CHEMED's pediatric services include Walk-in hours on weekdays from 8:30-10:30am.
The pediatric team includes:
Dr. Chaim Kaweblum, Pediatrics Director and long-time Lakewood resident. He is a graduate of UMDNJ and completed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he later worked in the Neo-natal ICU. Dr. Kaweblum currently also works in the pediatric emergency room at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He speaks four languages, including Yiddish and Spanish.
Dr. Joanna Beizem is a graduate of SUNY Downstate University Hospital, where she also completed her residency. Dr. Beizem has exceptional communication skills with her young patients and their parents.
Dr. Jean Berghaus, Board certified by
the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Berghaus is a graduate of UMDNJ’s
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and joins CHEMED with over 10 years of
experience in a private practice setting.
Dr. Harvey Hirsch, Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, brings 30 years of Pediatric practice experience including 12 years of private practice in Lakewood and 17 years in Manalapan. During his time in Manalapan, Dr. Hirsch was awarded the NJ Top Doctor Award 2011 by NJ Monthly Magazine and the NJ Favorite Kids Doctor 2012 by NJ Family Magazine.
Dr. Rachel Gwertzman received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University's College of
Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gwertzman's repertoire of experience includes work at St. Barnabas Medical
Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital, as well as a medical mission to Haiti in 2011. She has developed
several projects and presentations based on the extensive research she conducted about children's
Ashley Sufalko, CPNP, MS, is a skilled Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in hospitals as well as
in the private practice setting. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the Columbia University School of
Nursing in New York. Her proficiency in pediatric nursing has been honed through her substantial
experience, which includes past work at the Children's Hospital of New York, the Lincoln and NYHQ
Pediatric Emergency Rooms, the Tribeca Pediatrics Group in New York, the Sound Shore Medical Center,
and Torresdale Pediatrics in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Nurse Sufalko is an active member of the National
Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.