Matriarch, Mother and Mentor

Matriarch, Mother and Mentor



Our very own Dr. Raja Barakat was recently interviewed by The Journal Magazine for a special Neighbor to Neighbor article. The interview reveals Dr. Barakat’s background and what prompted her to go into the field of pediatrics as well as what she thinks is the best part of her job.

She also answers some fun questions about what she likes to do outside of work.

Most importantly, Dr. Barakat reveals her greatest achievement – her 4 sons – of course. Additionally, she discusses how her professional life influenced her family life.

This special Mother’s Day edition of The Journal Magazine culminated with quotes from each of Dr. Barakat’s sons.

The full article below appears on page 56 of the May 2019 Journal Magazine Holmdel Edition.

The Journal – Holmdel – May 2019

Dr. Barakat created a successful pediatric practice in Holmdel in Monmouth County that provides comprehensive pediatric and adolescent health care from the birth of the child to 18 years of age including:

Well Visits
Sick Appointments
School & Sports Physicals
Flu Vaccinations
Health Screenings
Milestone Monitoring
Nutrition Guidance
Emotional Wellness
Fitness Guidelines
Childhood Safety
Sleep Recommendations & more.

A second pediatrics office was opened in Old Bridge to accommodate the needs of the children in Middlesex County.



Children Physicals

Camp, School & Sports Physicals

Call 732-727-8800 now to get your children on the schedule before it fills up!

Your children will need annual immunizations and check-ups as well as specialty physicals for camp and school or recreational sports.

If you need paperwork filled out, kindly bring that with you to your child’s appointment so we may get that completed for you by the pediatrician.

Flu Season is Upon Us. Get Vaccinated!

Flu Season is Upon Us. Get Vaccinated!


Flu shots are in.

Please call 732-727-8800 to get your children vaccinated. We can offer parents the flu vaccine as well to make it more convenient for your family.

All insurances accepted. 

Make an appointment at your convenience or attend one of our upcoming Flu Clinics:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2-4:45pm at 733 N Beers Street, Suite L5, Holmdel NJ 07733
  • Saturday, October 28, 10:45am-2:45pm at 300 Perrine Road, Suite 331, Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Children 6 months or older should get a flu vaccine each year. Children younger than 6 months are too young to get a flu vaccines. In order to protect them, make sure the people around them get a flu vaccine.