Dr. Alena Polesin, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationFemaleAge 45

Dr. Polesin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
160 E Hanover Ave Fl 2 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

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Dr. Alena Polesin, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 2001. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Polesin to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polesin

3.3

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Office environment (13)
  • Staff friendliness (13)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (13)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
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Dr. Polesin is extremely competent and informative. I would highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 23, 2020
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After almost a year of back pains I was sent to Dr. Polesin. She reviewed my CT/MRI charts and made the right diagnosis and treatment. The corticosteroid injection worked. I lost a year of mobility with painful movement. I lost my desire to go to the mall. She is fantastic! I wish I had seen her a year ago.
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SDG – May 01, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Polesin for several years. I went to her first for herniated disks in my back, and later for my chronic pain from CRPS. I have always found her very professional, willing to spend time with me no matter how long it took, and eager to help me get some relief from my pain. I have recommended her to many people .
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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sazimmm – Nov 05, 2019
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No stars rating! But in the interest of helping future people looking up this Dr., I have to put one star. Went here hoping for help...got none. Chronic pain in cervical/neck, went hoping for treatment! After waiting about 2++ hours!, in a 5 MINUTE appointment I was totally blown off- told to find a massage therapist and told to buy a $300.00 traction machine- NOT covered by insurance, I found out , after she does not deal with it. But what is ALSO shocking here is that she continually retorts to her low ratings by posting the link to a PRIMARY CARE, 2015 doctor's article about wait time. SHE IS NOT A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN! So that article is IRRELEVANT. I would never recommend this doctor-besides the long wait times, she spent 5 minutes with me, supposedly analyzing and forming a " plan" for pain management. She had no time for or interest in me as a patient!
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A blown-off patient – Sep 26, 2019
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Always professional and looking to make sure you get the help needed great doctor
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 20, 2019
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Rude and unprofessional behavior was unacceptable speaking on top of her voice to my husband after not explaining procedure and he sought clarification
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May 29, 2019
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It was not a good one. I had a appointment for an epidural on April 23 I was on time but she was 90 minutes late which caused her patients to be stack up. There was no early warning a or any indication she was going to be late. So for a 15 procedure I was there over 3 hours. Then I had a follow up appointment for 9 AM Friday, May 3 we waited and waited we asked where she was and were told they didn’t where she was and she wasn’t responding to any calls. So we left at 10 AM and they never followed up after that. So I am seeing another doctor. Do not waste your time.
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May 09, 2019
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Dr. Polesin is a knowledgeable, caring and compassionate physician. She spends quality time with her patients and explains medications, tests and procedures. She also suggests non-invasive options that have worked well for my old injury which cannot be helped by surgery. Wait times can sometimes be a little long because she takes the time needed with complex patients. I don’t mind the occasional long wait because of the excellent care I receive.
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Morristown , NJ – Feb 04, 2019
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Has a part time tech do the majority of an emg test. Then she does about a ten minute finish. I was told by them both that I had an EXTREME case of carpal tunnel on both hands that needed immediate surgery as my case was so bad that I already had muscle loss and atrophy. I was not sent there about carpal tunnel. And in the end after rushing to a wonderful surgeon her diagnosis turned out to be totally incorrect.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 13, 2018
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Dr is fine but expect to wait an hour or more past your appt time. Then somehow I feel my appt is rushed when I finally do see her.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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May 02, 2018
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Very knowledgeable. She takes the time to understand your condition and explains everything to you. She has a great bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 02, 2018
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She is an exceptional Dr. Listens carefully, takes time to explain. Has treated two members of my family very successfully. I would recommend her highly.
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No results
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Randolph, NJ – Jul 30, 2017
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Dr. Polesin takes the time to listen and explain the treatments that she prescribes. My waiting times have not been acceptable, not like those of some of the other reviewers.
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Tom W in Mendham – Jan 17, 2017
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Scheduling is awful. I have never waited less than 45 minutes and once almost two hours.
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Armand in Bridgewater, NJ – Nov 08, 2016
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I waited over an hour in the waiting room. I overheard another patient asking about her appointment at 11 (it was now 11:55). When I questioned the reception staff about my 11:30 appointment, at 12:30pm, they got someone to put me in an examining room. When she had still not shown up at 1pm, I left. There were two more patients in the waiting room for her at that point. Outrageous.
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Margaret in Flemington, NJ – Aug 17, 2016
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I waited over an hour once I was put into the examining room. In severe pain I walked out as she was coming in. No apologies .. I was unimpressed. Would never go to her again.
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Mine Hill, NJ – Jun 11, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alena Polesin, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2005
New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University
Residency Hospital
2002
Morristown Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
1998
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alena Polesin, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Alena Polesin, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alena Polesin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Polesin frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Polesin treats.

Where is Dr. Alena Polesin, MD's office located?

Dr. Polesin's office is located at 160 E Hanover Ave Fl 2, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Alena Polesin, MD speak?

Dr. Polesin speaks Russian, Spanish, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Polesin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polesin treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Polesin treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polesin treats Back Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Polesin treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polesin treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Polesin treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Polesin's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuritis
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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160 E Hanover Ave Fl 2 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
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