- 5810 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, NY
- 3.7 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 8 affiliated hospitals
- 6 insurance providers
- 1 award
- 2 schools
- 26 minutes avg wait time
- 1 is board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 3 are rated on Vitals.com
- 1 is male
- 1 is female
- 3 specialties
- 6 health insurance companies
- 3.7 average overall rating
1 affiliated award
- United Healthcare
- MVP Health Plan
- Oxford Health
Doctors in Forest Medical
- Dr. Lucian Dajdea MD Pediatrics Brooklyn, NY
- Dr. Teresita Figueroa MD Obstetrics and Gynecology Ridgewood, NY
- Dr. Jerzy Wawerski MD Internal Medicine Ridgewood, NY
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Forest Medical is affiliated with the following hospitals
- NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, NY 11215
- Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn, NY 11219
- NYU Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn, NY 11220
- Richmond University Medical Center Staten Island, NY 10310
- Elmhurst Hospital Center Elmhurst, NY 11373
- Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens Astoria, NY 11102
- St John's Episcopal Hospital Far Rockaway, NY 11691
- Wyckoff Heights Hospital Brooklyn, NY 11237
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Santo Tomas
- Pomorska Akademia Medyczna
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.