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.

Oct 07, 2018

This was my first time meeting with Dr. Lapsiwala, and it was a very positive experience as I prepared for surgery. She was very thorough.

Oct 05, 2018

This visit was for routine follow-up to maintain blood pressure, get a flu shot and discuss having bloodwork done to check on cholesterol. So far, good experience.

Sep 09, 2018

Good amount of time spent, and thorough examination. Thank you.

Sep 07, 2018

I really feel very comfortable w/dr. *"L."

Aug 25, 2018

dr Lapiswala is a fabulous doctor

Aug 22, 2018

Dr. L was wonderful and very calming and made me feel very at ease.

Aug 14, 2018

All the docs are good, but Dr Lapsiwalla seems especially good because of her ability to make patients feel really listened to and valued, in a way that few doctors do. Over the years that I have been a patient here, this practice has had difficulty retaining talented female doctors for more than a couple of years. I hope Vanguard will make an effort to retain Dr. L. for the long term, because she is the kind of doctor that patients will want to follow.

Aug 11, 2018

the doctor explained everything going on with me and asked all of the pertinent questions.

Aug 05, 2018

Always patient, professional, informative and kind!!!

Jul 25, 2018

great staff very good experience

Jul 14, 2018

she is excellent

Jul 13, 2018

Dr Lapsawala made me feel at ease with my gyn exam, even though I was very nervous. She explained what she was going to do, made me physically as well as emotionally comfortable, and gave me instructions about how to take care of myself. It was a good experience.

Jul 04, 2018

Dr lapsiwala is very caring intelligent and understanding. gives you enough time which is my first preference.

Jul 03, 2018


Jun 22, 2018

Been to office once before but this was my first visit with *Dr. Lapsiwala. I really liked her.

Jun 14, 2018

dr lapsiwala was so nice and through. the dr help me to be at ease and recommended a solution to my arm soreness and let me talk as much as i wanted which helped me to calm down. dr lapsiwala did not rush me at all and showed much concern for my loss of my husband last year. dr lapsiwala seem more like a friend than a doctor which was a very nice experience for me but was also very professional while doing so.

Jun 11, 2018

comprehensive visit and love the doctors and staff

Jun 07, 2018

This, being a different provider than my regular doctor (who i have had for years and is great [Dr. Pallay]), she expressed as much interest and care in my visit as i could wish for. thank you, Dr. Lapsiwala!

Jun 05, 2018

A very good experience overall.

May 25, 2018

Asked lots of questions. Very diligent.