, few centers are as well equipped to deal with them as Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates. “We offer patient-centered care provided by a single physician and not by physician assistants. It’s what sets us apart from other orthopedic practices,” says Dr. Nicholas Alexander. Many sprains and strains are sustained while playing sports. Although Dr. Alexander is a trusted team doctor for Don Bosco Prep Athletics, he is sensitive to the fact that these injuries also can happen during regular daily activities such as walking or climbing stairs. How they occur and their severity have consequences for

I provide individualized care tailored to each patient rather than a cookie-cutter approach provided by physician extenders. As you would expect, Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates relies on familiar tools such as x-rays, MRI and ultrasound for diagnosis. Additionally, Dr. Alexander stays abreast of the latest technological advances that benefit patients. During total hip and knee replacement, for example, he uses state-of-the-art computer-guided navigation that ensures the accuracy of the surgery and placement of implants. Along with computer-guided navigation, features of Dr. Alexander’s joint replacement program include a preoperative joint replacement teaching class, personal follow-up and case-management and an accelerated rehabilitation and physical therapy.


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Bergen AREA OF PRACTICE: Orthopedic Surgery - Spinal

Surgery, Spinal Disorders

ORTHOPEDIC SPINAL SURGERY

OASIS Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services

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e have brought together an award-winning accomplished team of detail-oriented, patientfocused physicians to serve our patients and help them get back to the active life they love,” says Dr. Bryan J. Massoud of OASIS Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services in Glen Rock, NJ. Dr. Massoud, who has been practicing for 16 years following his Fellowship at Texas Back Institute, founded OASIS in 2015 because he wanted to create a more welcoming, comprehensive patient experience from initial contact through recovery. Throughout the process, the patient’s needs are front and center.

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Helping patients resolve their injury or pain to fully enjoy life again never grows old.

Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (NJ) Seton Hall University, School of Graduate Medical Education Fellowship at Texas Back Institute

SERVICES Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Artificial Disc Replacement Bracing Endoscopic Microdiscectomy Laminectomy/Decompression Surgery Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF, ALIF, PLIF, TLIF) Physical Therapy Scoliosis Surgery Spinal Cord/Spine Surgery Spinal Fusion (Cervical/Lumbar) Biologic Therapies

“It’s important to listen carefully to the patient as well as review their symptoms and diagnostic reports to provide the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that will produce the best outcome,” Dr. Massoud notes. At the same time, OASIS recognizes the need for physicians to have extensive training in a broad array of treatments so they aren’t limiting patients’ options. The center takes pride in exploring and advancing new treatment options that reduce pain and improve recovery times. Dr. Massoud himself pursued extensive training in the U.S. and abroad and was one of the first surgeons in the Northeast to perform endoscopic spine surgery, which recently has gained wide acceptance. He also works closely with the leading physicians in stem cell therapy to administer and track results of this promising treatment option. The emotional aspects of a patient’s

condition are as important as the physical ones. “I am passionate about helping patients understand the role their mindset has in their pain and overall health,” notes Dr. Massoud. “We are very dedicated to providing the most advanced conservative and surgical treatment options, but we know that stress and emotions can trigger physical conditions, slow recovery and impact overall health. Therefore, we take time to discuss these triggers with patients and educate them on how to build healthy bodies and minds.” As the name suggests, OASIS has a welcoming, spa-like atmosphere conducive to making patients feel comfortable. The calming natural décor featuring lush plants and nature scenes is complemented by soothing greens and blues and a flowing water wall. Free coffee, tea, water and hot cocoa are offered, and the friendly reception staff is integrated into the lobby rather than tucked behind glass windows.

Vertebroplasty

Bryan J. Massoud, MD MAIN ADDRESS

PHONE

85 Harristown Road, Suite 103 Glen Rock, NJ 07452

(844) 366-8800

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Monmouth AREA OF PRACTICE: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports

ORTHOPEDICS

Medicine

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Inc. BOARD CERTIFICATION

the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Lopez has authored multiple scientific articles and helped write a medical book titled Field Guide to Fracture Management. Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists offers patients a variety of procedures, including robotic surgery, knee, shoulder and hip replacements, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, direct anterior hip approach, sports medicine and minimally invasive surgeries. For convenience, Dr. Lopez’s orthopedic office is affiliated with numerous hospitals and surgical centers across New Jersey, including Bayshore Community Hospital, Metropolitan Surgical Institute, Monmouth Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Shrewsbury Surgical Center.

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

EDUCATION + TRAINING Cornell University, Ithaca, NY New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ Orthopedic Surgery Residency: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Paterson, NJ Orthopedic Surgery Certificate from Seton Hall University of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, NJ Sports Medicine Fellowship: Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders, Phoenix, AZ

SERVICES Knee Replacement Sports Medicine Shoulder Replacement General Orthopedics Hip Replacement Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Direct Anterior Hip Approach Minimally Invasive Surgery Robotic Surgery

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David V. Lopez, MD MAIN ADDRESS

200 White Road, Suite 101, Little Silver, NJ 07739

PHONE

(732) 888-2100

WEBSITE www.LopezOrtho.com

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ince 2005, David V. Lopez has been running his own orthopedic practice in Little Silver, NJ, specializing in minimally invasive medicine and joint replacement. Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialists Inc. utilizes the latest, up-to-date care available to orthopedic surgeons to treat patients with injuries caused by sports-related activities. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Dr. Lopez began his career studying at the New Jersey Medical School, where he received his medical degree. He then earned his orthopedic surgeon certificate from Seton Hall University. Dr. Lopez completed his orthopedic surgery residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, where he was appointed chief resident. He garnered further credentials by training at Delaware’s Dupont Children’s Hospital and received a sports medicine fellowship at

We use the latest technology to restore patients’ function. To ensure every patient is completely at ease before a visit, Dr. Lopez updates his website regularly with a surplus of educational articles and videos. These allow patients to read up on various procedures, ailments and new technologies available in the orthopedic field so they are prepped for their consultation before they even set foot into the office. Dr. Lopez also has an incredible staff behind him. His team consists of two medical receptionists, a medical assistant, an office administrator and a surgical coordinator who are very supportive and help make patients feel as comfortable as possible. He has also won numerous awards such as NJ Top Docs, American’s Top Orthopaedics 2014 Joint Replacement, America’s Top Orthopaedics 2014 Arthroscopic Surgery and America’s Top Orthopaedics 2014 Sports Medicine.


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Somerset AREA OF PRACTICE: Facial, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

The Plastic Surgery Center

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ince opening its doors nearly 40 years ago, The Plastic Surgery Center has grown to become the largest plastic surgery practice in New Jersey. With multiple locations including offices in Shrewsbury Township, Freehold, East Brunswick, Brick, Egg Harbor Township, Edison, Somerville, Forked River, Tinton Falls, Freehold, Cape May Court House, Voorhees, Pennington, Springfield, Jersey City and New York, NY, The Plastic Surgery Center staffs more than 10 top-of-the-line physicians. Many of The Plastic Surgery Center’s surgeons have been featured on notable show segments including Good Morning America, Oprah and CNN. Dr. Matthew Kaufman, who works in The Plastic Surgery Center’s Somerville office, trained at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, which is home to one of the nation’s top otolaryngology programs, as well as the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, for plastic surgery. Currently, Dr. Kaufman serves as a voluntary assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

I am most passionate about restoring function to those whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer, trauma or illness. “In addition to being experts in all areas of cosmetic surgery, our practice is unique in that we regularly have patients visiting us from all over the United States and abroad for advanced reconstructive surgery not available elsewhere,” says Dr. Kaufman. “Several of our pioneering surgical treatments are not offered even at many large academic medical centers.” The Plastic Surgery Center offers a

BOARD CERTIFICATION Plastic Surgery Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING Mount Sinai: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery UCLA: Plastic Surgery

SERVICES Augmentation Reduction Reconstruction Lift Correction Nose Facelift Brow Lift Eyelid Fillers Neck Lift Tummy Tuck

multitude of plastic, cosmetic and facial surgery services including their newest additions NeoGraft (an FDA-approved hair transplant machine) and Alma lasers. “We would like patients to recognize that our New Jersey-based practice is composed of physicians with outstanding training and tremendous experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery,” says Dr. Kaufman. “There is no problem that we cannot handle.” Other techniques utilized by The Plastic Surgery Center are surgical treatments for migraine headaches, occipital neuralgia, Graves’ ophthalmopathy, lymphedema, pelvic pain, diabetic neuropathy and avascular necrosis of the hip. “It is important to emphasize to all prospective patients that they will be treated like individuals with empathy and respect, and given ample time to discuss their cosmetic or reconstructive concerns,” says Dr. Kaufman.

Liposuction Body Lift Upper Arm Lift Thigh Lift Post-Bariatric

Matthew Kaufman, MD MAIN ADDRESS

30 Rehill Avenue, Suite 2300, Somerville, NJ 08876

PHONE

(732) 741-0970

WEBSITE www.LookNatural.com

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Morris AREA OF PRACTICE: Cosmetic, Facial, Plastic Surgery

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Farhad Rafizadeh, MD, FACS BOARD CERTIFICATION

he outfits his office with the most up-todate technologies available for cosmetic and plastic surgeons. “There are new techniques every day,” says Dr. Rafizadeh. “The question is which ones really work? What is the benefit and at what cost? Are they better than the existing technology? We have adopted the technologies that make a true difference in results, for the benefit of the patient.”

Cosmetic, Facial, Plastic Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING Pre-Medical Degree: Neuchatel University, Switzerland Medical Degree: Lausanne School of Medicine, Switzerland General Surgery Residency, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Chief Residency, Morristown Memorial Hospital

I give my patients the ultimate attention and compassion that they deserve. I always do what’s best for them.

Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Center

SERVICES Liposuction Brachioplasty Abdominoplasty Thigh Lift Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Breast Reconstruction

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Breast Reduction Blepharoplasty Botox Dysport Brow Lift Eyelid Surgery Facelift Fat Grafting Filler Treatments Otoplasty Restylane Juvederm Rhinoplasty

Farhad Rafizadeh, MD, FACS MAIN ADDRESS

101 Madison Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960

PHONE

(973) 267-0928

WEBSITE www.BetterPlasticSurgery.com

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ince opening his own practice in 1984, Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh has been cited for many awards across the metropolitan area, including “Top Doctor” and “Patient Choice Award” in his field of cosmetic and plastic surgery. Based in Morristown, NJ, Dr. Rafizadeh earned his credentials after graduating from Lausanne School of Medicine in Switzerland. After moving to the United States to continue his medical education, Dr. Rafizadeh completed a general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center, a chief residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a plastic surgery fellowship at New York Hospital, New York Presbyterian and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As a board-certified doctor in general surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Rafizadeh is passionate about the art and beauty of the human face and body. He makes certain

Although Dr. Rafizadeh believes that the best tools a cosmetic and plastic surgeon can utilize are his eyes and hands, he recognizes the critical role of x-rays, sonograms, ultrasounds, MRI, CAT scan machines and other tools in helping satisfy the patient’s needs. Another diagnostic tool Dr. Rafizadeh uses often is computer imaging and simulation. “It is very useful to find out what the patient wants by giving them a visual image of what can be accomplished and determine whether their request is feasible,” he says. Dr. Rafizadeh prides himself on the fact that he avoids adopting any technological advancement that has questionable benefits for the patient. “I want the patients to know that I place their interest above mine and any other entities,” he says. “I want them to understand that I will give them the benefit of over 30 years of experience and a worldclass result.” New technology and quality services are not the only benefits Dr. Rafizadeh offers. Along with an inviting office atmosphere, his staff is friendly, which helps all patients feel at home during their consultations.


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Monmouth AREA OF PRACTICE: Infertility, Reproductive Medicine

INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

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stablished in 2004, the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey has been providing exceptional and comprehensive infertility evaluations and treatments to patients in the Central New Jersey area. Dr. William F. Ziegler and Dr. Jessica S. Mann understand how critical it is for families to receive the best fertility treatment. Because of this, each patient is treated individually. They do not turn patients away who may not have a good chance of conception. “Our center seeks to meet the needs of each patient experiencing fertility problems,” says Dr. Mann, one of the primary physicians at The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. “They are able to discuss each and every aspect of their care with a team of reproductive subspecialists and ancillary staff. We strive for nothing short of 100 percent patient satisfaction.”

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Our goal is to give patients a healthy baby, while minimizing the potential adverse maternal complications.

Blastocyst Transfer

One of the obstacles Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Mann face in their area of practice, but constantly try to overcome, is the lack of fertility insurance coverage in patients’ benefit plans. “To help patients make their treatments more affordable, our center offers multiple financing options,” including multi-cycle package discounts, says the practice. Their center has also partnered with EMD Serono’s Compassionate Corps Program, which offers assistance to the military. When asked about the best part of her job, Dr. Mann says, “I am most passionate about helping patients fulfill their dreams of building a family.” Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Mann believe that

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

EDUCATION + TRAINING The University of Vermont College of Medicine Medical Center of Delaware University of Florida School of Medicine New York University Langone Medical Center

SERVICES Comprehensive Infertility Evaluation and Treatment Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Advanced Ultrasound Pelvic Examinations Semen Analysis In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Superovulation with Ultrasound Monitoring Assisted Hatching Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

a thorough evaluation of a patient’s medical history is the most important step in treating a fertility patient by conducting ultrasounds, blood tests and genetic testing. Besides an evaluation, their practice offers patients new services such as uterine receptivity tests, which help determine the best time to transfer an embryo, and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), which can lower miscarriage rates. Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Mann understand how trying a patient’s fertility journey can be; that’s why they believe that relaxing is the best thing for patients. To make their visits more comfortable, both doctors build strong doctor-patient relationships and make communication the key point of focus. “Patients become part of our family and we take time to answer their questions and concerns, no matter the nature of the question,” says Dr. Mann. “Our patients know we are here for them.”

Cryopreservation of Egg/Embryos Medical and Surgical Treatment for Tubal Pregnancies Robotic Surgery Artificial Insemination Advanced Ultrasonography Comprehensive Fertility Care Drug Therapies Hysteroscopy Advanced Laparoscopic Reproductive Surgery Endocrinology and Endometriosis Treatments

William F. Ziegler, DO Jessica S. Mann, MD MAIN ADDRESS

234 Industrial Way West, Suite A104 Eatontown, NJ 07724

PHONE

(732) 918-2500

WEBSITE www.FertilityNJ.com

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Monmouth AREA OF PRACTICE: Dermatology

DERMATOLOGY

Lisa M. Silbret, MD, FAAD & Alan Schechter, MD, PhD BOARD CERTIFICATION

to achieve the most natural and youthful result. She uses state-of-the-art laser science, radiofrequency, Botox/Dysport/ Xeomin, and fillers and specializes in nonsurgical eyelifts, facial and neck sculpturing and chemical peels for a natural and refreshed appearance. “Aging gracefully means something different for everyone. It should be done gradually and appear natural so my patients look rejuvenated, not artificial or overdone, just pretty and self assured,” she says.

Dermatology

EDUCATION + TRAINING LISA M. SILBRET, MD: The University of Pennsylvania The Albert Einstein College of Medicine The New York Hospital of Cornell Medical Center Memorial Sloan Kettering Chief Resident of Dermatology at Montefiore Medical Center ALAN L. SCHECHTER, PHD: Princeton University Massachusetts Institute of Technology The University of Miami School of Medicine The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Associate Clinical Professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Your problems will be listened to and addressed in the most comprehensive and thorough manner for the best clinical and cosmetic result.

