The Pediatric Orthopedic Center
Mark Rieger, MD; David Lin, MD; Joshua Strassberg, MD; Tamir Bloom, MD; Samara Friedman, MD; Mark Solomon, DPM
Specialty: Pediatric Orthopedics
The Pediatric 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.
One of the largest pediatric and adolescent orthopedic practices in the tri-state area, TPOC is affiliated with New York University Medical Center so its doctors can care for children locally at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, 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. TPOC is the only private 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 50 times less radiation.
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.
The Pediatric Orthopedic Center
“Dr. Rieger has a great way with kids. He’s extremely outgoing and explains everything in detail. He’s calm and very kind. He makes your child feel completely comfortable considering what’s going on. Being the parent, you feel completely included as he explains exactly what’s going on to you, as well as takes the necessary time to make you feel comfortable. ” ~Rhonda, Sparta
“Dr. Rieger knew upon our first visit how to help my son. He was very informative. He’s also wonderful with children. He’s funny and knows how to relate to them to make them feel at ease. ” ~Lori, Wayne
“Dr. Friedman was so good with my son when he broke his wrist. She was kind and patient and took the time to explain everything.” ~Erica, South Orange
“Dr. Strassberg has been both of my kids’ orthopedist when they broke bones. He was compassionate and really explained everything to them so they understood what was happening. ” ~Erica, South Orange”
“Dr. Solomon has an excellent bedside manner and is great with special needs children/adults.” ~Marlyn, Florham Park
“Dr. Solomon’s bedside manner is outstanding. He truly cares about his patients. He has compassion and patience with his special needs patients. He will come in on his day off and give his patients his cell phone to ease their concerns. ” ~Tina, Basking Ridge
“Dr. Bloom is accurate, has a great bedside manner and was at ease at all appointments.” ~Charissa, Bayonne
This is an advertising profile from the December 2019 issue of New Jersey Family.