Staff Biographies

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Dr. Laura Vedder

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Dr. Timothy Sasala

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Dr. Puja Fernandes

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Dr. John Lantos

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Courtney Farrar PNP


Reviews By Patients

January 2023

"Love this pediatric office. Dr. Sasala is an excellent doctor. His care and concern for a child’s well being is admirable. His nurses are caring and loving. Front desk staff are polite and nice too. Like the waiting area and setup of the office, a comfortable space for children and parents. Definitely would recommend Dr. Sasala to other parents."
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January 2021

"Metropolitan Pediatrics has been amazing. We have two boys both who have been going to MP since birth and they are wonderful to work with. The staff is really nice. The docs are super friendly, great with the boys and they truly take time with you, I have never felt like they are rushing to get to the next patient. When our primary doc (Dr Sasala who is truly amazing and great doc for the child and spends the time to explain anything to the parent) is not available the other docs and NPs have been really good as well."
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October 2020

"We've had a great experience here, especially with Dr. Veder. I always feel that my questions are listened to and addressed and I've gotten quick call backs when I've had to call with issues."
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January 2016

"Dr Sasala was absolutely lovely, very professional, and kid friendly."
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February 2013

"The doctors are ATTENTIVE, PERSONABLE, and NOT alarmists. They are thorough and very informative for any question you may have. We moved to Bergen County NJ and still go there because we love Dr Sasala and his staff that much."
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December 2010

"Parking garage right next door to office. Backup Drs on staff in case your pediatrician is unavailable. Separate waiting area for infants/newborns so that rambunctious little toddlers don't accidentally hurt your baby. Easy to get appointments. My Dr, is affiliated with St Luke's hospital. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!"
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October 2008

"AN EXCELLENT PEDIATRICIAN WITH BEDSIDE MANNER! - Dr. Sasala is understanding while being an excellent clinician at the same time. He uses doctor sense and common sense. We really like that in any diagnosis he explains all of the options and is clear about what he recommends and why. My 2 year old daughter likes going to the doctor!"
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