Welcome To

PARK AVENUE TRAUMA

Injury Treatment Facility

Welcome To

PARK AVENUE TRAUMA

Injury Treatment Facility

NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS

With Regard to the Coronavirus Epidemic:

  • We are continuing to do evaluations by doctors and physical therapists in our office.
  • All first evaluations by doctors will be performed in our office.
  • Physical Therapy will continue to be available in our office.
  • Follow-up evaluations with doctors will often be possible by telemedicine on your cell phone or computer screen. Some special follow-up evaluations need to be done in the office.
  • Physical therapists’ evaluations will be possible by telemedicine but physical therapy will need to be done in the office.

WE ARE OBSERVING COMPLETE PRECAUTIONS IN OUR OFFICE:
ALL STAFF MEMBERS MUST WEAR MASKS, GLOVES AND GOWNS.
ALL CONTACT SURFACES ARE ROUTINELY DISINFECTED AFTER EACH PATIENT USE.
ALL PATIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS.

OPEN WEEKDAYS

Open Weekdays

Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Walk-ins welcome!

PERSONAL INJURY

Personal Injury

We Accept Workers’ Comp, No-Fault, & Sports Related Injury Cases
CONVENIENT LOCATION

Convenient Location

Located in Downtown Brooklyn near all major public transportation
CALL OR BOOK ONLINE

Call or Book Online

Call us toll free at 1-877-COMP-DOC (266-7362) or fill in the form below.

Workers Comp Doctors in Brooklyn, NY

We Are Very Experienced in Treating Workers Compensation & No-Fault Injury Cases

Since 1987, our medical diagnostic and treatment facility has been committed to optimizing the diagnosis and care of your injuries using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and highly trained personnel. We are workers comp doctors in Brooklyn, NY. The members of our medical group provide everything from expert diagnostic services to physical therapy and pain management treatment modalities to help you get back on your feet.

Doctors at Park Avenue Trauma


Dr. Gideon Hedrych, M.D.

Dr. Gideon Hedrych, M.D.

Executive Medical Director

Specializing in Trauma & Emergency Medicine 

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS:
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

EDUCATION:
Residency Training: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

M.D., Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY – 1978

B.S., City College of New York – 1971

Dr. Joseph C. Yellin, D.O.

Dr. Joseph C. Yellin, D.O.

Board Certified Neurologist

EDUCATION

Queens College, Flushing, NY; B.A., 1975
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa; D.O., 1978
U.S. Public Health Hospital, Staten Island, NY, 1978-1979 Flexible Program Intern
Diplomat, National Board of Examiners, 1979
Downstate Medical Center Neurology Residency, 1979-1982
Board Certified Neurology, 1988

Dr. Thomas Scilaris, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Scilaris, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedist

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons

HONORS & AWARDS
Jun 11, 1999
George Redgepath Award Kansas City, MO
Outstanding Resident

Apr 15, 1999
Frank D. Dickson Award Kansas City, MO
Meritorious Performance

Apr 11, 1997
Frank D. Dickson Award Kansas City, MO
Meritorious Performance

Dr. David R. Adin, D.O.

Dr. David R. Adin, D.O.

Pain Management Specialist

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Aug, 2010 – Present
President, NJ Orthopedic Rehab and Pain Management Group, Woodbridge, NJ; Englewood, NJ

Sept, 2008 – Present
President, New York Spine and Pain Care, Astoria, NY

Mar, 2008 – Jan, 2012
Director of Pain Management, New York Spine Institute, NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, Westbury, NY

Aug, 2005 – Sept, 2008
Attending Physician, New York Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation , Astoria, NY; Brooklyn, NY

Jan, 1994 – May, 1996
Director, Electrodiagnostics Department, Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Astoria, NY

Dr. Miriam Kragness, PHD

Dr. Miriam Kragness, PHD

Neuropsychologist

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed psychologist: NY 015596
NYS Workers Comp. Authorization: S15596-0

Training and Presentations:

Online training for Adult Basic Education instructors and supervisors:
Units on brain injury, epilepsy, AD/HD and mental health –
http://manual.abedisabilities.org/

Annual-conference of rehabilitation counselors (Minneapolis, MN 2007)
— Presentation on learning disabilities and
reasonable accommodations at work and school;

Annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
(Minneapolis, MN 2003) – Presentation on mental health issues
associated with mild traumatic brain injury;

Management training: Presentations/training on leadership,
management, behavioral measurement, and the like for
organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

Why Choose Park Avenue Trauma?


Our mission is to provide the most complete and comprehensive care for our patients, ensuring that they get the best possible care for their injuries. Our well-trained staff of medical doctors, physical therapists, and administrative personnel is committed to helping our patients in all their medical requirements for as long as they are needed.
  • Medical staff includes Trauma Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Neurologist, and Pain Management Specialist.
  • Each of the above specialists are experienced in the evaluation and treatment of all injuries.
  • Full range of diagnostic testing including EMG/NCV/SSEP studies and X-Ray capabilities and off-site MRI and CT scans.
  • All necessary medical documentation will be provided in a timely manner.
  • Over 33 years in practice specializing in rehabilitation from accidents and injuries.
  • Conveniently located in Downtown Brooklyn near all major public transportation.

Here’s What Our Patients Say About Us

“Park Avenue Trauma has provided me with excellent service thus far. All of my needs are being met. The staff listens to my concerns and addresses them accordingly.”

– Leyana T.

“The ladies at the front desk are helpful and fast, the bathroom and office is always clean. It’s nice when your hurt to come to a calm place that’s well cared for it shows the kind of care you will receive..”

