Welcome to PediatriCare Associates. It is our goal to provide you and your family with the most comprehensive, progressive, consumer oriented health care available. Watching healthy children grow and develop is as gratifying to us as it is to you. In essence, we are equal partners in a process that is on-going until your children are on their own. The impact that we both have on your children cannot be emphasized strongly enough - each day provides us with the opportunities to learn more about our children and ourselves.
Whether it's your child's first visit to one of our five locations, or just a routine well–child checkup, we strive to make sure you and your child are always comfortable and informed. We take the time to talk with parents and care givers to help you understand your child's needs, and we equip you with the knowledge necessary for promoting a lifetime of optimal health and wellness.
To help you get acquainted with our practice, we have provided important information you need on our website. Please browse these pages to learn more about our skilled doctors, services, office details, commonly asked questions, new patient forms and to eventually request an appointment.
Our pediatricians and staff, in our five locations, believe exceptional care is obtained when there is an on–going relationship between the doctor, staff and patient and family. We want to be lifelong partners in your child's health. We achieve this goal by listening to your questions and concerns, and educating you on how to promote a healthy lifestyle for the entire family.
When you choose PediatriCare Assocciates, you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, compassionate doctors and staff who have dedicated their careers to child–focused health care. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns. Our pediatricians and nurturing staff look forward to meeting you and your family.
Dorienne Sasto Planer, M.D., FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who has been practicing pediatrics in Bergen County in private practice for the past 17 years. She joined PediatriCare Associates in the August of 2019 when Pediatric Specialties joined with PediatriCare Associates.
Scott W. Zucker, M.D., FAAP, joined Dr. Namerow in 1984, after completing his Pediatric residency at Nassau County Medical Center. Dr. Zucker attended both College and Medical School at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Jeffrey M. Bienstock, M.D., FAAP, joined the practice in 1988, after completing his pediatric residency at the Schneider Children's Hospital of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Bienstock previously attended college at Polytechnic Institute of New York and Medical School at Guadalajara, Mexico.
Melissa Chism, M.D., FAAP, a graduate of Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine, was a resident of Pediatrics at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Subsequently, after completing a year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Baystate, she has been a resident in Adult and Pediatric Anesthesia at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
Dr. Steinbaum joined our practice in 2012 after working in Northern New Jersey and New York City for many years as a pediatrician. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale University School of Medicine and is board certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics.
Kristina Hetling, M.D., FAAP, joined our practice in the summer of 2005, after completing her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian at Columbia University. Dr. Hetling attended college at John Hopkins University, followed by medical school at New York University School of Medicine. Upon graduation from NYU, Dr. Hetling was elected to the prestigious national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.
Tatiana Lin, M.D., FAAP, joined our practice early in 2006, after maternity leave and time off following the birth of her third son. Dr. Lin received her M.D. at the Minsk State Medical Institute in Minsk, Belarus and followed her training with two years of Neonatology and thereafter two years of pediatric infectious disease .
Lorraine (Lori) Liberti, M.D., FAAP joined our practice in 2011. Dr. Liberti attended Cornell University followed by medical school at Columbia University. After completing her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, she has been practicing Pediatrics in Bergen County for nearly 20 years.
Leah Alexander, M.D. FAAP has been at Pediatricare Associates since 2005 after working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group for 5 years. She is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, and is board certified in General Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatric residency at Overlook and Morristown Memorial Hospitals of New Jersey.
Sania R. Perez, M.S., M.D. joined PediatriCare Associates in the Spring of 2013. She has been working in Northern New Jersey and New York City for many years as a pediatrician. Sania is a graduate of Brown University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is Board Certified in General Pediatrics. She completed her residency at Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Boston.
Sapna Shah, M.D. joined our practice in 2014. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J. Sapna completed her Pediatric Residency at New York University School of Medicine.
Heather Shafi, M.D., joined our practice in 2015. She is a graduate of Haverford College and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Heather did her residency at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. She also serves as Medical Director of Dragonfly Forest Camp, a camp for children with autism, 22q deletion syndrome, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, von Willebrands disease, and persistent asthma.
Denise Infante, M.D. F.A.A.P joined our practice in the Fall of 2017. She is a board-certified general pediatrician who graduated from St.John's University followed by Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her internship at St.Joseph's Children's Hospital in Paterson, NJ and her residency program at Long Island College Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Tara Daly, RN BSN IBCLC is proud to be a part of the Pediatricare family, supporting new families as they embark on their parenting journey. Tara began her career in women and children’s health as a labor and delivery nurse at Hackensack University Medical Center for fifteen years.
Rosary Kristine Anido, M.D., FAAP, joined our practice in 2018. She is returning back to New Jersey after years of working as a Pediatrician in White House Clinics in Kentucky. She completed residency in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
Jonathan W. Wong, M.D., FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who joined our practice in the August of 2019. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. After residency he worked for Pediatric Specialties and had been a partner there for the last 16 years.
Azin Azizi, M.D., F.A.A.P. is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, which is one of the top 3 medical schools in Iran. Dr. Azizi completed her residency training in pediatrics at the New York Methodist Hospital an affiliate of the Weil-Cornell Medical Center.