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Dr. Elizabeth August, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Ridgewood, NJ

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4.7
Recent reviews
Not interested in you at all; will do the basic/bare minimum; told her about my pain in the inguinal area formonths and months, she pretty much ignored it. Went another time to the Hackensack location (she happen not to be there that day), and ended up seeing the nurse practitioner (Mona Aboulnaja). She was FANTASTIC, not just in knowledge...but bedside manners, interest, listening and communication skills, thoroughness, following up, advice, etc. She sent me to the GYN and for an ultrasound...turns out I have quite a few large fibroids unfortunately. I will now have to make a decision of whether to have them removed now or take care of them after childbirth. Very disappointed that such a young, beautiful (not that that matters), and I'm supposing intelligent woman since she is after all a doctor...could seem so bored with her profession, with life, and with her patients. My opinion is based on not just 1,2, 3, 4, but plenty of visits with her (and she has seen my mother as well). Her demeanor and lack of interest is always the same.
Not interested in you at all; will do the basic/bare minimum; told her about my pain in the inguinal area for months and months, she pretty much ignored it. Went anothertime to the Hackensack location (she happen not to be there that day), and ended up seeing the nurse practitioner (Mona Aboulnaja). She was FANTASTIC, not just in knowledge...but bedside manners, interest, listening and communication skills, thoroughness, following up, advice, etc. She sent me to the GYN and for an ultrasound...turns out I have quite a few large fibroids unfortunately. I will now have to make a decision of whether to have them removed now or take care of them after childbirth. Very disappointed that such a young, beautiful (not that that matters), and I'm supposing intelligent woman since she is after all a doctor...could seem so bored with her profession, with life, and with her patients. My opinion is based on not just 1,2, 3, 4, but plenty of visits with her (and she has seen my mother as well). Her demeanor and lack of interest is always the same.
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Dr. August was wonderful. She made me feel comfortable and her office staff was just as friendly, informative and just apleasure to deal with
Dr. August was wonderful. She made me feel comfortable and her office staff was just as friendly, informative and just a pleasure to deal with
Kathleen F. · October 6, 2018

About Dr. Elizabeth August

Dr. Elizabeth August is a Family Practice doctor that cares for patients in our Hackensack office. Dr. August completed medical school at the American University of Antigua in 2009. Prior to joining Riverside in 2013, she completed her medical training at Hoboken University Medical Center, where she also served as the chief resident. Dr. August also worked for Kaplan Medical where she write study materials for medical board exams, including chapters in books and question banks for Kaplan. Dr. August has a special interest in Preventative Medicine. In terms of her philosophy on caring for patients, she believes in “creating a life-long relationship with completely satisfied patients.” Besides taking care of her patients, she loves traveling and experiencing different cultures.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Hoboken University Medical Center
  • Holy Name Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Hoboken University Medical Center (Residency)

