Dr. Lydia Charles, MD

PediatricsFemaleAge 64

Pediatrics

Dr. Lydia Charles, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Wayne, NJ and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Medical University--Plovdiv in 1983. She is affiliated with medical facilities Chilton Medical Center and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Lydia Charles, MD

New Jersey Pediatric & Adolescent Care, LLC

1680 State Route 23 Ste 350 Wayne, NJ 07470
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3.6

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Do not go here! All they care about is money and not your child. We had read reviews like this before we chose this practice but was hoping they weren’t true. Unfortunately every bad review you read about them is 100% accurate. Save yourself the time, money and headache of dealing with them and find yourself a REAL DOCTORS OFFICE. I would give negative stars if I could.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Jan 22, 2022
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Going in for a 'well visit' should should be 100% covered by insurance, but they always find a way to bill you or charge you for something extra. Whether it's an extra 'screening' (i.e. extra questions when get a vaccination), or something random like a lazy-eye visit. It happens even when you didn't ask for this assessment, or when you've confirmed upfront that 'everything is 100% covered, right?' Then it's always a head-ache, he said, she said trying to get them to correct things with the insurance company.
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Dee – Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Charles is nice and informative as well the staff. However, hands washing does not seem to practice frequently before examining kids. Especially with what's happening with covid, they need to be mindful of that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 02, 2020
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Filthy office and horrible staff
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  • Office environment
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Jun 11, 2020
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Horrible doctors and office manager is very disrespectful, incompetent and rude.
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  • Office environment
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Jun 11, 2020
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Doctors have no clue how to care for patients. Beware!!
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 11, 2020
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This doctors office is terrible! The doctors do the minimum and rush to leave. They don’t see a patient, they care about how many people they can get through the door $$$. only motivation is money! run fast! they don’t care about your kids, They are very uneducated.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 11, 2020
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Staff is nice. Office is clean. The downfall with this office is that they have chosen to charge patients extra to get a flu test or strep test when you can get them free at urgent care... $45 each to be exact and if you don’t have the money they make no exception you have to pay right there and then. So my insurance pays her for the visit and then she charges extra for a routine test. I think it’s absurd and abuse of power.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 28, 2020
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Dr. Charles and her staff are great! She remembers her patients, she's informative, great at figuring out exactly what is wrong. So glad I found her!
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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Mar 18, 2018
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Being a first time mom I had many concerns about baby, especially picking a pediatrician. Dr. Charles is humble and truly demonstrated a concern and love for our daughter. She is very knowledgeable and gives great advise. I schedule appointments easily and quickly. Her office is extremely clean and kid friendly, as is her staff. I have called and received a response within a 30 minutes if she's with other patients. For any emergency she was able to see us immediately. I recommend her!
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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Kimberly in West Milford, NJ – Aug 30, 2017
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Weekend receptionist is wonderful and all of the staff are so kind. I am usually able to get right in when my daughter is sick, especially on the weekends! Dr. Charles is sweet and gentle. Clean and bright office. Very pleased! :)
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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LgG in Pompton Plains, NJ – Aug 19, 2017
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My 3 children have been seeing Dr. Charles regularly for almost 17 years (we 'followed' her from her previous practice). She is professional and caring, friendly, and interacts nicely with kids of all ages. She is open to discussing any concerns with parent or child. The office staff is courteous and we do not ever have to wait very long.
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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Little Falls, NJ – Jul 13, 2017
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She is courteous, professional, and really listens to what I may be concerned with.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Wanaque, NJ – Dec 19, 2015
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Care Philosophy

A vital part of our service to children and adolescents begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

St Joseph'S Hosp & M C, Pediatrics
Residency Hospital
1995
St Joseph's Hospital and M C
Residency Hospital
1983
Medical University--Plovdiv
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Bulgarian

Awards

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Dr. Charles frequently treats Otitis Media, Cough, and Malaise and Fatigue. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Charles treats.

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Dr. Charles' office is located at 1680 State Route 23 Ste 350, Wayne, NJ 07470. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Charles' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Black Eye
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Enteritis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Patient Care
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Sunburn
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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New Jersey Pediatric & Adolescent Care, LLC

New Jersey Pediatric & Adolescent Care, LLC1680 State Route 23 Ste 350 Wayne, NJ 07470
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