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Dr. Joseph Eastern

Belleville , NJ
44 years experience male


The Belleville Dermatology Center, PA

Belleville , NJ


36 Newark Avenue, Suite 214, Belleville , NJ

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted


Blue cross blue shield




United healthcare



Dr. Joseph Eastern is Clinical Professor at Seton Hall University and former Clinical Asst. Professor at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He has practiced dermatology in Belleville, NJ for 33 years. He completed his MD at UC San Francisco School of Medicine, internship at Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, and a residency in Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he was Chief Resident in his final year and was certified by the American Board of Dermatology the following year. Dr. Eastern originated the Office Efficiency course at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, and directed it for many years. He writes monthly columns for Cutis magazine and Skin & Allergy News, and is a 2-time president of the Dermatological Society of NJ.

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United States: California, New Jersey

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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Shingles typically does not itch -- it hurts. And it usually involves only one site, following the distribution of the sensory nerve that is infected. I would not hazard a guess as to what is causing your rash without seeing it, but I am pretty confident that it is not shingles. If it has not responded to steroid cream, I would strongly suggest that you consult a dermatologist.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Probably not.: Yellow urine generally indicates that you ate or drank something yellow. But if you want to be sure, see your doctor and request a urinalysis.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Temporary: Lumps will go down, but it might take several months. Dissolving injections (hyalurinidase) are not necessary unless the lumps are large and you want them gone now. Tenderness will resolve on its own.
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Jun 30, 2014
Very knowledgeable. I recommend Dr. Eastern highly.
Jan 3, 2014
Great answers! Keep up the great job!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1977MD


Top Doctor, New Jersey Monthly Magazine


American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of dermtological Surgery, International Society of Dermatology
Dermatological Society of New Jersey
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