Join Our Practice

Our practice treats a wide variety of rheumatological and auto-immune diseases. Please review the information on this site to learn more about our practice. 

Check Insurance Coverage

If we do not accept your insurance plan, we will submit an insurance claim as a courtesy.  You must sign a financial agreement indicating that you are responsible for any fees that are not paid by your insurance.  You should contact your insurance company to confirm your coverage and benefits. Some plans will not pay benefits if you choose to see an "out-of-network" physician. Below is a list of participating insurances but it is recommended that you call our office before you visit at 518-489-4471 to confirm participation as this can change without notice.

AARP
Aetna
American Progressive Today’s Option
Blue Shield of Northeastern NY
Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP)
Champus
CIGNA
Empire Blue Cross
Fidelis
GHI
Humana
Medicare
NYS Medicaid
Mohawk Valley Health Plan (MVP)
New York State Empire Plan
PHCS/Multiplan
POMCO
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
Wellcare

Referrals

The Center for Rheumatology does not require new patients to have a referral from their primary care physician (applies to Albany and Schenectady new patients only). In the case of the patients’ insurance carrier requiring it then it is the patient’s responsibility to obtain the referral from their primary care physician. 

Make an Appointment

Please contact our New Patient Coordinators to register and schedule an appointment. Please call 518-489-4471 and press option 3.  

Complete Registration Paperwork

To ensure your first visit goes smoothly, please complete your new patient registration forms and return them to our office prior to your visit. You can download copies by clicking here.