For the summer months, we will be offering appointments for physicals and chronic issues on Saturdays. These appointments will be limited and will fill up fast. If you have an acute issue we ask that you come as a walk-in to be seen.
Also, we are upgrading our X-Ray equipment. We apologize that X-Ray is not in operation during this upgrade. We hope to back up and running in about two months. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
The office will be closed on Monday May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day.
Have a safe and happy holiday.
For emergencies only, call our service at 631 376-3535 OR, if you are in need of immediate medical assistance please go to your nearest emergency department or call 911.
May 15, 2013
Intra-articular and Trigger Point Injections
We are now offering Intra-articular and Trigger Point Injections. If you experience muscular pain, knee, shoulder, and/or wrist pain please call for an appointment with Sam Fassnacht R.P.A.-C for evaluation.
What are Intra-articular and Trigger Point Injections? An intra-articular injection involves injecting medication into a joint space, usually to reduce inflammation and therefore pain. Pain is sometimes caused by wear and tear in joints. By injecting a small amount of local anesthetic with or without steoids, it is often possible to reduce pain and inflammation.
Trigger point injections (TPI) are used to treat extremely painful and tender areas of muscle. Normal muscle contracts and relaxes when it is active. A trigger pain is a discrete knot or tight, ropy band of muscle that forms when muscles fail to relax. The knot can often be felt under the skin and may twitch involuntarily when touched, A small needle is inserted into the trigger point and a local anesthetic or anti-inflammatory is injected. The insertion of the needles inactivates the trigger point and alleviates pain. Additional treatment may be neeeded to achieve sustained relief.
May 15, 2013
Communicating with your clinician.
Instead of the telephone, we are now emphasizing the use of our patient portal as the primary means of communication between you and our office.
Please scroll down to review information about our secure, HIPAA compliant patient portal.
Welcome to Long Island Medical Care
Our primary goal is to meet your health care needs
We respect your time and your discomfort
The staff follows policies, they do not make policies
Please be courteous and respectful to our staff
Insurance must be verified before your visit
All copays are collected before your visit
All balances must be paid before your visit
Certain circumstances will require a hold payment or credit card imprint
If you wish to express your opinion, please contact Dr. Panzer at email@example.com
Thank you for choosing our office for your healthcare needs!
Arnold D. Panzer, M.D.
Please be aware of our new office policy as a result of ever-changing insurance practices:
Insurance companies are changing copays, co-insurance and deductible amounts to different and often greater amounts.
Patients are sometimes under the impression that the physician is making more money because the patient is paying a higher amount, co-insurance or deductible, but the insurance company is approving the same or lesser amounts to be paid to the doctor resulting in the patient paying a greater percentage of the approved amount.
It has become increasingly more difficult for our office to collect the outstanding balances.
Therefore, in an effort to collect balances due and reduce our billing expenses, we now ask that you leave us a copy of your credit card imprint prior to being seen by the clinician. We will charge your credit card only for the balance due from any approved service by your insurance carrier, to include additional copay, co-insurance or deductible amount applied.
Services NOT covered by your carrier will NOT be charged to you or your credit card without your approval.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING!
DON'T Waste TIME in the OFFICE!!
PreRegister for your Appointment / Walk-in Visit From Home!
Submit your Insurance and Personal Information
from our Web site and Patient Portal
Ask our receptionists or follow instructions
on our web site,from side bar link Before Your Visit from Office Policy link on title bar
after following" Which patient are you?"
Take advantage of our Patient Portal!
What are the advantages of the Patient Portal?
- Easier and more convenient communication with our office and clinician
- Access your test results
- Build your own Personal Health Record
- By using the Patient Portal and the Patient Forms links on our web site you can provide us with all the necessary information to be seen as a patient, saving much of your valuable time in our office!!
- The Patient Portal is encrypted and HIPAA compliant, unlike email, which is not.
While in our office ask our receptionists to sign you up for the Patient Portal .
To give all our patients the best possible care, please respect the time we allow for each appointment.
If you need to cancel your appointment we ask that you cancel at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. You must notify our office within 24 hours of your appointment or you will be charged $25.00. This policy also applies to not showing up for your scheduled appointment.
If you must do this after hours please call 631-587-6060 ext 333 and leave your name, date and time of appointment and reason for cancellation.