NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Sammy Masri! Dr. Masri is Now Offering a Wide Array of Services to his Valued Patients

Dr. Sammy Masri, NJ Top Doc, is a board certified primary care sports medicine physician. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical sports and other musculoskeletal injuries for both adults and children, for the elite athlete and for the people who participate in recreational athletics and use exercise to stay healthy and active. Dr. Masri seeks to provide his patients with a one-on-one personalized treatment from the time of diagnosis until “return to play.” He understands that each patient’s treatment plan should be tailored to the individual’s lifestyle and capabilities. Dr. Masri received his Internal Medicine degree at UMDNJ in Newark and then went on to complete his fellowship in a Primary Care Sports Medicine program at Jersey Shore Medical Center. He has covered numerous special events including the NCAA men’s Basketball Tournament, Big East Track and Field Finals, US Masters Swim Meet and the NYC Marathon. He has also worked as a sports physician covering the Olympic Developmental Soccer Program for New Jersey’s finest young soccer athletes. Prior to opening his practice in Sports Medicine, Dr. Masri worked in the Emergency Room at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he still holds medical staff privileges. Dr. Masri has Read More

August Healthy Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes!

August Healthy Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! Ingredients 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 cups frozen blueberries 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 cup ricotta cheese 2/3 cup milk 2 eggs 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 lemon, juiced and zested 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Directions Mix 2 tablespoons lemon juice and cornstarch together in a bowl until cornstarch dissolves. Stir blueberries and  tablespoons sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low an simmer for 5 minutes.  Pour cornstarch mixture into blueberry mixture;  cook and stir until mixture thickens slightly. Cover saucepan and remove from heat. Whisk ricotta cheese, milk, eggs, sugar, juice from 1 lemon, lemon zest, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl until well blended.  Add flour and baking powder; whisk to combine. Heat a light oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.  Drop batter in a 1/4 cup portions onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry.  Flip and cook until browned on the other side.  Repeat with remaining batter.  Top pancakes with blueberry sauce.  

August is Immunization Awareness Month!

Smallpox was the first disease in which a successful vaccine was produced for its treatment. Created by British physician Edward Jenner in 1796, the disease had proved to be a very contagious and deadly disease, causing the deaths of 20-60% of infected adults and over 80% of infected children. When smallpox was finally eradicated in 1979, it had already killed an estimated 300-500 million people during the 20th century alone (http://www.historyofvaccines.org). This vaccine would revolutionize the medical world and begin to positively influence immunizations for other diseases. The first major documented polio outbreak in the U.S. caused 18 deaths and 132 cases of permanent paralysis were reported. When it was discovered that the infectious agent in Polio was a virus, it had already taken the lives of more than 2,000 people in New York City. Across the U.S. in 1916, Polio had killed 6,000 people and left thousands more paralyzed. It wasn’t until the 1950s when researchers could see the Poliovirus itself with the electron microscope. (http://www.historyofvaccines.org) Once successfully created, the Polio vaccine saved many lives and ended the paralyzation that was a common symptom on the virus. These vaccinations would lead to the development of other countless successful vaccines Read More

NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. James E. Rotolo!

At, James E. Rotolo, M.D., F.A.C.S., PA, they provide comprehensive care of all urologic conditions for both men and women. Using the latest techniques and evidence-based practices, they are committed to treating their patients with the highest quality of medical care. They also recognize the potential for technology to improve your healthcare. For example, they offer the latest in surgical techniques including Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy. Unlike some practices, they do not employ physician assistants or nurse practitioners to treat you. You will always interact directly with a urologist at each office visit. Dr. James Rotolo is committed to being your expert in urologic care. He is equally devoted to treating you as a person, not just your ailment.Using a patient-centered approach, Dr. Rotolo hopes to make this process as comfortable as possible. He recognizes that many urologic conditions can be quite distressing and you may not feel comfortable discussing it openly.Understanding this, he will do our best to put you at ease. He considers it an honor to be your urologist and will always strive to provide the highest quality of personal care in a professional and caring environment. Education & Training Georgetown University School of Medicine Loyola College, 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 Read More

NJ Top Dentists Presents, Dr. Huma Mirza!

