All primary health care needs, including:

  • General physical exams and vaccinations.

  • Screening and treatment for high blood pressure, asthma, high cholesterol, diabetes and thyroid disease.

  • Guidance and medical treatment for weight management and smoking cessation.

  • Routine women's health care, from breast exams, pap smears to osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

  • Acute care for urinary tract and upper respiratory infections.

  • Travel counseling and vaccinations.

  • A wide range of lab tests, from basic blood and urine tests to screening for HIV and Hepatitis, and EKGs, all performed on site.

  • Evaluation for anxiety and depression.

Policies

Prescribing Medications
Controlled substances are only prescribed during an office visit in accordance with NYS law. All new prescriptions also require an office visit. If we prescribe a recurring medication at your visit, we will ask you to schedule a follow-up visit for additional refills. Set this visit up prior to leaving the office or at least 1 week prior to running out of medication. Refills cannot be continued if you have not come for a follow-up visit.

Patient Portal
Medical practices are now using electronic means to communicate with patients. This allows patients to request appointments, send non-urgent messages and review clinical data. We also use the portal to message you about appointments, results and follow-up. We require that you sign up for the portal when registering and check any messages or notifications promptly.

Referral Requests
If your insurance requires a referral or pre-authorization to see a specialist or schedule a procedure, please notify our front desk on portal or voicemail at least 2 business days prior to your appointment for processing. We will need your information, the specialist’s information (insurance ID/fax number), and the date/reason for the visit. If your doctor has not ordered the referral, we will need to have you come in for an appointment.

Medical Records Release Authorization Forms
The following are provided to authorize the release of your medical records. From the options below, please print the appropriate form, fill out, and fax to the recipient indicated:
To have records SENT TO Downtown Primary Care
(These are records originating from another doctor or medical facility). Fax completed form to the provider.
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To have records SENT FROM Downtown Primary Care
(These are records going to another doctor, or to the patient). Please be aware there is a fee to provide patients with a copy of their medical records. Fax completed form to Downtown Primary Care.
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