Making an Appointment
To make an appointment, please contact one of our five Capital Region locations. We are conveniently located in Albany, Clifton Park, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady and Troy. If you are making a new patient appointment, we’ll ask for some basic information including details about health insurance coverage. For existing patients returning to our Practice, we’ll confirm information we have on file. Each of our eight physicians work in multiple office locations, to provide better access at a location convenient to you.
Your First Visit
New patient appointments typically take 2 – 3 hours, depending on the reason for the visit and testing required to provide a diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan. Please allow this time when planning your visit to our office. At the time of your appointment our staff will provide any necessary pre-visit instructions to you. Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive evaluation which may include:
- Your medical, family, environmental and social history including: the current medical problem that is the reason for your visit, previous medical problems and treatments, a review of your family medical history, a discussion about your home and work environment and your use of tobacco and alcohol.
- A physical examination.
- Testing to assess lung function.
- Allergy skin testing to a variety of allergens, or drugs based upon your history and the physical examination.
- Additional diagnostic tests such as blood tests, x-rays, or a CT scan as indicated by your history and physical examination. These tests are not provided in our office. In the event such testing is necessary you will be referred to a lab or imaging center.
At the conclusion of your visit your physician will review the findings and discuss with you the recommended treatment plan and follow-up visit schedule.