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Dr. Debra Goldson-Prophete, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

We provide our patients with the information that they need to become educated on the status of their health and the nature of their conditions. We believe that a patient receives the best care when s/he is able to be an active participant in the medical decisions that are made. Specializing in Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion, women's health, diabetes, hypertension, smoking cessation, heart disease, asthma, impotence and general internal medicine.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • The University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
  • America's Top Physicians 2010-15
  • Best Doctors In America 2007-2008

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1831156819

Office locations

DEBRA GOLDSON-PROPHETE

20 Valley St, Suite 320

South Orange, NJ 07079

Patient reviews
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Dr. Goldson-Prophete is very thorough. She also seems progressive. It is evident that she continues to study and research to stay abreast of new information and treatments that can be beneficial to her patients. Dr. Goldson-Prophete is alsovery good at giving you a new perspective healthy living and how to incorporate healthy habits into your everyday life. She empowers you to make healthier choices and to get control of healthcare.
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Both Dr. Goldson herself and her staff are friendly and professional. The wait was very long, but my time with Dr. Goldson fairly short. She explained that she prefers to keep her patients in-house rather than referring them every which-way,which I appreciated: prior doctors have usually written me referrals and sent me packing. The only thing I would add is that I couldn't tell exactly when my appointment was over. Dr. Goldson filled out some paperwork and directed me to come with her to the front desk. I wasn't sure if this was the end of my appointment, so I had to ask if I should bring my possessions with. I then followed her to the front desk, where she handed the papers to her secretary, turned around, and went back into the office without making eye contact or saying anything. I don't think it was intentionally rude and it was a very busy day for her, but it did leave me feeling a bit confused and deflated.
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Wait was about 35 min. Once inside there was more waiting but overall Dr. Goldson-Prophete was very nice and personable. I just went for an annual check-up so not much to do. Lab in office is convienent I hadn't eaten soI was able to do bloodwork the same day. I have no issue with returning in the future.
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She was nice!!!
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Should have checked me more
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The Doctor was very professional, pleasant and knowledgeable.
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Having had to wait in an over-crowded, over-heated waiting room for more than two hours, I had a good appointment with Dr. Goldson. After I got home, I developed a stomach flu which kept me from making a very important tripto California to help my son who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. I was able to get in to see the Physician's assistant the next day, who gave me a note to give to the airlines, and also prescribed some anti-nausea medication. My pharmacy had trouble filling the Rx, and between the doctor's office and my pharmacy not getting back to each other, never received the medication at all.
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The wait was long, but it is worth it.
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I met with Dr. Goldson's PA, Jennifer. She was marvelous. Nadine the nurse was lovely. The care was thorough and unrushed. I highly recommend Dr. Golds on and all of her office.
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I am very pleased with my visit. I walked away very informed and with a comprehensive "game plan" for improving my health.
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I'm very happy to have found an internist like Dr. Goldson right here in my town of South Orange. She was very professional, yet easy to talk to. And she's helping me get back into a regular routine of caring formy help. I hope that I don't have to wait as long to see her next time as I did last time. But she does have a very busy office, and I guess that's a good thing.
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The waiting room was small and uncomfortably hot. I arrived 10-15 minutes early and still had to wait about an hour to see the doctor. She was polite but not as personable as other doctors that I have seen.
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I couldnt rate the doctor at all. I waited for my appointment a hour and a 1/2 and finally left. I never came back. I would have thoroughly loved to recieve care from a african american doctor being a young africanamerican woman. I have never sat so long in a office besides a clinic. That treatment alone will never allow me to make another appointment there
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I just had my second annual physical with Dr. Goldson-Prophete. Although she had not seen me in a year, she had clearly read my file and checked her notes because she asked appropriate follow-up questions and even remembered a trip Iwas scheduled to take last Fall. The Doctor's office staff is warm and professional; my blood work was painless, all the other routine physical procedures were handled with competence and kindness. This is a first class operation.
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I think I had to wait because of the paper work involved. This is something, I would have preferred to complete prior to the appointment. All offices seem to have this old method of data entry. However the doctor and herstaff were excellent. I would definitely recommend this doctor.
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I love the office it's very cozy and welcoming. The receptionist was very well mannered and patient. Dr. Prophete was so sweet and nice. She gives off the motherly vibe and asks all the right questions. My exam was simple andall my questions and concerned were answered and acknowledged. I will definitely be going back and recommending her to my sisters.
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My first visit was extremely pleasant. The staff was kind. Doctor Goldson was personable and easy to talk to. I will definitely make another appointment. Looks like I have a new PCP. :-)
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The doctor was thorough and professional.
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She was pleasant, could be more personable and easy going
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Dr. Goldson-Prophete was very friendly and my visit was relatively quick and effortless.
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It was a great experience. Especially transferring from my pediatrician to her was a great experience. I definitely felt comfortable talking to her and she has a great personality!
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She was not very nice and seemed to be dismissive of my symptoms. Also, very unorganized. I am going to a new doctor that I feel safe with.
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Excellent doctor! Took me right on time, no wait time...answered all my questions Is a true professional!
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The office was very clean. By far the best doctor i have seen. She made me feel comfortable. I will be going back and she will be my doctor. I have found a doctor that listen and take there time with you. And examine you on everything.
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The consultation didn't seem very thorough and I felt the appointment was being rushed because I was the last appointment. I had a concern and I felt my concern was not responded to thoroughly or with compassion.
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Dr Goldson-Prophete is thorough, professional, knowledgeable and articulate. She asked lots of questions and took the time to really listen to the answers. She definitely treated me as a full partner in the Doctor-Patient relationship. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Medical record and insurance info. from ZocDoc had not been reviewed by front office. Doctor had not looked at medical history and info. provided by ZocDoc. Although this was my first visit, and I have many medical problems, the physical examination was very incomplete,
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I would go again.
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She was excellent. She addressed all my concerns, and answered all my questions... She was well worth the wait.
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It was great! Everyone was very nice and accommodating. The office was clean and comfortable and there's free parking in a lot which is always a plus.
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Dr. Okpala is wonderful. I am very satisfied with her service
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Asked more of questions, seemed interested in my overall health and not just what was ailing me today.
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I felt very welcomed by the physician She was very informative about my symptoms and friendly as well.
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