November 2020: Top Doctors

In this pandemic year, one thing that hasn’t changed is the New Jersey Monthly commitment to providing readers with a reliable, thoroughly vetted list of the state’s best health practitioners.

We remind you that our 2020 Top Doctors list is just one tool among many that you can use in choosing the best practitioners for your family’s health needs.

Remember, we rely on the votes of physicians to choose the doctors on our list. We also check each nominee for disciplinary and legal actions. (As always, if you personally like your doctors, we recommend you stay with them.)

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Garden Variety

Anticipating Smaller Thanksgivings, Local Farmers Grew Lower-Weight Turkeys

Covid-19 continues to affect holiday celebrations at home as well as in the restaurant industry.

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Riding Out the Pandemic with Fran Lebowitz

The Morristown native talks quarantining in Manhattan, reading nonstop on her sofa, and “getting kicked out of New Jersey.”

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Hoboken Author Travels from Trauma to Transcendence

Decades after a medically induced coma, writing With or Without You gave Caroline Leavitt the closure she desperately needed.

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Meet the 96-Year-Old Advocate for Female Veterans

May Brill is still on her mission to raise the profile of women in the military.

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Hoboken’s Jack Silbert Is Unapologetically Himself

Life has thrown him some difficult curveballs, but he adjusts with grace, grit and humor.

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How a Jersey Doctor Opened a New Front Against Cancer

In her new book, author Jennet Conant tells the story of Dr. Stewart Alexander, a Park Ridge native she refers to as “the father of chemotherapy.”

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For Hillsborough Poet, 74, Age Is Just a Number

Dennis H. Lee, a retired software engineer, published his first collection, Tidal Wave, this year.

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Steve Adubato: Only in NJ

Jersey Hospitals on Lessons Learned During First Wave of Covid-19

Medical professionals shared how they were preparing for the pandemic’s second wave, which is now upon us.

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Giving Back

A Father’s Fight to Save His Son

Jim Raffone founded JAR of Hope to help fund a first-of-its-kind study of an experimental treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Stylephile

Meet Trendsetting Tastemaker Teggy French

The New Vernon–based influencer encourages high-style living on any budget.

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6 Essentials for Easy, Breezy Holiday Feasts

These super-functional (not to mention stylish!) items will ensure everything runs smoothly.

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Best Restaurants

The 30 Best Restaurants in New Jersey

In a year like no other, the pleasure of dining out yielded to safety. Amid struggles, restaurants were there for us. Here, we salute the finest.

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Announcing the Winners of Our 37th Annual Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll

Readers chose their top dining destinations for 2020.

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Features

10 Jersey Towns with Soaring Home Sales

As households flee urban areas in search of home offices, backyards and more space to ride out the pandemic, demand has gone “through the roof.”

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How Covid-19 Has Inflamed the Opioid Crisis

For those battling opioid addiction, the ongoing pandemic has created new bumps in the road.

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Will Telemedicine Remain the New Normal?

The pandemic forced patients and doctors to embrace virtual visits. Now, stay-at-home health care could increase even after the Covid-19 emergency ends.

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Behind the Camden Comeback

The social justice movement put Camden in the national spotlight. But there’s more to the city’s story than a new police force—and not everyone sees a happy ending.

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A Conversation with George Norcross

The South Jersey powerbroker defends his record on Camden development and invites critics to join his efforts.

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Home & Garden

A Basement Transformation for the Books

An unfinished basement in Somerset County becomes the perfect family—and pandemic-friendly—hangout.

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Eat & Drink

At Barrel & Roost, a Farewell to Formal

After 20 years leading Restaurant Nicholas—one of Jersey’s temples of fine dining—Nicholas and Melissa Harary rewrite the playbook.

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The Steady Rise of Zero-Proof Spirits

Here’s what it looks like these days to choose booze without the buzz.

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Exit Ramp

A Simple Guide to Surviving Winter in the Jersey Suburbs

New to NJ? Welcome. Get ready for a (mostly) wonderful winter.

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