Office and allergy shot hours(no appointment necessary for allergy shots)
All holidays and office hour changes
New Patient Appointments
We accept new patients from infancy through 50 years old, and participate in most major health insurance plans and managed health care organizations in our area (click here for a list of the plans with which we participate). Our staff can help answer most questions yo u may have regarding your insurance plan requirements.
New Patient Appointments can be made by calling any of our three offices at the phone numbers listed below, and our staff will be happy to assist in meeting your scheduling needs.
To prepare for your first New Patient Appointment, please make sure to do the following:
- ALL PATIENTS WHO ARE MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN FOR THE APPOINTMENT.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete all necessary medical and insurance forms. These forms must be filled out by a parent or legal guardian, with proper legal photo identification.
- Please schedule 1 ½ to 2 hours for your first appointment to allow adequate time to perform a complete history, physical examination, any necessary testing, and for discussion/questions with the doctor.
- Stop taking any prescription or over-the-counter oral antihistamines/allergy medications, cold medicines, or eye drops for 7 full days prior to the appointment so that we can perform skin testing (these medications can affect accuracy and reliability of skin test results). For questions about medications you are not sure about, please ask our staff.
- Do not stop your asthma medications.
- Avoid skin care creams/lotions on back or arms the day of the appointment so that we can perform accurate/reliable skin testing.
- Bring a list of all current medications (including doses), and any pertinent medical information, medical records, laboratory, and X-ray/CAT scan results.
- Bring insurance cards, co-pay, and the name, address, and phone # of your referring physician.
- HMO patients: please ensure, prior to the day of your appointment, that your primary care physician has submitted a referral to your Health Maintenance Organization, and that it has been approved. For further assistance or information, please do not hesitate to ask our staff.
- In the event that you are unable to come to the appointment or would like to cancel, kindly notify us at least 24 hours in advance.
Missed / Cancelled Appointments
Per our missed / cancelled appointment policy, patients are reminded that there is a $25 fee for missing an appointment without providing 24 hours prior notification to our office. To cancel or change an existing appointment, please call the office during office hours. Alternatively, to cancel an appointment only, with 24 hours prior notification, you can email us at:
Routine Follow-up Appointments can be made in the office at the end of your first New Patient Appointment visit, or you can call the office at a later date to schedule a convenient time.
Note: Appointment times fill quickly, so make your Follow-up Appointment as soon as possible to ensure a convenient time for your schedule.
Acute illness phone advice and visits Established/current patients only
For advice about new symptoms or an illness that you or a family member may have, please don’t hesitate to call the office where you are usually seen to speak with one of our nurses for assistance. Our doctors are also available to call you back, usually by the end of the day, if further guidance is needed.
After consultation with our staff, if an appointment for an acute illness is needed we can offer you a Sick Visit Appointment the same day in most cases.
General Questions and Other IssuesEstablished/current patients only
Our nursing staff is available during office hours to address general non-urgent questions about medications, prescription refills, school and camp forms/letters, or other similar issues.