Best Doctors in Bergen County NJ: Bergen Mama’s Reader Survey

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From boo-boos to uh-ohs to oh jeez, we better check this out, who are you going to call? Thanks to you, our savviest Bergen Mamas, we bring you the results of our annual Best Doctor Survey Results: the best doctors in Bergen County, NJ- including pediatricians, dentists, allergists, psychologists, orthodontists and dermatologists in town!

Top 3 Pediatricians:

Dr. Christopher Weiss, DO – Washington Avenue Pediatrics (95 North Washington Ave., Bergenfield, (201) 384-0300)
“Dr. Weiss goes above and beyond. He was a great bedside manner with both children and their parents. He is patient, listens to concerns but isn’t overly too quick to treat if not necessary. The office is always clean and the staff is all friendly. Plus there is never a long wait time.”

Dr. Arnold Rabinowitz, M.D. – Madison Avenue Pediatrics (22 Madison Ave., Suite 303, Paramus, (201) 291-9797)
“Dr. Rabinowitz is incredibly kind and patient. He is a brilliant doctor and always puts me at ease. He always makes me feel like a VIP and has an excellent bedside manor. His staff are always friendly and so good with my kids.”

Dr. Lawrence Rosen, M.D – The Whole Child Center (690 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 102, Oradell, NJ, (201) 634-1600)
“I love that Dr. Rosen takes more of a holistic approach to things. He spends time with you and your child and really cares. Plus the office staff is amazing and helpful every step of the way!”


Top 3 Primary Care Physicians:

Dr. John Hwang, M.D. – The Park Medical Group (NorthVale Office: 220 Livingston St., (201) 768-9090; Harrington Park Office: 24 Elm St., (201) 784-0123; Tenafly Office: 274 County Rd., (201) 568-0493)
“Dr. Hwang is thorough, warm and very smart. The staff at the Northvale office is also amazing and friendly.”

Dr. Tina Fadil, M.D. – The Park Medical Group (NorthVale Office: 220 Livingston St., (201) 768-9090; Harrington Park Office: 24 Elm St., (201) 784-0123; Tenafly Office: 274 County Rd., (201) 568-0493)
"Dr. Fadil spends a lot of time with you, listens, and has an excellent bedside manner. She listens and it shows that she really cares about her patients."

Dr. Susan Volpicella-Levy, DO – Hackensack University Medical Group (261 Old Hook Rd., Westwood, (201) 666-9600)
“Dr. Volpicella-Levy is a brilliant woman and doctor. She has a professional yet realistic manner and I trust her completely. She is calm, caring, thorough without being overwhelming and puts you at ease. The office staff is also very attentive, helpful and friendly.”



Top 3 Pediatric Dentists:

Dr. Liz Simon, D.D.S. and Dr. Jamie Diament-Golub, D.M.D., P.C. – NJ Happy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry (Westwood Office: 354 Old Hook Rd., Suite 104, (201) 722-0220; Fort Lee office: 2185 Lemoine Ave., (201) 944-7636)
“They are both amazing dentists. Happy, friendly, comforting, patient and they make it fun to go to the dentist.”

Dr. Cynthia Pattison, D.M.D. – Pediatric Dental Associates (Ridgewood Office: 195 S. Maple Ave., (201) 652-7020; Fair Lawn Office: 21-00 Morlot Plaza, (201) 794-1906)
“She is amazing with kids! Always gentle and makes my children feel comfortable and at ease. The office staff is also warm and friendly and I never have to wait a long time.”

Dr. Michelle Kreiner-Lieberman, D.D.S. and Dr. Geri Kreiner-Litt, D.D.S. – Kreiner Dental (45 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 100, Paramus, (201) 556-0006)
“We always have a very positive experience when we go to Kreiner Dental. Amazing dentists who are patient, kind and listen. The office is clean, fun for the kids and the staff is great.”


Top 3 Pediatric Orthodontists:

Dr. Natalie Capan, D.M.D. – Capan Orthodontics (580 Sylvan Ave., Suite 1M, Englewood Cliffs, (201) 569-9055)
“She loves her job and it shows. She is thorough, dedicated and is wonderful with kids. The office staff is also warm and caring.”

Dr. Rachel Shamash, D.D.S. – Kreiner Dental (45 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 100, Paramus, (201) 556-0006)
“She is simply the best with kids. Kind, cheerful and she is a young mom too so she understands what kids and parents need. Always easy going and there are ipads in the waiting room which are a big plus.”

Dr. Russell Sandman, D.M.D. – Bergen Orthodontics (500 Piermont Rd., Closter, (201) 768-4121)
“Very efficient and makes all kids feel like he is their friend. He makes them feel comfortable and will put you at ease. The office staff is also very friendly and helpful.”