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1841519204

Dr. Elizabeth August's office locations

Riverside Medical Group

74 Oak Street

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Riverside Medical Group

935 River Rd

Edgewater, NJ 07020

Riverside Medical Group

38 Meadowlands Parkway, 1st floor

Secaucus, NJ 07094

Riverside Medical Group

1 Maywood Ave

Maywood, NJ 07607

Patient reviews for Dr. Elizabeth August

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She’s a great doctor!!
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Even though it was only my first visit with Dr. August, I will continue to see her as my primary care provider. She is easy to speak with and personable. She made me feel comfortable and listened to all my needsand questions. Her office staff is very nice and patient as well. I’ve seen rude staff and they are exemplary amongst those.
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Great office everyone is nice &professional. Dr. August is awesome
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She was very friendly
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Great bedside manner. She knows how to approach delicate subjects and still make you feel like a valuable human being. I told my husband to go see her - that's how much i like her. Good enough for me and my loved ones. She's awesome.
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The total appointment was about an hour, so longer than I thought it would be. It was a quick question, so I was hoping for an in and out appointment and instead I was late to my next appointment. The staffand doctor were very nice though, so I would go back. I just would have liked notice that the appointment would take so long.
More than 1 year ago
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I liked the fact that you can make appointment online, and that you're in and out real quick. At least that's how my appointment went.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very nice and caring and I highly recommend
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She was great and on the ball with everything picking Dr. August was one of the best decisions I made you need a Dr she's the one to go to
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Very lovely and caring.
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Clinic is not very nice, high volume, and is a patient centered medical home with less than personable service. Front desk needs to be more professional.
More than 1 year ago
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Great - sharp doc!
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I didn't like how the staff handles billing, pre-approvals, etc.
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Very Pleasant Doctor
More than 1 year ago
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Front Desk Nurses have a nasty attitude but the doctors are just fabulous
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Very professional and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Mucho tiempo en espera 43 minutos
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She's really great. Doesn't spend tons of time with each patient, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. She's patient, she listens, and she's to the point. Her care has been top notch. She's always smiling too! The staff at theHackensack office can be a little rude sometimes. Saddle Brook office is a little cleaner and nicer!
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Dr.August answered all my questions and the office is very clean, organized, and quick.
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I love that you are seen within 30 minutes and she is very friendly!
More than 1 year ago
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Muy professional y eficiente en la relacion paciente-doctor. Directa y professional con respuesta inmediata
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Dr. August was amazing. Very kind and professional. Told her i was in for blood work and specialized testing. Trouble came with getting proper paperwork for my blood work. Had a physical on Tuesday, went back Wednesday to get the bloodwork done as I was sitting in the chair I was told I had to go directly to the lab. Went to the lab Wednesday and was told I was missing a special requisition I needed from the Dr. I called the office and they said they had no idea what I was talking about. Finally got an office manager on the phone and was told I could pick up the paperwork Friday. Went to the office and they put blank forms in an envelope. When I asked them to complete the forms I was told only the lab tech should handle the forms and that the office manager and lab tech were gone. Not worth the hassle for such a simple task. I won't be returning.
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Every body in her office is perfect well trained and professional.
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Dr. Was great/awesome picked up on what the hospital didn't. And that's coming from someone who hates going to the doctor. But i guess she understood that. Explained my questions as needed (thorough). Did my blood work right in the officedidn't have to leave and go further. However ever since my appointment i haven't been notified of my blood work if there is anything that we were checking for should be a concern. I guess I will call when i get time . Oh and I had a fever that which the MA failed to inform me of whilst taking my vitals. She was brief and somewhat pleasant but needs to be more empathetic and approachable. I mean she is in the nursing field after all.
More than 1 year ago
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What a breath of fresh air DR August is. I found my new General Practitioner. couldn't give enough positive praises..
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Dr August was very nice and personable. She asked questions and showed that she cared about my health and well being. I would highly recommend Dr August
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Excellent. Very knowledgeable, kind and interested.
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The office is very well run. I have seen Dr. August twice now, and never wait longer than my appointment time. Its obvious that she cares about her patients and that the people that work for her care about the practice.
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First of all the office staff is extremely rude they don't have the politeness to deal with patients. Secondly I had my blood results out and they just won't tell me over the phone if anything is wrong and said thereports are abnormal and doctor wants to see you. I booked the appointment same day and was so stressed till the appointment. Once doctor came to see me with the reports there was nothing wrong at all with very minor issues. Stay away from them. They are to money oriented.
More than 1 year ago
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I set an appointment for ZocDoc, called ahead to see if I could come in earlier, the ladies at the front desk said sure. I was checked in and immediately taken inside to see the doctor. Dr. August was lovely. Shelistened to my concerns, prescribed what needed to be prescribed, and was very friendly. I think I finally have found a Doctor I can stick with it. I highly recommend her.
