Dont forget to come check LIMC out this Sunday December 8th at the Brentwood High School Annual 5K Pancake Run in memory of Gary Mintz! We will have a table right inside of the Sonderling buildng where runners sign up.
We are a proud sponsor of this annual 5K which is for a great cause benefitting scholarships for Brentwood High School students, while honoring a former school principal. We are proud to have some BHS alumni employed right here with us!
Hope to see you all at the event Sunday at 9AM.
Important reminder to our patients:
If you haven't already done so, please schedule your annual Preventative Exam with your Ongoing Care Clinician today. (This is NOT a yearly physical) This is a sit down visit with your clinician for a comprehensive history discussion about tests and/or specialist visits ordered for you as needed. You will be screened for risk factors and informed of your current health status based on your family, social and health history in an effort to prevent any future illnesses or diseases.
Take advantage during the month of December to get in for your Preventative Exam. The New year brings many changes to insurance plans and deductibles, and 2014 will be no different. Ask the front desk how you can make an appointment for this TODAY!!
2014 Affordable Care Act/Obamacare Insurance Changes
As most of you know by now, this upcoming year will cause many changes to your current
insurance plans and there will be new types of plans accessible to our patients with various levels of coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. As of now, the major carriers as well as LIMC do not have all the answers as to exactly what to expect
in the New Year. What we do know is that deductibles, co-insurances and co-pays will be changing.
To ensure that LIMC can continue providing our patients with the best medical care possible, we ask that everyone cooperate with our office policies:
We will need a signed Credit Card Authorization form
from each patient. It will remain on file in a secure HIPAA compliant database and used only if approved by your insurance carrier for a balance.
If you have a 2014 Medicare deductible that has not been met, we reserve the right to collect a certain amount up front.
If your plan makes you responsible to pay a co-pay at your office visit, please understand that we are required by contract and law to collect it up front. We are NOT allowed to waive co-pays or make exceptions.
If you have an outstanding balance with our office, we will need to collect that before your visit with your clinician.
All patients, especially those with new insurance coverage, must provide
front desk staff with their current active insurance card and valid photo ID
with an address on it.
We thank all of our patients in advance for their cooperation through this transition
period. We look forward to another successful year of keeping you all healthy, being proactive in your healthcare and providing you with the medical care you need.
LIMC is happy to announce we are now accepting the NYS Medicaid Insurance Plan. We have already been accepting the Medicaid HMO's such as Americhoice, UHC Community Plan and HIP Healthcare Partners. Our practice is currently working on participating with more plans in the new year to better serve our patients.
Feel free to contact the office if you have any further questions or would like to make an appointment!
LIMC is thankful this holiday season and we especially want to thank our patients!!
Beginning in December, whenever you refer a new patient to our practice, we want to show our appreciation by sending YOU a FREE GIFT.
Be sure to have your friend/family member mention your name on the questionaire paperwork, and look out for an email from us to inform you of your gift.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!!
Dont let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season wear down your glow! **
Be mistletoe ready for that special festive moment! ;-)
BUY ONE Radiesse and get the second one HALF OFF, or BUY TWO Radiesse and GET ONE FREE when you come into Dr. Panzer's Dermatology and Aesthetic office from November 11th to December 20th.
Please mention this ad to staff when making the appointment and signing in.
Happy Holidays! Stay beautiful.
Please visit our Patient Portal to request an appointment with Dr. Panzer at the dermatology office or call:
631-991-3236. Thank you for visiting our website.
**Did you know about Long Island Medical Care Services, PC Patient Portal??
Our Patient Portal is a modern way to keep track of your health records,
medications and to communicate with your clinician all online. We
highly recommend all of our patients sign up to be a part of our
developing Web Portal community. The Patient Portal encourages the
active participation of YOU in your own healthcare.
Please provide reception with your updated email address when signing in for
a visit. Also, if you have any questions about the Portal or how to
sign up please ask.
