Dr. Brian Fertig, MD

Dr. Brian Fertig, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(19)
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Dr. Brian J. Fertig, MD is an endocrinologist in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is also a passionate writer, researcher, teacher and speaker. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled "Metabolism and the Future of Medicine". The book targets a moderately technical audience but seeks a broad range of reader including clinical physicians. From that book will be synthesized a shorter and easily understandable text for the general public. Dr. Fertig has consultation privileges with several area hospitals, including JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitals in New Brunswick and Rahway, NJ. In practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Fertig is highly regarded for his expertise in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Fertig is president of the Diabetes and Osteoporosis Center of Central New Jersey, which he founded in 1995. He is also the Chairman of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at JFK Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center. Brian Fertig has always been a leader in his field. He served as a fourth-year administrative and teaching chief medical resident at Englewood Medical Center as a joint program with The Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City, and served there as a Clinical Instructor. During that time, he earned the Chief Resident Award, and the longstanding co-chairman of the Department of Medicine at Englewood Medical Center wrote that Dr. Fertig was one of the best chief medical residents in recent memory. Dr. Brian Fertig has enjoyed the privilege of working with world-renowned mentors and experts in metabolic bone disease, neuroendocrinology, thyroid disorders, and pituitary diseases.

20 Wills Way

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Contact Information

(732) 562-0027

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Gynecomastia
high
more than 84% of peers
Vitamin D Deficiency
normal
more than 60% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
normal
more than 54% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fertig "Dr. Brian J. Fertig places special emphasis on using an interdisciplinary approach to biological problem solving in clinical medicine. Dr. Fertig is a highly sought-after speaker on the local and national stage. He has delivered well over 100 lectures on diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism to his peer physicians and endocrinologists."

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Muhlenberg
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Saint George`S University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Seton Hall University Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Englewood Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Elizabeth Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fertig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fertig's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fertig to family and friends
2.8
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Fertig's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Piscataway, NJ |
By far - the worst run office in any medical profession I have ever been to. The normal wait time is 3 hours. The rooms need to be painted and the exam chairs are ripped up. The staff is rude. Put some money back into the office. Will NEVER goback again. Dr Fertig is very nice but the other dr is rude and obnoxious.
in Newton, NJ |
Dr Fertig takes the time to ask you all that he needs to instead of processing you and pushing you out the door. The result? My insulin resistance and my cystic ovarian syndrome have been completely reversed and I have been free from meds for 10 years now. At times the wait was 3 or more hours. Once they felt bad and gave me food due to the long wait. They need to space out patient appointments better! To see Dr. Fertig, you need to request him or you will see Dr Kanj who is also nice.
Piscataway, NJ |
You never get to see Dr. Fertig, and he kept pushing his books or whatever. The wait is totally unacceptable. 3 hours....REALLY? I went one last time to get my prescriptions refilled, and am going to find a different Dr. The staff sucks.
Dr.Fertig is never around and Dr. Hassan is not bad either. The doctors consult was decent, but the wait ! Ahh, the staff is not courteous to patient's and lazy. They don't have a particular format on who goes next to meet the doctor, I feel it's random. I waited for 2 and half hours and patients who came after me were taken in first. Bad staff.
in Edison, NJ |
You will not see fertig. Yet you will sit in his office for hours to see his accomplice kanj. The office and staff are pathetic. Laziest bunch of staff I've ever met. All they care about is their free lunch and the doc's in it for the cash. Avoid the place at all costs, you've been forewarned.
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I knew when I went to see Dr. Brian Fertig, that there might be a long wait before I was able to get into see him. However, when did you ever go to any doctor and not have to wait in the waiting room? It is a long wait to ask for - and I do wish he could be quicker - but it was well worth the wait. Dr. Fertig was courteous, kind and answered all my questions.
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Dr. Fertig accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Fertig has admitting privileges

JFK Medical Center
65 James St
Edison, NJ 08820
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Pl
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Ave
Somerville, NJ 08876
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