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Dr. Opal Thakar, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

West Long Branch, NJ

About Dr. Opal Thakar

Opal Thakar is a concerned and dedicated family physician based in West Long Branch , NJ. Dr. Thakar earned her medical degree from the St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada. She then moved to the United States to complete her residency in family medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University. Dr. Thakar is a part of HMH Medical Group Primary Care, West Long Branch. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Thakar is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. Her awareness of these different languages makes her accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Dr. Thakar is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle. Patients trust Dr. Thakar's expertise because she consistently provides high quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - St. George's University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Drexel University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1659792802

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
She is very easy to talk to and you can tell that she is actually listening to what you are tellingher.
She is very easy to talk to and you can tell that she is actually listening to what you are telling her.
Mary S. · August 19, 2019
Did Thaker is an excellent, caring and knowledgeable physician. She is upbeat and has a calm, friendly personality. Sheis perfect for my son and twin daughters. I was happy when I learned she joined the practice some years back. Every time we see her I remain confident in me decision to use her.
Did Thaker is an excellent, caring and knowledgeable physician. She is upbeat and has a calm, friendly personality. She is perfect for my son and twin daughters. I was happy whenI learned she joined the practice some years back. Every time we see her I remain confident in me decision to use her.
Linda R. · July 11, 2019

Dr. Opal Thakar's office location

HMH Medical Group Primary Care, West Long Branch

280 Norwood Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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She is very easy to talk to and you can tell that she is actually listening to what you are telling her.

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Did Thaker is an excellent, caring and knowledgeable physician. She is upbeat and has a calm, friendly personality. She is perfect for my son and twin daughters. I was happy when I learned she joined the practice some years back. Every time we see her I remain confident in me decision to use her.

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I really liked Dr. Thakar and am happy that she is now my primary care doctor. Really thorough and friendly. Looking forward to managing my health with her.

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Our entire family loves Dr Thaker. She is intelligent, medically knowledgeable and has an amazing calming effect on a panicky patient. She takes all the time needed to diagnose, guide and treat her patients correctly. She is highly qualified and we hold her in high esteem. We highly recommend her.

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She is seriously amazing! She cares and explains everything. She takes her time and does not rush at all. All the staff there made me feel welcomed and they were all nice!

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Dr Thaler is an excellent

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She was thorough, easy to talk to, and smart. I highly recommend!

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Amazing! So happy I finally found a great doctor with an amazing staff!!! Very helpful

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Dr. Thakar has been my go to Dr for some time now. Terrific personality, easy to talk to and an intent listener. Trying to convince my wife to move to this practice and take Dr. Thakar as her primary care physician.

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Dr. Thakar is caring, knowledgeable, and thorough. She is an excellent physician.

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Outstanding, engaged. Wonderful physician.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Thakar is a wonderful physician. She is competent, caring and compassionate. She is excellent at answering your questions and gives clear details. She is always on top of needed tests and consults, when necessary, to ensure she gives complete health care for the whole person. She promptly returns all calls. Our family feels very comfortable using her as our doctor. Joey R.

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Dr. Thakar spent over an hour with me. She made certain to explain all of my medical issues and allowed as much time as I needed to ask my questions. She answered everything thoroughly and in a manner that was understandable. She is by far the best doctor I have ever had.

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Dr Thaker is compassionate, caring and competent. She listens intently and fully responds to all your questions, making sure you really understand the explanation . She is positive and reassuring which engenders complete confidence. Her knowledge base is enormous and she will reach out to specialists when she needs to and is excellent at connecting the dots and being a liaison between all on the medical team. I highly recommend her. J Richard

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I loved the time she spent with me. Very caring. I have a lot to deal with lately & she was so understanding. So pleased with my office visit.

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Very happy to find Dr. Thakar! She was very knowledgeable and thorough in her exam. Being able to have blood work drawn right in office is very convenient and the staff is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable.

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She was very thorough and went thru my medical history. She took the time to get to know me and I appreciate her attention to detail as a doctor!!

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Dr. Thakar is the greatest. She is knowledgeable,super professional and personable. She listens to all my concerns and is always there to help work through them. I never feel like a customer or a bother. I can tell she loves what she does and cares for her patients. I'm so glad I found her.

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Listens carefully. Good explanations for symptoms. Very easy to talk to. I highly recommend.

