Mark Rieger, MD; David Lin, MD; Joshua Strassberg, MD
Specialty: Pediatric Orthopedics
Left to right: (Back row) Drs. Tamir Bloom and David Lin. ( Front row) Dr. Joshua Strassberg, Jaime Anne Morley and Drs. Mark Rieger, Vivek Natarajan and Samara Friedman
Advocare The Orthopedic Center provides pediatric and adolescent patients with the highest quality of care for sports injuries and problems related to the spine, bones, joints and muscles including fractures, scoliosis, hip dysplasia and clubfoot. The practice uses the most innovative, nonoperative, minimally-invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques available.
Using Cutting-Edge Technology
One of the largest pediatric and adolescent orthopedic practices in the tri-state area, ATOC is affiliated with New York University Medical Center so its doctors can care for children locally at Morristown, Saint Barnabas and Overlook Medical Centers while taking advantage of NYU’s state-of-the-art resources.
“We offer the resources of a world-class care center while still continuing our relationship with our patients and remaining their physician,” says Dr. Mark Rieger, whose expertise lies in musculoskeletal disorders including scoliosis, sports injuries and fractures. ATOC is the only practice in the state to have the EOS imaging system, an X-ray that creates 3-D images of the spine and lower extremities using 10 to 30 times less radiation.
Kindness and Empathy for Young Patients
Dr. David Lin has treated thousands of children and has treated a variety of age-specific problems from newborns to young adults. He has a special interest in fracture/trauma care and is an expert in the unique field of pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Lin is highly experienced in arthroscopically treating meniscal injuries and ACL tears in adolescents and teenagers. “It’s exciting to work with children—they keep me young at heart, and I love their resilience,” he says.
Dr. Joshua Strassberg specializes in pediatric and adolescent trauma, sports injuries and hip disorders, and defines success as getting patients back to full function and seeing them excel in their chosen sports. Dr. Strassberg is an expert in the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures, including techniques for reconstructing the ACL in children. “I enjoy having the opportunity to relate to kids and make them feel at ease,” he says.
Making a Difference
The doctors achieve the best possible outcome with the least amount of surgical intervention. Dr. Joshua Strassberg specializes in pediatric and adolescent trauma, sports injuries and hip disorders. “I enjoy having the opportunity to relate to kids and make them feel at ease,” he says.
An expert in the field of pediatric sports medicine, Dr. David Lin has a special interest in fracture/trauma care. “It’s exciting to work with children—they keep me young at heart, and I love their resilience,” he says.
“Returning kids to their optimal level of health—and knowing we’ve made a difference in their lives—is the most rewarding thing about what we do,” Dr. Rieger says.
Dr. Rieger interacted very well with my son. He was patient with us and answered all our questions. My son's surgery was on Dec. 23rd and he called us on Christmas Day to check on him. ~Debbe, Bridgewater
Dr. Rieger is an awesome doctor and surgeon! He cares about his patients and parents, and always takes the time to explain things in detail and return phone calls no matter what time of night it is. ~Stephani, Manville
Dr. Strassberg set my son's wrist when he broke it for the second time in two years. He was amazing with my son, explaining everything to him so he could understand what was happening, and he was kind and patient. When it was time to take the cast off, the process was seamless and easy. We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Strassberg. ~Erica, South Orange