SERVICES General Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero, and Voluma Botox/Dysport/Xeomin Laser Therapy and IPL to Treat Wrinkles, Dark Spots and Blood Vessels Chemical Peels Spider Veins and Hand Rejuvenation Skin Tightening/Radiofrequency Therapy Narrow Band UVB Therapy to Treat Psoriasis, Eczema and Other Skin Conditions Photodynamic Therapy for Precancerous Lesions Skin Cancer Screening and Treatment

Lisa M. Silbret, MD, FAAD Alan Schechter, MD, PhD MAIN ADDRESS

26 Plaza Nine Drive Manalapan, NJ 07726

PHONE

(732) 303-1500

WEBSITE www.DrLisaSilbretMD.com

www.AlanSchechterMDPhD.com

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r. Lisa M. Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter have been delivering top-of-the-line dermatological care in the Manalapan area for over 15 years. Together, these two experts in their field have over 35 years of clinical and diagnostic experience, ensuring patients are in good hands when visiting their office. “We all understand that there is a lot of anxiety that is associated with coming to a doctor’s office. We want patients to know that when they come into our office, they will receive the best dermatological care in the most supportive, safe and welcoming environment,” say both doctors, who treat their patients as if they were family. “Also, our staff is warm and friendly and will immediately set you at ease when you enter the office.” In her cosmetic dermatological practice, Dr. Silbret utilizes the latest advanced technology and non-invasive procedures

Other technological advances utilized at the practice are cutting-edge light therapy (Narrow Band UV) for psoriasis patients, photodynamic therapy to treat precancerous lesions and acne. Patients know when they come into Dr. Silbret and Dr. Schechter’s office they will be seen by a board-certified dermatologist. In fact, these two highly experienced clinicians also have backgrounds in cancer research. “Being able to use my passion for medicine and science to help solve my patient’s skin problems is very rewarding. Developing relationships that last a lifetime is an honor that I do not take for granted,” says Dr. Schechter, who discovered the HER2/neu protein, a breast cancer-causing gene, at MIT. Helping patients feel comfortable in their own skin is what Dr. Silbret and Dr. Schechter pride themselves on, and they want every patient to walk out of their office feeling confident and satisfied with their treatment.


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Essex AREA OF PRACTICE: Plastic Surgery

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Spiro Plastic Surgery, LLC

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r. Scott A. Spiro has provided his patients with high-quality cosmetic and plastic surgery care at the same West Orange, NJ, location for the past 19 years. During the course of his career, Dr. Spiro has garnered multiple recognitions for his medical work including “NJ Top Doc,” “Top Doctor 2007-2014” and “No. 1 Medical Spa” in 2014, as well as memberships on some of the most prestigious boards in America such as American Board of Plastic Surgery, National Board of Medical Examiners and the American College of Surgeons.

Plastic Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING UMDNJ Stony Brook University Hospital St. Barnabas Medical Center University of Miami School of Medicine Miami Children’s Hospital Cedars Medical Center

SERVICES Breast Augmentation Breast Lifting

Providing the safest environment with the most skilled, knowledgeable and friendly people improves the success of our outcomes and makes for extremely grateful patients. Dr. Spiro was also featured on an NBC segment to talk in-depth with viewers about his various advancements in plastic surgery. Patient experience is extremely important to Dr. Spiro and his staff, which consists of two full-time registered nurses for patients’ convenience. Dr. Spiro also performs non-local anesthetic procedures at St. Barnabas Medical Center or the Ambulatory Surgery Center to give patients access to top anesthesiologists. “I provide patients with a large professional and caring staff available 24/7,” he says. “Patients are welcomed into a comforting environment both in my office as well as in the Ambulatory Surgery Center and the hospital. A thorough evaluation followed later by a reinforcing discussion leads to a well-thought-out

Breast Reduction Challenging Breast Anomalies/Congenital Asymmetry Correction of Breast Surgery Done Elsewhere Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Body Contouring Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

and well-executed surgical plan,” says Dr. Spiro. He recently introduced new hand-piece options for CoolSculpting (an applied technology) which helps dissolve fat, and Restylane Silk (an FDA-approved tissue injectable) for diminishing lines around the lips. He also provides computer-imaging rhinoplasty and medical-grade skin-care procedures, but says, “Nothing compares to a keen eye and good listening skills!” To ensure that patients gain full understanding of their procedures, Dr. Spiro sends each of them a packet prior to their consultation so they can learn about the staff and consider some frequently asked questions. In this way, they are able to fully address their concerns when they visit the office. Besides using informational packets, Dr. Spiro keeps patients abreast by writing blog posts and tweets and provides before-and-after photographs on his website.

Liposuction Body Lift Arm Lift Thigh Lift Fat Grafting Correction of Massive Weight Loss Face Lift Neck Lift Eyelid Surgery Forehead Lift Rhinoplasty

Scott A. Spiro, MD, FACS MAIN ADDRESS

PHONE

101 Old Short Hills Road, (973) 736-5907 Suite 510, West Orange, NJ 07052

WEBSITE www.DrSpiro.com

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 VIEW FULL PROFILE AT www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY: Union AREA OF PRACTICE: Pediatrics

PEDIATRICS

Union County Pediatrics Group BOARD CERTIFICATION Pediatrics

EDUCATION + TRAINING Medical School Bangalore University, Valedictorian Internship at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York Residence at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Jersey City Program

SERVICES Preventive and Primary Care for Infants and Children Diagnosis and Treatment of Illnesses Vaccines Annual Health and Wellness Exams

Raghunandan Sundaram, MD MAIN ADDRESS

817 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202

SATELLITE OFFICE

102 James Street, Suite 303, Edison, NJ 08820

PHONE

(908) 353-5750

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t Union County Pediatrics Group, Dr. Raghunandan Sundaram provides patients with high-quality pediatric care from infancy all the way to adolescence. Because he works so closely with patients at such a young age, Dr. Sundaram is able to create long-lasting, trusting doctor-patient relationships, making those in his care feel at home during their visits. “We strive to educate families as partners in their children’s care and we rely on their feedback to improve our services,” says Dr. Sundaram. “Maintaining our patients’ health when healthy and making the child feel better during times of illness is, and always will remain, our priority.” Dr. Sundaram received his medical degree in pediatrics from the Bangalore University in India, where he was named his class valedictorian. After receiving his degree, Dr. Sundaram completed an internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, followed by a residency in the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Jersey City program. Dr. Sundaram has received numerous awards. He was named one of New Jersey’s Favorite Kids Doctors by New Jersey Family in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and won a New Jersey Top Doctors award in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Who’s Who Award in 2013,

Continental Who’s Who Pediatrician of the Year for Edison Township, NJ in 2015, Horizon NJ Health Top Physician in 2009, Most Compassionate Doctor in 2011 (he also won a Patients Choice Award), as well as the International Association of Pediatricians “Leading Physician of the World.”

We understand the importance of treating all patient concerns, including the child’s emotional wellbeing, and that of the family. Dr. Sundaram stays abreast of his continuing-education requirements by attending pediatrics conferences such as Pediatric Infectious Disease in New York, Practical Pediatric Conferences and Continuing Medical Education Through Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, NJ. Dr. Sundaram and the Union County Pediatrics team provide preventive and primary care for infants and children, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, routine vaccinations and annual health and wellness exams.


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Jason P. Garcia, MD

Jeffrey Aroesty, MD

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ight years ago, Dr. Jason P. Garcia began his medical career as an orthopedic surgeon. During his training, he was one of the physicians for the San Diego Padres. Now, he and his partner Dr. Richard Rosa are the two orthopedic surgeons at the Advanced Orthopaedic Center in West Orange, NJ. The center is part of Summit Medical Group, one of the most well-known multispecialty practices in New Jersey. “My focus is on mastering specific treatments and performing only a limited number of highly specialized surgeries almost exclusively,” says Dr. Garcia, whose passion is shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgery. Some new technologies recently introduced at his practice are platelet rich plasma, which focuses on biological healing, and less-invasive arthroscopic surgeries. “I consider all aspects of a patient’s situation, including physical findings, lifestyle, level and type of activity, and his or her expectations when determining a treatment plan,” says Dr. Garcia. “My goal is to help patients with the least-invasive approaches possible.” ADVANCED ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER/SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP

BOARD CERTIFICATION

MAIN ADDRESS

741 Northfield Avenue, Suite 200, West Orange, NJ 07052 PHONE

(973) 736-9980

WEBSITE

www.SummitMedicalGroup.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine AREA OF PRACTICE:

r. Jeffrey H. Aroesty is a Mount Arlington-based Otolaryngologist who has been providing exceptional ear, nose and throat services to patients for 19 years. With two locations in New Jersey (the other in Denville), Advocare Aroesty Ear, Nose & Throat Associates provides a bright, clean and inviting atmosphere for patients. “I am most passionate about establishing and maintaining that one-on-one time with my patients,” says Dr. Aroesty, who believes that modern technology has sometimes depersonalized doctorpatient relationships. “We respect patients’ time and privacy. We try to keep wait time to a minimum. We do not rush our patients through their visits.” With new technologies emerging daily, Dr. Aroesty keeps up-to-date with devices that will provide patients with the best benefits. “We have state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including specialized microscopes, ultrasonography, audiology equipment for hearing loss and balance disturbance and in-office allergy testing,” he says. ADVOCARE AROESTY EAR, NOSE & THROAT ASSOCIATES

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B.S., Rutgers University Cook College, New Brunswick, NJ M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ General Surgery/Chief Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ Fellowship, University of California San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Program, San Diego, CA

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EDUCATION + TRAINING

SERVICES

COUNTY:

Arthroscopic Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair Arthroscopic Labral and SLAP Repair Arthroscopic Bankart and Instability Repair Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Orthopedic Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING

400 Valley Road, Suite 105 Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856 PHONE

(973) 770-7101

WEBSITE

www.AdvocareAroestyENT.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Ear Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Medical Degree from the State University of New York, Brooklyn Residency at Staten Island University Hospital Residency at SUNY/Brooklyn

SERVICES Head and Neck Surgery Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatment of Sinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Otitis Media and Other Diseases of the Ears, Nose and Throat Snoring Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 OTOLARYNGOLOGY

COLON, RECTAL SURGERY

Victor G. Gentile, MD

Debra Tarantino, MD, FASCRS, FACS

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t Advocare Ear, Nose & Throat Medical Associates in Hackettstown, NJ, the waiting room feels relaxed with art and cartoon drawings decorating the walls. It’s part of the center’s philosophy of making patients feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Victor G. Gentile’s service-oriented practice treats each patient and diagnosis equally. To ensure patients receive the most advanced care possible, he makes use of a variety of state-ofthe-art technologies. “The newest technologies are similar to other fields such as robotics in treating oral pharyngeal cancers and thyroid tumors,” says Dr. Gentile. “There is a push for less-invasive sinus surgeries using balloon dilation without cutting and allergen desensitization using drops placed under one’s tongue at home instead of receiving shots in the office. Of course, computer technology has made hearing aids much better and closer to natural hearing.” Advocare Ear, Nose & Throat Medical Associates has a particular interest in vestibular disorders and hearing rehabilitation in difficult or complex patients. ADVOCARE EAR, NOSE & THROAT MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

BOARD CERTIFICATION

MAIN ADDRESS

EDUCATION + TRAINING

108 Bilby Road, Suite 301 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 PHONE

(908) 979-0662

WEBSITE

www.AdvocareEntMa.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Warren

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Otolaryngology

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Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Residency at Temple University Hospital Served Two Terms as Chairman at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center

SERVICES Pediatrics Facial Plastic Surgery Rhinology

r. Debra Tarantino of Associates in Colon and Rectal Diseases, PA, has been helping patients treat and overcome colon and rectal ailments since 2000. By keeping up with the latest technology, including minimally invasive surgery and robotics, Dr. Tarantino is able to deliver state-of-the-art quality care to her patients. Besides new technology, she offers an extensive list of services, including surgical management of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and anorectal conditions. “What sets my practice apart from others is the time I spend with patients, explaining my findings, teaching them about the problems and giving them options for treatment,” says Dr. Tarantino. With offices in Livingston, Morristown and Parsippany, she is able to accommodate a multitude of patients. “I am here to listen, to educate and to heal,” says Dr. Tarantino. “I do my best to give each and every patient ample time and explanations. I strive to stay ahead with new technology and closely scrutinize my results.” ASSOCIATES IN COLON AND RECTAL DISEASES, PA MAIN ADDRESS

200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 232, Livingston, NJ 07039 PHONE

(973) 322-0250

WEBSITE

www.acrdnj.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Essex

Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery AREA OF PRACTICE:

BOARD CERTIFICATION Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine Medical Degree (1994) Case Western Reserve University Integrated Residency Program (1999) St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia University, NY Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surgery

SERVICES Colon and Rectal Cancer Colonoscopy Diverticular Disease

Allergy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Head & Neck Oncology

Anorectal Problems

Otology

Incontinence and Constipation


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Gary D. Breslow, MD, FACS

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stablished in July 2005 by Dr. Gary D. Breslow, the Breslow Center has provided plastic surgery patients with unwavering care. In a fast-paced field, he and his outstanding staff are always searching for the most effective technologies to use. Currently, the practice offers plastic surgery patients a multitude of services, both diagnostic and therapeutic. These include Vectra 3D imaging, noninvasive laser and light rejuvenation treatments, minimally invasive fillers, Botox, Visia computerized skin analysis, and Zwivel Online Cosmetic Consultations—a HIPAA compliant interactive tool that enables patients to begin their consultations and receive answers from doctors from the comfort of their homes. In August, the Breslow Center expanded to incorporate dermatological services, and new technologies such as CoolSculpting for noninvasive body contouring and miraDry to eliminate underarm sweating. “I am passionate about listening to patients, recognizing their expectations and delivering the result they are expecting,” says Dr. Breslow. “There is nothing more satisfying than a patient who is over-the-top thrilled about their result and their experience with us.” THE BRESLOW CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY MAIN ADDRESS

1 West Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 110, Paramus, NJ 07652 PHONE

(201) 444-9522

WEBSITE

www.BreslowMD.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Bergen

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery AREA OF PRACTICE:

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ORTHOPEDICS – SPINAL SURGERY

Nomaan Ashraf, MD, MBA Rafael Levin, MD, MSC

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omprehensive Spine Care is dedicated to making sure patients are well informed about their diagnosis and understand all treatment options, surgical or not. From the first phone call, patients are greeted by an experienced and compassionate staff and are ensured 24/7 attention no matter how minor their ailment may seem. This practice performs cutting-edge minimally invasive spine surgery whenever possible. It’s all part of the center’s philosophy of never taking for granted patients’ trust in its surgeons’ skills, bedside manner and determination to do everything necessary to deliver the best of care. Comprehensive Spine Care utilizes advanced imaging technologies such as MRI, high-resolution CT scans, SPECT and other bone scans, along with its own radiographs and a dedicated specialist to perform neuro-diagnostic studies. The team approach ensures that patients are well educated about their diagnosis and treatment options so they can make the best decisions regarding their care.

