By Rochelle Maruch Miller

Dr. Adam Penstein and his sister, Dr. Rivkie Penstein-Hirt, have raised the bar in medical care, affording patients outstanding care in their respective practices of dermatology and women’s health and gynecology. Sharing more than the state-of-the-art, spacious office in which their practices are located, the eminent physicians are committed to providing our community with the exemplary patient care it deserves. The dedicated doctors respect and value each patient, striving to satisfy expectations and minimizing waiting time. Both Dr. Adam Penstein and Dr. Rivkie Penstein-Hirt truly care about every one of their patients. Their professional manner and thorough and courteous service is the hallmark of both practices. Raised in the Five Towns in a home permeated with chesed and ahavat Yisrael, Dr. Penstein and Dr. Penstein-Hirt, who have another sister who is a dermatologist with a practice in Manhattan, are compassionate, caring professionals who truly extend themselves for their patients. Ample time is accorded to each visit in order to address any and all areas of concern to the patient, with meticulous attention to every detail.

Dr. Adam Penstein is board certified in both dermatology and internal medicine. He currently serves as the chief of dermatology at North Shore University and Long Island Jewish Hospitals. He is faculty physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In his role, he supervises care in the underserved clinic population.

In his private practice, Dr. Adam Penstein specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology. His expertise is in the treatment of adult and pediatric severe skin disease, Botox and fillers, and laser surgery. He is on the forefront of exciting cutting-edge technology.

Dr. Adam Penstein’s mission is to provide each patient with the best dermatologic care available. The practice aims to provide comprehensive skincare, including skin cancer screening and all medical and cosmetic procedures. Featuring highly personalized, comprehensive care, Dr. Penstein values each patient, providing the highest standards of state-of-the-art care devoid of waiting time. This is the philosophy both physicians follow in their respective practices.

Highly sensitive to her patients, Dr. Rivkie Penstein-Hirt’s practice is devoted to women’s health and gynecology. She is assistant professor, department of obstetrics and gynecology, Mount Sinai of Medicine. In her practice Dr. Penstein-Hirt specializes in menstrual disorders, contraception, menopause, and kallahs.

“It is important for a frum woman to have a doctor who is aware of halachic issues,” says Dr. Penstein-Hirt, who is a member of our community. “I really spend a lot of time with every patient, listening to what they have to say and addressing matters that are of concern to them. I schedule my appointments far apart so that there is ample time for them to discuss any issues that concern them, including topics that are not gynecologic in nature. They feel comfortable bringing up any matter that is of concern to them and know that I will really listen to them. I take care of a lot of kallahs and am very sensitive to their concerns.” Often, a kallah may feel apprehensive and uncomfortable prior to her premarital visit to a gynecologist. Which is precisely why so many kallahs schedule their appointments with Dr. Penstein-Hirt as soon as they become “officially” engaged. With her sense of empathy and warm demeanor, she immediately puts every kallah–as she does every patient–at ease.

Dr. Rivkie Penstein-Hirt and Dr. Adam Penstein want to keep our community in the best of health. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Penstein-Hirt, visit To schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Penstein, visit The office is located at 1157 Broadway in Hewlett. Call 516-569-9100 for more information. v


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