Refilling Prescriptions

There are occasions when it will be necessary to call in a prescription. For controlled substances (e.g., Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine, Ativan, or Klonopin), please notify me seven business days in advance of running out so we could schedule a medication follow up appointment. For all other medications, notify me 1-2 business days in advance of running out. Calling in advance of weekends and your vacations is important. If you are leaving messages for refills, please leave your name, date of birth, phone number, pharmacy phone number, name of medication, and pill size/dosages.

Important Practice Information

*If you cannot contact me in the case of an emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

*For children and adolescents under 18 years of age, all legal guardians must agree to allow treatment to begin prior to the commencement of treatment.

*E-mail can be used for routine (non-urgent) questions and updates, but not for emergencies. Keep in mind that e-mail is not 100% safe from privacy violations. E-mail communications will be part of the medical record.

*Parents, please be proactive in getting me regular updates from school personnel, tutors, babysitters/nannys, etc. Feel free to give my contact information to school personnel, tutors, etc. Please be proactive in obtaining appropriate symptom scales from me to be given to appropriate personnel.

*Please be proactive in obtaining requested laboratory tests and directing the lab or physician to fax me the lab results.

*Please be proactive in facilitating communication between any other clinicians involved in your care and myself.

*For psychopharmacology appointments, I like to meet frequently at the start of psychopharmacologic treatment and during any periods of change in symptoms and/or medication(s). When symptoms and the medication regimen are stable, the frequency of appointments can be reduced: for children and adolescents, I like to meet every 2-6 weeks; for adults, I like to meet every 2-8 weeks. Please be proactive in arranging these appointments.

*I will always review verbally the potential risks and benefits of all medications used. I can direct you to other forms of written information regarding the same risks and benefits. Please ask me at any time to review these risks and benefits.

*Please read and sign the release of information section so that I can speak with those persons listed in the release of information.

*If any of the policies change in the future, I will make every effort to update you about the changes.

*Please feel free to contact me to discuss the above policies at any time.

Contact Information:
11 Grace Avenue, Suite 204
Great Neck, NY 11021
ph: 917-551-6652
fax: 917-477-2278