Dr. Joseph Birnbaum, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 73

Dr. Joseph Birnbaum, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Toms River, NJ and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Birnbaum to book an appointment.

Dr. Birnbaum

Joseph B Birnbaum MD

10 Kettle Creek Rd Toms River, NJ 08753

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Birnbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(732) 255-2100

Dr. Birnbaum accepts the following insurance:

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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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QualCare PPO

Dr. Birnbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birnbaum

3.6

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9.090909090909092%
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1 Star
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(6)
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He’s a very concerned and caring physician who answers all your questions not just the ones pertaining to your thyroid
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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Anna Amato – May 25, 2021
Always attentive, knowledgeable and friendly.
What went well
  • 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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Apr 02, 2021
Dr. Birnbaum is a caring and wonderful physician who actually listens to what you have to say. Never rushes you and genuinely cares about the outcome.
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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Lynn Gallagher – May 20, 2020
Yes I will return. My pharmacy calls the Dr for refills, never any issues! I think I've been going there since the late 90's. Wonderful doctor, the staff does their job & after 19 years in health insurance I know how to get around an employee having a bad day.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Ann Canter in Toms River – Jan 20, 2019
I have been a patient of dr birnbaum for years and think he’s a wonderful dr up until I had to reschedual an appointment with his reseptionist. I have never been treated so rudely and unprofessionally in my life.the reseptionist got upset after a couple of times trying to find a day and time that worked for me. She hung up on me and when I called back she put me On hold and left me there so I called back on another phone and got right through! So I told her I would not be returning ever again
9 people found this helpful
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May 30, 2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Birnbaum's for more than 3 years. Personally I think him to be an excellent doctor and a sweet man. However over the past few years the staff working at his office have been very rude and have shown themselves to be incompetent. Each time I have called the office to request a refill for my prescriptions I am treated very nastily by his staff and am talked down to. It has gotten to the point where I can't get my prescriptions straightened out anymore! Never again!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
10 people found this helpful
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Silvia in Lakewood, NJ – Jan 25, 2017
I have been going to Dr. Birnbaum for over ten years now. He is a doll--very attentive to you and your medical diagnosis, to you and your questions and to your prognosis. He tells you the truth; he reads your blood tests to you, not just the part that concerns your Thyroid and Metabolism, but the ENTIRE lab work. He is NOT a doctor that writes prescriptions and shoves you out the door. He cares about his patients. I recommend him without any hesitation.
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
15 people found this helpful
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Marlene R. in Brick, NJ – Aug 08, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Joseph Birnbaum, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Toms River, NJ and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Geo Wash Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Stanford Hosp
Residency Hospital
1975
Hahnemann Hosp
Residency Hospital
1974
Hahnemann Hosp
Internship Hospital
1973
Hahnemann Universtiy - Philadelphia
Medical School
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Awards

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Dr. Birnbaum frequently treats Diabetes Type 2, Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, and Peripheral Nerve Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Birnbaum treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Birnbaum, MD's office located?

Dr. Birnbaum's office is located at 10 Kettle Creek Rd, Toms River, NJ 08753. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Joseph B Birnbaum MD

Joseph G Birnbaum MD10 Kettle Creek Rd Toms River, NJ 08753
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Community Medical Center

Toms River, NJ

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center

Manahawkin, NJ

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Lakewood, NJ

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Ocean Medical Center

Brick, NJ

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)