Plastic Surgery

COMPREHENSIVE SPINE CARE

EDUCATION + TRAINING

MAIN ADDRESS

Brown University, Bachelor of Science New York University School of Medicine, Medical Degree Residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s Integrated Plastic Surgery

SERVICES Facial Rejuvenation Rhinoplasty Chin and Cheek Augmentation Breast Augmentation, Lift, Reduction and Reconstruction

466 Old Hook Road, Suite 16 Emerson, NJ 07630 PHONE

(201) 634-1811

WEBSITE

www.CompSpineCare.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY:

Bergen

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Spinal Surgery

Orthopedic -

BOARD CERTIFICATION Orthopedics - Spinal Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University School of Medicine, Internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), Fellowship at the Carolinas Medical Center, CedarsSinai Medical Center – (Ashraf) MIT, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Surgical Internship at Boston University Medical Center, Residency at Boston University School of Medicine, Fellowship at NYU/HJD in Manhattan – (Levin)

SERVICES

Abdominoplasty

Physical Therapy

Liposuction

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 INTERNAL MEDICINE

CARDIOLOGY

Shirish Vinayak Bhatt, MD

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ith decades of experience and expertise in the medical world, Dr. Shirish Vinayak Bhatt has dedicated most of his career to providing patients with extensive internal medicine care. Raised in Chicago, Dr. Bhatt relocated to New Jersey 20 years ago and opened his practice, Fairfield Primary Doctors, in Fairfield, NJ. “The crux of our practice is based on a complete physical examination and the appropriate diagnostic testing to detect disorders early,” says Dr. Bhatt. Before Dr. Bhatt established Fairfield Primary Doctors, he trained at multiple institutions within the United States, including University of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin, and held an internal medicine residency at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt has been awarded numerous awards for his efforts in internal medicine, including Excellence in Care from St. Barnabas Medical Center in 2012, AMA Physician Recognition Award from 1997-2000, and America’s Top Physician from 20062012. FAIRFIELD PRIMARY DOCTORS 271 Route 46 West, Suite H105, Fairfield, NJ 07004 (973) 575-8644

WEBSITE

www.FairfieldPrimaryDoctors.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Essex

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Medicine

Internal Medicine, Wound Care

EDUCATION + TRAINING

MAIN ADDRESS

PHONE

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Internal

Bachelors in Medical Science, University of Wisconsin Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Residency in Internal Medicine, Loyola Stritch University School of Medicine, Chicago Wound Care Training and Certification, NYU Langone Medical Center

MEDICOR CARDIOLOGY

BOARD CERTIFICATION

MAIN ADDRESS

Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology

331 US Highway 206 Hillsborough, NJ 08844 PHONE

(908) 304-3126

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Somerset

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Cardiology

EDUCATION + TRAINING Medical School at Government Medical College, Nagpur, India Studied Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ Chairman of Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Former Chief of Cardiology, Robert Wood University Hospital Somerset

Sick Visits

Women Distinction Award from ACC

Complete Physicals

Best Doctor in NJ from Inside New Jersey

Diabetes and Cholesterol Management

SERVICES

Hypertension Management

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r. Rachana Kulkarni’s focus at Medicor Cardiology in Hillsborough, NJ, is preventive cardiology. Here, the patientdoctor relationship is viewed as a special partnership. By working together, patient and doctor can strive toward keeping the heart healthy. “When I see my patients, I make sure they have my complete attention and I listen to their concerns,” says Dr. Kulkarni. “I want them to feel that their doctor’s attention is focused on them and not on a computer screen.” This attentive care carries over to the staff that has been with the center for years. Dr. Kulkarni favors a noninvasive pathway in treating patients. In line with that philosophy, she uses various noninvasive diagnostic modalities such as echocardiography, stress testing and nuclear imaging, and coronary CT angiography. “I feel we should use all the noninvasive tools before we go into the realm of invasive treatment,” says Dr. Kulkarni. “When I treat my patients, my measure of success is if I can save them from having a heart attack and the extent to which I can help them maintain and improve their heart health.”

SERVICES

Health Screening

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Preventive Cardiology Noninvasive Cardiology


NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Nikesh K. Patel, MD

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ur motto is better experience, better care, better results,” says Dr. Nikesh K. Patel of New Reflections Plastic Surgery located in Freehold, NJ. “We are the experts in this area and field, so I believe it is our responsibility to guide every one of our clients through the process of achieving the results they want.” Utilizing the newest and best technology available to plastic surgeons, Dr. Patel assures patients that they are in the best hands while under his care. Currently, New Reflections Plastic Surgery has acquired various forms of injectables, nonsurgical and noninvasive rejuvenation, scar reduction, fat reduction, skin tightening, fractionated lasers and ultrasound and radio frequency-based equipment. Dr. Patel also offers a plethora of services including treatments in facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring, skin care and surgeries specifically for men. “I love what I do and can’t imagine doing anything else,” says Dr. Patel. “I think this is due to the fact that I am still amazed by the things that we can do for the human body to improve it and achieve results that would be hard to guess were not the product of nature.”

NEW REFLECTIONS PLASTIC SURGERY MAIN ADDRESS

1001 West Main Street, Suite A Freehold, NJ 07728 PHONE

(732) 354-3792

VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Monmouth

Cosmetic, Facial, Plastic Surgery AREA OF PRACTICE:

BOARD CERTIFICATION Cosmetic, Facial, Plastic Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING Biomedical Materials Science Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center Fellow at Duke University Wake Forest University Medical School

INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Jane E. Miller, MD

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r. Jane E. Miller created North Hudson IVF twenty years ago as a complete private IVF center in Englewood Cliffs. The biggest obstacles she faces today are insurance dictates (“which have nothing to do with patient care,” she points out) and the high cost of fertility medications. Whatever the challenge, she says, “we want to make patients feel our practice is the right fit for them.” Part of this “right fit” philosophy are the unrushed visits. “We take as long as the patient needs. Once our job is done, most of our patients tell us that they don’t want to leave us! After the inital consult, a series of tests that includes bloodwork, imaging studies and evaluation of the male partner (if appropriate) with semen analysis is scheduled. Other diagnostic tools include surgeries and hormonal therapies that are individualized.” Dr. Miller continues, “We are a state-of-the-art IVF facility where patients benefit from the latest proven technological advancements in the field of reproductive medicine, but we do our work in an oldfashioned private-office setting. We are not a fertility factory.”

NORTH HUDSON IVF

BOARD CERTIFICATION

MAIN ADDRESS

Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

385 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 PHONE

(201) 871-1999

www.NorthHudsonIVF.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

Plastic Surgery Training at Albany Medical Center

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Cosmetic & Breast Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Facial Rejuvenation Breast Enhancement Body Contouring

Yale University SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

WEBSITE

General Surgery Training at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson University

SERVICES

EDUCATION + TRAINING

www.NJTopDocs.com Bergen

Infertility & Reproductive Medicine

Yale University - Postdoctoral Fellowship Residency at Harvard University Residency at University of Tennessee Fellowship at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

SERVICES In Vitro Fertilization Donor Egg IVF Egg Freezing Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Sanjay Lalla, MD

Kenneth D. Nahum, DO, FACP

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t his plastic-surgery practice in West Orange, NJ, Dr. Sanjay Lalla likes to get personal. “My wife is the nurse practitioner and runs the office with me,” says Dr. Lalla. “We see each patient individually and spend personal time getting to know them. We offer an open experience to explain each procedure. Thus the name, Personal Plastic Surgery.” Prospective patients are invited to a free consultation in which all of their questions will be answered in a confidential and comfortable setting. Dr. Lalla’s specialties are body and breast contouring and buttocks augmentations. His practice also offers COOLSCULPT, a new noninvasive technology to lose fatty tissue. Other available procedures include reshaping of nose or breasts, smoothing of wrinkles and tightening of skin, removing excess fat, and correcting problems resulting from surgery, birth defects or cancer. Throughout treatment patients remain fully engaged with up-tothe-minute information. Here, as Dr. Lalla’s website pronounces, “each patient is treated like the only patient.” PERSONAL PLASTIC SURGERY MAIN ADDRESS

383 Northfield Avenue, Suite 102, West Orange, NJ 07052 PHONE

(973) 324-9455

WEBSITE

www.DrSanjayLalla.com VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

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Essex

Cosmetic/ Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery AREA OF PRACTICE:

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ver the past four years, Dr. Kenneth D. Nahum and other doctors working at Regional Cancer Care Associates have been providing patients with top-of-the-line care at various locations throughout New Jersey. Dr. Nahum, who practices out of the Howell division, has 27 years of extensive experience in his field of work. He uses state-of-the-art oncological care and clinical medicines to assess, treat and help patients. “I treat my patients as family members,” says Dr. Nahum. “I go the extra mile for them.” Although the toughest challenge he faces is working with patients who have limited treatment options, he points out that Regional Cancer Care Associates gives patients access to clinical-trial options other practices don’t offer. One of the new technologies used at his office is gene sequencing to utilize targeted systemic therapy. Dr. Nahum completed his medical residency at Presbyterian University Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Plastic Surgery

REGIONAL CANCER CARE ASSOCIATES

EDUCATION + TRAINING

MAIN ADDRESS

Pingry School in New Jersey Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine Trained in General Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

SERVICES Face Procedures Breast Procedures Body Procedures Cosmetic Treatments

4632 Route 9 South Howell, NJ 07731 PHONE

(732) 367-1535

Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine Diplomate: National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Fellow of the American College of Physicians

EDUCATION + TRAINING

WEBSITE

www.RegionalCancerCare.org VIEW FULL PROFILE AT

www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY:

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Monmouth

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Oncology

Hematology/

BA: Rutgers University DO: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Flexible Intern: John F. Kennedy Hospital Medical Resident: Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Hematology/Oncology Fellow: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Clinical Associate Professor at RWJMS Chief of Medical Oncology at Jersey Shore Medical Center

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

CARDIOLOGY

CHARLES J. MAROTTA, MD BOARD CERTIFICATION National Board of Medical Examiners American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

EDUCATION + TRAINING Rutgers University UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School Internship, Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine Chief Medical Resident Cardiology Fellowship

May Abdo-Matkiwsky, DO

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or the past nine years, Dr. May Abdo-Matkiwsky has been an integral member at Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA) in Sparta, NJ, providing patients with exceptional oncology and hematology services. Dr. Abdo-Matkiwsky wants her patients to experience a calm atmosphere; that’s why she provides them with top-of-the-line infusion rooms, including comfortable chairs, TVs, serene landscape views, a stellar staff and many volunteers. “Providing the best care possible to all of our patients,” says Dr. Abdo-Matkiwsky when asked what she’s most passionate about. “I am involved in our Breast Cancer Task Force, addressing accessibility, early detection and treatment for women. We have a number of open clinical trials, affording cutting-edge therapies to our patients.” RCCA is one of the only cancer-care providers in Sussex County and delivers superior services to patients including molecular profiling, oncotype and evidence-based treatments. “There are always new treatments becoming available. We keep up-to-date on all the available new medications and options for our patients.”

CHARLES J. MAROTTA, MD ADVANCED CARDIOLOGY

65 Ridgedale Avenue Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 (973) 401-1100 View Full Profile at

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Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

SERVICES Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Cholesterol and Other Lipid Disorders, Congestive Heart Failure, Valve Disease, Atrial Fibrillation and Other Rhythm Disorders, Cardiomyopathy, Noninvasive Cardiac Testing, Noninvasive and Invasive Coronary Angiography, and Coronary Stents

AREA OF PRACTICE: Cardiology

OB/GYN

ROBERT B. BEIM, MD BOARD CERTIFICATION Obstetrics and Gynecology

EDUCATION + TRAINING UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Division of Reproductive Sciences in Obstetrics and Gynecology

SERVICES Robotic Surgery

REGIONAL CANCER CARE ASSOCIATES MAIN ADDRESS

89 Sparta Avenue, Suite 130 Sparta, NJ 07871 PHONE

(973) 726-0005

WEBSITE

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Obstetrics

Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

EDUCATION + TRAINING Medical Degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

www.RegionalCancerCare.org

Fellowship Training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York

ROBERT B. BEIM, MD

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SERVICES

190 Greenbrook Road North Plainfield, NJ 08873

www.NJTopDocs.com COUNTY:

Sussex

AREA OF PRACTICE:

Oncology

Hematology/

Hematology and Oncology Consultations and Follow-Up Chemotherapy Biotherapy

(908) 756-6812 View Full Profile at

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Somerset

AREA OF PRACTICE: OB/GYN

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NEW JERSEY TOP DOCS 2015 PSYCHIATRY

SUSAN G. BLANK, MD

NEPHROLOGY

BOARD CERTIFICATION

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Psychiatry and Neurology

Internal Medicine, Nephrology

EDUCATION + TRAINING

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Medical School at SUNY Stony Brook Medical College

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency at Long Island-Jewish Hillside Medical Center

School of Osteopathic Medicine Stockton State College

Training in Hypnosis

Douglas College at Rutgers University

Training in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Duke University and Fuqua School of Business

SERVICES

SERVICES Full Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

SUSAN G. BLANK, MD 45 Brant Avenue, Suite 2 Clark, NJ 07066

Individual Psychotherapies

Adolescent Psychiatry

View Full Profile at

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Pharmacotherapy (Treatment with Medication)

General Adult Psychiatry

(732) 340-0300

VIRGINIA IRWIN-SCOTT, DO, FACOI

Union

VIRGINIA IRWIN-SCOTT, DO, FACOI

Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Hypertension

CENTER FOR KIDNEY DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION

Diagnosing and Understanding of Complicated Kidney Issues

129 Johnson Road, Suite 4 Turnersville, NJ 08012

Dialysis

(856) 374-4440 View Full Profile at

www.NJTopDocs.com

AREA OF PRACTICE: Psychiatry

COUNTY:

Gloucester

AREA OF PRACTICE: Nephrology

PLASTIC SURGERY

STEVEN SHOEN, MD

PEDIATRICS

BOARD CERTIFICATION

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Plastic Surgery

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

EDUCATION + TRAINING

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

Undergraduate from Union College, Schenectady, NY

Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

Medical Degree from University of Connecticut

Fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Hospital and Deaconess Hospital

General Pediatric Residency and Specialty Fellowship, Schneider Children’s Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY

SERVICES Breast Reconstruction

SERVICES

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Electronic Medical Records

Hand Surgery Body Contouring

STEVEN SHOEN, MD

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY ASSOCIATES

JENNIFER SHAW-BRACHFELD, MD, FAAP

Objective, Interactive Computerized Diagnostic Test for ADHD

TOUCHPOINT PEDIATRICS

Coordination of Services for Our Patients with Specialists in NY, NJ and PA

17 Watchung Avenue Chatham, NJ 07928

(732) 632-6090

(973) 665-0900

www.ShoenPlasticSurgery.com

www.TouchpointPediatrics.com View Full Profile at

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www.NJTopDocs.com

COUNTY: Middlesex AREA OF PRACTICE: Plastic

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Cancer Reconstruction

Flexible Vaccine Schedule

222 Bridge Street Metuchen, NJ 08842

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Surgery

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JENNIFER SHAW-BRACHFELD, MD, FAAP

Morris

AREA OF PRACTICE: Pediatrics

Sees Patients in the Hospital Experienced Pediatric Nurse to Speak to Regarding Medical Concerns Physicians Available 24/7, Including Weekends and Holidays Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Care from Birth to 23-years-old


THE NUMBERS

$6,579

The amount paid by the

average New Jersey resident each year in property taxes, making New Jersey’s rates the highest in the U.S., according to the Washington Times

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NJ state ranking for life expectancy, which is 80.3 years

525

Approximate number of New Jersey roadside diners, according to NJ.com

1 Number of Ivy League schools in New Jersey

24.6

Percentage of New Jersey adults who are considered overweight

6

Percentage decrease in NJ auto deaths in 2014— the biggest dip seen in the U.S.

