PARK AVENUE TRAUMA
Injury Treatment Facility
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.
Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
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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
Executive Medical Director
Specializing in Trauma & Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Residency Training: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
M.D., Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY – 1978
B.S., City College of New York – 1971
Board Certified Neurologist
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
Pain Management Specialist
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
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 –
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.
Positions and Appointments:
Private Practice, NYC: 1997 to present.
Private Practice, NJ: 2001-2006
Midtown Allergy and Arthritis Care, NY: 2014 to present.
Aspen Medical Associates, NJ: 3/13-11/18.
Park Medical Group, NJ: 9/30-12/31/11.
Essex Diagnostic Group, NJ: 7/11 to 10/13.
Nesconset Medical Services, NY: 1999-8/06.
New York Spine and Sport, NY: August 2006.
Manhattanville Nursing Home, NY: 3-6/06.
Accudiagnostic Labs,Brooklyn, NY: 1999-2001.
Harbor Health Medical Center, Mamaroneck,NY: 1998-2001.
William B. Head, Jr., M.D., NY: 8/97-7/98.
Attending Physiatrist, New York Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY: 7/93-7/1997,
Instructor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Cornell University Medical College: 8/97.
Why Choose Park Avenue Trauma?
- 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
– Leyana T.
– 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.
– Sardar B.
Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please book an appointment before visiting our clinic.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Workers' Compensation insurance actually cover?
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?
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?
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)?
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?
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?
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?
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.