What do I bring to my first appointment?

  • All of your health insurance cards
  • If applicable, please bring prior X-rays, MRI studies, or previous operative notes.


What are your closest subway stops to the office?

72nd Street and Broadway - 1,2,3 Line
72nd Street and Central Park West - B, C Lines

Use the MTA Trip Planner to help you get to us, click here.


Which patient information forms need to be completed?

All New Patients:


What payment methods do you accept?

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash, and Personal Checks


Will you file a claim with my insurance company or is that my responsibility?

Yes. If we are under contract with your insurance company, we will collect the co-payment at the time of your visit and submit the claim for you. 


What are the rates if you are out of network with my insurance plan? 

If we do not currently participate in your health insurance plan, and you have out of network benefits, you can expect your out of pocket expense to be $65. for all regular office visits.


Medicare: Please call to speak with us personally so we can review your specific Medicare benefits and give you an exact answer regarding finances.


We never perform any service without discussing it, and its cost with you beforehand, and receiving your approval. We are very respectful around finances, and no one ever receives a bill from “out of nowhere” from us!

Give a call to discuss your specific health concerns with Dr. Kowal and he’ll be able to clarify what finances, evaluative services and/or care would look like for you personally.


What do I do if I need to cancel my appointment?

Please contact the office 24 hours in advance to cancel an appointment.


What is the age range of the patients you see?

Adolescents to seniors.


Are you seeing new patients? How soon can I be seen?

Yes, we are accepting new patients. We will try to schedule you within a day of your call.


Dr. Richard Kowal
23 West 73rd Street
Upper West Side

New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-799-2520
Fax: 212-799-2594
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