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Qualifications and Experience
**Dr. Mermelstein uses cutting edge Shock Wave Therapy for treating Plantar Fasciitis!** Dr. Jay Mermelstein is a Board-Certified podiatrist, and has been in practice for 28 years. He maintains two offices, Mount Vernon, New York and East Windsor, New Jersey. Dr. Mermelstein specializes in treating podiatric medical conditions of the foot and ankle. He uses the most current and state of the art equipment and treatment practices. He is dedicated to learning the latest advances in medicine. Dr. Mermelstein integrates quality of care with communication, compassion and emphasizes patient education in medical conditions and proper footwear. His goal is to provide the highest quality of foot care. Dr. Mermelstein received his DPM degree at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at SUNY-Stony Brook. Dr. Mermelstein is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the NYS Podiatric Medical Association. He is affiliated with The Mount Vernon Hospital, in New York. He is licensed in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Mermelstein has remained active throughout his education and practice. He is married with two children. He is an avid animal lover and has four dogs of his own.
Verified Patient Reviews
Wonderful and highly competent podiatrist. I have been struggling with a foot issue for some time. I feel I am in very good hands!!
Very knowledgeable and caring.
It was a great experience. From the lady from the front to the doctor, a great experinece. I was in a lot of pain and Dr. Mermelstein listened to my concerns and got me out of pay. I highly recommend this doctor.
My first visit with Dr Jay and I am thrilled that I opt for this great Dr. he was so caring and comforting with my situation and offered his best services. I will recommend him to all my friends and family. Happy patient.
Very nice and knowledgable. Took the time to explain what he was doing and answered all my questions
Very professional and Eggert to get down to the bottom of what's going on with my unique situation. Explained different things to me and took his time.
Very helpful, diagnosed my plantar fasciitis and explained the biomechanics of it. Treated symptoms and root cause.
Great doctor made me and my son feel comfortable. Very professional, and knew what he was doing.
I've been there twice, and was 1000% satisfied both times. I spent more time traveling to the doctor (15 minutes) than I did in the waiting room (not more than 10 minutes). Dr. Mermelstein took the time to listen; before doing anything, he had a complete understanding of the issue. The procedure was completely painless. I have several relatives who are podiatrists, but I would rather be seen by Dr. Mermelstein.
Very informative and friendly
Always pleasant and very understanding. Listen to what patient has to say.
The doctor was very knowledgable and kind. I didn't feel rushed at all. Apologized for the long wait time.
He is thorough and allows time for questions. Everything is well explained.I highly recommend Dr. Mermelstein !
I thought it was a good visit. I appreciate the courtesy of the woman at the front desk. I appreciated the time given by the doctor as well as his willingness to answer my questions and listen to my input . I am hopeful he will be able to help me with my injury. .
Dr. Mermelstein was so helpful. He cared for his patience. He break stuff down so u can understand. Just a good man. God bless! I highly recommend
Dr. Mermelstein is awesome! He made me comfortable to voice all my concerns and questions. His answers are efficient and do not leave you still in limbo. Dr. M is patient and kind, and doesnt make you feel like your visit is timed! I would recommend him to anyone!!!!
I liked the Dr. very much; thought he was great very nice and easy going. Made me feel very comfortable. Only thing is I would've liked for him to turn down the music just a bit.
Always ask questions makes the patient feel very comfortable always has new ideas to help the problem or situation doctor gives many different options to patients I am very pleased and have been seeing each other for years I will continue to see him and remain a dedicated patient for I thank him for all of his help!
Dr. Mermelsteib was knowlegable and professional. He took the time to listen to what I had to say and clearly explained every part of the procedure. He also wemt the extra mile to make sure the whole procedure was completely painless.
A Professional! Not much of a wait for a same day appointment! His assistant very nice and friendly! Would definitely go back!! Rob F.
Great doctor...thorough and pleasant.
My first time to a podiatrist! Not so bad. Was afraid I might need to go under the knife since the pain in my foot is so annoyingly painful. However, I was prescribed an anti-inflammatory and might need a boot to wear at night. We'll see how this week goes. Overall, great experience.
He was very pleasant we like him a lot and we will go for the follow up
visiit was very good &through
Great... Very nice guy and gentle.
He's very welcoming and I enjoyed going! He's very good at what he does and makes the process fun.
Dr. Mermelstein is very helpful and explains in detail your problems throughly but also considers that you might not be well adversed in medicine. Essentially he explains it to you like your five which is great. Very nice and you can tell he has your best interest in mind. I would highly recommend him and his practice.
The visit was wonderful and he made you feel comfortable and great customer service. Highly recommend to anyone....
I felt he was a great teacher. During the visit he was thorough with his explanation and provided visuals to illustrate.
I took my 20 month old son and he did wonderfully with him. The doctor explained everything to me and tried to make my son extremely comfortable before going through with the procedure.
The Dr. was excellent! I will recommend him highly!
Dr Mermelstein a excellent Doctor.....solve the problem right away........and a very easy doctor to talk too
Dr. Mermelstein was amazing! Felt so comfortable with him. He was very professional and informative. He took his time explaining everything to my wife and I. Would highly recommend him.
Dr. Mermelstein is a very pleasant fella. I picked his office because it is on my way to work and because he is on ZocDoc. The front desk receptionist is also pleasant, and I was seen within five minutes. Also, my foot is better for having seen him. :)
The East Windsor office is very conveniently located on 130. It's a small office, which I like. His assistant was pleasant, and although she didn't know I was from ZocDoc until I told her, once I did, it was super smooth to check in. Dr. Mermelstein saw me in a timely manner. He was very pleasant, explained things well, and I left feeling well cared for.
