Dr. Melvin S Polkow MD, Pulmonologist

Dr. Melvin S Polkow MD

Pulmonologist | Pulmonary Disease

211 Essex St St 302 Hackensack NJ, 07601



Dr. Melvin Polkow practices Pulmonology in Hackensack, NJ. A pulmonologist is a physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary conditions and diseases. Dr. Polkow manages patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation, and is specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.

Education and Training

Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll of Med, Brooklyn Ny 1977

Board Certification

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Critical Care Medicine

Provider Details



  • Univ Hosp-Suny Stony Brook, Pulmonary Diseases; Lenox Hill Hosp, Internal Medicine  

Dr. Melvin S Polkow MD's Practice location

Practice At 211 Essex St St 302

211 Essex St St 302 -
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Get Direction
New patients: 201-498-1311
Fax: 201-498-1312

Request An Appointment With Dr. Melvin S Polkow MD | Pulmonologist | Pulmonary Disease

Please note that this request is not considered final until you receive email notification confirming the details.

In the event the doctor is not yet registered with FindaTopDoc, we will contact the office on your behalf in an effort to secure your appointment.

Dr. Melvin S Polkow MD's reviews

Write Review

Patient Experience with Dr. Polkow


Based on 13 reviews

Dr. Melvin S Polkow MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 13 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Pulmonologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

Recommended Articles

  • All About Croup

    Croup is described as an infection of the upper respiratory tract, involving the trachea and larynx, which causes obstruction in breathing. The trachea and larynx connect the upper portion of the lungs to the mouth. Croup is characterized by a barking cough.Croup is very common in children. Those...

  • What Is Bronkaid?

    Generic Name: Ephedrine and GuaifenesinBrand Name: Primatene Asthma, BronkaidIntroduction Bronkaid is known for treating the symptoms of asthma. It works by thinning the mucus, so it can be eliminated from the body through coughing. Bronkaid consists of two active ingredients:...

  • All About Bronchopneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. There are two types of pneumonia: lobar pneumonia and bronchopneumonia. Lobar pneumonia is when an entire lobe or more than one lobe of the lung gets involved. Bronchopneumonia happens when the bronchi...

  • How Depression Leads to COPD Medication Non-Adherence

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that still does not have a cure. The World Health Organization predicts that COPD will become the fourth leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. The predominant cause for COPD is tobacco smoking. Most symptoms are irreversible,...

  • What is Acute Bronchitis?

    What is Bronchitis?We often run under weather catching a flu or a cold that stays on for a couple of days to weeks, after which we normally get back to normal. However, sometimes even a small infection of cold or flu, could turn into a bronchitis infection causing much disturbance to your normal...

  • Chronic Bronchitis – The Smoker’s Cough

    What is chronic bronchitis?Chronic bronchitis is defined as a persistent cough with sputum production for at least three months in at least two consecutive years in the absence of any other identifiable causes.Chronic bronchitis is also commonly known as the smoker’s cough. This is due to the fact...

Nearby Providers

Nearest Hospitals



Head northwest on Essex Street (CR 12) 842 ft
Turn right onto 2nd Street 705 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the left



Head northwest on Essex Street (CR 12) 388 ft
Turn left onto Polifly Road ((55)) 3686 ft
Continue straight onto Terrace Avenue ((55)) 1037 ft
Take the ramp on the left 858 ft
Merge left onto NJ 17 2.7 mi
Take the ramp on the right 438 ft
Continue slightly right onto Hoboken Road ((S-55)) 381 ft
Turn left onto Enoch Street 354 ft
Turn right onto Paterson Avenue 2.3 mi
Turn left onto Maine Avenue 580 ft
Keep straight at the fork onto River Drive ((624)) 906 ft
Turn left onto Prospect Street 562 ft
Turn left onto Pennington Avenue ((607)) 854 ft
Turn right onto Paulison Avenue (CR 618) 1924 ft
Turn left onto Broadway ((622)) 942 ft
Turn right onto Boulevard 1130 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right



Head southeast on Essex Street (CR 12) 2890 ft
Turn right onto Court Street ((12)) 828 ft
Turn left onto River Street (CR 503) 308 ft
Continue straight onto River Street ((503)) 4599 ft
Turn right onto East Anderson Street ((60)) 855 ft
Continue straight onto Cedar Lane ((60)) 1.3 mi
Turn right onto Grange Road 667 ft
Turn left 323 ft
You have arrived at your destination, straight ahead