How To schedule

an Appointment

Please call between 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Albany, Kingston or Rhinebeck

Please Call
(518) 489-3292

Cooperstown or Oneonta

Please Call
(607) 547-7952

Glens Falls

Glens Falls Hospital
Please Call
(518) 926-3600

When making your appointment, we will make every effort to schedule you in the location of your choice in a timely manner.

Our scheduling staff will need approximately 5-10 minutes of your time. We will need to obtain your current insurance information, address and phone number. Please have your current insurance information available when scheduling an appointment.

Due to the complex nature of our specialty, you can expect the first visit to take 2 or more hours. We suggest you bring extra bottles, diapers, toys, books, etc.

To make your appointment more efficient, please download, print and complete the following documents prior to your appointment. All forms are available at the bottom of this page.

  • the HIPPA Form
  • the Registration Form
  • and depending on the reason of the visit one other form: either the new patient form, the established patient form, the patients referred for a fetal echocardiogram form, the patients referred for cholesterol/lipid issues form, or the patients referred for consideration of PFO closure form.
  • Please see our download patient forms below

  • You can also complete these forms in our office but please leave additional time. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and remember to bring a current insurance ID card, photo ID, referrals from your child's primary doctor, and any studies such as EKGs, chest X rays, labs, or other clinical information.
  • Co-payment / deductible due at time of appointment.

    Please come to your appointment prepared to pay your co-pay, your deductibles and other patient responsibility amounts. These payments are due at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, checks, American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover.

    Cancellations

    We often times have families waiting for appointments for their child or newborn, so please be courteous and give us at least 24-48 hours notice when cancelling appointments. It is very important that you arrive on time for your appointment, as late arrivals are very challenging for our specialty care. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, we will explore all available options on our schedule but may not be able to accommodate your needs. We may be able to fit you in at a later time that day or may need to reschedule your appointment for another day.

    We require a minimum of a 24 hours notice for all appointment cancellations and may apply a $25 cancellation/no show fee.


    Pre-Authorizations

    Once you have an appointment, you may need to obtain authorization from your primary care physician or directly from the insurance company if it will be out-of-network (depending on your insurance plan). Our scheduling staff will know what authorization, if any, needs to be obtained. Please understand that it is the patient's responsibility to obtain authorizations.

    What to Expect at your

    First Appointment

    When you arrive for your first visit, you will fill out the registration information – privacy policy, financial policy, health intake form and registration form.

    After all paperwork is completed and any co-payments are received, the patient will be called by our staff to have vital signs – heart rate, blood pressure, height, and weight - recorded.  If ordered, studies such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram will be performed. The patient and family will then be brought into an examining room to meet with the pediatric cardiologist.

    The evaluation will include a thorough history and physical exam by the pediatric cardiologist.  At the end of the visit, the pediatric cardiologist will sit down with you to discuss all the findings and answer any questions that you may have.

    Due to the complex nature of our specialty, you can expect the first visit to take 2 or more hours.  We suggest you bring extra bottles, diapers, toys, books, etc.  If a repeat visit is recommended, an appointment can usually be arranged before leaving the office.  The pediatric ardiologist will write a comprehensive report and send it to your child's primary doctor and other specialists involved.

    It is very common for pediatric residents and medical students from Albany Medical Center to come to our office to further their education in the field of pediatric cardiology.  Often, the resident/student will be the first to take the history and perform the physical examination.  The findings are then discussed with the pediatric cardiologist.  We consider teaching the next generation of physicians to be very important.

    How to prepare for your visit?

    • Print directions from our website ahead of time
    • Print and complete registration forms, if you wish to do this in advance.
    • Please allow time for your visit. While we strive to see patients at their scheduled appointment time, the doctor may request a variety of diagnostic tests. Depending on the tests ordered, your visit might last more than two hours.
    • Please do not put any lotion or powder on your child prior to your visit. We almost always perform an EKG, which requires sticking electrodes to the skin. We cannot get a good reading if the electrodes do not adhere properly.

    What to bring?

    • Photo ID and insurance card
    • A note from the parent/guardian, if you will be sending your child with someone other than a parent/guardian
    • A referral, if your insurance carrier requires one
    • If you wish to fill out the registration forms in advance, print, complete and bring them with you on the day of the visit.
    • Any medical records or tests already performed
    • Medication bottles your child is taking, if they do not require refrigeration.
    Download and complete these forms

    Patient Forms

    Start Here:

    Please download, print and complete the forms prior to your visit and bring the completed forms with you. 

    • HIPPA Form
    • Registration Form
    • Patient Financial Policy and Responsibility for Payment Form
    And depending on the reason of the visit the:
    • New Patient Form, OR 
    • Established Patient Form 
    And from the following:
    •  Patients referred for a Fetal Echocardiogram Form 
    •  Patients referred for cholesterol/lipid issues Form
    • Patients referred for consideration of PFO closure Form

    If you, the parent or legal guardian, will not accompany a minor patient, please also sign the Consent Form for Treatment of Minor Patient.

    Making an Appointment with CDPCA


    Albany, Kingston or Rhinebeck

    8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
    Call Our Albany Office
    Phone: (518) 489-3292
    Need Directions? Click Below.

    Cooperstown or Oneonta

    8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
    Please Call
    (607) 547-7952
    Need Directions? Click Below.

    Glens Falls

    8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
    Please Call
    (518) 926-3600
    Need Directions? Click Below.
    CDPCA Main Office
    319 South Manning Boulevard, Suite 203
    Albany, NY 12208
    Phone: (518) 489-3292
    Fax: (518) 453-6286

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