Patient Stories

At The Pediatric Orthopedic Center, there is nothing more important to us than positive outcomes from children. Hear from families just like yours whom we have been able to help. If you'd like to share your story or provide a quick testimonial, please fill out the contact form and someone will get back to you right away.

Dr. Bloom is an amazing doctor.

Dr. Bloom is an amazing doctor. He explained everything in detail before surgery and made my son feel very comfortable. My son is almost completely healed and can play sports again. Thank you so much Dr. Bloom!

Joanne A.

Amazing Physician

Dr Strassberg is just an amazing physician – I work in pediatric medicine and was fortunate enough to work with him and take care of his patients years ago… always so pleasant, comforting, and patient. So when my own son required an orthopedic consult, I knew exactly who I wanted to see and would’ve traveled across the state! So yesterday, with an impending snowstorm, I was his last patient of the day and was treated as if I was his first and with such compassion and reassurance which is exactly what I needed. I cannot speak more highly of him and am so grateful for his expertise.

Kelly C.

Office staff was so helpful

Office staff was so helpful, everyone was pleasant and kind and gentle. We have recommended your office before and will again!

Everyone was very kind

Everyone was very kind to my daughter and me, and made her feel as comfortable as possible.

They were so caring and moved things around

The staff was amazing! I walked in to see if I could get an appointment because urgent care asked me to follow up with an orthopedic. They were so caring and moved things around to get me an appointment that afternoon.

Thank you for having an appointment in an emergency

The office was clean, bright, and welcoming. All staff was professional, attentive, and thorough. Thank you for having an appointment available for my child in an emergency.

Dr. Lin was fantastic

Dr. Lin was fantastic. He took the time to explain the fracture and the surgical procedure required. He answered our questions and more.

Made the visit one to remember

Dr. Rieger was extremely knowledgeable, and professional, and made a great connection with my son, the patient. His personality and treatment made the visit one to remember.

Very thorough and thoughtful

Dr. Rieger and the staff were awesome!!! Really gave me the confidence needed for my daughter’s upcoming surgery. Very thorough and thoughtful. I will recommend them to anyone willing to listen to me talk about them.

Immediately put her at ease

Dr. Rieger was great! He was engaging with my 7-year-old and immediately put her at ease. She was smiling even though she was getting a cast.

By far the best doctor we have ever seen

Dr. Rieger was by far the best doctor we have ever seen. He made my son feel very welcomed and made him feel at ease and engaged in his care. I will definitely recommend Dr. Rieger to others.

Extremely knowledgeable about his specialty

Dr. Reiger is very kind, personable, and extremely knowledgeable about his specialty! Highly recommend!

Makes the appointment enjoyable

Dr. Rieger is really excellent with my son. We are seeing him for scoliosis tracking as well as my son’s positional club foot. Dr. Rieger makes the appointment enjoyable for my son, cracking jokes while examining him and explaining what he is doing, what he finds, and next steps.

He’s the best!!

Dr. Solomon is wonderful. I live on Long Island (my daughter lives in Morristown) and have seen Dr. Solomon before for a second opinion. I’m always so pleased by his input and am sorry that I’m not able to see him initially for an urgent matter. He’s the best!!

So wonderful with our daughter

Dr. Friedman was so wonderful with our daughter and made sure she was included in the conversation in her care.

Calmed my daughter down

Not only was Dr. Friedman helpful, kind, and professional,­ she calmed my daughter down and made her feel comfortable while being cast which is by no means an easy task. Thank you.

Great bedside manner!

She was great! Very informative and great bedside manner!

So sweet to my daughter

Love Dr. Friedman. So sweet to my daughter and was just amazing. Rylee is so comfortable with her and that’s the best.

Explained things to me thoroughly

Dr. Friedman explained things to me thoroughly and was so gentle and kind to my daughter.

Truly listened

Dr. Stelma was very pleasant and understanding!! She was so fantastic! Truly listened and was extremely thoughtful.

Talked directly to my teenage daughter

Excellent care and bedside manner. Talked directly to my teenage daughter and included her in the discussions which many providers do not. They usually only talk to the parents regarding the diagnosis, care plan, and follow-up.

Already recommended her to a friend

Very good experience. My son is 6 and she made him feel comfortable talking to her. I have already recommended her to a friend for her daughter.

Happy to refer him to anyone in need

As always, our visit with Dr. Bloom was fantastic. His treatment worked and I’d be happy to refer him to anyone in need of a pediatric orthopedist.

Hard to find doctors like Dr. Solomon in this world today

Dr. Solomon was very professional, honest & informative with my son, John’s, needs, especially understanding of his autism spectrum diagnosis. He was very patient, as well. Hard to find doctors like Dr. Solomon in this world today. Very much appreciated.

He was very patient and kind to a scared 10 year old.

Dr. Rieger is the absolute best scoliosis surgeon in the world. I’m 40 now but still remember him from when I was a 10 year old little girl having to get two rods put in for scoliosis. He was very patient and kind to a scared 10 year old. When I was about 23 years old, I woke up one night and couldn’t move. My father brought me back to Dr. Rieger to make sure that everything was okay and he was still extremely patient and kind. I will ALWAYS recommend Dr. Rieger to anyone who needs a pediatric orthopedic doctor.

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Urgent Care for Acute Injuries (Cedar Knolls)

Walk-In Hours Update

*Urgent and Acute Injuries Only during Urgent Care/Walk-in Clinic hours. To find out if your child’s injury qualifies for a walk-in visit, click here. (Walk-in fees may apply.)


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 8am-5pm
NO walk-in hours.


Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 10am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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