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The appointment was fantastic. I was in the office with a family member who was recently discharged from the hospital. It was a complicated appointment when various conditions from the hospital stay had to all be simultaneously addressed. In an extremely patient and caring way, she professionally managed each condition, provided a treatment plan going forward and clearly articulated all necessary I formation, making sure we understood everything. I highly recommend her.

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She is one of the most caring, compassionate and knowledgeable doctors in Family Practice. She possesses a strong and broad knowledge base which she utilizes in treating her patients. She readily responds to questions both in and out of the office. I feel completely confident in recommending her to all my friends and family.

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She rocks. That simple.

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The visit was great! Opal has a great personality and the office staff was very professional.

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She was informative, caring, and knowledgeable. She provided helpful tips and insight. 10p% recommend.

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Dr Thaker is excellent. She is thorough, compassionate and very knowledgeable. She listens carefully and knows the right questions to ask to get to the bottom of the problem. She is readily available to answer questions both during and after the appointment. She is willing to work with her patients until a resolution is achieved regardless of how long that takes. She is an outstanding physician all around. I highly recommend her to everyone.

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Excellent physician! Excellent knowledge base! Excellent bedside manner! Excellent answering questions! Excellent & timely response to problems, questions,appointments etc. We love her and highly recommend her!

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Dr. Thakar had excellent bedside manner. Further, she called me personally the day I obtained my labs to update me. Would highly recommend her!

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Dr Opal thakar is great. She is very thorough and listens to all my concerns . I have never felt comfortable going to the doctors until I started seeing dr Opal thakar .

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My initial experience was good. HOWEVER, I had an urgent physical condition and could not get an appointment. When I met the Dr I asked what f I get sick and need to be seen, would she fit me in? She assured me she would. Three days I called and three days I couldn’t be seen. Day three I was told she would call back, but she didn’t. I went to a walk in urgent care, ending up in the Emergency Room, with a follow up at a Specialist. I’m looking for a New Primary Care Dr!

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Very caring, takes the time to explain what she is doing and what she is looking for. Would highly recommend.

More than 1 year ago
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She is a caring, dedicated to her patients and very knowledgeable. She possesses a wide expanse of expertise in all areas related to family practice. We are thrilled she joined this practice.

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She was amazing

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Dr Thakar is an excellent addition to the office. We have been going to this office since 1977. As soon as my children were old enough to leave their pediatrician, I transferred their care to the practice as well. When Dr Thaker joined the staff, we all booked an appointment with her so we could get to know her too and she could get to know us. We were all very pleased. She is thorough, compassionate and very good at explaining and fielding questions. By far the greatest asset is the rapport and interactive, professional relationship shared between Dr Dalton and Dr Thaker. You receive a combination of Dr Dalton’s decades of medical experience and Dr Thaker’s newly acquired knowledge matched with the zeal of a doctor in the early stages of a medical practice. The unique mix of both of their medical skills and knowledge, dedication and natural talents and abilities provides their patients with unsurpassed care in a caring, efficient and extremely skilled medical environment. All Together, it is an extraordinary medical team.

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Consummate professional.

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Dr. Thakar was kind and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone!

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Dr. Thakar is amazing!

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We love Dr Thaker. She is compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough. She takes her time with patients. She answers all questions and makes sure you understand. She is professional and kind at the same time. Her and Dr Dalton make an excellent team and they are capable of resolving any medical issue. I highly recommend her.

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It wonderful to be in the care of Dr. Opal. She is thorough, attentive, welcomes questions and demonstrates a great deal of empathy. Highly recommended.

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very compassionate and knowledgeable

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Dr Thakar was professional and courteous, with a great bedside manner. She explained the issue and treatment plan clearly. I usually avoid medication if it is not completely necessary, and I felt comfortable speaking with Dr Thakar about taking the least potent medication but still recovering as speedily as possible.

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Dr. Thakar is single-handedly responsible for changing how I view my doctor and it's for the better. No longer an indifferent oracle in an ivy tower, I see Dr. Thakar as a collaborator in my health who arms me with useful information I use to help myself. She tries to make the different parts of the healthcare system work in concert in my favor; to be fair, the system resists. She's an old-school people helper and I'd recommend her to anyone.

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Dr. Thakor was very personable and attentive. I felt very comfortable and taken care of in her office.

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Dr Thakar was so pleasant and professional! She took time to get to know me and was thorough in her examination. She made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend her!!!!

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