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Dr. Robert Lukenda, DO

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Robert Lukenda was born and raised in Union County, New Jersey, where he still currently resides. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2004 with a degree in Biological Science. He received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008. He served as Chief Resident while completing his Family Medicine Residency at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. Robert Lukenda is currently fulfilling his life-long dream of opening a medical practice and serving his community. In his personal life, he married his high-school sweetheart and they have been blessed with three daughters. His hobbies include running, playing basketball, and spending time at the Jersey shore. New Jersey Family Medical accepts patients five years and older.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Overlook Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Overlook Hospital, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Awards and publications

  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Scholarship Recipient
  • New Jersey Osteopathic Education Foundation Scholarship Recipient
  • Chief Resident, Family Medicine Overlook Hospital

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1144470600

Office locations

New Jersey Family Medical

216 North Ave East

Cranford, NJ 07016

Patient reviews
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Friendly staff! Dr lukenda made us feel very comfortable ! Everyone was so nice to my son as well !
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First Visit. No issues being seen by the doctor. I filled out my information online ahead of time. Doctor had good bedside manner and didn't rush me at all.
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VERY HAPPY WITH THE CHANGE IN PHYSICIAN - VERY PROFESSIONAL WITH A FRIENDLY COMMUNICATION TO THE PATIENT
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lukenda is very thorough and hits all the body systems to make sure nothing is missed. He is very knowledgeable, personable and actually listens to all concerns. Treats the patient as a whole. As a healthcare professional myself, I knowthis is top notch, high quality care. He will be my primary care doctor moving forward. His staff are kind people and the facility is very clean. Recommend!
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Again the wait times are the problem and filling out forms does not justify the 1 hour 30 minute wait time when I already filled out the majority of the forms on ZocDoc.
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We really like Dr. Lukenda because he is very thorough, we like the staff, but this is the 3rd time seeing this Dr. and each time we waited 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 35 minutes. COME ON!!!!I even call ahead to ask how the Dr. is handling the appointment times and of course they lie and say he's on time. This is not ok if you have to get back to work or have another appointment that day. I don't care if I am a new patient! It took me 10 minutes to fill out the papers and I arrived 30 minutes each time!!!! Also, the office refuses to print out the forms I already filled out on ZocDoc for the appointment weeks ahead of time. They still make me rewrite all the information I already sent to Dr. Lukenda's office through ZocDoc and can't understand that I don't want to rewrite all the standard information. I know I still have to fill out my medical history. I get it, but save time and print the paper work that they say is the reason I am waiting an hour!! This nonsense and the wait time is unacceptable and I might switch to another Dr. because of this. It is absolutely ridiculous. Do not book patients every 15 minutes and spend 45 minutes getting to each patient. Maybe book patients at least 30 minutes apart. Plan to be there for 2 hours if you are getting blood work after seeing the Doctor.
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Great, personable, friendly, knowledgeable Dr. that is always busy, and has a long wait time due to his high demand! Great Dr.!
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Very professional and compassionate doctor. Is interested in learning more about you to make sure he is treating you properly and efficiently.
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He was a great doctor. Very attentive. Did not feel rushed at all. Explained things clearly and thoroughly.
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Every single person that I came into contact with at this office was exceptional! The office staff and the Dr were all kind, professional and efficient. Dr. Lukenda spent time getting to know me, asking many questions about my health andwell being. This was my first visit and I will definitely be back. I will be recommending Dr. Lukenda to my family and friends.
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Great! Took the time to listen :)
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The office staff is friendly. Dr. Lukenda is very personable, explains everything clearly and takes his time. I highly recommend him!
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Will surely return when needed.
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Since my doctor of over 15 years retired, it's been hard to find a new practice that meets my criteria - pleasant staff, convenient location, draws blood during the appointment. I found all this and more at Dr. Lukenda's practice. Looks like I found my new doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit with the Doctor. The location of the office was easy to find with ample parking. The office was extremely clean. The office staff was amazing and super friendly. They were easy to speak to and eagerto answer any questions I had. The Dr. had perfect bed side manner. Also, easy to speak to and very knowledgable. He seemed to care about me as a person and an individual and took time to answer any and all questions I had. I would very highly recommend this office to anyone.
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Awesome! Great professional!
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor and staff were all very nice. Doctor is smart and personable; engaged and unhurried. Highly recommended.