Top 3 Allergists/Asthma Specialists:

Dr. Jennifer Sherman, DO – New Jersey Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.C. (82 East Allendale Rd., Suite 7A & 7B, Saddle River, (201) 236-8282)
“Everything she does is the amazing. She is caring, compassionate, patient and has a great bedside manner. I absolutely love her and so do my kids.”

Dr. Neil Minikes, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I. – Allergy & Asthma Center of Northern New Jersey (500 Piermont Rd., Suite 304, Closter, (201) 564-7777)
“Very knowledgeable, kind and fantastic with kids. He is always accommodating, caring, thorough and an excellent diagnostician.”

Dr. Sima Mithani, M.D. – ENT and Allergy Associates (433 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, (201) 883-1062)
“She is extremely attentive and supportive. She has a great deal of patience and truly cares for all of her patients. She is friendly, caring, knowledgeable and works well with my entire family.”



Top 3 OB/GYNs:

Dr. Paul Dicker, M.D. – The Center for Women’s Health (270 Old Hook Rd., #2, Westwood, (201) 358-0505)
“He goes above and beyond for all his patients. Smart, caring, comforting, enthusiastic, supportive and thorough. Plus he has a great sense of humor and the staff is amazing too.”

Dr. Nofit Weiss, M.D. – (440 Curry Ave., Suite C, Englewood, (201) 408-4810)
“Incredibly intelligent, makes you feel very comfortable, always reassuring and compassionate. She puts her patients first and is thorough yet efficient. There is usually a short wait and the staff is very friendly.”

Dr. Amy Gerhardt, M.D. – Valley Health System (550 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, (201) 444-4040)
“She has an awesome bedside manner, the friendliest staff, a comfortable waiting room and very clean facility. She is sensitive to patient’s needs, knowledgeable and a compassionate doctor.”


Top 2 Pediatric Dermatologists:

Dr. Helen Shin, M.D. – Hackensack UMC (155 Polifly Rd., Suite 101, Hackensack, (551) 996-8697)
“She is extremely smart, great with kids and her staff is always friendly.”

Dr. Margaret Ravits, M.D. – Margaret Ravits and Associates Dermatology (Hackensack office: 721 Summit Ave., (201) 487-3691; River Edge Office: 130 Kinderkamack Rd., Suite 205, (201) 692-0800)
“She is very knowledgeable, experienced and kind. She treats all of her patients like family and goes above and beyond to provide excellent care. She even makes herself accessible after hours for emergencies.”


Top 2 Ophthalmologists:

Dr. Glen Bianchi, M.D. – Westwood Ophthalmology Associates (300 Fairview Ave., #1, Westwood, (201) 666-4014)
“He is smart, approachable, kind and always friendly.”

Dr. Carl Guterman, M.D. – Pediatric Eye Associates (385 Prospect Ave # 3, Hackensack, (201) 342-5544)
“Excellent at working with children and seeing things from their view. He is kind, competent and easily accessible for emergencies.”


Top 3 Pediatric Orthopedics:

Dr. Avrum Joffe, M.D. – North Jersey Pediatrics Orthopedics (140 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, (201) 612-9988)
“Dr. Joffe is not only a fantastic surgeon, he has the best bedside manner with kids. He is compassionate with both parents and kids and extremely thorough and spends ample amount of time to answer your questions.”

Dr. Doug Avella, M.D., F.A.A.O.S - North Jersey Pediatrics Orthopedics (140 Chestnut St, Ridgewood, (201) 612-9988)
“Dr. Avella is an excellent diagnostician and has great bedside manners. He is thorough, caring and great with kids.”

Dr. Peter Salob, M.D. – Orthopedic Englewood Associates (401 S. Van Brunt St., #3, Englewood, (201) 569-2770)
“Everything Dr. Salob does is amazing. Kids love him and he makes them (and parents) feel at ease. He is thorough, warm, kind and an excellent orthopedist.”


Top 3 Psychologists/Psychiatrists:

Talia Filipelli, LCSW, CHHC, CPT – Starr Therapy (60 Grand Ave., Suite 205, Englewood, (201) 218-7431)
“She is extremely dedicated to her work and very compassionate with the kids. She tailors everything to the specific situation and if something isn’t working she quickly re-routes her thought process to fit the situation. She has helped our family tremendously. We can’t say enough wonderful things about her.”

Erin Asquith, LCSW – Verus Therapy (172 Broadway, Suite 207, Woodcliff Lake, (347) 618-9204)
“She is caring and passionate about helping. She is incredible with kids and takes a holistic approach to counseling.”

Justin Paltrowitz, M.D. – (60 Grand Ave., #102, Englewood, (201) 608-1670)
“He is so understanding, smart, works great with kids and makes you feel very comfortable to openly discuss everything with him.” 

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