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Excellent! Staff is always nice, Dr.August is always comforting and helpful
More than 1 year ago
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I was very impressed with Dr. August's professionalism, her empathy, and her efficient but thorough examination. She answered all my questions and made me laugh while doing so! I also liked the nurse who brought me from the waiting area tothe exam room. She was efficient but happy to chat a bit while taking my vitals, which made the process much more comfortable. The only downside was the nurses at the check-in station when you first walk in. No one said hello, please, or thank you, nor did they return a smile when I offered one. I don't think anyone met my eye during the entire check-in process. Forms were shoved at me and I was brusquely waved away from the counter without being offered a pen. The entire check-in process was unwelcoming and made me apprehensive that the doctor would be equally brusque and uninterested, so Dr. August herself was a very pleasant surprise. She is worth putting up with sour check-in nurses and I will definitely keep her as my primary physician.
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I was thrilled when I met Dr. August last Jan 2014 and thrilled to have a good doctor, who was kind, listened and I felt comfortable with. Then things went downhill about half way through the year. I felt she rushedthrough appointments, treated me like a child and disregarded my concerns. When I did go in she didn't even really examine me besides a brief conversation when my concerns were disregarded. When I had blood work done I had to call and track down the results, which was usually quite challenging. Plus the most recent time the test done wasn't what I'd expected to be done and it still didn't answer my concerns. And recently I called because I needed a medication refill and was told Dr. August was out sick and wouldn't be back for a week and was provided no alternatives to help get the medication and had to make other arrangements which was stressful since Dr. August already knew my needs. Something seemed to change over the year, maybe Dr. August got too busy now, maybe she is only good with new patients or patients who don't actually have real medical issues, I don't get it and it's disappointing. I would not recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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Overall positive. The wait was very long. I was 5 minutes late but i don't think that's cause for an hour delay. But the nurse was professional and the doctor was pleasant and I felt like she was actually listening towhat i was saying. Overall this was a good visit.
More than 1 year ago
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Her office staff was great. Relatively short wait (15-20min) -- in comparison to some of the awful wait times I've seen in the past. She seemed dismissive and uninterested. She seemed like she wanted to rush through each patient of theday. I didn't have any big issues, I was just there for a physical, so I wasn't too upset about her lack of interest. But, one thing that is concerning, is that her office appears to be nearly renovated, which is great. But, the walls are PAPER THIN and Dr. August happens to have a voice that travels. I was able to hear Dr. August in a patient room giving a patient their blood results, word for word, from the waiting room. That made me uncomfortable.
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Was very happy with this doctor. Quick and to the point! Definitely recommend!
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It was a great first visit. She was very friendly and professional. I would highly reccomend her.
More than 1 year ago
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It was a little rushed. I appreciate not having my time wasted but I ended up not asking everything I wanted.
More than 1 year ago
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I haven't been to the doctor in a long time because I couldn't afford to pay for insurance. So I checked online to make anappointment. I was surprised that the whole process went quickly and smoothly. The staff was patient with me and very accommodating.
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Great Doctor and friendly staff :)
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The doctor and nurse were very nice! They greeted me when I walked in and were all smiles the entire time. I barley had to wait at all to see the doctor.
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Glad someone listens for a change
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Great pleasant no complaints
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My appointment was this past June, 2014. The receptionist and staff were very friendly. Apart from this, my experience was horrible. I had the first appointment of the day (8am), but was not seen for at least 30 minutes later becauseDr. August was not in yet. I do not understand why I was able to schedule an 8am appointment if Dr. August does not come in until later. Once I was put into the Doctor's office, a different staff member (who is not a doctor or nurse) performed my physical. As mentioned above, if I am the first appointment of the day, I do not understand how Dr. August was too busy to see me. The staff member who performed my physical was very kind and thorough, but it was very clear that this was the first time she ever did a physical. At least 20 minutes after my physical, Dr. August came in very rushed and introduced herself quickly. She was very short with me and did not have any interest in learning about my medical history. I asked her to fill out my medical forms that I needed to submit, and she responded with "these questions are stupid and very long". I understand that she is busy, but for the five minutes that she saw me, she was very annoyed that she had to fill out my forms and rushed through our appointment. When I received my forms back, it was incomplete so I had to return to the office for her to finish them. Reception told me it would take Dr. August over five business days to complete my forms, even though all she had to do was sign it, and write in my blood pressure and weight on the day she saw me. I found that absolutely ridiculous and it was very clear that she had no interest in me or my needs. If Dr. August is not looking for new patients, she should not be on this website. It was one of the worst and the most unprofessional appointments I have ever had, and I will never return to see her. This was my first experience using ZocDoc also, and from this appointment, I see how reviews can be very deceiving. I do not think it is worth using this website again.
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I think she is very nice and I am glad that I have her as my doctor!
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Was great felt very comfortable.
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Very professional and knowledgeable. She is very kind and listens to your problems and your issues. She sounds confident in her answers and I left feeling confident also. Definitely recommend her!
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Great doctor with excellent bedside manner. Definitely recommend
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