Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 75

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD is a Pulmonologist in Lodi, NJ and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 1977. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD

Northern New Jersey Pulmonary Associates

160 Essex St Ste 103 Lodi, NJ 07644
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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
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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
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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
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hackensack – Jan 18, 2016
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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

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

SUNY-Stonybrook
Fellowship Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
Medical School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Polkow's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD treat?

Dr. Polkow frequently treats the following conditions: Emphysema, Asthma, and Partial Lung Collapse. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD's office address?

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

Is Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

Is Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.

How much experience does Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD have?

Dr. Polkow has over 45 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.5/5 for Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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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
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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
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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
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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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(973) 384-1171

Dr. Polkow accepts the following insurance:

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One Health
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Tricare
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Locations

Northern New Jersey Pulmonary Associates

Hackensack University Medical Group160 Essex St Ste 103 Lodi, NJ 07644
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Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

Hackensack office30 Prospect Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Northern New Jersey Pulmonary

Northern New Jersey Pulmonary Associates PC211 Essex St Ste 302 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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