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Our Mission

At the Firshein Center, we believe in integrative and preventive health care. Our mission is to provide, you the patient, the best care, treatment and health resources possible to achieve optimal health and longevity. Our unique approach to medicine creates a complementary and comprehensive system of healing that is designed individually for each patient. At the Firshein Center, we keep our patient roster limited to ensure that each patient gets the personalized and “concierge” care needed to meet their health goals.

 

Your Visit To The Center

Our integrative approach to medicine utilizes natural, non-invasive therapies in conjunction with traditional approaches to allow the body to restore and recover in the most natural way possible. This process starts with a thorough review of the patient’s medical history and examination, as well as laboratory testing. The testing may include a nutritional profile, markers for chronic inflammation, allergy testing, hormone levels testing, environmental toxicity and genetic and age markers. Based on a physical exam and laboratory testing, Dr. Firshein will create a comprehensive program specifically for your needs.

We look forward to your visit at the Firshein Center. In preparation for your first visit, please click on the image on the left hand side of the page and download our New Patient Pack. Please bring them with you to your first appointment.

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  • Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for your first appointment, which will include an in-depth initial consultation, a physical exam, and tests that may be necessary to evaluate your current condition (ex.  Laboratory tests, allergy tests, pulmonary function test for those with respiratory problems, or an EKG for those with cardiovascular related symptoms).

  • In preparation for any blood tests, fasting overnight is preferred. However, if your appointment is later in the day, please fast for a minimum of 6 hours before your visit. Drinking water, tea or coffee (without milk) is acceptable. We suggest you bring a light snack to eat after your blood has been drawn. Children 12 years and younger should not fast.

  • In preparation for any blood or allergy testing that may be done on your first visit, it is important to NOT use antihistamines such as Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra or Benadryl 24 hours prior to your visit. However, if you are currently on any other prescribed medication, it is important that you continue taking it.  

  • Bring your medical insurance information with you to your initial appointment. Please call us if you have any further questions prior to your visit. We look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your health goals.

Fees and Payment Policy

Please call our front desk to discuss treatment costs associated with your care at The Firshein Center and to discuss any special needs that you may have.

All medical fees are to be paid at the time of service. We accept all major credit cards, personal checks and cash. We do not accept insurance, however, we will provide you with assistance and all the forms required when submitting your claim.

Please Note: Our fees at the Firshein Center commensurate the level of personalized care that we provide. However, our services may be considered complementary and some insurance carriers may deny reimbursement of our services. Please contact your insurance provider to inquire about their policies.

Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary for you to cancel a scheduled appointment, we require that you call the office at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments are in demand, and early cancellation will give another person the possibility to have access to care.

To cancel an appointment, please call 212-860-0282. You may leave a detailed message on the voice mail if you are unable to speak directly with the receptionist.

Late Cancellations or No Show

Patients failing to cancel their appointment as indicated above (at least 24 hours in advance) will be billed an administrative fee of $150.

 

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