105,024,878 34,268 Number of retail prescription drugs filled at pharmacies across New Jersey in 2014, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Miles of roads and highways in New Jersey

47,972.38

Population density per square mile of West New York, NJ—sixth highest among U.S. cities Healthy Living • 2015

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FAMILY-FITNESS

FUN By Michael Banka

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ith the kids off from school for the summer, there’s no better time than now to enjoy outdoor family activities that exercise body, mind and spirit. You don’t have to travel far, either: besides the ample opportunities for swimming provided by her stunning beaches, New Jersey is a treasure trove of places to go and things to do that will thrill and tantalize while helping you and your family stay physically fit.

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORT ADVENTURE CENTER


MICKS PINE BARRENS CANOE AND KAYAK RENTAL

TRIPLE BROOK CAMPING RESORT 58 Honey Run Road Blairstown, NJ www.triplebrook.com 1-888-343-2267 Why slug along on a StairMaster watching TV when you can hike to the top of a mountain and enjoy breathtaking views of the Skylands Region? Once you arrive at the summit of one of the Kittatinny Mountains, you can pitch your tent, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy eye-popping views and otherwise reconnect with the natural world. It’s a true get-awayfrom-it-all experience. As if all this weren’t enough, Triple Brook offers themed weekends and a variety of recreational activities.

LAKOTA WOLF PRESERVE 89 Mt. Pleasant Road Columbia, New Jersey www.lakotawolf.com (877) 733-9653

ZOOM ZIPLINES AT MOUNTAIN CREEK 200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ www.mountaincreek.com (973) 864-8880 This adrenaline-inducing sport is all the rage, and at Zoom Ziplines at Mountain Creek you can enjoy it not only in the summertime, but also year-round. As you travel along a series of ziplines ranging from 200 to 1,500 feet in length, suspended 1,040 feet on top of Mountain Creek, you’re treated to panoramic views of the tristate area. The two-hour guided tour includes four ziplines and a suspension bridge. Topping things off is a ride in a unimog, an incredible truck that traverses mud, hills and cliffs with equal aplomb (backwards too!).

CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORT ADVENTURE CENTER 3 Wild Turkey Way Hamburg, NJ www.crystalgolfresort.com (855) 900-2188 Think of it as an all-purpose adventure center. After stretching your arms and legs canoeing, kayaking, biking and hiking through this 4,000+ acre getaway in the Garden State’s picturesque northwest, you can catch your breath—or have your breath taken away—in a hot air balloon ride. There are also horseback riding, farm tours, skeet shooting, archery, golf and, for the truly adventurous, sky diving. That’s enough to keep you busy for an entire weekend. Maybe two. TRIPLE BROOK CAMPING RESORT

Explore and learn about some of the world’s most amazing (and misunderstood) animals with an educational wolf watch tour by owners Jim Stein and Becky Mace. This is the only spot in New Jersey where you can see wolves up close in their natural habitat. Although you can take a shuttle bus from the parking lot to the preserve, we recommend the invigorating scenic half-mile nature walk. In the secure observation area, you’ll be surrounded by four different packs of wolves. Stein and Mace dispel the awful myths of these magnificent creatures while teaching you about their eating habits, social structure and interaction with man. Also on the preserve are fox and bobcats. You can take photos to your heart’s content.

MICKS PINE BARRENS CANOE AND KAYAK RENTAL 3107 Route 563 Chatsworth, NJ www.mickscanoerental.com (609) 726-1515 A little farther to the south, but worth the trip, are the New Jersey Pinelands and Wharton State Forest, one of the Garden State’s most pristine biospheres. Take a kayak or canoe ride through the gentle waterways enjoying views of the forest, that wonderful pine scent and glimpses of wildlife. Go slow or fast: you decide how rigorously you want to paddle. There are lots of hiking trails, too. When you’re all tuckered out, spend the night close to nature at one of the many campsites or at Isaac Hilliard House, an award-winning bed and breakfast in nearby Pemberton. Here’s a little known fact: Chatsworth, NJ, is the cranberry capital of the world. You might even stumble upon an Ocean Spray juice factory, the only thing modern about this luscious, rustic getaway.

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TEST YOUR IQ: SKIN CANCER TRUE OR FALSE

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The amount of natural pigment in your skin doesn't affect your susceptibility to skin cancer.

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Skin cancer is the most preventable form of cancer.

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More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking.

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One indoor UV tanning session increases users' risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent.

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The overall average 5-year melanoma survival rate for African-Americans is higher than for caucasians.

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Asian-American melanoma patients have a greater tendency than caucasians to present with advanced disease at a time of diagnosis.

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As long as sunburns are sustained in youth, a person's melanoma risk is not increased. From ages 14-39, men account for more than 60 percent of melanoma deaths. New Jersey is one of 11 states that prohibit indoor tanning for minors younger than age 18.

The majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are caucasian men over age 50.

[1]False [2]True [3]False [4]True [5]False [6]True [7]True [8]False [9]True [10]True

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with and without BPH found that those who regularly ate garlic had significantly less incidence of BPH than those who did not. ONIONS: The same Italian study showed that men who ate onions as well as garlic were even less prone to having BPH. YOGURT: The probiotic acidophilus, also known as lactobacillus acidophilus, is derived from fermented dairy products such as yogurt. Although it lives in your intestine, these bacteria also help keep your prostate healthy.

EAT YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHY PROSTATE

SALMON: Along with helping to build healthy cell membranes throughout your body, omega-3 fatty acids may curtail your risk of BPH. Salmon is loaded with these “good fats.” Also try walnuts, kidney beans or a supplement. How important are omega3s not only to prostate health but also to overall health? A study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that 100,000 Americans die every year from too few omega-3s in their diets.

By Michael Banka

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enign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, affects half of men over the age of 60. The primary symptom is impeded urinary flow. Although age plays a major factor in prostate enlargement (by the age of 85, more than 95 percent of men have BPH), there is evidence to suggest that men can lower their risk by including certain foods in their diet. TOMATOES: Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that lowers the blood level of a protein called antigen that has been traced to BPH. The redder the tomato the higher the lycopene content. In tomato products such as ketchup and tomato sauce, the antioxidant is more potent than in fresh tomatoes because it is more easily absorbed. Lycopene is also found in other red foods such as watermelon and is a common ingredient in multi-vitamins formulated for men aged 50+.

BELL PEPPERS: Vitamin C from vegetables (but not fruits) reduces your risk of an enlarged prostate, and raw bell peppers contain more vitamin C than any other vegetable. One cup contains almost two times your recommended daily allowance (RDA). Brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli also are high in BPH-fighting vitamin C. GARLIC: Allicin, a potent antioxidant, is released when garlic cloves are cut or crushed. An Italian study of 2,800 men

SAW PALMETTO: There is a lot of disagreement about the benefits of extract from saw palmetto berries in combating BPH. Some men swear by it. A member of my family, using it in place of Flomax, said he got better results and without the side effects. While some studies have been inconclusive, other research shows that saw palmetto blocks the formation of the DHT hormone responsible for prostate growth. AVOCADOS: Because it grows in pairs with one side hanging lower than the other, the avocado is called the testicle plant. Perhaps another reason for the nickname is it contains a healthy fat (identical to the one in saw palmetto) that decreases the risk of BPH. SESAME SEEDS AND PUMPKIN SEEDS: They’re high in zinc, a mineral indispensable to a healthy prostate. Studies show that men with BPH have much lower levels of zinc in their bodies. If you’re not a seed eater, almonds are a good source, too.

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By Jessica Dietrich

Weighing In On Childhood Obesity STEPPING ON THE SCALE

It used to be that kids would come home after school, dump their backpacks and make a beeline for the door to play outside with the other neighborhood children. They would play until it was dinnertime or the streetlights came on, whichever came first. Today’s youth is less excited about a kickball game outside with peers and more captivated by their mobile devices and electronics. With it being 2015, and electronic devices being interactive and offering many different social outlets, it’s not hard to believe that someone could unknowingly spend nearly an entire day tucked away from the outside world and brushed up against an electrical outlet. While technology is not the only perpetrator, it is certainly a major factor in the fact that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents

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in the past 30 years. What is even more alarming is the health effects of childhood obesity.

AS THE NUMBERS RISE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that children between the ages of 6 and 11 in the United States who were considered obese increased from 7 percent in 1980 to just about 18 percent in 2012. The percentage of adolescents from 12-19 years of age who were obese increased from 5 percent to 21 percent in the same period. In 2012, more than a third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. In a population-based sample of 5 to 17-year-olds, 70 percent of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Prediabetes is another potential


prostate as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There are plenty of issues triggered by obesity.

KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF

Though New Jersey has yet to sign on, many states have started putting laws in place requiring schools to dedicate a number of minutes to a physical activity during the school day. New Jersey has, however, put the “Complete Streets” policy in place. This encourages physical activity and green transportation including biking, walking and fuel-efficient vehicles. All but two U.S. states require schools to provide health education to their students in an effort to improve health literacy. Rather than having kids put aside the tablets, phones and game consoles, why not incorporate them into the conversation about childhood obesity? There are apps for everything these days, and weight loss is a category that has not been overlooked. For example, Kurbo is an app featuring health coaching and mobile weight loss geared towards children, which offers weekly live coaching and keeps kids motivated and accountable throughout their week. Daily text messages from the app also remind the kids to make the best choices that day. Another perk to the app is the 24/7 support system that children can reach out to for guidance. With video games, instructional videos and food monitoring, this app is bound

to help any child who is overweight or obese get on a healthy track. There are a plethora of weight loss apps available to children and adults to choose from, so it’s a matter of doing some research to pick the right app that is best suited for each child and their family.

THERE’S HOPE

Childhood obesity is an epidemic run rampant in America, but if each household implemented two simple rules (but not the only rules!), it may not seem like such an arduous task to expel it. The rules are as follows: 1. Eat well 2. Play more If children came home after school, dumped their backpacks, made a beeline for the door to play outside with other neighborhood children and stayed out until it was dinnertime or the lights came on, it would be one step closer to a healthier America. With physical activity a couple days of the week after school, kids would be in better shape. If they came home to eat a relatively healthy meal after their activities, they’d be even better off. With the knowledge of statistics on childhood obesity, the very serious health effects that come along with that and what can be done to reverse a child’s unhealthy lifestyle, families have all the tools they need to make positive changes before the next school year begins.

effect. This is a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes. Obese children are also at risk for bone and joint issues, sleep apnea and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem. On the long-term front, those who are obese as children are likely to be obese as adults. Therefore, they are more at risk for adult problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. Being obese brings on increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix and Healthy Living • 2015

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Brainstorming: Five Common Neurological Disorders

Q

By Jessica Dietrich

uick! You have 10 seconds. Can you name two neurological disorders? How about three? You can relax now. Don’t give yourself a headache racking your brain for the answers. Much like an unexpected thunderstorm, we’re hitting you with five common neurological disorders that you or a loved one may have to weather through one day. Lyricist and novelist Paulo Coelho said, “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.”

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1

Alzheimer’s Disease

2

Parkinson’s Disease

Awareness Month: November

Awareness Month: April

Alzheimer’s is a chronic disease that typically starts slowly and gets worse over time with a progressive loss of neurologic functions. It is the most common form of dementia. Shortterm memory loss is one of the first indicators of the disease followed by mood swings, lack of self-care and easily getting lost.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects one’s movement. A common early symptom of the disease is an unsteady hand. It can also cause stiffness or slowness in movement. Someone with Parkinson’s may have little to no expression in his or her face. Speech can also become slurred and softened. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease become worse over time.

Statistics: »» In America, Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured. »» It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., with almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease being women. »» One in three seniors dies of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. »» Only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease report being told of their diagnosis. »» Every 67 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops the disease.

Celebrity Connection: Actor and comedian, Seth Rogen, gave a heartfelt speech to Congress about Alzheimer’s. Rogen’s mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in her fifties: “My impression of Alzheimer’s was probably what, I assume, most people’s impression is. I thought it was something only, like, really, really old people got and I thought the way the disease primarily showed itself was in the form of forgotten keys, wearing mismatched shoes and being asked the same question over and over. This period, which was the only way I’d seen Alzheimer’s displayed in movies or television, lasted a few years for Lauren’s mom. After that, however, is when I saw the real, ugly truth of the disease.”

Foundation: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) www.AlzFdn.org

Statistics: »» Nearly 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, which is more than the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined. »» Each year, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease and this figure doesn’t include undetected cases. »» An estimated 7-10 million people worldwide are living with the disease. »» The incidence of Parkinson’s increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with Parkinson’s are diagnosed before the age of 50. »» Men are one-and-a-half times more likely to have Parkinson’s than women.

Celebrity Connection: Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the 90s, actor Michael J. Fox shed a positive light on the disease by saying, “I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson’s. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there’s freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn’t have otherwise found myself in.”

Foundation: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research www.michaeljfox.org/foundation/ promise.html

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Cerebral Palsy

Epilepsy

5

Headache Disorders

Awareness Month: March

Awareness Month: November

Awareness Month: June

Caused by brain damage, cerebral palsy is commonly described by loss or impairment of motor function. It is caused by any injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing, whether before, during or just after birth. The symptoms of cerebral palsy differ in type and severity from one person to the next, and may even change in an individual over time. All people with cerebral palsy have problems with movement and posture and some also have a certain level of intellectual disability. Seizures, abnormal physical sensations or perceptions and other medical disorders are common in individuals with cerebral palsy.

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Seizures may affect any part of the body, but it’s the electrical events in the brain that trigger symptoms. It is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person-to-person.

Headaches, one of the most common disorders of the nervous system, affect about 47 percent of adults. A painful and disabling migraine, tension headache or cluster headache fall under the umbrella of headache disorders.

Statistics:

»» Almost 500 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed every day in the U.S.

»» Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood. »» Globally, over 17 million people have this disease. »» Of all children with cerebral palsy, 60 percent of them are born at term. »» About 1 in 500 babies is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. »» About 1 in 2 people with the disorder lives in chronic pain.

Celebrity Connection: Abbey Nicole Curran is the firstever Miss USA Contestant to have a disability. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 2 years old. When asked about her determination to become Miss Iowa by Ellen DeGeneres, Curran responded, “One of my teachers told me that I couldn’t do a pageant because I had cerebral palsy. And so, you know, that just set me out to prove them wrong.”

Foundation: Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation www.CPIRF.org/Cerebral-Palsy

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Statistics: »» Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans of all ages, more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined. »» In America, epilepsy is as common as breast cancer and takes as many lives.

Statistics: »» Headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the nervous system. »» It has been estimated that 47 percent of the adult population had headaches at least once within the last year. »» Headache disorders are associated with personal and societal burdens of pain, disability, damaged quality of life and financial cost.

»» 1 in 100 people will develop epilepsy, and 1 in 10 people will suffer a seizure in their lifetime.

»» A marginal number of people with headache disorders are diagnosed appropriately by a healthcare provider.

»» Approximately one-third of all children with epilepsy continue to have seizures even with medical treatment.

»» Headaches have been underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated throughout the world.

Celebrity Connection:

Celebrity Connection:

Actress Hayden Panetierre teamed up with TalkAboutIt.org to spread awareness about epilepsy: “You know people with epilepsy may not say anything because they are afraid of how others will treat them. You can help change things by talking about it.”

Marcia Cross, an actress best known for her role as Bree Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives, is a chronic migraine sufferer. In a recent interview, she said, “I would just say not to be a victim and to be your own health advocate and to take it into your own hands. You actually can affect the number of migraines you have and your quality of life and it’s worth the effort. It will increase your entire healthy lifestyle and reduce your migraines, so it’s a winwin situation, I think.”

Foundation: Epilepsy Foundation www.Epilepsy.com

Foundation: National Headache Foundation www.Headaches.org


“Bad” Foods That Are Good For You

By Michael Banka

Warnings about what we eat are as ubiquitous as junk food at a convenience store. But surprise: when consumed in moderate quantities, some notoriously “bad” foods and flavor enhancers actually are good for you.

