Hackensack Meridian Health Expands Southern Pediatric Network

Edison, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce it expanded its K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s pediatric network as of April 1st. Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center opened its pediatric practice in Manahawkin. Board certified pediatrician Paul Sunkavalli, M.D. is a new addition to the network’s empowering patient-centered approach to delivering care to children ages 0-18 within Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The practice will be one of 11 Meridian Medical Group general pediatric facilities within the network’s comprehensive lineup:

• Asbury Park: 516 Bangs Avenue
Amy Peardon, D.O. and Edwin Wymer, D.O. have been caring for families in the community for several years. The care team is dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming environment for children and being a resource for families.

• Brielle: 2640 Highway 70, Suite 1B
Paul Farrell, M.D. and Golam Noaz, M.D. recently joined the Meridian Medical Group family. Known to their patients as Ocean Pediatrics, Drs. Farrell and Noaz have been caring for children in these communities since 1975, and rotate between their Manahawkin and Eatontown offices.

• Eatontown: 1C Industrial Way West
Both Drs. Farrell and Noaz are committed to providing quality medical care to patients within the community while keeping up with changes in the industry.

• Jackson: 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Suite 2-21
Anil Pawa, M.D., Tehsin Qudsi, M.D. and Edwin Wymer, D.O.’s collective mission is to ensure a child’s well-being from birth to adulthood, in addition to taking care of any illnesses along the way.

• Manalapan: 195 State Route 9 South, Suite 112
Lakshmi Nandiwada, M.D. and Anil Pawa, M.D. have been caring for children and adolescents for more than 30 years. They are committed to building a lasting relationship of trust and respect with families and sharing the joys and challenges of parenting.

• Manahawkin: 1100 Route 72 West, Suite 306B
Dr. Sunkavalli’s philosophy is that taking care of a child is a team effort which combines the expertise of the practice, a child’s family, and the network. Each component plays a role in the success and well-being of a patient.

• Lakewood: 101 Prospect Street, Suite 112
Suman Jain, M.D., Mukti Rana, M.D., and Steve Stavrellis, M.D. provide high-quality care to infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teens. The providers, who rotate Lakewood and Lanoka Harbor, offer extensive office and on-call hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays to make sure a child is cared for whenever he or she may get sick.

• Lanoka Harbor: Route 9 & Murray Grove Lane
Suman Jain, M.D., Suzanne Plaine, D.O., and Steve Stavrellis, M.D. feel privileged to help ensure a child will grow into a healthy adult. The entire team stays current with the latest in medical practices and technology and offers quality, personal care.

• Neptune: 10 Neptune Boulevard, Suite 201
Bernard Adler, M.D. and Deidre Sieck, D.O. combine teamwork, proficiency, and kindness to improve care and improve patients’ experience. The team offers top-notch medical diagnosis and treatment.

• Sea Girt: 2130 Route 35 North Brook 35 Park, Suite B216
Mary Fury, D.O. and Nicole Pantano, D.O. provide optimal care within a child-friendly, caring environment. With weekend hours, the team is committed to making a child’s health an utmost priority.

• West Long Branch: 233 Monmouth Road
Robert Murphy, M.D. and Brian Truxal, M.D. have been providing the clinical care that a family expects for several years within the community. The providers add a personal touch and truly learn about each child, creating an individualized care plan.

The pediatric practices work in collaboration with the region’s largest group of pediatric subspecialists at K. Hovnanian, including specialists in endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, sports medicine, and surgery. Together, the network guides patients and their families through every step of care in order to provide seamless coordination through every stage of a child’s growth.

For more information on the Meridian Pediatric Network or to receive a list of pediatric specialists, please call 1-800-DOCTORS.