Dr. Jeffrey Charen, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Charen, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jeffrey Charen, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Old Bridge, NJ. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

3 Hospital Plz Ste 411

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Contact Information

(732) 360-2400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 2 More

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Dr. Charen's Experience

Dr. Charen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/20/2013
    Amount or Range: $220,000.00
    State: 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.


  • Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Stong Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Tufts-Nemc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Charen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Charen to family and friends
based on 71 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Charen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Sayreville, NJ |
Great doctor and surgeon. Very helpful staff. Had 2 knee surgeries with great results.
Dr. Charen had done Meniscus surgery on both my knees, most recently last month, I have only good things to say about him, and the staff at Orthopedic Assoc of Central Jersey.
in Piscataway, NJ |
TERRIBLE! I was referred here by my workers compensation case manager. Needless to say I waited 2 and 1/2 hours only to be told that I could not be seen because I had prior surgery to the same area recently, really? So the appt. was made, the records were sent, I filled up additional paperwork in the office and 2 1/2 hours someone realized that I could not be seen, really??? Thanks for nothing!
Newark, NJ |
Dr. Charen essentially told me that at age 45 that I was too old to have surgery for an abdominal injury and the chance of his success at the surgery was slim. He had me get a 45 minute long MRI, reviewed the disk I brought him for about 90 seconds and then told me to find a general surgeon because he really only does knees and shoulders. I would not recommend seeing Dr. Charen.
in Hightstown, NJ |
Dr. charen has done a good job detecting my bone tumor. I had seen many other dr before going to dr. Charen, on the very first appointment he found out the problem and guided us to the best oncologist. I recommend him to all my friends
in Old Bridge, NJ |
Very caring,did excellent job on my husbands hip.
in Freehold, NJ |
Dr. Charen refused to write me a prescription because "he didn't believe in it." I am currently pregnant and in pain with a previous diagnosis and he wanted to do an xray. When I reminded him I was pregnant he said "well I there's nothing you can do then." When I requested PT to manage the pain until I can get an xray he refused. Receptionist was very pleasant but the "nurse" who brought me in to the room made it clear that she was extremely annoyed that I didn't bring my previous imaging.
in Parlin Nj |
He did my hip replacement and it was great. There is no pain and I am walking like I did 20 years ago.
in Monroe Township, NJ |
Dr. Charen has preformed two surgeries on me and has done a superb job on both occasions. The first operation was due to an osteochondroma on my femur, it was removed without any issues. The second operation was due to a grade 3 ACL and lateral meniscus tear, the reconstruction surgery went flawlessly. All throughout recovery I constantly received compliments from several physical therapists on how quickly I recovered and how well of a job the surgeon had done with the scar. Excellent doctor.
in Old Bridge, NJ |
Dr. Charen recently repaired my torn meniscus. I was very happy with how patiently he worked with me as I (over-optimistically) thought I might be able to muscle through without surgery. While the first few days after surgery are a little rough, I healed quickly, and feel great. He was great at explaining, offering options, and then finally helping through the surgical process. I would recommend him to friends and family without hesitation.
in New Jersey |
Waisted 3 years with this doctor, all he did the injections which did not help, instead of considering other approach chooses easy way to charge the insurance. Very disappointing. Would don't recommend this doctor.
in Old Bridge, NJ |
Did not explain anything at all. Not even interested to answer any questions. Looked at the xray and told me to get an MRI and come back. Did not explain what, why, or anything else. Didnt even tell me if he saw something wrong in Xray or not. Thanks for nothing.
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Dr. Charen accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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