Love him! Wonderfully to interact with and well versed in his craft. His treatment had an immediate effect on my issue and has dramatically improved the quality of my life in a few days. I'm looking forward to my follow up visit in two weeks to avail myself of the options at that time.
Very good foot doctor, pleasant and he knew what he was talking about.
The appointment itself was fine, but the follow up is nonexistent. Dr. Mermelstein promised he would get back to me about something we discussed during the appointment and never did. I called three separate times and left messages with his answering service--which is terrible, by the way--and never heard back. No voicemail, email, missed phone calls, or any sign that he attempted to contact me. Instead of a real receptionist he has an "answering service" where people leave messages that he clearly doesn't care about. How can a doctor be satisfied to see you once and never get back to you about a medical issue? Absolutely ridiculous. If you're just in business to collect insurance money and co-pays, you should let patients know ahead of time that they shouldn't bother trying to contact you after their initial appointment. I paid a co-pay for nothing with Dr. Mermelstein.
My first visit to his practice. It was a very welcoming experience. Friendly staff and comfortable environment. Dr. Mermelstein was very knowledgable & provided excellent care with humor and wit. After a brief examination and test, he provided his professional opinions and options. He definitely cares about the patients he work with and provides a Q&A after his check up with you. He definitely gave his professional knowledge, listens to your concerns & provides great simple explanations. The time I entered and the time I have left I spent a total 5-10 minutes ppw & 30-40 minutes with him. I would recommend him!
My visit to Dr.Mermelstein went very well from the time I walked in to the time I walked out. When I walked into Dr.Mermelstein office & I had to take off my socks he knew right away what my problem was he explain to me the situation & even gave me more information to prevent my problem from happening again he was great I must say.
I was very impressed with both his professionalism and his expertise. He took his time and explained everything both medically and in layman terms . My appointment was for. 4:45 pm and I was on my way home by 6:30pm. I highly recommend Jay Mermelstein, DPM
Best Doctor I have ever seen! 5 starts across the board! Very patient and explained everything and treated me like a family member would treat someone. Phenomenal personality and Extreme knowledge and degrees and awards, etc. etc. etc.
The best. Always does a great job and never rushes you out his office.
Dr. Mermelstein and his associate were extremely helpful, and their service excellent. I highly recommend to anyone looking for Podiatric care.
I thought he was informative, knowledgeable, and easy to talk with. Pleasant and very professional.
He's was extremely informal, great doctor
Very good , helpfull and informative.
Dr. Mermelstein was thorough, attentive and skilled. He listened carefully to my concerns and offered options and suggestions. He was careful to use alcohol and sterilized instruments. His touch was light. I will return.
I liked Dr. Mermelstein right away. He is friendly and very concerned about his patients. He addressed my foot problem thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
My visist to Dr. Jay Mermelstein was excellent!! He is a great doctor, knowledgeable, fast and gives you the right information to your needs. I would recommend him to anyone. Great Doctor!!!
Coming from my last doctor in Manhattan, Dr. Mermelstein was a breath of fresh air. Very casual, very frank and very reasonable. He spoke honestly about the services that he offered, and even offered a free visit if I had more pain before my next appointment. Looking forward to my next visit.
Fantastic as always, just a great experience I visit his office. He takes his time and is very informative. I came visiting him this time with a splinter deeply embedded in the ball of my foot, which was very agonizing. He took care of my splinter problem quick and painlessly. I now can walk without pain. I will be keeping him as my podiatrist for as long as he's practicing in my area. Highly recommended.
He was really nice and explained everything in great detail. I'd strongly recommend M. Mermelstein. A+
VERY GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES..
Very helpful. I am very satisfied. See you again in a week.thank you very much. Can't leave Paula out, she is GREAT!
Very good doctor and knows a lot of information. Shows that he is not afraid of giving info to his patients.
Great DR, and he really takes his time checking you out and is very informative
Great response to a foot problem before my daughters wedding and to a foot infection
Very pleasant, highly competent and listened to my requests carefully. He did a fine job and treated me with consideration. I came to him after my podiatrist of many years retired and I had gone to two other podiatrists who were incompetent and didn't care what I needed.
I was anxious about my visit with Dr. Marmelstein since I had never been to a podiatrist before and was embarrassed by the condition of my feet. The wait time was short and was mostly because I needed to fill out the new patient paperwork. The staff was very sweet and everyone immediately made me feel comfortable. The doctor was very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who was looking for a podiatrist in the area!
Dr. Mermelstein is absolutely fabulous. He's funny and witty, yet professional. He really takes the time to explain, in layman's terms, what your symtoms may or may not indicate. This ws was first visit and I have never been made to feel more at ease and comfortable in a doctor's office. Dr. Mermelstein is knowledgeable a intelligent, knowledgeable doctor. I will be one of his paiteint's for a long time!!!
Great doctor, with great bedside manner. He does a great thorough job and doesn't rush you out of his office. I would highly recommend him if you need a podiatrist.
Professional and detailed. Took his time to explain to you what you need to know regarding your diagnosis
It was great and he took his time to discuss my heel pain issues and recommended different options. Nothing to comment at this time. Never had any experience with other Podiatrist before and I think he's doing all the right thing as far as I know.
This appt. was made for my mother and the doctor was very nice to her. He explained everything about her condition and recommended them to a wound care center that would further assist them. Thank you Dr. Mermelstein!
Good visit I was seen right away. My wait time was fore to fill out paper work very pleasent to work with
He was great.. felt very at ease and comfortable.
This is a wonderful doctor.Very pleasant and explains anything you don't understand
He's a very good doctor and didn't rush me out of his office once he seen me. He was very efficient with his work and very informative to all my questions. Also the day I visited his office there happened to be a representative from ZocDoc there as well how ironic.