• Joseph Appel, MD, FAAP

    Dr. Joseph Appel is Board Certified and specializes in Pediatrics. He has a Medical Degree from School of Medicine, University of Brussels, in Brussels, Belgium, 1969-1974. Dr. Appel is affiliated with Northern Dutchess Hospital Center, Kingston Hospital, and Benedictine Hospital.

    Specialty: Pediatricians

Reader Reviews

5.0
100% of readers would recommend to a friend (19 out of 19)

Great doctor, my kids love him. Listens to all of my concerns. Best pediatrician around.

  5 of 5

-Robin L.

Always willing to take the time to answer questions and make you feel like he cares....not in a hurry to get you out the door!

  5 of 5

-Amanda S.

Wonderful, caring and friendly pediatrician. Always takes the time to explain and listen.

  5 of 5

-Serena R.

Dr. Appel was my husbands physician as a child and he has been our pediatrician for all three of our girls. Dr. Appel is an amazing diagnostician and has helped us through every stage of infancy through adolescence. Dr. Appel will spend as much time as needed and listens to you for as long as you need to make the correct diagnosis. We have seen Dr. Appel for allergies ,to colds, flu, to more complicated medical issues. Dr. Appel always takes us in whenever we need. We are so lucky to have been his patient all these years.

  5 of 5

-Natalie M.

Dr Appel is always kind and personable. He takes the time to listen to my concerns about my children and doesn’t just dismiss me. He listens and gives his advice/recommendations. He also talks with my children and makes them feel comfortable. He's been my children's pediatrician since birth and I am so happy that we chose him.

  5 of 5

-Melissa C.

Great with kids and very open to questions.

  5 of 5

-Christen W.

Doctor Appel has been seeing our daughter since her first appointment. He''s very friendly, always open to questions and looking at alternative options. And she loves him!

  5 of 5

-Christen W.

We are so grateful to Dr. Appell for being such a great doctor to all 7 of our kids. Kind, caring and compassionate, as well as very thorough. What more could you ask for!

  5 of 5

-Debra C.

Dr. Appel is one of the best pediatricians I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! I use him for both my 5 year old and 1 1/2 year old! He has a way with making us confident and comfortable with our children''s health needs and/or concerns when we have them. Both of my children love going to see him and very rarely do they cry, unless getting their vaccinations. Absolutely phenomenal doctor!

  5 of 5

-Kaitlin N.

Dr. Appel is always a pleasure to have our appointments with. Very thorough and gives you the time and attention you want from your child''s doctor. He was my pediatrician as a child and has now been the primary physician for all 3 of my children. Would recommend to anyone looking for a caring, professional and extremely knowledgeable pediatrician.

  5 of 5

-Serena R.

Dr. Appel is an amazing pediatrician. He is caring, friendly and knowledgeable. He always takes the time to greet all family present at appointments, listens carefully to all information and concerns before examining the child or making a diagnosis. His kind and friendly approach makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Such an asset to us and all patients who see him!

  5 of 5

-Serena R.

He's a great pediatrician, makes my kids and me feel comfortable and confident in his abilities.

  5 of 5

-Robin L.

Dr Appel is so patient and kind. He is wonderful with my children and takes the time to explain everything. He's been my children's doctor since they were born and is by far the best doctor they have ever seen at this practice. I would highly recommend him.

  5 of 5

-Melissa C.

In 1994 at 20 yrs old I gave birth to my daughter. My daughter was very tiny and frail, she weighed only a little over 5lbs and was not gaining weight. The Doctor I had at 1st blamed me being a new mother and had nurses come into home to show me how to care for my child (Even though I knew it wasnt me I allowed it). Another month goes by my daughter is still frail and not gaining weight even after nurses came in for "parenting help", and put her in the hospital. A week in the hospital and this Doctor found nothing. The night before my daughter was being released the Dr. On-Call came in, Dr. Joseph Appell. I really liked him, I was fed up with no answers and being made felt like it was my fault so I asked it if I could bring my daughter in to see him. My daughter saw Dr. Appell 24 hrs after being released and he sent her to Albany immediatly to see a cardiologist. My daughter was in heart failure, she had 2 split valves and a hole in her heart. If i waited any longer to switch Doctors and if Dr. appell didnt send my daughter to Albany the Doctor said my daughter would have died. She needed open heart surgery to correct her heart. Because of Dr. Appell my daughter is now 22 years old and a Mother. And yes Dr. Appell is now my Grand-daughters Doctor!

  5 of 5

-Ann T.

My fiancée had Doctor Appel as his pediatrician as a child, from birth up until he was 21!! The norm is 18 but he was so close with Doctor Appel that he always took my fiancée in whenever there was a problem. Now that we have 2 children of our own we made sure to use him as their PCP because he is THAT wonderful! He always makes my 4 (almost 5) year old daughter comfortable and happy and takes wonderful care of our 9 month old son as well whenever we come for a check up! He has the most amazing bedside manner and no matter how many patients he has he always seems to remember exactly who my fiancée and I are and takes the time to ask us how our own families are. I recommend Doctor Appel to all of my friends and family members that are having babies because he is just so amazing! He is definitely the best nominee of the Hudson Valley. We absolutely LOVE him!

  5 of 5

-Kaitlin N.

Dr. Appel is fabulous! Very personable and patient with kids. Makes sure you understand exactly what's going on.

  5 of 5

-Jessica B.

Dr. Appel has been working in medicine for a long time. His philosophy of taking care of the individual child and not basing decision solely on averages and statistics was just what we needed this last year. He has a great bedside manner and has never made us feel rushed.

  5 of 5

-Abbey D.

He is patient , calm entertainment ing and smart. Good with kids and parents!!

  5 of 5

-Deborah S.

Dr. Appel is an amazing doctor. He takes time to really know my children. He spends time really listening and explaining. I never feel rushed or uninformed.

  5 of 5

-Sage N.