Pappas PMR is a practice in Astoria specializing in the non-surgical treatment of neck, back and extremity pain due to age-related joint pathology, sports injuries, and auto/work-related trauma.

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Insurance Info

Auto (No-Fault), Workers' Comp and most major insurance plans are accepted.

Please contact us directly at (718) 274-1300 for insurance information.

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Patient Information

When you arrive at Pappas Physical Medicine  & