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About Dr. Donald A Leichter
Dr. Donald A Leichter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Summit, NJ. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Leichter is affiliated with Nyp Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital. Dr. Leichter has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Donald A Leichter has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.
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.
- Congenital Heart Defects
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Leichter since i was born , so ive been going to his office for 20 years. He is one of the best doctors i have ever went to. He will never rush your appointment and explains everything and always asks if you have any questions. I also love his staff members too Any time i call they are friendly on the phone and friendly durning office visits. I recommend him .
My daughter was diagnosed with a VSD at 2 weeks old. As you can imagine finding out about the VSD and the need for open hear surgery was very scary. Dr. Leichter walked my family through the entire process explaining everything thoroughly. He aided us in finding the best pediatric surgeon for the repair, which was done when my daughter was 2 months old.He always kept us positive and helped us understand that this was an easy repair. My daughter is 7 months now and is doing great. You would never know she had open heart surgery. She is now going to live a happy normal life and is now no different than any other child, which is amazing to believe. Medical science is just amazing. Dr. Leichter had his own VSD repaired as a child as did his son. Due to this we knew he understood what we were going through, which is why I think he is so excellent at what he does. He is also a big super hero fan.
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2011, 2010, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Leichter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
Weill Cornell Medical College
Graduated in 1980
Dr. Donald A Leichter accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- First Health PPO
- Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
- Horizon Direct Access
- Horizon HMO
- Horizon OMNIA
- Horizon POS
- Horizon PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- QualCare HMO
- QualCare PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsJan A Huston Md, 47 Maple St Ste 406, Summit, NJ
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