Dr. Melinda Collins, DO

Dr. Melinda Collins, DO

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 36

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Melinda Collins, DO is a Rheumatology Specialist in Hackensack, NJ. Dr. Collins has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Collins to book an appointment.


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Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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(201) 257-5041
Hackensack University Medical Group150 Overlook Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601
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HackensackUMG Paramus, NJ

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(201) 257-5041
Hackensack University Medical Group275-277 Forest Ave Paramus, NJ 07652
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This is the worst doctor's office I've ever experienced. I have scheduled 2 appointments. 1.5 months of waiting for the first appointment. First appointment was cancelled a few hours beforehand by voicemail message. Waited another month for the 2nd appointment. They left a voice mail (not even a live call) with a transcribed message on my phone 1 hour before the scheduled appointment to cancel it AGAIN. Worst customer service ever!
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Feb 15, 2020
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I visit Dr. Collins routinely for my lupus and she is the best. It took me years and multiple doctors until I got diagnosed, but she listened to and noted all of my concerns and symptoms, put the pieces together quickly and got me on the right treatment path.
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Celinda – Feb 13, 2020
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I go to see Dr. Collins every six weeks for my Lupus. She is the most knowledgeable Rhuematologist I have been lucky enough to be a patient of. She is patient with me, and I can be a pain in the neck! She is thoughtful and caring about her patients! Great bedside manner, and calls me back when I call her with any questions or concerns that I have about my condition or medication. Her staff is wonderful as well, and getting an appointment to see her is never an issue. I am grateful to have her as my doctor!
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annette beauvais – Nov 18, 2019
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Very nice thorough doctor who was very informative. However I required a prescription that required pre-authorization from my insurance company. It’s been four days since my visit and my insurance company has no record of any pre-authorization request. Also left message with doctors office regarding this and asking for a return call which I never received. Great doctor lousy office support.
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Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Colin’s helped me get back to my life. She is kind and straight forward. My condition causes extreme fatigue and pain (you can imagine how pleasant I was) and she was very compassionate and patient.
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vi2kimarie in Caldwell , NJ – Jun 01, 2019
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DR. COLLINS IS GREAT. SHE HELPED ME RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING. GAVE ME TREATMENT OPTIONS, HER DIAGNOSIS WAS ON POINT. AND NEVER HAVE TO WAIT LONG. SHE IS VERY FRIENDLY AND A GREAT DOCTOR.
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ROBERT DELISE in CARLSTADT, NJ – Apr 05, 2019
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Dr Bellinda Collins is always on time She’s a good listener and very sweet Dr And always try to help people to get better she she treat her patience we respect And love I will recommend her
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Martha Castro in Garfield , NJ – Feb 24, 2019
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First words out of her mouth? I don't prescribe opioids once she looked at my medication list from previous doctor and before examining me or reviewing MRI and other radiological tests. I felt judged and stigmatized for no reason. I didn't feel heard or respected as an individual or a patient.
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Wilma Ariza in NJ – Feb 22, 2019
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I visited Dr. Collins because I was tired of my PCP telling me that my pain/fatigue was from working too much...... Dr. Collins LISTENED and ran the proper blood work to diagnose me with something I have probably had for over 20 years.. I am forever grateful to have chanced upon her because the medicine I take daily has been life changing... She is mild mannered and thorough with her questioning...I promise you will like her....
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Jennifer V in NJ – Jan 19, 2019
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Dr. Collins is an amazing physician. She took her time to answer all my questions and made sure I’m comfortable with the treatment she recommended. Definitely recommending her to my friends and family.
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Kathy in NJ – Aug 15, 2018
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One of the best doctors I have ever been to. I would recommend her to all my friends and family
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patient – Aug 15, 2018
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Thorough, professional, knowledgable Rheumatologist. Open and friendly manner. Easy to talk to. Highly recommeded.
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Marilyn Ludzki – Aug 11, 2018
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Very Disappointing. I would definitely NOT recommend this Doctor.
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May 10, 2018
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One of the best MD's I have ever dealt with. Smart, attention to detail, aggressive in approach to getting answers.
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John foldi in East Stroudsburg, P – Oct 07, 2017
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Dr. Collins is such an amazing doctor and great at what she does. She really cares about her patients and is diligent in making sure that they receive the best care and spends as much time with them as needed.. You couldn't find a better rheumatologist than her and the staff is wonderful. Blessed to have them
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Stacey J in Elmwood Park, NJ – Jul 08, 2017
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She is an excellent doctor!! Answered every question I had, and took her time making sure we made the right choices.
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Leslie in Hackensack, NJ – Jun 07, 2017
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Dr. Collins is a very young but highly educated rheumatologist. She is very pleasant and easy to talk to....and she listens to everything you have to say about your aches and pains. She is willing to help you feel better in any way that she can. I have seen many rheumatologists in all the years I have been plagued by arthritis and she is one of the best I have seen.
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Lo in Paramus. NJ – Mar 25, 2017
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Dr Melinda Collins, is professional, and very friendly. She eases your nervousness right away. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family. You wait no more than 5 minutes. And the office staff is very helpful and caring. Glad I found her.
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Elizabeth r Lochheed in Wood-Ridge, nj 07075 – Mar 18, 2017
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Dr Collins is an excellent doctor Great bedside manner. I highly recommend her!
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Maria M in Ramsey – Feb 04, 2017
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I was very impressed with Dr. Collins. She took the time to listen to my concerns and issues, allowed me to ask questions and thoroughly explained my options. She's very smart and determined to resolve my problem. Will see her again and highly recommend her. She's very passionate about her job... Need more doctors like her... staff is courteous and kind people..
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Omar Orozco in Belleville, NJ – Jan 04, 2017
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Collins treats Arthritis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Collins treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Gout
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Collins treats Gout more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Collins treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hands
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Collins treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Collins treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Collins' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Melinda Collins, DO is a Rheumatology Specialist in Hackensack, NJ. Dr. Collins has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Collins to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

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Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)