Updated Sept. 10th, 2020
We are here to consult via WhatsApp for non urgent issues such as rashes and general questions.
Please send a message to our Telehealth Line 516-732-3199
We will try and respond via WhatsApp Video within 12-24 hours. If we can call earlier we will try our best to accommodate. Please refrain from texting our private numbers.
If your matter is urgent, please call our office.
Due to the recent Pandemic, we are all struggling to get back to our routines, let's keep in mind that we are all in this together.
COVID NASAL SWABS HOURS
If you would like to have your child(ren) tested, please call us for an appointment.
WE WILL NOT CHARGE ANY COPAYS OR DEDUCTIBLES
FOR YOUR COVID NASAL SWAB.
OTHER RECENT CHANGES
1. Requests to mail or fax forms to camp or school. These forms are available on the portal for free as of August 2020. If you need to pick them up or have them faxed there is a $15 fee.
2. Walk-Ins - due to COVID 19, all visits are by scheduled appointment only.
3. Due to COVID 19 - we can not accept transfers of full families from other doctors until further notice. We will accept single newborns 0-12 months old.
4. Requests for letters - May take 1-3 days to fulfill.
David Elazar Simai & Staff
We will work hard to rebuild and innovate, and appreciate your co-operation in doing so.
Please fill out the Patient experience survey, it takes a few minutes to fill out surveys 1&2 and as always we appreciate you feedback.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO FILL OUT OUR SURVEYS
Back To School - 2020
COVID NASAL and ANTIBODY TESTING INFO.
Here are a few answers from Dr Simai to some questions you may have:
1. Is the test done at Dr Simai's office?
Answer: Yes, the nasal swab is done in office. The antibody blood testing is done at the lab. Please call us for a consultation for this test or for an appointment in office for the nasal swab.
2. How long will it take to get results?
Answer: Between 2-3 days in most cases.
COVID ANTIBODY TESTING
If your child requires antibody testing per Dr. Simai or Sagee you can pick up a precription for the test and go to the NORTHWELL lab across the street from our office.
1. What does the test mean?
Answer: Having IgG to COVID 19 means that you have antibodies that can fight the virus.
Currently, we do not know how long these antibodies will last. There is a chance to get the infection more than once (we hope that most patients will not be re infected this season, but we are unsure if we could be infected again next year)
2. When is a good time to get tested for antibodies?
Answer: At least 2 weeks after the last symptoms of your child's cough.
3. What if my child was not exposed to anyone with COVID-19?
Answer: you may want to know their status before they attend school, camp or eventually when they meet elderly people. If they do NOT have the COVID 19 ANTIBODY, they may get infected in the FUTURE, and pose a risk to adults they come into contact with.
4. I am 100% sure that my child had COVID 19 - should I still test them?
Answer: It is totally up to the parents discretion with the input of the doctor to test or not to test their children.
5. If my child has the ANTIBODY to COVID 19, are they NO LONGER CONTAGIOUS?
Answer: There is still a small chance that your child can shed the virus even if she or he have the ANTIBODY. There is also a chance of your child getting RE-INFECTED. Since COVID 19 is a new virus, there is still a lot for us to learn about it.
Dr. David E. Simai founded his private practice in 2005 with one objective in mind - taking care of the 5 Towns & Far Rockaway Community's medical needs.
Dr. Simai is a Board Certified Pediatrician. He attended Yeshiva University, SUNY Downstate Medical School and completed his Pediatric Residency at LIJ -Cohen Children's Hospital in 2003.
Dr. Simai was raised in a family of physicians who enjoyed practicing medicine! His father, Dr. Elias Simai, taught & inspired by example, by developing innovative surgical techniques and going the extra mile for every single patient he treated.
Dr. Simai and his staff work tirelessly to tend the needs of all our patients. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to care for each individual child as if they were our own children.
Being a certified Patient Centered Medical Home, we have adopted the following important standards:
Our parents are trained to tackle medical issues with confidence. Dr. Simai’s mission is to educate parents & forge a lasting, bond of trust, care and support. Working as one with parents to raise a brighter, happier and healthier generation.