About Our Practice

Our New Jersey pediatric practice consists of group of expert pediatricians certified by American Board of Pediatrics or certification in progress.

We are committed to providing proper medical and preventive care and are available to our patient families at all times.

Located in Totowa, NJ, we are readily accessible by Rte 80 & Rte 46. Our patients come from communities such as Totowa, Little Falls, Woodland Park (old West Paterson), Elmwood Park, Clifton, Wayne, Pompton Plains, Hackensack, Paterson, Haledon(s), Fairfield, Caldwell(s), Cedar Grove, Montclair, Passaic, Hawthorne, Butler and other towns in Northern New Jersey.

Dr. Pratibha Deshmukh, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pratibha Deshmukh is the founder of DP Pediatrics and has been in private practice since 1988…

Dr. Krishna Pandey, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.A.A.P.

Krishna Pandey joined DP Pediatrics in 1997 after completing his Pediatric residency, with the distinction…

Dr. Apexa N. Shukla, M.D.

Apexa Shukla joined our practice in 2012. She received her medical education at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences…

Dr. Neha Pandey, M.D.

Neha Pandey is the youngest member of our team, who joined our practice in July 2017 after completing her residency in Pediatrics at Morristown Medical…

Core Values That Guide Our Pediatric Practice

It's more than just healthcare.

  • Every child and family is special to us and we treat them with dignity and sensitivity.
  • We believe in trust and open communication between the physician, patient (child and parent) and our staff to maximize the benefits of medical care.
  • We maintain high standards of medical care at all times and try to do what is best for our patients.
  • We emphasize on close monitoring of developmental skills, early detection of medical problems and providing good preventive care during child’s routine visits.
  • Improving health and quality of life for children in our practice by giving proper medical care.

Insurances We Accept

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  • 1199
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health/Genesis/Bronx
  • Americhoice
  • Amerigroup
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem Health
  • Assurant Health
  • AtlantiCare
  • Basil Castrovinci Associates
  • Beech Street
  • Bergen County Health/Lab Direct
  • Bergen Municipal Employee Benefits
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) – Blue Card
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) – FEP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Central New York
  • Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
  • Care Improvement Plus
  • Care Plus Health Plan
  • CCN
  • Center Care
  • CHN(Consumer Health Network)
  • Cigna
  • Clover Health (formally CarePoint)
  • Community Blue of Western NY
  • Community Care Network (CCN)
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSources/PHCS
  • Coventry Healthcare National Network
  • Devon Healthcare Services
  • Easy Choice/Atlantis
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire BCBSNY
  • Endeavor Plus, Inc
  • Fidelis
  • First  Health Network
  • First Priority Life Insurance Company/PPO
  • First Priority Life Insurance Company/Traditional Indemnity
  • GEHA
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company
  • Great West
  • Guardian
  • Health First New Jersey
  • Health Net Federal Services – TRICARE
  • Healthcare Partners IPA
  • Healthcare Payers Coalition
  • Healthcare Solution Corporation
  • Health Partner Plan
  • Health Plan Administrators
  • Health First of NJ
  • Health First of NY
  • Health Now
  • HealthLink
  • HealthPlus – Empire BCBS
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care
  • HealthSource HMO(CGM)
  • Highmark Blue Shield/Pennsylvania Blue Shield
  • Hoffman Laroche Employee Plan
  • Horizon BCBCNJ HMO/POS/Blue Choice/EPO/NJ Direct/Direct Access/Medicare Blue/NJ Direct/Advantage EPO/Omnia Tier 1/NJ Total Care (HML SNP)
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Independence Care System
  • Insurance Administrator of America
  • Intercounty Health Plan
  • InterGroup Services Corp
  • Interlock/BRBMS
  • Island Group Administration
  • IUOE Local 825 (MagnaCare)
  • Keystone HealthPlan East/Keycare 65
  • Liberty Health Advantage
  • Local 164
  • Local 172
  • Local 1964
  • Local 28
  • Local 456
  • Local 472
  • Local 825 Operating Engineers
  • Lumenos
  • MagnaCare
  • Mashantucket (Pequot Tribal Nation)
  • MedAdvent Healthcare Solutions
  • Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • Multiplan
  • National Association of Letter Carriers
  • National Health Plan Corporation
  • Neighborhood Health Providers
  • New Jersey Carpenters Fund
  • NJ Family Care Advantage (through Horizon NJ Health)
  • Oscar Insurance Corporation
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Personal Choice
  • Private Healthcare Systems – PHCS
  • QualCare Inc.
  • Quality Health Plan
  • St. Barnabas
  • Steamfitters Local 475
  • TRICARE (Health Net Federal Services, Humana Military, UHC Military West)
  • UMR
  • Unicare
  • Unison
  • United Healthcare
  • United HealthOne
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • US Family Health Plan – St.Vincent’s
  • WellCare
  • WellChoice of NJ HMO and PPO
  • Workers Compensation

Our Hospital Affiliations

We are all fortunate to have access to some of the best healthcare in the U.S.

We partner with New Jersey’s best hospitals to provide specialized care for babies, children and adolescents throughout the area.

St Joseph's Healthcare Systems

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

is a state designated specialized children’s hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center provides advanced care for children from birth to 21-years-of-age.

Hackensack University Hospital
Hackensack University Hospital

Founded in 1888 with just 12 beds, Hackensack University Medical Center was Bergen County’s first hospital. Today, this nonprofit, teaching and research hospital is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in NJ.

Chilton Medical Center Atlantic Health Systems

Chilton Memorial Hospital

Part of Atlantic Health System, Chilton is a 260-bed, fully accredited acute care hospital with 1,400 employees and more than 653 physicians representing 60 medical specialties.

St Mary's General Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital

With the expertise and support of Prime Healthcare, St. Mary’s General Hospital is raising the bar for healthcare in New Jersey.

Hackensack UMC Mountainside
Mountainside Hospital

Mountainside Hospital is a 365-bed community hospital that delivers personalized care while also serving as a learning center via its nursing school and residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine and dentistry.

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