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Frequently Asked Questions

At the Park Avenue Wellness Center, we specialize in providing quality treatment to our patients. Dr. Manish Zinzuvadia sees patients on a fee for service basis and is an out of network psychiatrist. Your insurance company can help answer questions regarding reimbursement for out of network benefits. Additionally, we will be happy to provide you with the needed information to help submit your claim to your insurance company. We require payment at the time of service and are able to accept checks, cash, or credit cards. Dr. Kishor Zinzuvadia accepts some insurance plans, please contact the office at 212 289 2299 or email for more information. At the time of visit, please remember that a co-payment is required and can be paid via check, cash, or credit card. Please call the office to discuss our rates.
Psychiatry is a branch of medicine, and psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in behavior and the brain. They receive an undergraduate degree, attend medical school for four years, and then complete residency training for 4 more years plus additional time for fellowships. Psychiatrists specialize in the treatment of mental illness while understanding the medical underpinnings of these disorders. They are able to understand how medical conditions can affect the brain and can also recognize medical conditions that may mimic certain mental illnesses. There are other professionals who also treat psychiatric conditions such as psychologists (PhD or PsyD), Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, but they are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe medications or analyze medical problems.
When a person starts to experience issues that they cannot handle on their own, or family members or friends start to see changes in a person’s behavior, it may be time to consult with a psychiatrist. Difficulty sleeping, feeling depressed or anxious, or being unable to cope with stress may be signs that it’s time to make an appointment. As a psychiatrist is uniquely qualified to understand your symptoms from a broad medical perspective, you can get the treatment you need to get back on your feet.
At your first visit with Dr. Zinzuvadia, a typical session may last anywhere from 60- 90 minutes. We will go over your background so we can get to know you better, and then we will discuss your medical history, past treatment, and which symptoms bring you into the office today. As a psychiatrist, it will be important to understand your medical history and then integrate that with your social background and psychological factors. After gathering this information, we can discuss treatment options and our recommendations. If you agree with the plan, we will set up a structure for follow up visits and further outline what your treatment will look like.
There are a few different types of appointments depending on your type of treatment. For medication management follow-up visits, a typical appointment may last from 15-30 minutes. Sessions involving more complex psychotherapy may last 30-45 minutes. These sessions may involve assignments to take home and complete before the next visit.
After carefully constructing a plan to treat your specific concerns, we will decide how often is right for you. Sometimes, the beginning stages of treatment require more frequent sessions, from once a week to once every two weeks. After reaching a certain point, you may be able to come in once a month if we are doing medication management. If you are receiving psychotherapy in addition to medication management, we will decide together how frequently you should come in, and it could be as frequently as every 1-2 weeks.
Sometimes, patients may want to bring in a family member during a session or a patient may even require family or caregivers to bring them in for other reasons. It is ultimately your choice as to whom you want to involve in your care.
If you have a question about scheduling, you can call our office or send us an email and we will get back to you within 1 business day. If you have a question for Dr. Zinzuvadia that can be answered over the phone, he will be glad to do so. However, we ask that if your question will take more than a few minutes that you please come in for an appointment so we have adequate time to address your concerns. Dr. Zinzuvadia is available after business hours and on weekends for urgent issues that may arise.
The portal serves as a personalized section of our electronic medical record. Some of the available features include the ability to check our schedule, request appointments, and update appointment reminder settings. Although you can request appointments without having an account, you can optionally log in to the portal for more functionality. If you would like to create a user account, please ask us at your next visit.