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Dr. Philip Aretsky, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Check-in online by filling out your demographics portion of the Registration Form, however, we still require your medical history. You may print out the medical section of this form and bring it in or fill it out at our office. Dr. Philip J. Aretsky is an Attending Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat specialist) at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. Dr. Aretsky is one of the few remaining SOLO Ear, Nose & Throat specialists in Bergen County. Call our office to schedule an appointment and take advantage of Dr. Aretsky's personal care and attention. Read Dr. Aretsky's 5 star reviews on ZocDoc and come in and experience this seasoned and caring ENT specialist. At Dr. Aretsky's office you are not just a number. We treat you like family. He is owner of the Dr. Aretsky's Ridgewood Hearing Center. Dr. Aretsky's team of hearing professionals includes Linda Liebowitz, a Clinical Audiologist and Thomas J. Ouimet, a Nationally Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. The Hearing Center provides hearing evaluations, hearing aid evaluations, hearing aid demonstrations and custom hearing aid fittings. We repair All MAJOR BRAND HEARING AIDS. Dr. Aretsky is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery Foundation), a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology, an Associate of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children and an Associate of the Bergen County Society of Otolaryngologists. Dr. Aretsky has been appointed as the staff Ear, Nose & Throat specialist at the Wyckoff Christian Health Care Center.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Valley Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Hospital, Boston (Internship)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in General Surgery
  • Long Island College Hospital, Residency in Otolaryngology

Professional memberships

  • Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
  • Bergen County Society of Otolaryngologists