1. Eggs Much maligned because of their high cholesterol content, eggs are one of the most nutritious of all foods. Plus, studies have shown that the cholesterol in eggs doesn’t significantly raise blood cholesterol levels and the biggest culprit in “hardening of the arteries” actually may be genetics. Because they are high in protein, eggs take the edge off hunger. That means fewer trips to the refrigerator and therefore less weight gain.

2. Bananas They’ve caught a bad rap for containing more calories than most fruits and for packing on pounds because of their carbohydrate content. Yet the average banana has only 105 calories and puts a curb on your appetite by making you feel full. What fills you up is a type of dietary fiber your body doesn’t absorb that also increases post-meal fat burning. Greener bananas have more of this fiber than yellow ones.

3. Salt We are constantly told that salt not only can raise blood pressure, but also cause cardiac arrest, damage the kidneys, aggravate asthma and cause kidney stones. Sea salt is an exception. Along with being toxic to bacteria and parasites (which is why salt has always been used as a preservative), it contains boron (helps prevent osteoporosis), chromium (regulates blood sugar levels) and copper (helps the body form new arteries whenever the main arteries become clogged). Both table salt and sea salt contain potassium iodide, which is necessary to optimum health. A good general rule is not to avoid salt (including the table variety) altogether, but consume it in moderation.

4. Chocolate It contains cacao, which is loaded with healthy chemicals called flavonoids and theobromine. The potency of these chemicals is much higher in dark chocolate than in milk chocolate. Studies have shown that consuming dark chocolate in moderate quantities reduces risk of stroke and heart failure, lowers blood pressure, contributes to weight loss (by reducing cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods), mitigates the metabolic effects of stress, slows the reddening effect that is the first sign of sunburn, boosts blood flow to parts of the brain that could improve alertness in the short term, and provides diarrhea relief.

5. Ketchup It’s been vilified because of its high sodium content, but ketchup is one of the few foods to contain lycopene, which has been shown to help prevent prostate cancer. (See “Eating Your Way to a Healthy Prostate” in this issue.) Lycopene’s benefits are so well documented that it now is an ingredient in most multi-vitamins for those aged 50+.

6. Coffee In the beverage category, we’ve all heard how the caffeine in this morning wakerupper negatively affects the body, making you feel jittery and causing difficulty in falling asleep. Why then are millions of Americans consuming high-caffeine noncoffee beverages in order to get an “energy” boost? Besides being much cheaper, studies have shown coffee can help ward off earlyonset Alzheimer’s disease. Of course you shouldn’t drink cups of the stuff a few hours before going to bed, as caffeine can stay in the body for as long as eight hours. Be aware, though, that if you want to benefit from coffee’s medicinal properties, they are not nearly so potent in decaf varieties.

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Summer must-haves By Michael Banka

Dr. Scholl’s Dream Walk Express Pedi Foot Smoother

How fast is “fastest?” This amazing flat iron shoots up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit in only five seconds. That’s faster than most cars go from 0-60 mph. What this means is you spend less time in front of the mirror and more time having fun in the sun. Heat damage is minimized because you need to pass the iron through your hair only once (even with very thick hair). To check out more nifty José Eber products, visit their new salon at 284 Millburn Avenue in Millburn, NJ. joseebernj.com, $125

ZARA SUEDE SHOPPER BAG José Eber Brand World’s Fastest Flat Iron

This over-the-shoulder multi-purpose bag is perfect not only for shopping but also for carrying all your beach items (including large towels). Plus, it looks great, as fashionable as it is practical. zara.com, $49.90

DR. SCHOLL’S DREAM WALK EXPRESS PEDI FOOT SMOOTHER For that icky callused skin that can form on soles from walking around barefoot or in sandals, the Dream Walk Express Pedi Foot Smoother is just what the doctor (Dr. Scholl’s, that is) ordered. It smooths away rough patches to leave your feet as soft as a baby’s and makes hiding your peds in the beach sand a thing of the past. drscholls.com, $40

SUPERFINE MONTECRISTI FOLDER London-based Lock & Co., a maker of hats for three centuries, have outdone themselves with this beauty. Taking no fewer than four months and 45 Ecuadoran artisans to perfect, it will add a dose of elegance to any man’s summer ensemble. The wide brim provides ample shade and its foldability means you can take it just about anywhere. A leather headband and stylish grosgrain band provide the finishing touches. lockhatters.co.uk, $1,520

TRIPLE BEVERAGE SERVER

Superfine Montecristi Folder

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Now why didn’t someone think of this before? This glass stacked beverage server allows you to serve three different drinks without taking up your entire table or kitchen counter. It also looks mighty pretty, especially when you choose three differentcolored beverages. horchow.com, $77

Photo Credit: Dr. Scholl’s, www.joseeberhair.com, Lock & Co.

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e all go a little crazy in the summer. Maybe that's why at no other time of year besides the winter holidays are we so bombarded with "must-have" products. Whether you prefer something fashionable, practical or decorative, summer 2015 is chock-full of stuff meant to catch your eye.

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DIRECTORY

NJ Top Docs Approved Medical Providers All practices listed in the directory have submitted an application and have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs within the last 12 months. Any practice not listed may not yet have applied for review. The following providers have been reviewed and approved and are featured online ( O =Featured online) at www.NJTopDocs.com. They may also be featured in this issue. ( P =Profiled in this publication).

ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY Dr. Jessica Blume Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Sunita Kanumury

CITY Denville COUNTY Morris

BARIATRIC MEDICINE/ SURGERY O Dr. Michael Bilof Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex O Dr. Basil Yurcisin, II Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex

CARDIOLOGY Dr. Mark A. Blum Cardiology Associates O

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

Dr. John E. Cosmi Cardiology Associates O

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O Dr. Martin Scott Dawson Inspira Medical Center Woodbury CITY Woodbury COUNTY Gloucester O Dr. David I. Freilich Cardiology Associates of Morristown CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O

O Dr. Anand U. Kulkarni New Brunswick Cardiology Group, P.A.

O Dr. Saida Baxt Baxt CosMedical

O Dr. Lewis Stolman Dermatology & Laser Center

CITY Paramus

CITY Livingston

CITY Somerset

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Somerset O

Dr. Rachana Kulkarni Medicor Cardiology P O

COUNTY Somerset P O Dr. Charles J. Marotta Advanced Cardiology CITY Cedar

Knolls

COUNTY Morris

Dr. Ian J. Molk Ian J. Molk, MD, FACC O

CITY Edison COUNTY Middlesex O

Dr. Kenneth Schulner

CITY Willingboro COUNTY Burlington

Dr. Abbas Shehedeh Abbas A. Shehedeh, MD O

CITY West

Orange COUNTY Essex O

Dr. Stanley A. Szwed

CITY Clifton COUNTY Passaic

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY P O Dr. Crystal Broussard Bergen Medical Associates CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Farshad Mansouri Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Debra R. Tarantino Associates in Colon & Rectal Diseases, PA CITY Millburn COUNTY Essex

CITY Neptune

DERMATOLOGY

COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Kurt W. Kaulback Inspira Cardiovascular Services CITY Woodbury COUNTY Gloucester

COUNTY Gloucester

CITY Hillsborough

Dr. Ihab Girgis

O

Dr. Rachel A. Bognet

CITY Sewell

Dr. Rebecca Baxt Baxt CosMedical O

CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen

O Dr. Karen Suchin Haddonfield Dermatology Associates CITY Haddonfield

Dr. Santiago Centurion Dermatology Associates of Central NJ P O

CITY Old

Bridge COUNTY Middlesex O

COUNTY Camden O Dr. Diana Trusky Associated Dermatologists CITY Red

Dr. Lisa Hochman

CITY Morristown

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

COUNTY Morris O

Bank

COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Patricia N. Iannotta

CITY East

Brunswick COUNTY Middlesex

Dr. Glen Kolansky Advanced Dermatology & Surgery Center O

CITY Tinton

Falls COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Andrew Li Warren Skin Care Center O

CITY Phillipsburg COUNTY Warren

Dr. Kehua Li Advanced Dermatology, PC O

CITY Sewell COUNTY Gloucester

O Dr. Scott Boruchov Edison Imaging Associates CITY Edison COUNTY Middlesex O Dr. Noam Eshkar Edison Imaging Associates CITY Edison COUNTY Middlesex O Dr. Mary Ann Peterson Edison Imaging Associates CITY Edison COUNTY Middlesex O Dr. Gabriel Pivaer Edison Imaging Associates CITY Edison COUNTY Middlesex

EMG/NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

O Dr. Gail Mautner The Millburn Laser Center

Dr. John Robinton

CITY Millburn

O

COUNTY Essex

CITY Montclair

Dr. Alan Schechter Lisa Silbret, MD & Alan Schechter, MD

COUNTY Essex

P O

ENT (OTOLARYNGOLOGY)

CITY Manalapan COUNTY Monmouth P O Dr. Lisa M. Silbret Lisa Silbret, MD & Alan Schechter, MD CITY Manalapan COUNTY Monmouth

P O Dr. Jeffrey H. Aroesty Advocare Aroesty Ear, Nose & Throat Associates CITY Mt.

Arlington

COUNTY Morris O Dr. William Drake Drake & Presti ENT Surgical Associates CITY Mountainside COUNTY Union

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Dr. Victor Gentile Advocare Ear, Nose & Throat Associates P O

CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren O Dr. Paul Presti Drake & Presti ENT Surgical Associates CITY Mountainside COUNTY Union O

Dr. Christopher M. Shaari

CITY Hackensack COUNTY Bergen

FAMILY PRACTICE Dr. Anthony Barravecchio Allied Medical Associates O

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Jeannette Biller Allied Medical Associates O

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Veena Desai Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

GASTROENTEROLOGY P O Dr. Eric Avezzano Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Alyse Bellomo Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Patrick Caruso

CITY Chester COUNTY Morris O

Dr. Jim C. Chang

CITY Chester

O Dr. Satya P. Kastuar Satya Kastuar LLC CITY North

O Dr. Amber Khan Gastro Care LLC CITY New

P O Dr. Andy Koo Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Michael Krachman Jersey Shore Gastroenterology O

CITY Somers

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Jeffrey Danzig Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Anthony DeLillo Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Adam Dick

CITY Chester COUNTY Morris

Point

COUNTY Atlantic P O Dr. Robert Levine Bergen Medical Associates

O

Dr. Melissa Libert

CITY Chester COUNTY Morris P O Dr. Stephen Margulis Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Allen Menkin Plaza Family Care CITY Chester COUNTY Morris P O Dr. Robert Pittman Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Richard Rosenberg Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Kristen Walsh Plaza Family Care CITY Chester COUNTY Morris

GENERAL SURGERY Dr. Michael Hernando Morristown Surgical Associates O

CITY Denville COUNTY Morris

Dr. Joseph Mike General Vascular Surgical Specialists O

CITY Woodbury COUNTY Gloucester

Dr. David Pertsemlidis Morristown Surgical Associates O

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

Dr. Norman San Agustin Morristown Surgical Associates O

COUNTY Morris

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CITY Eatontown COUNTY Monmouth

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY P O Dr. May Abdo-Matkiwsky Sparta Regional Cancer Center Associates, LLC CITY Sparta COUNTY Sussex

Dr. Kenneth Nahum Regional Cancer Center Associates P O

CITY Wall

Township COUNTY Monmouth

INTERNAL MEDICINE

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Morristown

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O Dr. Teddy Atik Central Jersey Hand Surgery

CITY Multiple

P O

CITY Multiple

Providence

COUNTY Union

COUNTY Morris

Dr. Holly Cullen Bergen Medical Associates

Brunswick

COUNTY Middlesex

HAND SURGERY

P O Dr. Arthur Appel Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple

P O Dr. Francis McGorty Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Neeta Motiwala Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Alan L. Saroff Montclair Cardiology Group CITY Glen

Ridge

COUNTY Essex P O Dr. Joe Smotkin Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Sabrina Tempesta Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Lillian Theune

CITY Chester COUNTY Morris

COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Shirish Vinayak Bhatt Fairfield Primary Doctors CITY Fairfield COUNTY Essex

Dr. Alan Briker Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen O

Dr. Sandra Carlson

CITY Chester

NEPHROLOGY O Dr. Susan Clifford Pattner & Grodstein, MD, PA CITY Englewood COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Virginia Irwin-Scott Center for Kidney Disease & Hypertension CITY Turnersville COUNTY Gloucester

COUNTY Morris O

NEUROLOGY

Dr. Gina Consalvo

CITY Chester COUNTY Morris O Dr. Paul DeFranco Allied Medical Associates CITY Wayne

O Dr. Arun Kachroo Advocare Neurology of South Jersey CITY Voorhees COUNTY Burlington

COUNTY Passaic P O Dr. Justina Deitz Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen P O Dr. Susan Flanzman Bergen Medical Associates CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Kedar Gokhale Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Allen Griggs Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Vivian Lan Bergen Medical Associates P O

CITY Multiple COUNTY Bergen

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY P O

Dr. Robert Beim

CITY North

Plainfield

COUNTY Somerset O Dr. Niyati Davda Davda Medical Group, LLC CITY Piscataway COUNTY Middlesex P O Dr. Hetal Gor Women’s Own OB/GYN CITY Englewood COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Uzoma Owunna OB/GYN Group of East Brunswick CITY East

Brunswick

COUNTY Middlesex


O Dr. Winsome Parchment Metropolitan OBGYN CITY Maplewood

O

Dr. Frederick F. Buechel

CITY South

Orange COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Essex

Dr. David Chalnick Shore Orthopaedic Group O

OPHTHALMOLOGY O Dr. John Mark Engel University Children’s Eye Center, PA CITY East

Brunswick COUNTY Middlesex O

Dr. David Eric Freilich

CITY Englewood COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Stephen Gollance Eye Associates of Wayne

CITY Tinton

Falls COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Saad Chaudhary Saad B. Chaudhary, MD P O

CITY Summit COUNTY Union O Dr. Vinay Chopra Welcome to the Center for Orthopaedics CITY West

Orange

O Dr. Kenneth Kopacz Spine Care and Rehabilitation CITY Roseland

O Dr. Mark G. Schwartz Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists

COUNTY Essex

CITY Mount

O Dr. Paul Kovatis Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine Center CITY Paramus

O Dr. Rocco Simmerano Advocare - Morris County Orthopaedics

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Denville

Dr. Casey K. Lee Spine Care and Rehabilitation CITY Roseland

O Dr. Nathaniel Sutain Union County Orthopedic Group

COUNTY Essex

CITY Linden

O

Dr. Andrew Levy

CITY Millburn

COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Essex

CITY Wayne

O Dr. Robert J. Dahar Kayal Orthopaedic Center

O Dr. Raphael Longobardi Raphael S. Longobardi, MD

ORTHOPEDIC ONCOLOGY O

Dr. James Wittig

CITY Hackensack COUNTY Bergen

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY O Dr. David A. Abrutyn The Center for Orthopedic Care at Summit Medical Group CITY Bridgewater COUNTY Somerset

Dr. Nicholas Alexander Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates P O

CITY Mahwah COUNTY Bergen O Dr. M. Darryl Antonacci Institute for Spine and Scoliosis CITY Lawrenceville COUNTY Mercer O Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta Kayal Orthopaedic Center CITY Franklin

Lakes

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Michael Betsy Michael Betsy, MD O

CITY Woodcliff

Lake

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Randal R. Betz Institute for Spine and Scoliosis O

CITY Lawrenceville COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Hari P. Bezwada Princeton Orthopaedic Associates O

CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Andrea L. Bowers Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists O

CITY Mount

Laurel

COUNTY Burlington

CITY Franklin

Lakes COUNTY Bergen

CITY Hackensack

O Stephen A. Ducey Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopaedic Group

P O Dr. David Lopez Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists, Inc.