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One of the best doctors, but will do what's best for you even if you do not like it. He is young, personable, friendly and professional. I have been going to him for over a year now and will continue. Heis a hard worker but is still personal unlike some doctors who try to focus on the revenue rather than the patient
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I was very comfortable and felt he was thorough
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Great
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lukenda is simply a fantastic doctor who truly cares for his patients. Many people I know have him as their primary doctor. You will not be disappointed!
More than 1 year ago
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I work in healthcare so I would consider myself a medical office snob. Overall, the office was clean, staff friendly & knowledgeable and Dr. Lukenda was OUTSTANDING. I will recommend him to all my friends and family. Overjoyed and Happy!!!!
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Very Personable. Easy to talk to. Great Doctor!
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Never heard back from the office regarding my blood work results.
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He is a young, passionate physician who I am happy I contacted to be my new primary doctor. I only went for an annual physical but he was very good. Luckily, my health is excellent, but we all need checkups anda great doctor . I would absolutely recommend him based on my experience.
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He was very patient and thorough. His staff is friendly and the office was clean.
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Love Dr. Lukenda!! He is extremely compassionate and understanding. He is straight forward and will always get back to you if you have questions or concerns. The Staff is excellent as well, such a relief to have all these wonderful people on your side and looking out for your health!
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Excellent bedside manner! Professional, friendly staff!
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Excellent doctor. Easy to talk to, good listener. Responsive, pleasant staff.
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everyone in the office very professional, helpful and friendly
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The doctor and staff were very professional and personable. I will definitely come back.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Lukenda was very professonal with a great bedside manner. My mom was the one who saw the doctor she is 89 years old. He was caring to the issue that she was having. I would recommend him to anyone whoasks me about him. In fact I'm going to use him as my primary doctor. Nick
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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the office. I am definitely going to keep him as my Primary Doctor moving forward.
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My first visit went very well. Dr. Lukenda is a young energetic guy with a great bedside manner. The office is very well staffed and modern. This is the first doctor's office I've visited that seemed as modern as you wouldexpect medical treatment to be. They requested my medical history from my previous PCP and took my picture for their electronic records. They also have an online portal to access basic needs. So far, so good!
More than 1 year ago
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Very informative doctor . Very concerned and genuinely interested in your health concerns . I've honestly never encountered just a pleasant understanding health care provider . Definitely recommending him to anyone I know .
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Very good first appointment. Helped with questions I had and did not leave me dry.
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Dr. Lukenda answered all of my questions and was personal and attentive.
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Easy to talk to, great bed side manner.
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He was professional took the time to listen to you. Was busy typing your info on a laptop during your exam. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
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First time visit to the office. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Waited about ten minutes after filling out a few forms. The doctor very receptive to my problem. Took time to listen and answer all of my questions.....
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Amazing doctor and staff
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Dr. Lukenda and his office were fantastic! They already had my file ready when I walked in and I was actually seen a few minutes early! I will definitely be going back!
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Fabulous, compassionate doctor. Really cares about your issues and listens. I would highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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It was very good, the staff very nice and pleasant.
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I Would definetly go back to him! Very good doctor!
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Excellent! The doctor was very nice and professional. Explain things very clearly and diagnosed my disease quickly and accurately (I've seen 3 different doctors before and none of them was as good).
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Very nice guy. Is quick to think, very open to hearing what problems you may have. Wants to help and is able to. Willing to do anything right for his patient. I've seen him a few times and I haven't been left wanting.
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Very good doctor. Very professional and takes the time to actual treat your medical condition.
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Was in the lookout for a great Primary Care physician and he was wonderful! Listened to my concerns and got blood results back within a day. Love his online portal so you can email him and he gets back instantly with inquiries. Highly recommend!
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Office was a little warm which I'm using as the reason the top number of my blood pressure was a little high (only kidding). Good experience as usual. Wait time was a little long, but I made the appointment 2 hoursbefore coming in so I can't be that critical. Thanks!
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