woman holding her stomachIn response to our patients’ needs and the rapidly changing circumstances of public health, we are pleased to offer you the option of a virtual office visit. Telehealth visits are a great alternative to office visits, erasing the commute while still being able to conveniently access Dr. Goldman as well as our Nutritionist/Holistic Health Coach Missy via a HIPAA-compliant, secure video platform.

Virtual office visits work perfectly for women with Endometriosis related concerns. The vast bulk of what we do in the office is to engage in deeply inquisitive conversations about your current and past health, in order to find the root causes of your current concerns. Additional lab work can often be done remotely, sometimes in your own home!

Dr. Gary Goldman is a board-certified OB/GYN and NYC Endometriosis Specialist who takes the time to hear your story and uses cutting-edge technology as well as a holistic approach to diagnose and reduce your Endometriosis symptoms. Located on the upper east side in Manhattan, Dr. Goldman provides you with a personalized evaluation and treatment plan. Call today to schedule your appointment or book online now.

Virtual Visits For Current Patients

Just as you would make an appointment for an in-office visit, please call our office at (212) 535-6100 to schedule a Virtual Visit with Dr. Goldman. You can reach Missy directly at (914) 819-8692. At your appointed time, you will be invited by email to video chat through Zoom. This app can be accessed through your computer or a mobile phone. As a current patient you may make a virtual appointment regardless of where you reside.

Virtual Visits For New Patients

If you are a resident of New York or Florida we can offer you a complete medical consultation with Dr. Goldman as he is licensed in both of these states. If you are not a resident of either state, or you are not a current patient in our practice, then we may not provide you with a physician appointment due to current telemedicine regulations.

Make a virtual appointment by calling the office at (212) 535-6100. You will be asked to complete our routine paperwork which you can access here:  https://garygoldmanmd.com/for-patients/your-first-visit/  You must send all of the completed forms by fax at (212) 535-3956 before the time of your appointment or the appointment will be cancelled.

You may schedule a virtual appointment with our Nutritionist/Holistic Health Coach Missy regardless of your place of residence.

You may not book a Telemedicine appointment through Zocdoc.

We must confirm your status by phone as a new or current patient, as well as the location of your residence, in order to satisfy regulatory requirements.

Zoom

After evaluating many competing apps, we have partnered with Zoom for our telehealth visits. Zoom is a HIPAA-compliant, secure platform with a high-quality audio and video experience. When you are scheduled for a telehealth visit, you will receive an invitation to Zoom by email. Please connect to Zoom about ten minutes before your first virtual visit as you will need to download their software.

Payment

Payments for virtual visits are the same rate as an office visit. Credit card information will be taken at the time you schedule your appointment. You may cancel your appointment with at least 24 hours notice without penalty. Cancellations within 24 hours or ‘no-shows’ will incur a 50% fee. Please call ahead and speak with our secretary to discuss our fee schedule.

Insurance

Just as we do not participate in any insurance plans for office visits, telemedicine visits are billed and paid at the time services are rendered. We will provide you with an appropriately coded superbill which you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. While telemedicine is generally considered to be reimbursable, each insurance company and each state has its own regulations. We cannot make any guarantees regarding your insurance reimbursement. Read more about our insurance policies here: https://garygoldmanmd.com/for-patients/insurance/

Labs

Any recommended lab studies based on our consultation can be obtained locally. We will send you a lab requisition form, which you may use at a laboratory close to your home. Alternatively, we offer lab drawing at our office by appointment.

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a common condition that affects between 6 – 10% of all women. It is one of the most frustrating causes of lower-abdomen and pelvic pain in women; the average woman with endometriosis has typically seen 6-7 gynecologists over a 10-year span before finally being diagnosed. The condition refers to very small implants of tissue that closely resembles the normal uterine lining (endometrium) in abnormal locations elsewhere in the body. These implants are stimulated to grow by the circulating hormones normally made during a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Dr. Gary Goldman is a board-certified OB/GYN and NYC Endometriosis Specialist who takes the time to hear your story and uses cutting-edge technology as well as a holistic approach to diagnose and reduce your endometriosis symptoms. Located on the upper east side in Manhattan, Dr. Goldman provides you with a personalized evaluation and treatment plan. Call today to schedule your appointment or book online now.

Endometriosis Q&A

What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?

It is difficult for many women as well as gynecologists to recognize the symptoms of endometriosis. Often, the condition is finally discovered when painful symptoms become severe, or due to infertility. In some cases of endometriosis, you may not have side effects or symptoms, and it is only found coincidentally. Other times, the condition causes severe disabling pain in the lower abdomen, typically during your period, with ovulation, or with intercourse. The pain may be isolated to your abdomen and pelvis or may radiate to your back and legs. Some women have no pain and are only discovered to have endometriosis during a workup for infertility. The degree of endometriosis and the degree of pain often do not correlate.

Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • Abnormally heavy periods (menorrhagia)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Menstrual pain and severe cramps (dysmenorrhea or “killer cramps”)
  • Mid-cycle pain associated with ovulation (mittelschmerz)
  • Pain with sex (dyspareunia)
  • Abdomen pain and bowel dysfunction, including diarrhea, bloating, gassiness, and painful bowel movements.
  • Bladder dysfunction, painful urination
  • Back pain and leg pain
  • Infertility
  • Weakness, pain or numbness in nerves (neuropathy)
  • Fatigue

Personality changes (depression, apathy, stress)