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Qualifications and Experience
Michael J. Straker, MD, FACOG is a 1995 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University where he earned his B.A. in Biology. He earned his medical degree in 1999 at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York, where he received honors in several clinical rotations and served as a Teaching Assistant in Anatomy. He completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, where he was the recipient of the Resident Teaching Award as a Chief Resident. He has maintained admitting privileges at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ, and St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston since graduating residency in 2003 and he has been serving as the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics
& Gynecology at Clara Maass since 2009. He has been practicing at 181 Franklin Avenue since March 2005 and in April of 2006 Dr. Straker purchased Dr. Groder´s practice and started Bestcare OB/GYN.
Dr. Straker is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (F.A.C.O.G.). He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Health Services Corporation (formerly the Plainfield Health Center) in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Dr. Straker believes in staying active within the community. Among other volunteer efforts, he has participated as a mentor within the New York City public school system and is an active member of the Montclair Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Straker is an amazing doctor. Highly recommended.
It was the best. Professional I love every minute . Doctor has the unique bedside manner of my first dr. Phillip gear, before his time. Thank you I feel better than I have. Will recommend
Staff was great- Dr Staker was wonderful. I was a new patient and was in and out of the office in 45 minutes.
I switched to him midway through my pregnancy and he was still willing to take me. He made me feel extremely comfortable through the entire visit and his staff was very polite. I am very pleased with my decision.
very proffesional and good listener
As a first time patient, the staff was very nice and thorough in communicated billing and process. As for Dr. Straker, he had great bedside manners and was extremely gentle during the examination portion of the visit.
It was a well run operation. No complaints.
Office staff pleasant. Love the doc.
Dr Straker is awesome! He is very professional, knowledgable and friendly.
He's very personable and provided me with really good information.
Dr. Straker and his nurses really know how to make you feel comfortable during your appointment. I went in to the office very nervous, but from the point of filling out paperwork to me leaving out the door, I felt very welcomed and comfortable. I believe I have just found a permanent OB/GYN.
like the fact that he also recommended me to the primary doctor upstairs since I didnt have one and was looking for one.
Dr. Straker is so kind and so professional! He made me feel very comfortable and was so pleasant to talk to. I am very happy to have found a doctor that I am comfortable with!
Very professional staff and MD. Dr. Straker took his time to explain everything in detail, was very patient and upbeat.
Aunque siempre visitamos Al Doc cuando nos sentimos mal o tenemos una Emergencia,tengo q decir que el Doc M. Straker es muy profecional y me siento muy confiada de q todo se solucionara lo mejor y rapido posible.??????????
He was a great doctor, very professional and knowledgable!
Dr.Starker is one of the best,if not the best ob/gyns in Essex county.He has impeccable beside manners & I love how easy it is to talk to him about any & everything w/o feeling uncomfortable.
My visit was great! I always thought Dr. Streaker was the best!! I would recommend anyone to him! ??
It was amiable and grt .
Office policies regarding getting test results is absolutely ridiculous.
He was very friendly and knowledgable. I felt very comfortable. He's hired!
It was a great experience with Dr. Straker. Will definitely recommend him to my friends. Will schedule my next appointment with him.
Very professional. All office staff are friendly. Have been going here since Dr Straker assisted with the birth of my son. Genuine nice man
Will definitely visit again.
Thoughful, professional, efficient.
Doctor Straker is an amazing young doctor who listens and provide realistic advice. The best part of the visit is when he made my husband feel at ease while he stayed in the room for the examination. The moment was epic!
Great doctor, just the wait was Abt a good 45min to an hour
Dr. Straker made me feel very confident in him. Dr. Straker is an understanding and caring doctor. He takes the time to listen to what you have to say and explains everything you ask him. I will recommend Dr. Straker to my friends and family. "Great doctor".
Love dr Straker. Have been with him for years and through 2 children. Excellent doctor. Would highly recommend !!!!
Dr. Straker was very professional. He explained the details to me in clear English. The staff was very polite.
As a teenager visiting a male gyn for an initial visit he made me feel extremely comfortable. He offered the most appropriate and non-medicated solution for my issue. His front office staff are very friendly and accommodating. I will return to this office in the future.
Had a great experiance !!!! The doctor was gentle and spoke everything he was doing ... The nurses were informative and a pleasure to have a around! Great experiance so far!
One of the best doctors i have ever been to. Extremely down to earth and listens to every detail in what you are saying. He ran every test that he thought i needed and didnt miss a beat. I did not feel rushed or like i was "just another patient".
He is wonderful, so professional.
Dr. Straker is a wonderful doctor! He is knowledgeable, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to answer any and all questions. He is genuinely a great doctor! I would highly recommend him!!
I love him I've been with him for five years now and hands down he's the best GYN I've ever had
Although he seemed tired and was obviously on a tight schedule, Dr. Straker listened to all of my questions and comments. He also coached me through the whole process so I knew what he was doing - I wasn't nervous, but I appreciated his professionalism and willingness to talk with me and not at me.
Dr. Straker is great! Very friendly and easy to talk to, listens to you and answers any questions or concerns you may have. I highly recommend him!
He was very nice, gentle, great personality, and easy to talk to.
Excellent Dr. & the staff was AWESOME!!! This was my first visit & I already recommended him to my 22 yr old niece. And I truly LOVE the fact that everything is done electronically. ??
Dr. Straker is wonderful. He was my gyno for a couple of years so it was a no brained that he would handle my pregnancy. He's friendly yet professional and is always willing to take his time to make you feel comfortable.
Dr. Straker is kind and caring and has a great demeanor. His staff is friendly and accommodating. He is always available to discuss your concerns and does not rush you during the appointment and makes sure you feel at ease. He delivered my son and will soon deliver my daughter.Highly recommend him.....
The doctor was very intelligent and made me feel at ease.
Very nice my daughter thought i was going to get hurt and he started talking cartoons with her.