NJ Top Docs Presents, John Vitolo, MD!

NJ Top Docs Presents Reviewed & Approved 2017 Featured Healthcare Provider, John Vitolo, MD! Scotch Plains – August 15, 2017 John Vitolo, MD, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a subspecialty in Sports Medicine, has been reviewed and approved as a NJ Top Doc again for 2017. Dr. Vitolo is part of Advocare Orthopedic And Sports Medicine Center and he is affiliated with Morristown Memorial Hospital, the Surgery Center of Northwest Jersey, and Emmaus Surgery Center.   Dr. Vitolo understands the importance of building relationships with his patients and their families, as well as all referring physicians. This helps him to treat all sports injuries ranging from football, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, and field hockey. Dr. Vitolo also specializes in treating, workplace injuries, knee conditions or injuries, shoulder conditions or injuries, Achilles tendon injuries, fractures or trauma, and arthritis.   Specifically Dr. Vitolo can help you with: ACL Repair Meniscal Tears/Repairs Collateral Ligament Sprains Patellofemoral Pain (Chondromalacia of Patella & Plica) Shoulder Impingement/Bursitis Rotator Cuff Tears Labral Tears/Labrum Injuries Biceps Tendon Tear   John Vitolo, MD is a professional member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the New Jersey Orthopedic Society. Read More

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: What NJ Parents Should Know

Children's Eye Health And Safety Month: What New Jersey Parents Should Know

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.  Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month began when Prevent Blindness America (PBA) declared the month’s recognition in an effort to educate parents on the importance of their children’s healthy vision.   NJ Top Docs reached out to a few of our reviewed and approved healthcare providers to see what systems currently exist for protecting our children’s vision.   NJ Top Doc, Dr. Benjamin Rosenblum of Advocare Atrium Pediatrics, understands that “as pediatricians the importance of vision screening in very young children to detect early problems that can lead to vision loss. Treating these problems is much easier if you address them before the vision loss occurs. We can refer such patients to a pediatric ophthalmologist for proper evaluation and treatment. We start formal vision screening on children at one year of age. This is in addition to our examination of the eyes at every preventative care visit starting at birth. We do formal vision screening with instruments that have become available in the last several years. These instruments allow us to detect potential problems that we are unable to detect with routine physical examinations and at ages before children can read standard Read More

NJ Top Docs Presents, Hunterdon Hematology Oncology

NJ Top Docs Presents, Hunterdon Hematology Oncology Scotch Plains, NJ – July 5, 2017 NJ Top Docs presents, Hunterdon Hematology Oncology, a compassionate community practice located in Flemington, New Jersey.   Hunterdon Hematology Oncology is dedicated to fighting cancer with the help of NJ Top Docs’, Myron Bednar, Kenneth B. Blankstein, and Swee Jian Ngeow. All whom are board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.   New Jersey Top Doctors, Dr. Bednar and Dr. Blankstein are also Associate Professors for Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Both are dedicated to participating in the continued education and development of young medical students interested in pursuing Medical Oncology and Hematology as a speciality.   The entire team at Hunterdon Hematology Oncology works hard with a wide array of treatments so all patients can win the battles they are facing.   No service is spared in their community setting, allowing patients to expect advanced care comparable to an academic setting very close to home. Patients are given on-site access to Social Workers, Dietitians, Patient Navigators, Financial Counselors, Radiation Treatment, Oral Medication Dispensing, as well as Family Risk Assessment and Planning.   Hunterdon Hematology Oncology also offers robust clinical trials for many different Read More

June is PTSD Awareness Month!

June is PTSD Awareness Month

In the United States, June is designated as PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is the specific day designated for National PTSD Awareness.   Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition experienced by 7- 8% of the population. About 8 million American adults will have PTSD during any given year – which is only a small portion of those who’ve suffered through a traumatic event.   A traumatic event is defined as any experience that threatens your life or safety, or if you witness something horrible happening to someone else.   For example, here are a few types of traumatic events that could lead to development of PTSD: Military combat Sexual Assault Physical Assault Child Abuse Serious Car Accidents Natural Disasters (Hurricanes, Fires, Tornadoes, Floods, Earthquakes, Etc.) Terrorist Attacks   The similarity between all of these different types of events is the fact that you may not have control over what’s going on, causing extreme fear and panic.   Experiencing a traumatic event is not rare, in fact, half of the American population has been through a traumatic event at some point in their life. Out of those people, around 1 in 10 men develop PTSD along Read More

NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Jill Hazen!

Dr. Jill Hazen has dedicated her efforts to providing results of only the most supreme quality, persistently motivated to stay abreast of the most advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery for the benefit of her patients. Dr. Hazen’s artistic visualization and clinical skills allow her to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for patients seeking cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Education & Training University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Science/Health Sciences Medical School at Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree Board Certifications Board Certified through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. Honors and Awards Patient’s Choice Award – 2010 Woman of the Year – 2009 Who’s Who – past 10 years Professional Memberships Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (FACOS) The New York Times New York Magazine Town Topics Princeton Packet US 1 Dr. Hazen’s staff members are highly professional, well-trained, and understand the concerns and needs of patients seeking cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. They are knowledgeable and can provide information and support leading up to the consultation. Face Facelift Necklift Read More