Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
(11)
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Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO
Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Brick, NJ. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Malfitano is affiliated with Ocean Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center.

457 Jack Martin Blvd

Brick, NJ 08724

Contact Information

(732) 840-7500

Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO

Dr. Laura Malfitano, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • 2 More

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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

  • Haverford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / New Jersey School Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Umdnj-Kennedy Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Umdnj-Kennedy Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Umass-Worcester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Malfitano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Malfitano's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Malfitano to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Malfitano's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Toms River, NJ |
Dr. Malfitano is truly the best doctor I've ever had. She is positive and takes the time to thoroughly explain everything.
in Manahawkin, NJ |
I saw Dr. Malfitano as a second opinion on my shoulder/arm after I was told I needed to have surgery. She fit me into her busy schedule and sat with me to discuss my options. Her first priority was to alleviate my pain which I had been in for 3 weeks. I can not tell you what a difference a week makes. I Almost have full mobility back in my arm. I would highly recommend her to family and friends.
in Forked River, NJ |
I went to see Dr malfitano about carpul tunnel symptoms,she sent me for the test to determine if I did indeed have this,we talked about obtions ,she recommened surgery for carpul and cubit tunnel surgery for my right wrist and elbow,everyrhing was explained to me in laypersons terms.surgery was performed on Oct 21st ,it was a very good experiance all the way aroung ,herself and the staff @ atlanti surgical center were awesome,my sutures came out Nov 2nd I'm healing well ,Thank you Dr Malfitano
in Manchester, NJ |
I visited Dr. Malfitano today after breaking my wrist a couple of weeks ago. She examined my wrist and explained her plan of treatment thoroughly to me so I would know exactly what to expect during my course of treatment in the next 6-8 weeks. Her demeanor was professional, courteous & compassionate. She took her time & even addressed some unrelated concerns that I had with another injury, providing me with helpful guidance. I was very satisfied & highly recommend Dr. M & her whole team.
in Brick, NJ |
When my results came back that I didn't have carpel tunnel, she dismissed me. When I asked her what I do about my fingers on my right hand going cold and numb she told me to wait until spring and see if it still happens and left the room. I felt totally dismissed by her like I was making up my pain. I went to a different DR/group where I was diagnosed easily with tennis elbow That's all I wanted, a diagnosis so I can fix it. Dr Malfitano could not do that, she could not be bothered with me.
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Dr. Malfitano accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • 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
  • Locals (any local)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • National Elevator
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Malfitano has admitting privileges

Ocean Medical Center
425 Jack Martin Blvd
Brick, NJ 08724
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Southern Ocean Medical Center
1140 Route 72 W
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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