Dr. Mirza has taken extensive continuing education classes to improve her skill range, enabling her to be able to provide an extensive range of treatments for her patients, and helping her keep abreast of new technologies available. Education & Training Dr. Huma Mirza graduated from United Medical and Dental School of Guys’, Kings and St Thomas’ in London in 2002, one of the most prestigious dental schools in the UK. She graduated top of her class winning prizes in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, dental public health, microbiology, immunology, pathology, conservative dentistry, and was entered to win the Gold Medal prize for best dental student in London in which she achieved the runner up position. Attended NYU college of dentistry graduating in 2006 with the highest GPA in her class. She was on the Dean’s list for all 3 years at NYU and won the Ethics prize and a certificate of achievement in recognition of outstanding achievements. She took part in the honors program in Oral Surgery, and was inducted into the omega chapter of OKU, an elite dental society joined by invitation only. Upon graduating from dental school Dr. Huma has worked as an associate in a variety of different dental Read More

NJ Top Dentists Presents, Dr. Adam Feret!

When it comes to dentists, Westfield Smiles knows that you are looking for someone you can trust to keep your teeth and gums healthy.At their dental practice, they take your health seriously.Their dentist, Dr. Adam E. Feret, takes great pride in the amount of good work that they do for the people of Westfield, and they want to make sure that they take care of everyone who needs their dental services.You don’t have to be embarrassed by the state of your smile anymore! For over 30 years Dr. Adam E. Feret has provided patients with state-of-the-art services. Education & Training University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Institute for Graduate Dentists, New York, Orthodontic Certificate Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Postgraduate Dental Dept. – Periodontal Surgery – Certificate Society of Oral Physiology and Occlusion – Fellowship Awarded Misch Implant Institute – Surgical and Prosthetic Certificate New York University College of Dentistry – Dental Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Certificate Professional Memberships American Dental Association New Jersey Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry Their staff is fully devoted to providing every patient with a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Their modern office is fully equipped to attend to your dental needs, and you Read More

NJ Top Dentists Presents, Dr. Patricia DeSalvo!

DeSalvo Dental has provided personalized dental care to thousands of families. Our patients come from near and far to experience the warm, individualized care we provide. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most modern equipment and methods available. In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to detect dental concerns at early stages, treat your dental issues with precision, and provide stunning and customized restorations. Our premium dental software system maximizes your time and our office efficiency. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced in dental care. Dr. DeSalvo’s specialties range from routine dental care for the whole family to cosmetic dentistry that includes veneers, porcelain inlays, onlays, crowns and whitening. “Working together with my associates, an orthodontist, periodontist and endodontist, we strive to treat each patient individually to meet all their needs and goals,” states Dr. DeSalvo, whose patients range in age from 4 to 84. Education & Training Dr. DeSalvo is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, with subsequent training at Hackensack University Medical Read More

July 2016 Healthy Recipe: Grilled Peaches

NJ Top Docs Presents July 2016 Healthy Recipe: Grilled Peaches Ingredients: 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar 2 tablespoons granulated sugar pinch salt 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted canola oil mint leaves, for garnish Directions: In a small bowl add the butter and stir until smooth. Add the cinnamon sugar, granulated sugar and salt and mix until combined. Heat grill to high. Brush peaches with oil and grill until golden brown and just cooked through. Top each with a few teaspoons of the butter and garnish with mint leaves. Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/grilled-peaches-with-cinnamon-sugar-butter-recipe.html?oc=linkback

NJ Top Dentists Presents, Dr. David P. Young!

Dr. David P. Young  is well-trained in cosmetic dentistry – and extremely dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. He is also known for providing complete implant teeth to replace your missing teeth (and self-confidence). With over 20 years of experience in general, implant and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Young is the preferred choice for many patients. He’ll put your comfort first to make you feel welcome and special from the moment you arrive and meet him. You’ll feel as if you’re his only patient. And you’ll experience truly specialized, personalized dental care. “Since 9th grade, I always wanted to be a dentist.  A distant cousin who happened to be a dentist knew how much I enjoyed technical projects and science.  He recommended to my parents that I consider a career in dentistry, too.  I am more excited about dentistry today than when I first started out.  New technology and treatment innovations let me do more for my patients with far less discomfort and inconvenience to them. My goal is to education every patient about their dental condition.  I use photos and X-rays and the intraoral camera to show them exactly what’s going on.  I use my advanced training Read More