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Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD
Critical Care Specialist, Internist
34 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (0)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Melvin Polkow is Excellent. Dr. Polkow has been reviewed by 8 patients who have provided 0 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 2.3
Promptness 2.3
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Melvin Polkow, MD is board certified in Pulmonary Disease.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis

Education & Awards

Dr. Polkow graduated from State University of New York Downstate, Brooklyn. He has 2 awards.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)


Dr. Polkow has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Hackensack University Medical Center 
  • Pascack Valley Hospital 


  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Melvin Samuel Polkow MD is a male Pulmonologist, has 34 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.
Where does Dr. Melvin S. Polkow practice?
Dr. Melvin Polkow has 1 office location.
Dr. Melvin Polkow practices Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine near Hackensack, NJ.
See Hackensack Internists and Hackensack Critical Care Practitioners.