These are the top medical pros from the 2023 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest. Don’t forget to vote in the 2024 contest!
Dr. Walter Priestley and his team have been serving the Long Island community for the past 35 years and they have treated more than 20,000 of your neighbors. They have more than 900 five-star reviews. Their team includes Dr. Dawn Warden, Dr. Samuel Kim, Dr. Chris Wider, and Dr. Walter Priestley. Each doctor uses different techniques so they can best match you with the one that is right for you. They care for all ages (infants to elderly). The chiropractors participate in almost all insurance plans. The office is open six days a week for your convenience, and has on-site digital radiology if X-rays are necessary. The office staff and doctors are very warm and friendly and do their best to accommodate patient’s needs. Dr. Kim is fluent in English and Korean and one of our full-time chiropractic assistants, Karem, is bilingual in English and Spanish. 81 Conklin St., Farmingdale, 516-752-1007, priestleychiro.com
Dr. Harvey Passes, D.D.S. – Passes Dental Care
This is the second year we have won this recognition as Best Dentist of Long Island. As a privately owned dental practice, gratitude, appreciation, and gratefulness are just some of the words that come to mind for us. Harvey Passes is a dental Renaissance man because of his skill with a laser and pioneering approach to patients with dental phobia. He is a cosmetic and general dentist who has given presentations on advanced treatments and has been featured on TV shows he produced for Long Island. Dr. Passes is prized as a family dentist for his affable and humorous style and love of sharing information on new research and technology with his patients. He can make an extraction experience seamless and easy or install flawless veneers skillfully, like an artist and true craftsman. Afraid of going to the dentist? Your anxiety will be immediately assuaged here. Dr. Passes will ask you your choice of music, joke to lighten things up, and give you a pain-free injection if necessary. 415 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, 347-93-2025, passesdentalcare.com
BEST GENERAL PRACTITIONER
Dr. Jack Geffken, D.O.
Dr. Jack Geffken listens to his patients to assess their needs. A person-centered healer, he’s a primary care doctor who believes prevention is the key to longevity and health. New and longtime patients of all ages say they feel welcome and accommodated. Dr. Jack is the kind of doctor you would want by your side when you are in for a well-check h or worrying about a serious medical problem. A profoundly patient and sympathetic person, he’s always interested in what you have to say and responds accordingly. Time spent in Dr. Jack’s confident care is reassuring. Dr. Jack is regarded highly for his diagnostic skills, being able to find a serious problem other doctors could have missed. 185 Central Ave., Bethpage, 516-758-8600, nyulangone.org/doctors/1053310268/jack-w-geffken
Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling, P.C.
Psychotherapist Jessica Dogali is the founder of Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling, which is dedicated to helping people cope with unexpected challenges that lead to distressing emotions. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulties, Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling can help. The dedicated professionals are easy to confide in and excel at making clients feel supported and guided. Each therapist works collaboratively with patients to create a safe and supportive environment, foster personal strength and growth, and work towards achieving maximum benefits from the therapy process. The therapists employed by Jessica Dogali Mental Health Counseling are compassionate, intuitive, and empathetic and are dedicated to helping others, making patients feel empowered to implement positive changes and to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life. 2120 Hempstead Tpke., 2nd Floor, East Meadow, 516-543-3765 – jessicadogali.com
BEST URGENT CARE CENTER
ProHEALTH Urgent Care (now Optum Urgent Care)
Medical emergencies are never convenient. They can happen anytime or anywhere — late in the evening, during the weekend or far from your regular healthcare provider. That’s why our urgent care clinics are available when and where you need us most, to provide you with expert personalized care in a friendly and comfortable setting so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible. Services include treatment of rashes and infections; sprains and fractures; ear, nose and throat problems; minor eye problems; cold or flu symptoms; lacerations and splinters; and cuts and bruises. Laboratory and radiology services are available on-site. Walk in, call, or book online at optum.com/tri/urgentcare. Multiple locations, 516-622-7044, optum.com/tri/urgentcare
VOTE FOR 2024
Vote for your favorite businesses and people in the 2024 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Dec. 15!
Step 1: Visit bestoflongisland.com
Step 2: Click “Vote Now”
Step 3: Select a category and person or business you wish to vote for
Step 4: Click “Submit”
Step 5: Repeat for all of your favorite people and businesses