About Joel Meer MD

Dr. Joel Meer is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for over 28 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Meer is registered with the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program.  He can evaluate you and, if clinically indicated, certify you for medical cannabis in New Jersey. Dr Meer is also a USCIS Civil Surgeon for Immigration Medical Exams.


  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Coney Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
    Residency PM&R | Completed 1990




  • Electrodiagnostic Procedures
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Physical Therapy
  • Immigration Exams
  • Certification for Medical Cannabis




Office hours:

Monday- 9am to 7pm

Tuesday- 9am to 7pm

Wednesday- 9am to 7pm

Thursaday- 9am to 7pm

Friday- 9am to 2pm



To schedule an appointment please call our office 973-622-0888

Most Major Health Plans Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Local Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare



Languages Spoken









Medical Cannabis

In order to be prepared to register for your Medical Cannabis card you will need the following:


1. Medical records stating your qualifying condition.

2. New Jersey state ID (You must be a NJ resident).

3. Payment. This can be cash or debit card/credit card.


First Time: $250

Follow Up: $150

Transfer Price: $200

Booking Fee: $0

Length: 30 min

Insurance Accepted: No



Immigration Exams

What documents do I need for an immigration physical exam?

When you arrive for your appointment please bring the following materials with you:

  • Vaccination records, if available
  • Your Passport 
  • Payment


  • Immigration Medical Exam
  • Required blood / lab work
  • Necessary Immunizations Administered
  • 2 days processing time




The cost of the immigration medical exam is $300 for adults 15+. Younger than 15 is $150.00. This includes doctor's evaluation, blood work (test for syphilis), urine for gonorrhea and a skin test for tuberculosis and immunization titers (if patient does not have records we can do blood work to establish that the patient has the MMR immunity.


**If tuberculosis skin test is positive then patient will need a chest x-ray which has an additional cost. There will also be an additional charge if a confirmation syphilis test is needed. 


Note: Exam not covered by insurance