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Watchung Pediatrics

Andrea Katz, MD; Susan Barasch, MD; Bonita Gillard, MD; Donna Koward, MD; Sarah Kramer, MD; Andrea Ploshnick, MD; Jeffrey Eng, MD; Vineetha Alias, DO; Susan Korb, APN; Jessica Haines, APN

Specialty: Pediatrics

Left to right:(Standing) Bonita Gillard, MD, Jessica Hopkins, APN, Jeffrey Eng, MD, Susan Barasch, MD, Andrea Katz, MD, Kathleen Dempsey, APN, Jessica Haines, APN. (Sitting) Tiffany Scott, MD, Nancy Montville, APN, Valerie Louissaint, MD, Vineetha Alias, DO, Susan Korb, APN, Sarah Kramer, MD. (Not pictured: Andrea Ploshnick, MD and Donna Koward, MD)

The providers at Watchung Pediatrics are committed to offering accessible, quality healthcare through all stages of growth from newborns to teenagers and young adults. A Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the practice has earned the highest distinction for offering evidence-based, quality care. Its providers treat children using the most up-to-date medical concepts and guidelines while providing family-centered primary care. “It’s a privilege to take care of children and develop long-term relationships with families,” Dr. Tiffany Scott says.

Individualized Care with Easy Accessibility

The practice provides a personal, individualized experience while maintaining up-to-date practices and modern accessibility. The paperless practice offers communication and accessibility with patients via electronic medical records and a patient portal where parents can access their child’s medical records, request appointments, pay bills and send messages. Watchung Pediatrics offers 24/7 access to a doctor and nurse, flexible evening, weekend and walk-in hours, separate sick and well waiting rooms and a compassionate staff that strives to provide exceptional service. “While the personal, family feel is sometimes lost in a larger practice, the modern accessibility is often not available in smaller practices. We try to provide the best of both worlds,” Dr. Scott says.

Emphasizing Physical and Emotional Wellness

The providers take the time to educate families and help patients establish healthy lifestyles, and don’t rely on antibiotics or unnecessary testing. “We take care of the whole child from their physical health to their mental health,” Dr. Scott says. “That’s why our practitioners are prepared to address medical issues, as well as nutritional, behavioral and mental health issues that may arise as your child grows.”

"Dr. Alias is empathetic, thorough and thoughtful. She speaks directly to my children, asking them questions and explaining ideas in ways that are child-centric. She approaches my children in a holistic manner rather than in a clinical vacuum." -Emily, Berkeley Heights

"Jessica Haines is not only concerned about my child's medical state, but also about his overall well-being. She is kind, caring and sincerely concerned." -Doriann, Basking Ridge

"Susan Korb is amazing. She's nice, thorough, and takes time at each appointment. She follows up no matter if it is her office hours or not. She goes above and beyond in her care for my children." -Carol, Clark

"Dr. Kramer takes her time to talk to my son so he understands. She is compassionate, kind and laid back. She cares about his well being." -Delhia, Dunellen

"In addition to being an excellent pediatrician, Dr. Kramer helped my daughter through a very difficult time in her life years ago. Her caring and compassion for my daughter helped beyond the usual diagnosis/treatment. She is truly the best!" -Jill, Berkeley Heights

"Dr. Kramer is always happy and nice to my kids. She is very informative and talks to my kids in ways that they understand. She is always accurate when it comes to illness or maintaining a healthy lifestyle." -Michele, Kenilworth 

"Dr. Gillard is exceptional at diagnosing my children's ailments immediately. She is very attentive and compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. Gillard to every parent." -Irena, Westfield

"Dr. Koward is always smiling and approachable. From what my wife and I can tell, she really enjoys her job and does not see the patient as another dollar sign." -Chris, Watchung 

"Dr. Koward is exceptional because she is a very patient doctor. She takes the time with every visit to understand the full medical history and treatment for my son. She explains everything thoroughly and cares about my son's well being. If there is an emergency outside of normal business hours she follows up right away to check on my his condition. I would recommend her to any family!" -Rashida, Plainfield 

"Dr. Ploshnick is amazing. She's a great diagnostician with a wonderful bedside manner and is always there for both of my children." -Melissa, Livingston

"Dr. Ploshnick is warm and makes everyone feel comfortable sharing what they are experiencing, even difficult issues." -Lynn, Warren

"Dr. Eng really listens to my concerns. I never feel like I'm asking a stupid question. He is genuine and caring. His exams are very thorough and he makes sure the child is empowered to take charge of their health as well. I am truly blessed to have Dr. Eng as my children's pediatrician." -Marangelly, Elizabeth

"Dr. Eng is so accessible whether it be on email, patient portal, phone or in office which is key to me as a full-time working, commuting momma! He is very down to earth and direct with assessments. The kids adore him which is best of all!" -Alicia, Maplewood 

"Dr. Barasch is patient, calm, funny, and she "gets it" because she is a Mom. She's professional, well-trained, makes kids comfortable, and knows her stuff." -Nancy, Scotch Plains

"Dr. Katz has always stayed up-to-date with pediatric research and makes you feel confident that she is giving you the best advice. She is great with knowing when it is time to see a specialist. She also has a great bedside manner with my children. She also takes the time during visits (even if a sick visit) to discuss any issues that you might have and questions. I have no problems trusting her word!" -Melissa, Basking Ridge

"Dr. Katz takes her time to listen and then formulates an action plan for every symptom. I love her patience and bedside manner. She doesn't seem like she's running to see the next patient. She is there and attentive to us during our time." -Joannie, Middlesex


Watchung Pediatrics

76 Stirling Rd., Ste. 201, Warren, 908-755-5437
346 South Ave., Ste. 3, Fanwood, 908-889-8687
225D Millburn Ave., Ste. 301, Millburn, 973-376-7337

This is an advertising profile from the December 2018 issue of New Jersey Family.

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