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

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, Comprehensive Spine Care!

  Comprehensive Spine Care, P.A. was established in 1996 and is one of the most skilled spine practices in Bergen County and the greater New York area.         Dr. Rafael Levin’s professional goals and career aspirations are to continue to advance the surgical treatment of patients with spinal disorders. He believes in clinical progress by using modern and minimally invasive surgical techniques on appropriately selected patients to achieve better outcomes in terms of pain reduction and improved function. Dr. Nomaan Ashraf has advanced expertise in motion sparing procedures of the cervical and lumbar spine including artificial disc replacement. He has authored several articles and contributed to numerous textbooks in the field of spinal surgery. His research has been presented at national and international meetings. He often serves on the faculty of courses to teach the newest surgical techniques to other spinal surgeons. There are a number of treatment options available for every spinal condition. The surgeons at Comprehensive Spine Care will develop a minimally invasive treatment strategy that best serves a patients’ condition and expectations. • Physiatry and Pain Management • Physical Therapy • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) • Lateral Read More

NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Mahesh Bikkina!

Dr. Mahesh Bikkina of Heart & Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey, P.A. specializes in Cardiology. Heart & Vascular Associates of Northern Jersey represents a group of fourteen board-certified cardiologists. Providing care at seven locations in Northern New Jersey, their physicians specializes in a wide array of cardiology and interventional cardiology services. Dr. Bikkina completed his education & training at the following prestigious institutions: • Guntur Medical College, Guntur India, • Masters, Masters of Public Health (MPH) • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama • Internship, Michigan State University, Saginaw, MI • Residency, Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, Saginaw, MI • Fellowship, Cardiology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL • Interventional Cardiology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL • Cardiology, Framingham Heart Study, Boston, University, Boston, MA Dr. Mahesh Bikkina is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He is affiliated with the following hospitals: • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center • Valley Hospital • Chilton Hospital • Hackensack University Medical Center • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center • Christ Hospital Below are some of the services offered at Dr. Bikkina’s office: Screening for Heart Disease • Lipid Management • PT/INR Management • Vascular Consultations and Screenings • Sleep Disorder Read More

NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Abdul Qadir!

Dr. Abdul Qadir specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic painful conditions.  His interests of practice are chronic low back pain, neck pain, cancer related pain and musculoskeletal pain as a result of injuries, falls and motor vehicle accidents.   He also has training and expertise in treating patients with chronic non healing ulcers/wounds. “I have the best training, qualifications and experience in diagnosing and treating a whole array of chronic painful conditions.  I believe in listening to the patients and providing a compassionate care, which every patient with chronic pain, truly deserve.” Dr. Qadir trained at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and NYU Medical Center.  He is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Medical Acupuncture.  Dr. Qadir is affiliated with Shore Medical Center, Somers Point, NJ and Atlanticare Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ.  He holds memberships at: Member of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Member of American Association of Medical Acupuncture Member of New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Chronic low back and neck pain are the most common conditions, which result in loss of work days and significant deterioration of one’s quality of Read More