New patient appointment (initial): New patient appointments at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology are one hour. During the appointment your vitals are taken, your history is reviewed, tests are ordered if deemed necessary, prescriptions are prescribed, and possible treatments are discussed. The new patient appointment is scheduled with any of our clinicians, nurse practitioners, and/or specialists.
Follow up appointments: Follow up appointments at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology are 30 minutes. The first follow up appointment after the initial consultation is scheduled with Dr. Halpern. All other follow ups are scheduled with the practitioner of your choice and are dependent upon your availability and our practitioners availability. After the initial consultation, an individualized treatment plan is developed specifically for each patient. Each patient will have their own unique treatment plan which can include a combination of treatment methods ranging from prescription management, injections, botox, infusion therapy, nerve blocks, trigger point injections, vitamin/herb therapy, sleep management, weight loss management, massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, and mental health services. We at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology believe in treating the whole patient and not just the symptom!
Testing: Testing is usually performed at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology and is ordered by our practitioners. The type of test and duration is discussed and ordered specifically to rule out conditions that may be the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Testing can last 30 minutes to an hour. Other tests can take 2-3 days to complete.
Skype appointment: Dr. Halpern and the practitioners at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology offer video chat visits to established patients only. New patients must be seen first in the office before Skype visits can be arranged. Because insurance companies do not cover visits in this format, the charges are fully the responsibility of the patient, and range from $90 and up. Often, compared to the cost of an insurance copay, combined with transportation costs and time lost from work, Skype visits can be economically efficient. These visits must be arranged in advance with the staff at the center.
Injection Appointment: Injection Appointments at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology can be 30 minutes-90 minutes in duration depending on the type of injection and whether IV fluids are administered. No special preparation is needed, and afterwards you can go about your day as your normally would with little restrictions.
Botox Appointment: Botox Appointments at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology are 30 minutes. They are scheduled every 12 weeks with any of our clinicians, nurse practitioners, and/or specialists. No special preparation is needed, and afterwards you can go about your day as you normally would with little restrictions. Botox can be used for several other neurological conditions as well.
Mental Health Appointments: Mental Health Appointments at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology are 45 minutes. The consultation can take up to 60 minutes. Mental health appointments are scheduled with our psychiatric practitioner, Amanda Moret, MHNP, FNP. The frequency of the appointments can be weekly, bimonthly or monthly. It is dependent upon the treatment developed by Amanda Moret, MHNP, FNP. Medication management sessions are dependent upon the therapist’s professional expertise. Skype visits are available upon request.
Biofeedback Sessions: Biofeedback appointments are scheduled with our mental health, psychiatric nurse practitioner, Amanda Moret, MHNP, FNP. Biofeedback sessions are developed by Amanda Moret, MHNP, FNP, and the packages offered are specifically tailored to each individual. Call to inquire for more information.