Need a good PCP/Doctor in NJ (South Central NJ)...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tracii, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. tracii

    tracii New Member

    Hey again Everyone!

    My PCP was REALLY great for quite a while but now my appointments are like "hurry, get her in & out in 5-10 minutes". It's like my doctor has gotten sick of seeing me!

    So, I'm trying to find a doctor who is knowledgeable in FMS, CFIDS, Celiac & all the other fun DD's. My current doctor is located in Columbus NJ & I don't want to have to travel too far.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I'd really appreciate some help on this one.

    Thanks again everyone.

    ~Wishing Wellness!~
  2. jbennett2

    jbennett2 New Member


    Ashendorf, Dr. Douglas, 67 Walnut Street, Clark, NJ 07066. 908-382-1700. FMS. 908-382-1700. FMS

    Bender, Sidney E., MD, FRCP, Neurologist, Essex Neurological Associates, 340 East Northfield Rd., Livingston, NJ 07039, Tel: 973-994-3332, Fax: 973-994-9191

    Bleiweiss, Warren J., MD, Medical Director of the Greenwich Ctr., 68 Essex St., Millburn, NJ 07041, Tel: 973-912-4333, Fax: 973-912-9106

    Comerford, Barbara B., Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 5107, Ridgewood, NJ 07451, 201-444-2212. Specialist in chronic syndrome cases.

    Cote, Carol N., PT, 43 Church Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829, 9008-852-7575, fax 908-638-8282.

    Hegarty, James R., DPM (podiatrist) 596 Anderson Avenue, Suite 108, Cliffside Park NJ 07010, 201-945-0787. TrPs of foot and leg.

    Keller, Betty, MD, Rheumatology, North Jersey Center for Arthritis and Osteoporosis, 44 Route 23 North, Riverdale One Building, Riverdale NJ 07457, 973-831-1818.

    Podell, Richard, MD, MPH, The Podell and King Medical Practice, 53 Kossuth St., Somerset, NJ 08873, tel: 732-565-9224 and 105 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081, tel: 973-218-9191. Medical Director and Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. FMS. Dr. Podell is one of the nation's leading experts on Fibromyalgia and nutritional, complementary alternative medicine.

    Rand, Dov J., MD, 2035 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite G, Wayne NJ 07470, 973-839-8942. Physiatrist.

    Rosenstein, Elliot, MD, Rheum, 101 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ, 201-243-6230

    Salerno, Dr. John, Brick Office Park, 525 Route 70 East, Brick, NJ 08721, 3rd floor, 732-341-7171; Physicians For Alternative Medicine, Atlantic Executive Center, 107 Monmouth Ave., W. Long Branch, NJ 08723, 732-341-7171; Stockton Family Practice, 56 South Main St., Stockton, NJ 08559, 215-862-6792; cell phone-215-534-2746. FMS, Lyme, guai.
  3. tracii

    tracii New Member

    I'm glad Dr. Podel (did I spell that correctly?) is working well with you Vicki. :)

    I'm looking more south though ~ I'm in the 609 area code but I am right below Trenton (sort of) ~ I am near Great Adventure, if that helps.

    Unfortunately I can't spend an hour or more to go back & forth to the main doctor I will be seeing.

    Thank you so very much for the list of doctors though!

    Anyone know anyone closer to my area?

    Btw, I cannot afford to pay out of pocket, the doctor will have to accept my insurance.

    Thanks again everyone!

    [This Message was Edited on 08/10/2005]
  4. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    Thanks for the update on Dr Podell. I live in PA & was thinking of driving up to see Dr. Benjamin Nadelson at UMDNJ.

    Vickiiw, Do you have any more thoughts on Dr Podell & staff?

    many thanks & best wishes.[This Message was Edited on 08/10/2005]
  5. Leenerbups

    Leenerbups New Member

    I was just at his site and although they give you the papers to file with your insurance, they don't work with Medicare, so does that mean if you have Medicare ALL the expense is out of pocket?
  6. tamara!

    tamara! New Member

    There is a Dr. Soloway at the intersection of Chestnut Ave. and Sherman Ave. in Vineland. He does treat FMS he actully dx me after years. Some people hate him some love him. My exprience was not to good and they doped me up! Althought the nusre there is better, I think, than the doctor, they really didn't help me much. I don't go to anyone right now. If you try him he may help YOU! I've talked to others that think he's good and he's helped.So, It's up to you maybe you'll have good luck. I hope. His personality is a little well... different,just so you know and aren't shocked. You may find after your 1st visit that you'd like to treat with the nurse and you can,if you ask them to let you they will. I hope this helps. Just because my exprience wasn't good doesn't mean yours will turn out the same way and I don't handle drugs well anyway. I stopped taking everything he gave me except one. His # is 856-794-9090 Good Luck.
  7. tracii

    tracii New Member

    TAMARA! ~ Thanks for the info! :) Vineland is too far for me also. :(

    I am located around Great Adventure, Fort Dix/McGuire AFB, about 15-20 minutes from Hamilton area. I live in Burlinton County bordering on Ocean County. So, it's a real pain in the butt finding someone good that is close to be my PCP.

    I'm on narcotics that require the prescription to be picked up from the office, I don't drive often & my hubby has the car all day. You can just imagine how things can be with a doctor who is an hour (or more) away with the restraints I am under. That's not mentioning bad weather & how bad I get during the winter.

    Towns near Hamilton, Yardville, Jackson, Mt. Holly, um, some of Ocean County possibly, & other town's names I can't think of at the moment would be best for me.

    I can travel outside of Burlington County though the towns would have to be on the outskirts of Burlinton County.

    Specialists could be farther as I wouldn't be seeing them as much as my PCP.

    Is there anywhere online that someone can recommend that I can search for a PCP who is well educated in our DD's?

    I would really appreciate any help you guys can offer! :)

    ~Wishing Wellness!~

    BTW, Anyone know anything about a Dr. Matalon in the Mt. Laurel area? [This Message was Edited on 08/11/2005]
  8. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    Thanks for your thoughts. I'm willing to travel about 2 hours each way, but my biggest problem isn't location outside of NJ it's my sleep 0r nonsleep. I barely get to sleep around 4-6 am & sleep til noon. Guess I'll just have to figure out some way to travel in bed!

    See my sleep doc tomorrow for my usual update.

    BTW, I saw Podell's comments on CFS in todays's NY Daily News.
  9. Leener

    Leener New Member

    Hi Traci,
    I am also searching for a Ocean County doctor. I just moved into Barnegat. Please let me know if you find one!