Dr. Alena Polesin, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Female • Age 44
  
Dr. Polesin
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New Jersey Pain Management - Spine, Sports and Pain Medicine Center

160 E Hanover Ave # 202 Morristown, NJ 07960

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Dr. Alena Polesin, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Morristown, NJ and has over 19 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 not yet indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Polesin to book an appointment.


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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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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 Morristown, NJ and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 2001. She is affilia...

Specialties

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

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

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • English

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Polesin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spondylosis
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Dr. Polesin treats Spondylosis more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Polesin treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. Polesin treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Polesin treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Nerve Block, Somatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polesin performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Polesin performs this procedure more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Polesin's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Practice

New Jersey Pain Management - Spine, Sports and Pain Medicine Center160 E Hanover Ave # 202 Morristown, NJ 07960
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Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)