CITY Nutley

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Little

Silver

COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Monmouth

O Dr. Cherise M. Dyal Advanced Othopaedic Associates

O Dr. David Loya Welcome to the Center for Orthopaedics

CITY Wayne

CITY West

COUNTY Essex

O Dr. Frank P. Femino Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopaedic Group

P O Dr. Bryan Massoud OASIS Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services CITY Fair

Lawn

COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Edward C. Friedland Kayal Orthopaedic Center

Dr. Walter J. Pedowitz Union County Orthopedic Group

O

CITY Franklin

Lakes

O

CITY Linden

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Union

Dr. Jason Garcia Advanced Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Center

Dr. E. Jeffrey Pope Kayal Orthopaedic Center

O

CITY West

Orange COUNTY Essex O Dr. Steven Gecha Princeton Orthopaedic Associates CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

COUNTY Union O Dr. John Vitolo Advocare Othopedic and Sports Medicine Center CITY Sparta COUNTY Sussex O Dr. Christopher Zarro Spine Care and Rehabilitation CITY Roseland COUNTY Essex O Dr. Matthew Zornitzer Welcome to the Center for Orthopaedics CITY West

O

CITY Franklin

Lakes

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Seth R. Queler Femino-Ducey-Queler Orthopaedic Group

Orange

COUNTY Essex

Orange

COUNTY Passaic

CITY Nutley

COUNTY Morris

O

O

COUNTY Passaic

Laurel

COUNTY Burlington

PAIN MEDICINE/ ANESTHESIOLOGY O

Dr. Abdul Qadir

CITY Pleasantville COUNTY Atlantic

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY O Dr. Ruth L.K. Gold Allergy & Asthma Specialists CITY Saddle

River

COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Jennifer Sherman Allergy & Asthma Specialists CITY Saddle

River

O

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Nutley

O Dr. Leonard Silverstein Allergy & Asthma Specialists

COUNTY Essex

Dr. Michael Rieber Orthopaedics Unlimited

CITY Saddle

River

COUNTY Bergen

O

Dr. David Gold Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Center O

CITY Wayne COUNTY Passaic O Dr. Gerald D. Hayken Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists CITY Mount

Laurel COUNTY Burlington

Dr. Robert Kayal Kayal Orthopaedic Center P O

CITY Franklin

CITY Springfield COUNTY Union O Dr. Steven G. Robbins Welcome to the Center for Orthopaedics CITY West

Orange COUNTY Essex O Dr. David E. Rojer Union County Orthopedic Group CITY Linden

O Dr. Niya Wanich Allergy & Asthma Specialists CITY Saddle

River

COUNTY Bergen

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY O Dr. Jared LaCorte Metro Pediatric Cardiology Associates CITY Livingston COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Union

Lakes

COUNTY Bergen

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O Dr. Donald Putman Metro Pediatric Cardiology Associates CITY Livingston COUNTY Essex

O Dr. Mannon Razzak Woodland Park Pediatrics CITY Woodland

Park COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Nadia M. Razzak Woodland Park Pediatrics O

PEDIATRICS O Dr. Allyson Agathis Allyson Agathis, MD CITY Bedminster COUNTY Somerset O Dr. Azin Azizi Hackensack Pediatrics CITY Hackensack COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Bobak Bidabadi Healthy Kids Pediatric Group

CITY Woodland

Park COUNTY Passaic

Dr. Utpal (Paul) Shah Healthy Kids Pediatric Group O

CITY East

Windsor

COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld Touchpoint Pediatrics P O

CITY Chatham COUNTY Morris

O

CITY East

Windsor COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Kathleen Chin The Pediatric Center

O Dr. Eunhee Shih The Pediatric Center CITY New

Providence

COUNTY Union

O

CITY New

Providence

COUNTY Union

Dr. Charita Y. Csiky Pediatric Affiliates

Dr. Stuart Slavin Touchpoint Pediatrics O

CITY Chatham COUNTY Morris

O

CITY Toms

River

COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Aimee Goodman Healthy Kids Pediatric Group

Dr. Martha Sliwowski Primecare Pediatrics O

CITY Wallington COUNTY Bergen

O

CITY East

Windsor COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Matthew Howe Healthy Kids Pediatric Group

P O Dr. Raghunandan Sundaram Union County Pediatrics Group CITY Elizabeth COUNTY Union

O

CITY East

Windsor COUNTY Mercer O Dr. Margot Kerrigan Touchpoint Pediatrics CITY Chatham COUNTY Morris O Dr. Andrzej Klos Carepoint Health Hoboken Pediatrics

O Dr. Denise Visci The Pediatric Center CITY New

Providence COUNTY Union

Dr. Mondana Yazdi CarePoint Health Pediatrics O

CITY Wyckoff COUNTY Bergen

PHYSICAL MEDICINE/ PHYSIATRY

CITY Hoboken COUNTY Hudson

Dr. Yana Kofman Pediatric Therapy & Yoga of Morris, LLC O

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris

O Dr. Paul Abend Consultants in Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine CITY Warren COUNTY Somerset

Dr. Ana Bracilovic Princeton Spine and Joint Center O

Dr. Marilyn Kubichek Marilyn Kubichek, MD O

CITY Florham

Park COUNTY Morris

CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Zinovy Meyler Princeton Spine and Joint Center O

Dr. Brian Marcus Healthy Kids Pediatric Group O

CITY East

Windsor COUNTY Mercer

CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Dr. Steven Moskowitz The Pediatric Center O

CITY New

Providence COUNTY Union

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Dr. David Abramson

O Dr. Russell Ashinoff The Plastic Surgery Center

O Dr. Michael Rose The Plastic Surgery Center

CITY Shrewsbury

CITY Shrewsbury

COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Monmouth

P O Dr. Gary Breslow The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery

P O Dr. Steven Shoen Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates

CITY Paramus

CITY Metuchen

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Middlesex

O Dr. Stephen Chidyllo Central Jersey Plastic Surgery

P O Dr. Scott Spiro Spiro Plastic Surgery

CITY West

Long Branch

COUNTY Monmouth

CITY West

Orange

COUNTY Essex

O Dr. Andrew Elkwood The Plastic Surgery Center CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth O

Dr. Paul Figlia

CITY West

Orange

PODIATRY O Dr. Eugene A. Batelli Metropolitan Ankle & Foot Care Specialists CITY Totowa

COUNTY Essex

COUNTY Passaic

O Dr. Michael Gartner Gartner Plastic Surgery & Laser Center

O Dr. Stuart Honick Stuart W. Honick, DPM

CITY Paramus COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Brian Glatt Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey O

CITY Hammonton COUNTY Atlantic O Dr. Chad W. Rappaport Kayal Orthopaedic Center CITY Franklin

Lakes

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris P O Dr. Jill Hazen Hazen Plastic Surgery

O Dr. Theresa Ronna Kayal Orthopaedic Center CITY Franklin

Lakes

COUNTY Bergen

CITY Princeton COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Matthew Kaufman The Plastic Surgery Center

PSYCHIATRY

P O

CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Sanjay Lalla Personal Plastic Surgery

P O Dr. Susan Blank Susan G. Blank, MD, LLC CITY Clark COUNTY Union

P O

CITY West

Orange COUNTY Essex

Dr. Thomas Leach Princeton Center for Plastic Surgery

O Dr. Sanjeevani Jain Highland Psychiatric Associates CITY Hackettstown COUNTY Warren

O

CITY Princeton

O

Dr. Richard L. Worth

CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth

COUNTY Mercer P O Dr. Nikesh K. Patel New Reflections Plastic Surgery CITY Freehold COUNTY Monmouth O Dr. Tushar Patel The Plastic Surgery Center CITY Shrewsbury COUNTY Monmouth P O Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh Farhad Rafizadeh, MD CITY Morristown COUNTY Morris O

Dr. Gregory Rauscher

CITY Englewood

CITY Hackensack

COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Bergen

RADIOLOGY O Dr. Michael Pollack Hunterdon Orthopedic Institute CITY Flemington COUNTY Hunterdon O Dr. Aleya Salam Hunterdon Orthopedic Institute CITY Flemington COUNTY Hunterdon


REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY & INFERTILITY P O Dr. Jessica Salas Mann Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey CITY Eatontown COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Jane Miller North Hudson IVF P O

CITY Englewood

Cliffs

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. William Ziegler Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

O Dr. Mark Drzala New Jersey Spine Specialists CITY Summit COUNTY Union P O Dr. Raphael Levin Comprehensive Spine Care CITY Emerson COUNTY Bergen

COUNTY Monmouth

Dr. Mitchell Reiter New Jersey Spine Specialists O

SPORTS MEDICINE O

Dr. Sammy Masri

COUNTY Bergen

THORACIC & CARDIAC SURGERY O

Dr. Michael Pontoriero Westfield

CITY

COUNTY Union

Dr. Nomaan Ashraf Comprehensive Spine Care CITY Emerson

O

Dr. James Rotolo

Manasquan COUNTY Monmouth

VASCULAR SURGERY O Dr. Michael Addis Vein Institute of New Jersey

Westfield COUNTY Union CITY

CITY Paramus

COUNTY Bergen

P O

Somerville

COUNTY Somerset

COUNTY Union

CITY Multiple

SPINAL SURGERY

CITY

CITY Summit

RHEUMATOLOGY P O Dr. Jeff Chung Bergen Medical Associates

Dr. Anthony Catanese Partners in Urology O

CITY

P O

CITY Eatontown

UROLOGY

O Dr. Philip R. Seaver, Jr. Laser and Vein Center of North Jersey

Florham Park COUNTY Morris CITY

COUNTY Bergen

Dr. Harry Agis Vein Institute of New Jersey O

CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center

O Dr. Raymond Holmes Vein Institute of New Jersey CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union O

Dr. Mark Hermanth Kumar

CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union O

Dr. David Lynch

CITY

Woodbury

COUNTY Gloucester O Dr. Ned K. Majid NE Vein and Laser Center CITY Ridgewood COUNTY Bergen O Dr. Mark W. Moritz Vein Institute of New Jersey CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union O Dr. Michael Ombrellino Vein Institute of New Jersey CITY

Westfield

O

COUNTY Union

CITY Hamilton

O Dr. Timothy Pilla General Vascular Surgical Specialists

COUNTY Mercer

Dr. Salvador Cuadra Vein Institute of New Jersey O

CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union

Dr. Jeffrey Gosin Shore Vascular & Vein Center O

CITY Somers

CITY Woodbury COUNTY Gloucester O Dr. Clifford Sales Vein Institute of New Jersey CITY

Westfield

COUNTY Union

Point

COUNTY Atlantic

The following additional providers have been reviewed and approved by NJ Top Docs: ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY

Dr. Michael Rudman — Morristown

Dr. Daniel Conroy — Clifton

Dr. Marc Scheiner — East Brunswick

Dr. Eric S. Applebaum — Parsippany

Dr. Marcello Sammarone — Montclair

Dr. Andrew Costin — Princeton

Dr. Stuart Siepser — Wayne

Dr. Lisa Barisciano — Florham Park

Dr. Peter Sean Staats — Shrewsbury

Dr. Steven J. Daniels — Branch

Dr. Craig Adam Snyder — Edison

Dr. Yasmin Bhasin — Ramsey

Dr. Ravi Venkataraman — Clifton

Dr. Bart DeGregorio — Glen Ridge

Dr. Jeff Taylor — Hillsborough

Dr. Mayann Coleda — Fort Lee

Dr. Richard Winne — Morristown

Dr. Andrey Espinoza — Flemington

Dr. Jerome Thomas — Lawrenceville

Dr. Salwa Elias — Morris Plains

BARIATRIC MEDICINE/SURGERY

Dr. Rex Ghassemi — Wayne

Dr. Glen E. Tonnessen — Flemington

Dr. Eugene A. Gatti — Marlton

Dr. Naveen Ballem — Glen Ridge

Dr. Ajay K. Gupta — Clifton

Dr. Ashfaque A. Unwala — Woodbury

Dr. Thomas M. Golbert — Princeton

Dr. James Lopes — Springfield

Dr. Narayanan Jeganathan — New Brunswick

Dr. John A. Vergari — Woodbury

Dr. Gary Gross — Ocean

Dr. Vishal Mehta — New Brunswick

Dr. Alan L. Kalischer — Westfield

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY

Dr. Ziv Harish — Englewood

Dr. Michael Nusbaum — Livingston

Dr. Malvin S. Keller — Edison

Dr. Charles Asta — Emerson

Dr. Linden Ho — Manalapan

Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis — Englewood

Dr. Noroze Khan — Jersey City

Dr. Michael Kevin Buckley — Clifton

Dr. Aslam Lateef — Hamilton

BREAST SURGERY

Dr. Nathaniel Lebowitz — Fort Lee

Dr. Anna Chernov — Emerson

Dr. Richard Luka — Garfield

Dr. Debra Camal — Oakhurst

Dr. Thomas Moccia — Woodbury

Dr. Edwin A. Empaynado — Voorhees

Dr. Alex Marotta — Wyckoff

Dr. Jan Huston — Springfield

Dr. Ravinder Narang — Clifton

Dr. Gregory Gallina — Maywood

Dr. Harshna B. Mehta — Hoboken

Dr. Michelle O’Shea — Springfield

Dr. Howard Noveck — Edison

Dr. Mark Gilder — Milburn

Dr. Donald Perlman — Jersey City

Dr. John M. Pellegrino — Brick

Dr. Farooq A. Padder — Woodbury

Dr. Nell M. Patel — New Brunswick

Dr. Ellen R. Sher — Ocean

CARDIOLOGY

Dr. Madhukar Pandya — Jersey City

DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Michael B. Sherman — Marlboro

Dr. Mehmood Ahmad — Mountain Lakes

Dr. Rajendra B. Patel — Voorhees

Dr. Heba Abdulla — Franklin Lakes

Dr. Marjorie Slankard — Ridgewood

Dr. Amarnath Avancha — Passaic

Dr. Atul Prakash — Clifton

Dr. Gwen Abeles — Montvale

Dr. Tina C. Zecca — Little Silver

Dr. Enakshi Bajpai — Woodbury

Dr. Edward Rachofsky — Bridgewater

Dr. Maria Abello-Poblete — Mercerville

ANESTHESIOLOGY/PAIN MANAGEMENT

Dr. Barry Cohen — Springfield

Dr. Marvin A. Rubinstein — Edison

Dr. Robin Ashinoff — Hackensack

Dr. Didier Demesmin — Somerset

Dr. David Cohen — Paramus

Dr. David Schaer — East Brunswick

Dr. Bruce Berger — Princeton

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Dr. Ellen Blank — Bayonne

Dr. Reuben Rozanski — Glen Ridge

Dr. Darsit K. Shah — Shrewsbury

Dr. Peter I. Yi — Princeton

Dr. Naana Boakye — Englewood

Dr. Karin Santra — Ridgewood

Dr. Theresa J.H. Sohn — Wayne

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Dr. Gary J. Brauner — Fort Lee

