A: The length of the visit is variable depending on why you are visiting the specialist. For younger children (under 4 ½ years old), the visits are usually shorter than 2 hours.
For children older than 4 ½ years old, there may be multiple breathing or exercise tests being performed at the first visit that can take up to 30-45 minutes to complete. The physician will then review the results with you on the day of the visit. This time span is not including the initial history and physical done before any testing is even performed!
In addition, Dr. Price and Dr. Bala are often the 2nd or 3rd (or sometimes even more) specialist seeing the patient. They both take a very comprehensive and detail-oriented history at the first visit to ensure nothing has been missed!
A: Our office tends to run on time. Patients that arrive late, new or established, may be asked to wait until the next opening in our schedule or asked to reschedule. We ask for your consideration on this matter and that you contact the office if you are running more than 10 minutes late.
If you cannot keep your appointment and would like to reschedule, please contact our office at (516)488-7575. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If we do not hear from you at least 24 hours before your appointment, a $50 fee will be applied to your account.