Patients are seen at our office by appointment. Please call us directly, or have your referring physician’s office call us in advance, to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. Same day appointments are available for non-emergency sick visits.
New patients are accepted by self-referral, from referring physicians or from the internet (i.e. ZocDoc.com). Please forward a copy of all medical records to Long Island Cardiovascular Consultants before your first visit and plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete any outstanding paperwork, or to allow us to answer any questions you may have. At the time of your visit, be sure to bring your insurance card(s) as well as a full list of all medications you are currently taking.
During office hours, the main number is answered by our automated system. Please follow the prompts to reach the desired department. Should you reach a voicemail, please leave a detailed message and your call will be answered as soon as possible. It is our policy to return all calls by the end of the day. If you need to speak to someone urgently press #2 on your keypad to be directed to our receptionist for immediate assistance.
Here are the prompts to help you connect to the appropriate party:
#2 Doctor’s offices, Hospital or Medical Emergency
#9 Fax number, address and directions to our office
#4 To schedule an appointment
#5 Prescriptions, referrals or to speak with your doctor’s secretary
#6 Billing department
#7 Medical records
#8 The Practice Administrator
After Hours and Emergencies:
In case of an emergency, please DIAL 911. For all other medical concerns after hours (not including prescription refills or routine questions as those are handled during business hours) please call our main number, 516 627-2121 and you will be provided with the number for our answering service. They will notify the physician on call who will get back to you as soon as possible.
Accepted Medical Assignments:
Co-payments, deductibles and other payment responsibilities are due at the time of service. For your convenience, LICC accepts credit cards, checks, cash or money orders. Our billing department staff is available during business hours to answer any questions.
Physician Assistants are health care professionals who help the physician in delivering all aspects of medical care. This includes taking a history, doing a physical examination, reviewing the medications and laboratory tests. The PA’s also review all diagnostic testing and help the physician formulate a medical care plan.
Nurse Practitioners are health care professionals licensed to provide health care to patients unsupervised by a physician. At our practice the Nurse Practitioner is the study coordinator for all our clinical trials. This entails obtaining consents, distributing trial medications if necessary, calculating the data obtained by the trial, and following up with the patient on a regular basis.
Nurses are health care professionals who also assist the physicians in delivering medical care to our patients. In our practice the nurses assist during endoscopy and colonoscopy, supervise the medical assistants and assist the physicians with stress testing.
Technologists are also highly trained professional who perform the diagnostic testing at LI Cardiovascular. We have technologists for echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, and nuclear cardiology.
Long Island Cardiovascular Medical Assistants will help to expedite your visit when you arrive to meet with your physician. They will take your blood pressure, weight, vital signs and perform an electrocardiogram (EKG). They also are responsible for taking the blood tests.
Scheduling/Check-In/Check-Out/ Medical Records
This team of dedicated employees will greet you upon arrival at our office, assist you with any question, and after your visit make sure you have all of the necessary appointments, prescriptions for labs and/or referrals you may need. Some information this team may ask you will be: your current insurance information, both primary and secondary, and contact information such as current address and telephone number(s) where you can be reached. You will also be asked to provide a name of someone your trust for us to reach in case of an emergency, as well as have permission for us to access your health information according to HIPPA regulations. They will also assist you with obtaining old medical records and with sending your medical records to other physicians or insurance companies as necessary.
Long Island Cardiovascular Consultants will work with you to process your medical claims correctly. When necessary, our staff will review your insurance requirements prior to your visit to ensure that any necessary referrals/authorizations are obtained. This department will also advise you of any payments that may be due.
Our staff in the billing department is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding your insurance plan.
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