Medical Consultations

At Blum Center for Health, we have many different clinicians, ranging from Generalists (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine) to Specialists (ENT, Neurology, Psychiatry).  They each have a slightly different way of bringing on new patients, and the following describes what you will experience for each of them.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, You can request a consultation by email, or call our office at (914) 652-7800.

General Medicine Clinicians

Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH  Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Blum is no longer accepting new patients into her practice, but she offers a consultation service to patients at Blum Center for Health.  For 30 minutes, Dr. Blum can join your initial visit (see Combination Visit below) or any follow-up visit with you and your Blum Center Practitioner.

Darcy McConnell, MD Functional Medicine, Family Practice

Pamela Yee, MD Integrative Internal Medicine with a focus on Integrative Cancer, Lyme

The following is included in your initial visit package:

  • 90 minute initial consultation with Dr. McConnell or Dr. Yee
  • 30 minute consultation with Keri Lynn MacElhinney, our Functional Nutritionist
  • 30 minute health coaching follow-up with Melissa Rapoport
  • Unlimited cooking and meditation classes at Blum Center for Health for one year.
  • For our out-of-town patients, we offer our digital BlumKitchen Nutrition Guide and Cookbook and our Learn to Relax Toolkit in lieu of the classes.

Add-on 30-minutes with Dr McConnell or Dr Yee:

  • For out-of-state or international patients who are planning their follow-up appointments by Telemedicine.
  • For  those who have a complex or long medical history we recommend the extra time with the doctor.
  • Our Patient Care Coordinator will determine if you need this extra 30 minutes when booking your appointment.

Elizabeth Greig, MSN, FNP Functional Medicine, Nurse Practitioner
The following is included in your initial visit package:

  • 120 minute consultation with Elizabeth
  • 30 minute consultation with Keri Lynn MacElhinney, our Functional Nutritionist.
  • 30 minute health coaching follow-up with Melissa Rapoport
  • Unlimited cooking and meditation classes at Blum Center for Health for one year.
    • For our out-of-town patients, we offer our digital BlumKitchen Nutrition Guide and Cookbook and our Learn to Relax Toolkit in lieu of the classes.

Combination Initial Visit with Susan Blum, MD, MPH with  Elizabeth Greig, MSN, FNP
The following is included in your initial visit package:

  • 90 minute consultation with Elizabeth Greig
  • 30 minute direct consult with Dr. Blum: she will join you in Elizabeth’s office for 30 minutes in addition to your initial consultation.
  • 30 minute consultation with Keri Lynn MacElhinney, our Functional Nutritionist
  • 30 minute health coaching follow-up with Melissa Rapoport
  • Unlimited cooking and meditation classes at Blum Center for Health for one year.
    • For our out-of-town patients, we offer our digital BlumKitchen Nutrition Guide and Cookbook and our Learn to Relax Toolkit in lieu of the classes.

Specialty Clinicians

Sezelle Gereau, MD Integrative ENT
The following is included in your initial visit package:

  • 60-minute consultation with Dr. Gereau
  • Two ½-hr nutrition counseling sessions with health coach, Melissa Rapoport.

Jay Lombard, DO Integrative Neurology
Initial Visit:

  • 60-minute consultation with Dr. Lombard
  • 30-minutes put aside for complete chart review and preparation of detailed Consultation Report

Stephan Quentzel, MD Integrative Psychiatry
Initial Visit:

  • 90-minute consultation with Dr. Quentzel

Kathy Aligene, MD Regenerative Medicine and Personalized Pain Management

Initial Visit:

  • 60-minute consultation with Dr. Aligene

Additional Services:

  • 30 – 60 minutes: Additional consultation time available for complex, chronic pain history and second opinion.
  • In office, same-day, procedures are performed under musculoskeletal ultrasound guided images, for real-time accuracy. Post-procedure, no or minimal down time required, and physical therapy prescription and/or home exercise program will be provided.
  • 45 – 60 minutes: Regenerative Procedures -PRP, STEM Cells (Bone Marrow Derived), Prolotherapy
  • 15 – 30 minutes: Joint, Tendon, Trigger Point, or Nerve Related Interventional Procedures

 

Our Functional Medicine clinicians are licensed and covered by your medical insurance as “out-of-network” providers. At the time of your service, full payment is expected. We will give you a HCFA form with all the relevant coding information that you can submit to your health insurance company and reimbursement occurs directly from them. All major credit cards are accepted.