Dr. Stanley J. Schnall — Old Bridge

Dr. Gangadhar S. Sreepada — Wayne

Dr. Rohit Bhalla — Hillsborough

Dr. Lisa Breslauer — Chatham

Dr. Rhonda Schneider — Morristown

Dr. Jason Surow — Oradell

Dr. Amy Eschinger — Red Bank

Dr. Allyson Brockman-Bitterman — Milburn

Dr. Bennett Schwartz — Voorhees

Dr. Katherine Szema — Shrewsbury

Dr. Joseph Gugliotta — Flemington

Dr. Justin Brown — Verona

Dr. Carolyn Schwartz — Kinnelon

Dr. Raj Tandon — Hoboken

Dr. John Sensakovic — Edison

Dr. Germaine Camishion — Moorestown

Dr. Elana Segal — Sewell

Dr. Jared M. Wasserman — Englewood

Dr. Leon Smith — Roseland

Dr. Paul Carbonaro — Blackwood

Dr. Roy S. Seidenberg — Clifton

FAMILY PRACTICE

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Christopher Cassetty — Flemington

Dr. Eric S. Siegel — Millburn

Dr. Kadri Aygen — Chester

Dr. Charles Accurso — Hillsborough

Dr. Jisun Cha — Somerset

Dr. Michael Sisack — Flemington

Dr. Dean P. Boorujy — Livingston

Dr. Nirmala Akkapeddi — Denville

Dr. K. Neena Chima — Wayne

Dr. Stephen Spates — Verona

Dr. Barbara Anne Etheridge — Somerset

Dr. Nadia Ali — North Brunswick

Dr. Sabatino Ciatti — Westfield

Dr. Priya Thakker — Holmdel

Dr. Gregory Heifler — Montclair

Dr. Alan Baskin — Dumont

Dr. Alan Cohen — Cedar Grove

Dr. Eileen Trokhan — Closter

Dr. Ruby Hussain — Teaneck

Dr. Lawrence Davis — Englewood

Dr. WIlliam Cosulich — Wall Township

Dr. Mitchell S. Turner — Union

Dr. Joseph Scalia — Raritan

Dr. Kenneth Friedberg — Dumont

Dr. Ellen Cunninghan — Cedar Grove

Dr. Felix Urman — Somerset

Dr. Craig Wax — Mullica Hill

Dr. Benjamin Eric Gitterman — Princeton

Dr. Jeanine Daly — Millburn

Dr. Frank Victor — Manasquan

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Dr. Timothy C. Gjenvick — Princeton

Dr. Jeanine Downie — Montclair

Dr. John E. Vine — Princeton

Dr. Barbara Cencora — Marlboro

Dr. Leonard A. Grossman — Princeton

Dr. Michael Ehrenreich — Millburn

Dr. Steven Wang — Basking Ridge

Dr. William A. DiGiacomo — Union

Dr. Catherine Hanlon — Trenton

Dr. Cheryl N. Fialkoff — Morristown

Dr. Michael Wiederkehr — Paramus

Dr. John Franzese — Chatham

Dr. Richard Kim — Hackensack

Dr. Alissa Fox — Branchburg

Dr. Monib Zirvi — Berkeley Heights

Dr. Michael A. Fuhrman — Springfield

Dr. Dusan Knezevic — Glen Ridge

Dr. Amy Freeman — Millburn

Dr. Joanna Zurada — Clifton

Dr. Scorr F. Gelman — Randolph

Dr. Jame Morgan — Cedar Grove

Dr. MarieAnne Giardina-Beckett — Rutherford

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

Dr. Jared Gold — Marlboro

Dr. Peter T. Orlic — Bernardsville

Dr. Jonathan Gold — Clifton

Dr. Sean Calhoun — Morristown

Dr. Irina Kaplounova — Englewood

Dr. Haleh Pazwash — Ridgewood

Dr. Kenneth Grossman — Little Silver

Dr. Sohail Contractor — Newark

Dr. Philip L. Micale — Teaneck

Dr. Prathibha Potharlanka — Lawrenceville

Dr. Rachel Grossman — Princeton

Dr. Alan Heideman — Maplewood

Dr. Kenneth Rubin — Englewood

Dr. Bruce T. Rose — Princeton

Dr. Fredric Haberman — Saddle Brook

EMG/NEUROPHYSIOLOGY

Dr. Eric Hung Shen — Princeton

Dr. John A. Russo — West Orange

Dr. Noushin Heidary — Livingston

Dr. Laurie Glasser — Manasquan

Dr. Jay Zelinski — Bayonne

Dr. Thomas Schwartzer — Somerset

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Henning — Hillsborough

ENDOCRINOLOGY

GENERAL SURGERY

Dr. Grant Simons — Englewood

Dr. Eric W. Herman — West New York

Dr. Charles DelGiorno — Sewell

Dr. Francisco Enrique Alvarez — Lawrenceville

Dr. Judith P. Tiongco — Florham Park

Dr. Steven Hubert — Lawrenceville

Dr. Joseph Jay Schwartz — Englewood

Dr. Steven Binenbaum — Eatontown

Dr. Francis Wanat — Glen Ridge

Dr. Camila Janniger — Wallington

Dr. Ira Spiler — Old Bridge

Dr. Thomas Campion — Hackettstown

Dr. Robert Wang — Mountain Lakes

Dr. Bonnie Kazam — Morristown

ENT (OTOLARYNGOLOGY)

Dr. David Conyack — Florham Park

MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE

Dr. Brian Keegan — East Windsor

Dr. Stephen J. Abrams — Wayne

Dr. Howard Feigenbaum — Pompton Lakes

Dr. Edwin Guzman — New Brunswick

Dr. Frank Kern — Brigantine

Dr. Saba Aftab — Marlton

Dr. Charles Franco — New Brunswick

Dr. Richard Miller — Livingston

Dr. Daniel Kessel — Trenton

Dr. Patrick M. Ambrosio — Iselin

Dr. William Holaday — Willingboro

Dr. Angela Ranzini — New Brunswick

Dr. Sylvie Khorenian — Englewood

Dr. I. David Bough, Jr. — Oradell

Dr. Edwin P. Kane II — Clifton

Dr. Dom A. Terrone — Warren

Dr. Iris Kopeloff — Ridgewood

Dr. Vito A. Brunetti — Wayne

Dr. Joao A. Lopes — Springfield

Dr. Edward J. Wolf — Teaneck

Dr. Diana Leu — Wayne

Dr. Dennis Burachinsky — Bridgewater

Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski — Bayonne

NEPHROLOGY

Dr. Robin Levin — Mount Laurel

Dr. John A. Cece — Wayne

Dr. Rae Pak — Florham Park

Dr. Mirel Abramovici — Englewood

Dr. Colette Lieber — Mahwah

Dr. Farhad R. Chowdhury — Iselin

Dr. Richard Pitera — Florham Park

Dr. Jose Iglesias — Brick

Dr. Rebecca Lu — Old Bridge

Dr. Michael A. D’Anton, III — Wanye

Dr. Reza Shah — Hamilton

Dr. Louis Jan — Englewood

Dr. Linda Susan Marcus — Wyckoff

Dr. John Dodaro — Iselin

GERIATRIC MEDICINE

Dr. Richard Mann — New Brunswick

Dr. Martha J. Maso — Westwood

Dr. Fred Ezon — Ocean

Dr. Teresa Schaer — Somerset

Dr. Paul S. Panebianco — Haddonfield

Dr. Lawrence Meyer — Westfield

Dr. Aylon Y. Glaser — Hoboken

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY

Dr. Sonia C. Simoes — Newark

Dr. Edward L. Milano — Wayne

Dr. Steven Gold — Englewood

Dr. Thad Denehy — West Orange

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Dr. James Milbauer — Parsippany

Dr. Adrianna M. Hekiert — Bridgewater

Dr. Darlene Gibbon — New Brunswick

Dr. Richard M. Hodosh — Summit

Dr. Sandy S. Milgaum — East Brunswick

Dr. Francis M. Jampol — Parsippany

Dr. Robert Taylor — West Orange

Dr. Catherine Mazzolla — Morristown

Dr. Robert Nossa — Verona

Dr. Amy Lazar — Bridgewater

Dr. Ami Vaidya — Hackensack

Dr. Charles J. Prestigiacomo — Newark

Dr. Antoinette Notaro — Mattituck

Dr. Brian Lebovitz — Parsippany

HAND SURGERY

NEUROLOGY

Dr. Anthony J. Papadopoulos — Sparta

Dr. Jonathan A. Lesserson — Hackensack

Dr. Robert M. Bazzini — Wayne

Dr. Noah Gilson — West Long Branch

Dr. Amy Pappert — Somerset

Dr. Douglas Leventhal — Oradell

Dr. John M. Bednar — Cherry Hill

Dr. Mayank Mathur — Lumberton

Dr. David P. Picascia — Freehold

Dr. Pei S. Lin — Iselin

Dr. Raymond G. Decker — Eatontown

Dr. Joshua Mendelson — West Long Branch

Dr. Mark Popkin — Morristown

Dr. Vishvesh Mehta — Iselin

Dr. Gary Pess — Eatontown

Dr. Marvin Ruderman — West Caldwell

Dr. Matthew Bret Quan — Clifton

Dr. Philip J. Passalaqua — Shrewsbury

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

Dr. Michael Silverstein — Hackensack

Dr. Elizabeth Quigley — Basking Ridge

Dr. Anthony Rossi — Cedar Grove

Dr. Robert Alter — Hackensack

Dr. John Vaccaro — Glen Ridge

Dr. Deborah Rabner — West Caldwell

Dr. Zarina S. Sayeed — Parsippany

Dr. Thomas Blom — Princeton

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport — Englewood

Dr. John J. Scheibelhoffer — Wayne

Dr. Susan N. Greenberg — Little Silver

Dr. Manisha Abeysinghe — Flemington

Dr. Forrest Resnikoff — Shrewsbury

Dr. Daniel A. Scher — Wayne

Dr. Craig Lampert — Monroe Township

Dr. Hina S. Ahmad — Princeton

Dr. Terry L. Rollins — Cape May Courthouse

Dr. Charles Schultz — Parsippany

Dr. Michael Maroules — Clifton

Dr. Michelle Aristizabal — Montclair

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Dr. Debra L. Baseman — Princeton

Dr. Jason R. Baynes — Englewood

Dr. Steven Valentino — Sewell

Dr. Rashmi Dayal — Howell

Dr. Blair Bergen - Egg Harbor Township

Dr. Kathleen Beebe — Newark

Dr. Jerald Vizzone — Montclair

Dr. Michele DeAntonio — Haworth

Dr. Paul Bergh — Basking Ridge

Dr. Joseph Benevenia — Newark

Dr. Andrew A. Willis — Morristown

Dr. Albert C. Dearden — Northfield

Dr. Jeffrey L. Chait — Princeton

Dr. Avril R. Berkman — West Caldwell

PAIN MEDICINE/ANESTHESIOLOGY

Dr. William Debruin — Paterson

Dr. Gerald F. Ciciola — West Orange

Dr. Gregg Berkowitz — Freehold

Dr. Kavita Gupta — Voorhees

Dr. Ellen DelMoro — Sewell

Dr. Miguel Damien — Little Silver

Dr. Naomi Betesh — Linden

Dr. Gregory J. Lawler — Paramus

Dr. Arthur Delorenzo — West Caldwell

Dr. Gary DeGrande — Montclair

Dr. Karl L. Blum — Toms River

Dr. Hang R. Pak — Livingston

Dr. Richard Dicker — Denville

Dr. Richard DeMarsico — Montclair

Dr. Robert Boretz — Bridgewater

Dr. Thomas P. Ragukonis — Paramus

Dr. Aurora Dorneo — Bayonne

Dr. Jonel Dershem — Voorhees

Dr. Joseph Cappadona — Wayne

Dr. Michael D. Umanoff — Paterson

Dr. Scott Fisch — Oradell

Dr. Michael Drews — Basking Ridge

Dr. Peter S.H. Chan — Bedminster

Dr. Howard Fisher — Teaneck

Dr. Silvana Gaudino — Montclair

Dr. Richard Chang — Bridgewater

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY

Dr. Sandra Giron — North Bergen

Dr. Franklin Chen — Edison

Dr. Thomas Golin — Paramus

Dr. Craig Chertack — East Amherst

Dr. Eric Grossman — Voorhees

Dr. Robert F. Closkey — Toms River

Dr. Gregory Hirsch — Hillsborough

Dr. Frank J. Corrigan — Hackettstown

Dr. Hugo Kitzis — Hackensack

Dr. Anthony Costa — Red Bank

Dr. Daria Klachko — West Orange

Dr. Kenneth Cubelli — Denville

Dr. Neeti Virendra Misra — Colts Neck

Dr. Michael Deehan — Hackettstown

Dr. Nina Mohammed — Wayne

Dr. Lawrence Deutsch — Mount Laurel

Dr. Mary Nath — Perth Amboy

Dr. Sripad Hanmant Dhawlikar — Toms River

Dr. Sheila F. Newman — Wayne

Dr. John J. DiBiase — Mercerville

Dr. Vrunda Patel — Princeton Dr. Nicola Pemberton — Union Dr. Jeffret M. Reinkraut — Fair Lawn

Dr. Christopher Doumas — Somerset Dr. Gary Drillings — Wayne Dr. Arash Emami — Wayne

Dr. Labib Edison Riachi — Westfield

Dr. Leigh Ende — Randolph

Dr. Seth Rubin — Flemington

Dr. Ira Esformes — Emerson

Dr. Anita Saha — Princeton Dr. Michael Sbarra — Hackensack Dr. Elizabeth Anne Scheff — Colts Neck Dr. Stephen S. Schuster — Lakewood

Dr. John Faccone — Union Dr. Robert Falconiero — Cherry Hill Dr. Morton Farber — Linden Dr. Anthony Festa — Wayne

Dr. Richard Scott — Basking Ridge

Dr. Daniel E. Fox — Toms River

Dr. Lawrence A. Steitzman — Edison

Dr. Matthew P. France — Morristown

Dr. Namrata J. Shah — South Plainfield Dr. Neil E. Share — Fair Lawn Dr. John Sutherland — Toms River Dr. Lidia Vitale — Flemington

Dr. Steven Frey — Woodbury Dr. Matthew J. Garberina — Berkeley Heights Dr. Charles J. Gatt, Jr. — Somerset Dr. David R. Gentile — Tinton Falls

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Ki Soo Hwang — Wayne

Dr. John Boozan — Summit

Dr. Robin Innella — Bayonne

Dr. Jonathan Ditkoff — Bloomfield

Dr. Mark T. Kasper — Toms River

Dr. Herbert Glatt — Bloomfield Dr. Harry Grossman —Marlton Dr. Richard Hansen — Newton Dr. Kathryn Klein — Morristown

Dr. Fredric Kleinbart — Lawrenceville Dr. John A. Kline — Linden Dr. Joseph Kozielski — Haddon Heights Dr. Marc Lamb — Princeton

Dr. Vipul Lakhani — Toms River

Dr. Todd M. Lipschultz — Woodbury

Dr. Sean C. Lalin — Morristown

Dr. Richard P. Mackessy — Linden

Dr. Marta Lopatynsky — Morristown Dr. Donald MacDonald — Tinton Falls Dr. Matthew Marano, Jr. — Livingston Dr. Richard A. Norden — Ridgewood

Dr. Chris Mattheou — Passaic Dr. Anthony Parks — Nutley Dr. John A. Petrillo — Toms River Dr. Steven Reich — North Brunswick

Dr. Alan Salz — Bridgewater

Dr. Oscar A. Reicher — Wayne

Dr. Manoj Thakker — Holmdel

Dr. Aiman Rifai — Clifton

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Dr. Jeffrey A. Abrams — Princeton Dr. Jess Gerald Alcid — Toms River Dr. Joseph Altongy — Summit

