Dr. Hylton Lightman has hand-chosen each of the staff members on the Total Family Care medical team.  You can rest assured that each and every member is working collaboratively to ensure outstanding patient and family care every time.

Each of our providers is board-certified, has extensive education, training and excellent patient and people skills. Read about them below.  See the bio of our Medical Director, Dr. Lightman, here.

Joy S. Nagelberg

MD, FAAP

“I am so pleased and proud to be a physician at Total Family Care. I am proud to be among physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and office staff who are totally dedicated to providing the highest level of care and most pleasant experience possible to our patients. I am so appreciative to have the opportunity to care for children who are growing up in warm, nurturing, and loving homes whose parents are solely dedicated to the health and welfare of their children. I truly enjoy spending my days at TFC and look forward to caring for your children for many years to come.”

Dr. Joy Nagelberg earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Queens College, City University of New York in 1975. She then earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1981. Dr. Nagelberg completed her pediatric internship and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1984, where she served as chief resident. She also completed fellowship training in pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Dr. Nagelberg is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). For 20 years she served as the chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Cohen Children’s Hospital (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital) at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (1992-2011). Dr. Nagelberg joined Total Family Care in 2013.

Chana Unger, RN, CPNP-PC

A registered Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Chana has made wonderful connections in her time working at Total Family Care. Fluent in Hebrew, Nurse Chana has a broad range of hands-on patient experience, working in Monsey and Orange County, New York before coming to TFC.  Her nursing education is from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree is from Touro College.  Chana is a new mother herself!

Talia Fenster, MSN, CPNP

Talia came to her career in pediatrics very naturally—her own father is a well-regarded pediatrician in Brooklyn.  She attended Queens College and Hunter College and received her certification as a Nurse-Practitioner from SUNY/Stonybrook.  A mother of two herself, Talia brings broad experience including pediatric cardiology, work in a hospital and clinic before coming to the TFC family.