Pareen Lapsiwala, DO

Family Medicine


Lincoln Park


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Family Medicine

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Women's Health

Primary Location:

Lincoln Park Office

61 Beaver Brook Road, Suite 301

Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Tel: 973.696.6687

Fax: 973.696.2260


Biology and Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ


Robert Wood Johnson Somerset Medical Center, Somerset, NJ



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Dr. Pareen Lapsiwala Merges Traditional and Holistic Healthcare

“Integrative medicine works with traditional Western medicine to treat the whole person – body, mind and spirit. It’s especially helpful in the management of stress and anxiety.”

As a first-generation American, Dr. Pareen Lapsiwala watched her parents work hard to give her and her brother every opportunity. That was her motivation to choose a career where she could help others too. She chose family medicine, because although she loves kids, pediatrics was too limiting. “I wanted to be able to treat the whole family,” she says. “It’s very comfortable for an entire family to see one doctor. They’re able to build better relationships, and they’re more likely to come back.”

Today, Dr. Lapsiwala is an osteopathic family physician who brings expertise in women’s health care along with preventive, acute, chronic care and integrative medicine. She found a good fit at Vanguard, where she can work in a physician-led practice that is at the forefront of primary care. Part of that cutting-edge approach is the incorporation of integrative medicine that treats body, mind and spirit using holistic methods. “This may include Ayurvedic medicine, developed more than 3,000 years ago in India,” she says, “or acupuncture, yoga or meditation, used in conjunction with traditional therapies. Not everyone is open to this type of therapy, but I find that it works well in reducing anxiety and stress. It also sometimes helps with patients who want to avoid taking medication.”

Dr. Lapsiwala maintains a strong focus on preventive care, which she acknowledges is “a huge part of family medicine.” “Healthy lifestyle changes are the foundation for alleviating so many conditions.”

She is fluent in Gujarati, and conversational in Hindi and Spanish. Raised in New Jersey, she currently lives in Bloomfield. When she’s not working, Dr. Lapsiwala enjoys Indian cultural dancing, as well as cooking, traveling and spending time with family.


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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

May 25, 2018

Asked lots of questions. Very diligent.

May 25, 2018

overall good experience

May 09, 2018

This was my first visit, but I really liked the doctor.

Apr 25, 2018

She is great

Apr 13, 2018

Dr. L was wonderful. I hope to establish a relationship with her and Vanguard.

Apr 06, 2018

Dr. Lapsiwala recommended OTC medications to help with symptoms of a cold/allergy, and allayed my fears by assuring me that my lungs were clear. She told me that she would be available if I became more seriously ill. I feel much better today.

Apr 05, 2018

All good.

Apr 05, 2018

Excellent care.

Feb 26, 2018

dr lapsawala is outstanding

Feb 26, 2018

I tell everyone how much I love this location and my doctor all the time. I drive a good distance to get there, because I'm unwilling to change to a doctor closer to home.

Feb 20, 2018

Good experience.

Feb 20, 2018

Dr Lapsiwala is a pleasure. She made me feel at ease and answered all of my questions in terms that I can understand.

Feb 14, 2018

She was very friendly and knowledgeable, even proactive when needed. I had a great visit!

Feb 11, 2018

brought my youngest daughter not even a week later to be seen by same provider! and my daughter has the same opion of the doctor and staff.

Feb 05, 2018

Both Dr. Lapiswala and nurse were fantastic!

Feb 01, 2018

*Dr. Lapsiwala was excellent!

Jan 30, 2018

Great doctor! Immediate connection & cultural relating! Very impressed that doc took interest in upcoming travel & developed treatment plan for immediate illness & prevention of malaria - same drug worked for both!

Jan 29, 2018

meeting a new doctor can be difficult but I was very pleased. I felt an immediate connection and trust

Jan 19, 2018


Jan 17, 2018

dr made sure i was able to be treated in office and didn't have to go to a hospital. she fully explained every step of the way before and during the procedure. i felt confident with dr.