FAQs

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What types of problems do you treat?

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While we specialize in the treatment of the hand and upper extremities, we also treat most other orthopedic conditions like joint pain, arthritis, sprains/strains, sports injuries, fractures, work related injuries, auto accident injuries and other types of injuries or trauma. We do not, however, treat back pain or back injuries.

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What will happen during my first visit?

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Your initial visit will consist of an evaluation, examination and consultation to discuss your complaints. The doctor will design and review a customized treatment plan with you. Treatment may include physical therapy, prescription medication, injection or possibly surgery.

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Do you treat children?

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Yes. We treat patients of all ages, from infants to adults.

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What type of services do you provide in the office?

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Office visits, x-rays, fracture care, fluoroscopic-guided injections and other simple medical procedures.

XIAFLEX treatments are also available in our office for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture.

The doctors also serve as expert witnesses in legal matters and provide Worker’s Compensation Evaluations and Independent Medical Exams.

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Where do the doctors perform surgery?

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The doctors perform surgeries at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ and Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains, NJ. The doctors also perform surgeries at Elite Surgical Center in Wayne, NJ and Hackensack Surgery Center in Hackensack, NJ.

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What hospitals are the doctors affiliated with?

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The doctors are on staff at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ and Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains NJ.

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Do the doctors accept my insurance?

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Our office gladly accepts Medicare and participates with most major insurance companies. Some of our physicians provide both in and out of network services.

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Do you have evening or weekend hours?

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Office hours are typically scheduled between 9-5pm, Monday thru Friday.

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Where is your office located?

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Our office is conveniently located at 504 Valley Road, Suite 201, Wayne NJ at the intersection of Valley Road and Preakness Avenue. Our office offers plenty of convenient parking. Our building is handicapped accessible and does have an elevator.

Directions may be obtained by clicking on the "Contact US" menu, or by calling our office.

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How soon can I make an appointment?

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Appointments may be available within 24-48 hours. Emergency appointments can always be accommodated.

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What should I bring with me to my appointment?

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Please bring your medical insurance information with you (Health Insurance ID cards, Driver’s License and Co-payment).

A list of all current medications, past medical history, and any relevant test results (recent blood work, x-rays, CT/MRI scans, EMG results, etc.) should be brought to your appointment as well. Please also bring the Names/Addresses/Phone Numbers of your primary care physician or other medical doctors so that we can contact them if necessary.

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Will I be required to pay for my visit?

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In most cases, you will be asked only for your co-payment at the time of service. For some insurance carriers, a co-insurance amount may also be due from you.

We accept cash, checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard and most other major credit/debit cards. Unfortunately, we do not accept Discover and American Express cards.

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Do I need a referral to see your doctors?

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Depending on your insurance plan, a referral may be necessary. Our office staff will notify you prior to your visit if your insurance carrier requires a referral.

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Will I be able to reach a doctor after hours?

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Calls are answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week. When our office staff is unavailable, our answering service provides operators to answer incoming calls.

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Will the information I give you be kept confidential?

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Yes. Our office is compliant with HIPAA regulations and will only use your information for the treatment and care of your condition. We do not share our patient’s information with marketing firms or other media sources.

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What forms do I need to fill out on my first visit?

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We prefer that patients arrive to our office for their appointment with the new patient intake paperwork already completed. You can download the patient forms from our home page, or you can ask a staff member to fax or email the forms to you at home, so you can complete them at your leisure, at home, or prior to your appointment. This will save a good deal of time when you arrive at our office for your scheduled appointment.

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Will I have to wait long when I get to your office?

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Our office always tries to keep scheduled appointments on time; however, due to unexpected emergencies or urgent calls, there may be times when you may be inconvenienced with a wait time.