Scheduling a new patient appointment at Blum Center for Health is simple.
You can call our office from 9-5 Monday through Friday at 914-652-7800 x114. Our New Patient Coordinator will guide you through the process, explain our policies, and show you where to download our intake forms. You will have ample time to ask questions, however if you have any that feel unanswered, please ask for our Center Manager, Sabrina, who can take care of any, and all, requests.
Alternatively, you could submit a new patient request online.
At your first visit, you should expect a thoughtful, humanizing experience that is the first step on your journey to better health. During the 1.5 to 2-hour appointment, you and Dr. Blum, Dr. McConnell, or Elizabeth will discuss your symptoms, health concerns, medical, family, social and psycho-spiritual history, childhood, diet, exercise and sleep habits, as well as any other information that will help them create your treatment plan. She will also review any previous lab testing and/or medical records from your primary or specialty physicians, so bring these with you if you have them. You will also have a physical exam as well as ample time to ask any questions.
At the end of the visit, Dr. Blum, Dr. McConnell, or Elizabeth will determine which laboratory tests you should proceed with and suggest basic changes in your diet and nutritional supplementation. As part of your initial appointment, you will also have a half hour visit with our Nutritionist, Mary Gocke, who will further personalize and explain your nutritional plan.
By your second appointment, which is typically 4-6 weeks after the first, they will have reviewed the results of any laboratory testing. Armed with this data as well as the results of your physical exam and the information you provided in the first appointment, Dr. Blum, Dr. McConnell, or Elizabeth will create your personalized treatment program. To further support your health goals, they may also refer you to other experts at Blum Center for Health and/or suggest classes or workshops that could complement your treatment program.
After the second visit, you can expect to come back in one month to review your progress on the program. This and future visits should last no more than one hour. At this point, your individual medical condition and program will determine the frequency or need for follow-up visits.
While Blum Center for Health doesn’t accept insurance, we are happy to provide you with the appropriate documentation and properly coded forms for you to submit to your insurance company. Most patients with out-of-network benefits, who satisfy their deductible, are reimbursed.