Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD

Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary DiseasesMaleAge 73

Accepting new patients

Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Lodi, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Polkow to book an appointment.

Locations

Northern New Jersey Pulmonary Associates

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(201) 257-5041
Hackensack University Medical Group160 Essex St Ste 103 Lodi, NJ 07644
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

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Dr. Polkow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polkow

3.5

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When I met Dr. Polkow he asked me why I scheduled an appointment with him and I told him because of good reviews online. He responded by saying you shouldn’t believe everything you read online - and boy was he right Went to see Dr. Polkow for shortness of breath. After a cursory interview and exam dr Polkow misdiagnosed and prescribed a treatment that did not solve my problem. A follow up exam with a much better pulmonologist, resulted in a correct diagnosis and solving issues.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dis Appointed – Jul 22, 2020
Dr. Polkow is very thorough and thoughtful and knowledgeable in his treatment. He never rushes me and is very nice. Office visits are pleasant and done in a timely manner. I would recommend him to anyone.
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
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Cassidy in NJ – Feb 22, 2018
Very thorough, asked many questions, gave us exceptional amount of time which is unheard of today.
What went well
  • 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
6 people found this helpful
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hackensack – Jan 18, 2016

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Experience
Background

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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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Dr. Polkow's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Emphysema
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polkow treats Emphysema more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Polkow treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polkow treats Asthma more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Polkow treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Partial Lung Collapse
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polkow treats Partial Lung Collapse more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Polkow treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Polkow's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spirometry
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Whooping Cough

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(201) 257-5041

Dr. Polkow accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Patients who understand their condition and state of health are better able to take care of themselves and tend to experience fewer urgent problems. In...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
SUNY-Stonybrook
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (201) 257-5041, and for other questions, call (551) 996-1370.

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What are Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Polkow frequently treats Emphysema, Asthma, and Partial Lung Collapse. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Polkow treats.

Where is Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD's office located?

Dr. Polkow's office is located at 160 Essex St Ste 103, Lodi, NJ 07644. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Polkow has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Polkow is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)