– Elyse I.

“The workers are very professional and helpful when needed. The doctors and therapy sessions is great. I will be willing to recommend park Avenue trauma to someone in the future. The best workers comp doctors in NY!”

– Omotayo A.

“Dr Hedrych and his staff members are excellent. Staff working in physical center and front desk are very courteous and helpful. The good thing of this center is, you can have every doctor and specialist on the same floor.”

– Sardar B.

Insurance

Park Avenue Trauma is a provider for most insurance companies, and we are very experienced with No-Fault & Workers Compensation Insurance.

Visit Us

Park Avenue Trauma is located at 100 Livingston St. 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please book an appointment before visiting our clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Workers' Compensation insurance actually cover?
Answer:

A) All medical care required for any New York State work-related injuries, including all diagnostic testing (such as x-rays or MRIs) and all required treatment (such as physical therapy, any injections or surgery)

B) a significant portion of your lost wages if you are unable to continue working or continue working fewer hours or at modified duties with a lower rate of payment.

What does No-Fault insurance actually cover?

Answer:

No-Fault insurance covers any person injured while inside or by a car, regardless of who was at fault, and covers:

A) all medical care costs (up to $50,000) for treatment of any injuries sustained resulting from being struck by or while riding in any motorized vehicle (if not also working while injured) whose insurance is in New York State or if the injuries occurred while in New York State.

B) disability payments of up to 80% of your normal wages or $2,000 per month (whichever is lower) for a limited time period.

What should I expect and what should I bring to my first evaluation by the doctor for a Workers' Compensation (WC) or for a No-Fault (NF) case?

Answer:

A) Expect to spend at least one hour and up to two hours filling out various forms and then being evaluated by the doctor.

B) For both Workers' Compensation and No-Fault cases, bring any medical treatment records that you can obtain, such as from the emergency room, urgent care facility, or other physicians who treated you.

C) For Workers' Compensation cases, please also bring, if possible:
1) a copy of the incident report at your place of employment.
2) a copy of any Workers' Compensation registration forms you have filled out online, such as an C3 form.
3) any information you have received from the Workers' Compensation insurance company by either telephone or in the mail, such as the name of the insurance company, the name of any representative you have spoken to, any claim number you were given, and also any case number you were given, or any letter you have received from the insurance company, especially one with either or both a claim number and a case number.
4) any letter or document you have received from the Workers Compensation Board (WCB), such as the Notice of Case Assembly as well as any other notices.

D) For No-Fault cases, please also bring, if possible:
1) a police report of the accident.
2) a copy of the insurance card and registration for the car that you were driving or a passenger in.
3) a copy of your driver's license.

What should I do as soon as possible after I sustain (a) work-related injury(ies)?

Answer:

A) If possible, report all of your injuries as completely as possible to your employer or supervisor, being careful not to leave any site of injury out by checking your ability to  move every site in your body.  People frequently report only the area that was struck or the area that hurts the most at first and don't realize that one or more other sites could be injured just as badly. Over the succeeding 2-3 days, continue to examine yourself thoroughly and move all of the joints in your neck, back, arms, and legs, noting any pain, and then report any new sites to your employer and to any doctor by whom you are seen. Workers' Compensation makes it very difficult to establish sites about which you don't complain the first few days after an accident (and which are not also documented by the employer or doctor), so be specific about which part(s) hurt(s).  So, if you believe you hurt your shoulder, but your neck also hurts when you move it, make sure you mention your "shoulder" AND your "neck," specifically.  Don't just point to the general area or name just the one that hurts the most at that moment.

B) Get evaluated as soon as possible by an appropriate doctor, such as at a hospital emergency room or an urgent care facility or, even better, if it's not an emergency, be seen as soon as possible by a Worker's Compensation Board-certified doctor, such as the doctors at Park Avenue Trauma Associates.  We book new appointments as soon as possible in order to preserve your ability to claim injured sites you were not aware were injured.

How can I transfer my Workers' Compensation or No-Fault injury treatment from another facility to your facility?

Answer:

It is not possible to provide precise criteria for when you would be able to transfer a case to our care, because it involves weighing a large variety of factors.  However, in general, any  case whose treatment began less than six (6) weeks ago is likely to be transferable.

For a definitive answer, please call 1-877-266-7362.

In all cases, if we accept your transfer, we will require as much documentation as you can obtain of any previous medical evaluations, treatment, or reports of tests that you have received as well as the items listed above in part C and D of the third FAQ (What should I expect and what should I bring...)

What types of cases of work-related illness do you not treat?

Answer:

A) needle sticks causing potential infections, such as hepatitis or HIV (which don't result in a regular infection or deep injury).

B) any allergic reactions

C) any inhalation, ingestion (swallowing), or skin exposure to a harmful substance.

Do you treat hernias?

Answer:

Hernias are stretching or tearing of weak areas in the inner lining of the abdominal wall, frequently occurring around the right or left groin or around the navel (umbilicus) and sometimes other parts of the abdominal wall, especially areas where there was a surgical incision scar.  These areas then allow abdominal contents, such as intestines, to protrude into them.

Although we do not treat hernias ourselves (we would refer you to the appropriate specialist), quite frequently other areas may have been injured at the same time, such as the back, which, combined with a pinched nerve in the back, can cause pain to shoot through   parts of the abdominal wall and make a person suspect they have a hernia when they really have a pinched nerve. We do treat such an injury, so examine yourself carefully for that possibility, and call us to be examined if you think you have more than just a hernia.

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