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1457314080

Office locations

Dr. Philip J. Aretsky

385 South Maple Avenue

Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Patient reviews
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All of the Aretsky people were friendly and professional. My only complaint is with the quantity (to many), and format (ridiculously small spaces to be filled in) of the Zocdoc forms.
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Almost no waiting and great attention. Will recommend him for sure.
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Dr. Aretsky is the consummate professional. He is thoroughly knowledgeable, explains everything clearly, and spends the time to get to know the patient. From now on, he is my ENT doctor. Joe K
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The best doctor I ever had.
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Dr. Philip Aretsky is very nice and thorough. I truly enjoy and feel secure visiting doctora that are willing to proactively break down what it’s going on with myself. It makes it easier to understand to to ensure that I follow the proper diagnose.
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After only seeing him once for a basically routine appt., I can say he is one of the BEST doctors I have ever seen! Very compassionate....a doctor that truly cares about his patients. He took the time to talk to meabout something somewhat unrelated to why I was even there. He is the kind of doctor you don't forget!
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Dr. Aretsky took his time to diagnose my problem and clearly explained my condition in detail. He explained how I can avoid future problems and answered all of my questions without rushing me.
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Dr. Aretsky has a very easy and confident manner. The front desk and reception was very organized. I called later about some clarification and they got back to me right away.
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Dr. Aretsky has decades of experience and invaluable knowledge. I am confident in his diagnosis and treatment plan. Staff was also helpful and professional. I feel very good about the way I was treated.
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This Doctor is a highly knowlegable man with a great bedside manner. He explains everything. He performed surgery on my daughter 20 years ago and we still go to him. He is tops in his field. I highly recommend him. His staff is also first class.
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The office staff was very polite. The doctor has a terrific bedside manner and very professional
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The doctor is knowledgeable and patient, He explains everything in details and answers all questions and concerns.
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Awesome staff and Doctor! Very friendly! Doctor is very good at explaining everything and has an amazing sense of humor which eases ones nerves!
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Visiting Dr. Aretsky was great. He is an excellent doctor, very knowledgeable, thorough and kind. He treats you, but also takes time to explain and educate. Doctors who are like that are rare. His staff was very friendly as well.
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He really took the time to go over my Rx intake with me.Great manner!
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What a breath of fresh air. First impression. The kind staff person at the front was welcoming and even took me early. She smiled at me each time she addressed me. I felt like a valued human being here! When itwas time for me to see Dr. Aretsky, he actually made eye contact with me and listened to me. When I told him what I thought might be causing my symptoms, he didn't just write me off. Thank goodness when booking on Zocdoc, I selected this doctor. He is genuine and wants to get to the bottom of what is causing the problem. Any other doctor would have sent me off with a script for antibiotics. Dr. Aretsky actually ordered a throat culture and urinalysis. I am feeling confident that in his care, I will be feeling better soon. I am going to bring my husband and son here from now on.
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Only person I trust with my ears!
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Wait times seem to be always longer than an hour. Dr. Aretsky seems knowledgeable and always happy to explain and expand. He tends to favor the simplest most benign solution first, without a lot of investigation, which has it's benefits, but also many liabilities for more complex cases.
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Dr. Aretsky is brilliant, kind, sensitive, and caring. He's definitely NOT the kind of doctor to prescribe unnecessary treatment or tests. I recommend him enthusiastically.
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Dr. Aretsky was lovely and kind. He took time to explain and advise.
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I understand that emergency happens but the wait to get in was tense. After then an hour and a half wait, the procedure took five minutes! Also I do not understand why we had to see the audiologist when making anappointment for the removal of ear wax. Although the audiologist was very informative he was surprised when told we were not committing to the hearing aids.
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Dr. Aretsky seems very knowledgeable and is happy to share his in-depth knowledge and answer any questions. Wait time was very long - about an hour overall.
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Dr. Aretsky is very passionate about medicine . He has a quality you don't often see. In the world of instant gradification he gives you the time and throughly explains your diagnosis. The staff was awesome and very helpful!
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He is wonderful! He is knowledgeable; and he gets to the point.
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Dr. Aretsky is some one I want to grow up and be like; he took care of my sinus problem . But most of all we went down memory lane about lower east side and Brooklyn it was so nice toreminisce about the places we know. So he is a doctor and just a great person to have a conversation with keep on going
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He took the time to really understand my problem and did a very good job of explaining potential issues. Very happy with my visit and the treatment plan he out together for me.
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the Dr. was wonderful. Would highly recommend!!!
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The office staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Aretsky is personable, knowledgeable, and most importantly listens to you and takes his time. You don't leave until every symptom has been addressed and every question answered. Tanis L.
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Great experience (except for the wait).
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Doctor Aretsky is very knowledgeable professional. His bedside manners are very good. He made full evaluation and get right to the point8 in finding the reason of my pain, He prescribed me needed medicine to treat my illness. I am very satisfied from this visit.
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I have been dealing with the same health issue for over six months now and Dr. Aretsky was the first to identify the problem correctly. I have seen a rheumatologist (2 different ones), gastroenterologist, endocrinologist, allergist and primarydoctor who all told me they thought he was wrong and my health issue was non-existent. After pressuring my endocrinologist for additional testing (months later) it turned out that Dr. Aretsky was right from the start! This is the second time Dr. Aretsky was correct in diagnosing me when other specialists simply sent me from one doctor to another. I have seen about 4 other ENTs in the last 5 years and can confidently say his expertise is unparalleled. I also love that I leave his office learning something. He is NOT the type of doctor that will simply diagnose you, hand you a prescription and escort you out; he will educate you on the issue you're facing and provide all-around guidance on the situation. I have sat in an appointment where he drew me a diagram of arteries, explained throat vs neck anatomy and even recommended a book he thought would help me understand what was going on a bit better. I wish more doctors were like him! In addition, I can say when you email or call his office (during business hours) they get back to you in under 24 hours (I haven't seen this with a specialist's office before). His staff is kind and helpful and they try to assist as best they can when you need to reach the doctor. They are thorough and very kind!
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Fantastic, erudite Doctor. Wonderful experience!
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HE GAVE ME A THOROUGH EXAM AND DIAGNOSED ME WITH THROAT INFECTION AND PLACED ME ON APPROPRIATE MEDS/ VERY SATISFIED AND TAKING ANTIBIOTICS. AND FOLLOWING HIS OTHER SUGGESTIONS.
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I can not ask for more than how my doctor treated me .He explained every step of the way, he had a beautiful philasophical explanation towards life and the suffering he sees his patients go thru every day . What more can I say but thank my doctor
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Dr. Aretsky was great! He was very quick and to the point. I was in and out in no time and the staff was just as friendly!
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Extremely pleased with my visit. He has a caring manner about him, I immediately felt at ease and cared about. His staff is very nice and attentive. I was seen only 8 minutes after my scheduled time. Office is clean and comfortable.
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A GREAT MD...................
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He was an excellent doctor and caught something rare (and harmless) that other doctor's hadn't caught (and had scared me about). I have seen other ENT's that rush through 10 minute appointment slots and make you feel like you're just adollar sign, Dr. Aretsky took his time and educated me on the issue. I would highly recommend him.
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I recently moved and needed a new ENT. I saw all the good reviews and thought I'd give him a try. I did have to wait long but I was forewarned. He had a gap in his schedule and I alsoneeded to fill out more papers. Needing to see an ENT that day I didnt mind the wait Plus, the receptionist apologized twice and kept me informed by personally coming into the waiting room to let me know how much longer it would be. Dr. Aresky took his time, asked many pertinent questions, examined me carefully and assured and calmed my fears as to my condition. I would definitely go see him again.
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I was totally impressed with the expertise of the doctor and the professionalism of the staff.I would recommend Dr Aretsky to everyone!!!!
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Great experience they don't make Doctors like that anymore.Its ashame He does not do surgery anymore all Doctors should be made from His mold
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A rare find. Such a knowledgeable and caring doctor
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I was pleased with his pride, professionalism and honesty he shared with me during my initial visit.
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I was extremely pleased with the care that I received from Dr. Aretsky. I arrived early for a 4:00 pm appt that I made on the internet and the Dr. was running late, The office had tried to contact me butmy cell phone does not work in school so I was fit into the schedule. I waited 1 hr and 50 mins to be seen but Dr. A was definitely worth the wait. Also I filled out the form on this site and had to do the form again in person since there was a problem with the website at the office.
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Doctor was great! Great bed side manner awesome personality! Would definitely recommend.
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Doctor was great I would highly recommend!
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He tells it like it is!
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Probably the best bed side manner of any physician. You will love him!!
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Excellent
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Dr. Aretsky was wonderful! Very friendly and knowledgeable about his craft. Very helpful.
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