Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD

Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD

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Pulmonary Disease  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o
(11)

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Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD is a pulmonologist in Lodi, NJ and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease.

Northern New Jersey Pulmonary Associates

160 Essex St Ste 103

Lodi, NJ 07644
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Amerihealth
Bankers Life and Casualty
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Devon Health
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Humana
MagnaCare
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
One Health
Oxford Health Plans
PHCS
QualCare
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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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Dr. Polkow's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polkow treats Emphysema more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Polkow treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polkow treats Pulmonary Disease more than 89% of his peers

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

Bronchiectasis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Polkow treats Bronchiectasis more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Polkow treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Polkow's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Whooping Cough

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 our practice, I try to ensure that patients know what each medication and treatment is for and how...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Northport VA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Medical School
1982
1977

Awards

Dr. Polkow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Polkow

3.6

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(3)

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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.
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Very thorough, asked many questions, gave us exceptional amount of time which is unheard of today.
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