Pediatrics

Pediatrics
Pediatrics CHEMED has a team of dedicated pediatricians who work to improve the health and happiness of children. Whether it be an acute infection such as strep throat, or a chronic illness, our pediatric team gives each patient the special attention they need in a calm, kid-friendly environment.

CHEMED's pediatric services include Walk-in hours on weekdays from 8:30-10:30am.

The pediatric team includes:

Dr. Chaim KaweblumDr. 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 BeizemDr. 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 BerghausDr. 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. Jean BerghausDr. 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 GwertzmanDr. 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 medical conditions.


Ashley SufalkoAshley 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.


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Sunday, September 30th - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Monday, October 1st - Closed
Tuesday, October 2nd - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Wednesday, October 3rd - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday, October 4th - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, October 5th - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, October 6th - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday, October 7th - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Monday, October 8th - Closed
Tuesday, October 9th - 8:30pm to 10:30pm