Dr. Gregory Roehrig — Wall Dr. Christopher Ropiak — Linden Dr. Laura E. Ross-Adams — Hainesport Dr. Elmo T. Samuel — Toms River

Dr. Mario Arena — Haddon Heights

Dr. Milan Sen — Clifton

Dr. Jon Ark — Princeton

Dr. Hervey Sicherman — Wayne

Dr. Jeffrey Augustin — Bayonne Dr. Luke Austin — Sewell

Dr. Kumar Sinha — Wayne Dr. Kazimierz Szczech — Clifton

Dr. Justin M. Skripak — Hoboken PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGY Dr. Emery Fisher — Livingston PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Dr. Joshua Dyme — Hackensack Dr. Donald A. Leichter — Summit Dr. Zvi Marans — Paramus Dr. Diane Rhee — Paramus

Dr. Michael Foreman — Delran Dr. Joseph Fruchter — Hackensack Dr. Jill Garripoli — Hackensack Dr. Angela Gaudiano-Knestaut — West Deptford Dr. Sridhar Goli — West New York Dr. Ricki Gottlieb — Randolph Dr. Larry Gruenwald — Millburn Dr. Parvathi Guruswamy — Franklin Lakes

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Dr. Richard Han — Englewood
Dr. Adam Handler — Parsippany

Dr. Carol Singer-Granick — Newark

Dr. Esther Harris — Cherry Hill

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY

Dr. Robert Helmrich — Princeton

Dr. Carlos Lastra — New Brunswick

Dr. Diana Huzar — Vernon

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Maria Lourdes D. Ibay — Sicklerville

Dr. Lucy Chen — Morristown

Dr. Sheeraz Iqbal — Ridgewood

Dr. Kevin Mickey — Wayne

Dr. Ifeoma Iwelumo — Clifton

Dr. Sherry Yang — Wayne

Dr. Daniel Kahn — Parsippany

PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY

Dr. Leonard Kaplan — Cherry Hill

Dr. Yukiko Kimura — Hackensack

Dr. Melvin Katz — North Brunswick

PEDIATRICS

Dr. Sharon Kaus — Sicklerville

Dr. Wafa Abu-Khraybeh — Wayne

Dr. Ksymena Kedzierska — Hackettstown

Dr. Sadrul Anam — Secaucus

Dr. Alexa Kemeny — Verona

Dr. Tiziana Anello — Roseland

Dr. Santosh Khanna — Edison

Dr. Russell Asnes — Tenafly

Dr. Richard A. King — Lumberton

Dr. B. Samantha Bacchus — Woolwich

Dr. Wije Kottahachchi — Perth Amboy

Dr. Marc Backal — Sewell

Dr. Ira La Voe — Woolwich

Dr. Alon Baker — Hamilton Square

Dr. Aimee Lariviere — Hillsborough

Dr. Jose Batista — Paterson

Dr. Kim Lee — Morganville

Dr. Maureen Baxley — Florham Park

Dr. Moshe Levy — Manalapan

Dr. Jeffrey Blackman — Marlton

Dr. Alfred J. Lipp — Ocean

Dr. Sonya Boor — Hamilton Square

Dr. Alla Lokshina — Old Bridge

Dr. Jeffrey Bourne — Chatham

Dr. Joanne E. Lopes — Haddonfield

Dr. David Bruner — Sewell

Dr. Malgorzata Lupinska — Wallington

Dr. Arthur Butensky — West Caldwell

Dr. Richard Marcus — Nutley

Dr. Grace Calimlim — Bridgewater

Dr. Tamara McCluskey — Morristown

Dr. Christian Canzoniero — Sparta

Dr. Lisa-Ann Michaels — Franklin Lakes

Dr. Maria Corazon Cerdena — Summit

Dr. Jay Mirmanesh — Marlton

Dr. George Chai — Edgewater

Dr. Rolande A. Mirone — Vineland

Dr. Dana Chait-Kessler — Denville

Dr. Terri Murphy — Medford

Dr. Elizabeth C. Chalom — Livingston

Dr. Adam Naddelman — Princeton

Dr. Chia-Yu Chao — Sewell

Dr. Sangita Nagpal — Howell

Dr. Melissa Chase — Hammonton

Dr. Lakshmi Nandiwada — Manalapan

Dr. Yie-Hsien Chu — Franklin Lakes

Dr. Wayne Narucki — Rutherford

Dr. Pierre Coant — Deptford

Dr. Stephen Niedzwiecki — Burlington

Dr. Martin Cohen — Morristown

Dr. Denise Novaes — Kearny

Dr. Edgar Collazo — Sewell

Dr. Piotr Oko — Hoboken

Dr. Ann Marie Comandatore — Millburn

Dr. Nicole Pantano — Hazlet

Dr. Donald Cotler — Millburn

Dr. Vasavi Parikh — Warren

Dr. Nancy Courtney Cozzini — Belleville

Dr. Jared Pasternak — Sewell

Dr. Kathleen Cuddihy — New Providence

Dr. Rebecca Perril — Tinton Falls

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Dr. Vito Petrozzino — Livingston

Dr. Michael Conn — Teaneck

Dr. Anwar Ghali — West Orange

Dr. Michael Darder — Somerset

Dr. Louis Pupo — Newton

Dr. Marc Drimmer — Princeton

Dr. Edward Latimer — Montclair

Dr. Eric Forman — Morristown

Dr. Marisa Rosania — Whippany

Dr. Stephen Dudick — Red Bank

Dr. Yuhua Ma — Mount Laurel

Dr. Rita Gulati — Livingston

Dr. Florence E. Rosen — Cherry Hill

Dr. Ann Leilani Fahey — Camden

Dr. Jeffrey Mattes — Princeton

Dr. Doreen Hock — Morristown

Dr. Stacey Rosenzweig — Woodcliff Lake

Dr. Steve Fallek — Englewood Cliffs

Dr. David Mayerhoff — Morris Plains

Dr. Marcus Jurema — Somerset

Dr. Christopha Rozdeba — Wallington

Dr. Robert Fischer — Fair Lawn

Dr. Laurie Peterson-Deerfield — Voorhees

Dr. Thomas J. Kim — Basking Ridge

Dr. Neal Ruda — Hazlet

Dr. William Franckle — Voorhees

Dr. Srikanth Reddy — Paramus

Dr. Philip Lesorgen — Englewood

Dr. Thomas Rugino — Toms River

Dr. James Gardner — Summit

Dr. Walter Rhoades — Cherry Hill

Dr. Jacquelyn Loughlin — Hasbrouck Heights

Dr. Steven Rushford — Toms River

Dr. John Gatti — Cherry Hill

Dr. Joseph Rochford — Hillsborough

Dr. Marcy F. Maguire — West Orange

Dr. Jacek Sakowski — Hackettstown

Dr. Gregory Greco — Red Bank

Dr. Frank Santos — Edgewater

Dr. Thomas A. Molinaro — Eatontown

Dr. Darren Saks — Tenafly

Dr. Adam Hamawy — Princeton

Dr. Anthony R. Scilia — Denville

Dr. Allen Morgan — Lakewood

Dr. Gurmit Saluja — Vernon

Dr. Robert Herbstman — East Brunswick

Dr. Edith Shapiro — Englewood

Dr. Jamie L. Morris — Livingston

Dr. Jill Sharon — Manalapan

Dr. Peter Hyans — Berkeley Heights

Dr. Amita Talati — Voorhees

Dr. Gary S. Packin — Marlton

Dr. Nimisha Shukla — Edison

Dr. Hakan Kutlu — Morristown

Dr. Manuel Villafranca — Westfield

Dr. Eden Rauch — Freehold

Dr. Purnachander Sirikonda — Hackensack

Dr. Frederick B. La Van — Sewell

PSYCHIATRY (CHILD & ADOLESCENT)

Dr. Eli Rybak — Eatontown

Dr. Mary K. Stailey-Sims — Woolwich

Dr. Jerrold Leitels — Springfield

Dr. Sandra Cammarata — Caldwell

Dr. Stephen Sawin — Marlton

Dr. Evelyn Stanton — Jersey City

Dr. Paul Loverme — Verona

Dr. Gregorio Castillo — Edison

Dr. Aimee Seungdamrong — Hasbrouck Heights

Dr. Luba Stein — Cliffside Park

Dr. Sami Mamoun — Roseland

Dr. Theodore Petti — Piscataway

Dr. Shefali Mavani Shastri — Morristown

Dr. Jill Stoller — Woodcliff Lake

Dr. Lorelle Michelson — Fort Lee

Dr. Sharad Wagle — Oradell

Dr. Robert Skaf — Marlton

Dr. Kathleen Swayne — Freehold

Dr. Andrew Miller — Edison

PULMONARY/CRITICAL CARE

Dr. Susan L. Treiser — Somerset

Dr. Lin-Lan Tang — Warren

Dr. Reza Momeni — Berkeley Heights

Dr. James V. Abraham — Passaic

Dr. Peter Van Deerlin — Marlton

Dr. Mohamed Tantawi — Hackensack

Dr. Martin J. Moskovitz — Paramus

Dr. Jeffrey Barasch — Ridgewood

Dr. Gerson Weiss — Hasbrouck Heights

Dr. Mona Tantawi — Hackensack

Dr. Janet M. Neigel — West Orange

Dr. David Cohn — Flemington

Dr. Melissa C. Yih — Somerset

Dr. Bruce Taubman — Cherry Hill

Dr. Joanna Partridge — North Brunswick

Dr. Edward Fein — Jamesburg

RHEUMATOLOGY

Dr. Antonio Thomas — South Plainfield

Dr. Arthur Perry — Franklin Park

Dr. Keith Goldstein — Flemington

Dr. Michael Guma — North Arlington

Dr. Ikbal Tokat — Clifton

Dr. Daniel J. Pyo — Morristown

Dr. Emad Kamel — Toms River

Dr. Suzanne C. Li — Hackensack

Dr. Victor Tuma — Metuchen

Dr. Allen D. Rosen — Montclair

Dr. Fariborz Rezai — Livingston

Dr. Thomas Nucatola — Westfield

Dr. Winston C. Umali — Jersey City

Dr. Bennett Rothenberg — Livingston

Dr. Smita Shah — Millburn

Dr. Vijay Singh — Sewell

Dr. Rajyalakshmi Vadali — Edison

Dr. A. Peter Salas — West Orange

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

SPINAL SURGERY

Dr. Vidya Vakil — Plainsboro

Dr. Said Samra — Holmdel

Dr. John C. Baumann — Flemington

Dr. Rahul V. Shah — Vineland

Dr. Lisa Vecchio — South Orange

Dr. Frank Scaccia — Red Bank

Dr. Kenneth Blank — Hackensack

SPORTS MEDICINE

Dr. John Vigorita — Summit

Dr. Jeffrey Schiller — West Orange

Dr. Robert M. Cardinale — Flemington

Dr. Harry Bade — Shrewsbury

Dr. Madhavi Wijayaratne — Belleville

Dr. Parmod Sharma — Tenafly

Dr. Brian H. Chon — Flemington

Dr. Brian M. Jakubowicz — Paterson

Dr. Jennifer Winell — Princeton

Dr. Stephen Small — Toms River

Dr. Todd W. Flannery — Flemington

Dr. Thomas Plut — Morristown

Dr. Joshua Wolpert — Manasquan

Dr. Evan Sorokin — Cherry Hill

Dr. Yana Goldberg — Morristown

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Dr. Eric Yorke — Bedminster

Dr. Norberto Soto — Englewood

Dr. Andrew S. Greenberg — Flemington

Dr. Donald McCain — Hackensack

Dr. Sharon Yuen — Morganville

Dr. Anthony Sparano — Wall Township

Dr. Eugen Hug — Flemington

THORACIC AND CARDIAC SURGERY

Dr. Alexander Zodiatis — Totowa

Dr. Isaac Starker — Florham Park

Dr. Mona Karim — Morristown

Dr. Glenn Laub — Philadelphia, PA

PHYSICAL MEDICINE/PHYSIATRY

Dr. Thomas J. Steffe — Sewell

Dr. Carol Kornmehl — Morganville

Dr. Godfrey Pinder — West Orange

Dr. Kristen Cardamone — Red Bank

Dr. Michael Sternschein — Ridgewood

Dr. Brett Eric Lewis — New Brunswick

Dr. Huzaifa Shakir — Passaic

Dr. Grant Cooper — Princeton

Dr. John Taylor — Red Bank

Dr. Michael J. Marchese — Lakewood

Dr. Girija Surya — Holmdel

Dr. Jeffrey Fossati — Paramus

Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht — Voorhees

Dr. Neesha A. Rodrigues — Flemington

UROLOGY

Dr. Howard Liss — Englewood

Dr. Ronald Warren — Mount Laurel

Dr. Sang Sim — Long Branch

Dr. Mutahar Ahmed — Maywood

Dr. Robert Marini — Belleville

Dr. Renata Weber — Rutherford

Dr. Edward M. Soffen — Flemington

Dr. Michael Ciccone — Belleville

Dr. Meryl Stein — Marlton

Dr. Larry Weinstein — Chester

Dr. Henry K. Tsai — Flemington

Dr. Michael Esposito — Maywood

PLASTIC/COSMETIC SURGERY

Dr. Richard Winters — Maywood

Dr. Mitchell Weiss — Long Branch

Dr. Vincent Lanteri — Maywood

Dr. Marc Abbate — Riverdale

Dr. Alan Zaccaria — Little Silver

Dr. James Wong — Morristown

Dr. Gregory Lovallo — Maywood

Dr. Valerie Ablaza — Montclair

Dr. Jerrold Zeitels — Westfield

RADIOLOGY

Dr. Nitin Patel — Maywood

Dr. Joseph Alkon — Linden

Dr. Robert Zubowski — Paramus

Dr. Kenneth Blatt — Maplewood

Dr. David Saypol — Morristown

Dr. Anthony Berlet — Cedar Grove

PODIATRY

Dr. Robert Goodman — Livingston

Dr. Erol Scaccia — Belleville

Dr. Sean Bidic — Vineland

Dr. Michael Kesler — Wayne

Dr. Lauren La Porta — Paterson

VASCULAR SURGERY

Dr. Gary Brownstein — Cherry Hill

Dr. Obinna Mgbako — Rahway

Dr. Prashant Parashurama — Paterson

Dr. Sarat Dash — Hamburg

Dr. Erwin Bulan — Millburn

Dr. Neil Yudkoff — Upper Montclair

Dr. Lawrence Swayne — Morristown

Dr. Patrick J. McGovern, Jr. — Jersey City

Dr. Troy Callahan — Hackensack

PSYCHIATRY

Dr. Kenneth Tomkovich — Freehold

Dr. Jonathan Weiswasser — Shrewsbury

Dr. Joseph Capella — Ramsey

Dr. Sherry Barron-Seabrook — Livingston

Dr. Thaddeus Yablonsky — Morristown

Dr. Frank Ciminello — Hackensack

Dr. Ellen Brooks — Voorhees

Dr. Stephanie Cohen — Maywood

Dr. Bliss A. Chalemian — Oakland

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY & INFERTILITY

Dr. Francisco Colon — Florham Park

Dr. Lawrence Clinton — Vineland

Dr. Renee Comizio — Morristown

Dr. Bruce Friedman — Montclair

Dr. Michael K. Bohrer — Edison Dr. Michael Cho — Hasbrouck Heights Dr. Maria Constantini-Ferrando — Englewood

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