Dr. Joel Jacowitz, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 71

Internal Medicine

Dr. Joel Jacowitz, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Emerson, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center and Valley Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joel Jacowitz, MD

Pascack Valley Medical Group

452 Old Hook Rd Fl 2 Emerson, NJ 7630 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jacowitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jacowitz

4.3

Based on 44 ratings

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The worst doctor we have ever encountered
Joel Jacowitz is an arrogant surly little man who clearly despises patient questions, makes no eye contact with his patients, does not ensure doctor patient privacy, and can’t wait to get rid of you during the appointment. My husband has Afib and at the last appointment Jacowitz didn’t even examine him, no less offer any cordiality when he entered the room. We were horrified. I have complained for years about his egregious comportment and demeanor to all the physicians we deal with at Hackensack Pascack Valley Medical Associates. He is leaving as per a note we received today. Good riddance.
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  • 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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Dr. Bruce & Mrs. Carol de Lyon – Mar 24, 2022
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Both I am my husband are happy with the care of Dr. Jacowitz, re. our heart issues.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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MS – Jan 26, 2022
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I am a patient of Dr Jackovitz for many years and I would recommend him to anyone who is dealing with heart problems. I found him to be very professional and knowledgeable. He always answered my questions and gave good recommendations. He is very pleasant, tactful with good bedside manner’s. I don’t remember weather I needed wait too long for his office appointments. He was always on time. He cares about patient well being and takes time to listen. I felt always relax and comfortable while visiting his office. Definitely if you need good cardiologist, Dr Joel Jackovitz is the one to see.
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
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Donna Schwed – Jan 08, 2022
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Scheduled periodic meeting & assessment of medical condition & current physical status in conjunction with prescribed medicaments.
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O'Donovan, Michael D. – Nov 18, 2021
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I've never been to a cardiologist before so the experience to say the least was daunting. However, Dr. Jacowitz put me right at ease. He's obviously very experienced and an expert at his specialty, and I felt that I was in totally good hands. Who can ask for anything more?
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
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Gary Warner – Oct 06, 2021
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Dr. Jacowitz is extremely caring and professional. I would trust my heart to him anytime.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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O. von Bradsky – Sep 23, 2021
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I like Dr. Jacowitz and I trust his advice after having been his patient for several years. My last visit was not any different. I had surgery on his advice after comprehensive tests. There had been no changes in my health since the last visit and was on my way home quickly. I like that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan Hinsch – Jul 22, 2021
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Very thorough and efficient Dr Jacowitz is very professional and friendly. Willing to discuss concerns with you. Very little waiting time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 22, 2021
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Horrible doctor with no bedside manner and condescending attitude. Didn’t listen at all. Only interested in prescribing meds. Would rate zero stars if I could.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 09, 2021
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Excellent physician. Understanding in these pandemic times.
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
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Joe Retcho – Apr 06, 2021
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Always on time. Listens well to my concerns. Gives honest answers. Show him data and you'll make his day.
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
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Stan, Lodi NJ – Jan 29, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr Jacowitz since 2014. He saved my life, as I was facing an imminent fatal cardiac emergency. His patient care manner and professionalism are truly what should be expected of a physician.
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
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Matt Musicant – Dec 14, 2020
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I have battled high blood pressure for years and Dr. Jackowitz has been able to keep it under control with various medications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Patrol Conklin – Jul 30, 2020
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The nurse was very supportive of my wellbeing as she stuck my right index finger to draw a droplet of blood,which did not hurt at all. My consultation with Dr. Jackowitz was informative and we made arrangements for my next visit in late September. Antoinette,Desk consultant,helped me as I made an appointment. This medical practice comes highly recommended by me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Richard Palatucci – Jul 27, 2020
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The worst doctors visit I ever had. There was no examination and told me to continue doing what I was doing. That didn't work. I decided to see another Cardiologist who changed my regiment of medications and was able to see a big change and ultimately fixed my problem within days. I came away from Dr. Jacowitz office visit that he really had no interest in treating me. Arrogant and no compassion or bedside manner at all. He seemed annoyed that I was asking too many questions. I would never recommend Dr. Jacowitz. I think he needs to retire.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Modesta Montero – Jul 15, 2020
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Prompt care. Very short wait time. Felt he understood my health issue. I'm a first time client and new to NJ. Not the best time to change doctors and states - during a pandemic. I am totally satisfied and grateful for the care. Office staff is so empathetic. 5 stars all around.
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
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Daun N. – Jul 08, 2020
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He has been my cardiologist for years and now my husband,,we both find him Excellent on all fronts..I would highly recommend him to anyone needing great care...Carol pincus
What went well
  • 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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Carol and Mel Pincus – Jul 07, 2020
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Friendly professional service
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Fabienne Ryan – Jan 22, 2020
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Doctor Jackowitz is the guy I trust with all things cardiac. I always feel like he’s in control. Listens to me just like he listens to my heart ! Recommend him in a heartbeat!
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Bill Ryan – Dec 04, 2019
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As always the staff and Doctor were very friendly and professional
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 21, 2019
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Care Philosophy

In my practice, I take advantage of noninvasive technology such as echocardiography and vascular imaging to detect and monitor heart disease. I also utilize...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Harlem Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Harlem Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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What are Dr. Joel Jacowitz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jacowitz frequently treats Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Lipid Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jacowitz treats.

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Dr. Jacowitz's office is located at 452 Old Hook Rd Fl 2, Emerson, NJ 7630. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Jacowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hernia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Locations

Pascack Valley Medical Group

Old Hook Medical Associates LLC452 Old Hook Rd Fl 2 Emerson, NJ 7630
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jacowitz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)