You can also get started online by visiting our website directly at
www.limcpc.com to sign up.
**For our patients with Smartphones, iPhones and iPads:
Our Patient Portal has created a FREE mobile application called healow
which allows 24/7 access to your Portal account from your device.
(look up in the app store)
You can also add the accounts of family members to make access easy and
communication with our office efficient. Sign up today.
We want to connect with you!!
Long Island Medical Care Services, PC is proud to announce we are a sponsor for: Brentwood High School's 19th Annual Gary Mintz 5K Pancake Run!
The race will take place rain or shine on Sunday December 8th,
2013 starting at 7:30am at the Brentwood Sonderling Senior High
This is a wonderful tradition in the Brentwood community that emphasizes
health and fitness as well as education.
The race benefits the scholarship fund of Brentwood High School and aims
to help students going on to college with rising tuition expenses.
LIMC is excited to take an active part in this event and encourage our
patients and employees to participate.
All those who participte are invited once the race is complete to a hot
panacake breakfast in the high school cafeteria.
Long Island Medical Care will be there to support the community as well as
run in this race. We hope to see you all there!!
**For further information on this event, ask at the front desk.
Also check us out on: FaceBook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest/Tumblr for up
to date information on the race and our participation.
Long Island Medical Care Services, Land Sea and Air Medical Review and Dr. Arnold Panzer's Dermatology and Aesthetic office is pleased to welcome Heather Hurd, R-PAC (Physician Assistant) as a new member to our practices. Heather is a native Long Islander who studied and graduated from Hofstra University and has also previoulsy worked with a vascular surgeon for 2 years in Great Neck. Heather is excited to be apart of the LIMC/LSA and Derm family and looks forward to meeting and caring for many of our patients. Please join us in making her feel right at home. Her hours will be as follows:
Monday: Land Sea and Air- 9:00am to 2:00pm
Monday: Derm office- 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday: Derm office- 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tuesday: Land Sea and Air- 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday: Land Sea and Air- 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: Land Sea and Air- 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday: Land Sea and Air- 9:00am to 2:00pm
***Please visit our Patient Portal (link above) to give us your latest personal and health information, request an appointment or message a clinician.
As always, you can reach Dr. Panzer's Dermatology office at 631-991-3236 for an appointment, Long Island Medical Care Services at 631-587-6060 or Land Sea and Air Medical Review at 631-225-3060.
Long Island Medical Care is pleased to inform our patients that you now have easy access to Wi-Fi from all mobile devices, tablets and laptops within our office free of charge. It should appear as "LIMC Guest" in your settings. It is a safe and secure network. Get work done, shop online or communicate with friends on the net while you wait to see your clinician.
We also thank everyone for their continued patience as we wrap up the office renovations. We have undergone many changes in the last few weeks with more to come. If you havent already, come into LIMC and see what's new. We look forward to having our patients comfortable in an updated facility while receiving medical treatment.
LIMC is proud to announce we have completed the renovations to our X-Ray room as of 10/25/2013!
We once again have a fully functional, modern X-Ray machine in the office and thank you all for your patience during these last few months as we upgraded. Feel free to contact the office for further information or questions about X-Ray, hours and availability. Much of our office is still under construction, but we are open daily to see our patients.
As always, we have appointments and walk-ins daily to accomodate your medical needs.
We are striving to reduce your wait time in our office. If you have an appointment we will try to keep your wait to 15 minutes or less when possible and if you are a walk-in patient we will try to keep your wait time to 30 minutes or less when possible. Please remember that occasionally emergencies or unforseen circumstances may impede our efforts. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Did you know that you can access our free WiFi while you wait? Simply choose LIMC-Guest as your wifi option when you are in our office.
Thank you for your patience!
Exciting new addition at Long Island Medical Care. We invite you to:
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Please be patient as we renovate our office. The office will remain open during the construction.
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 less than one month. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
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.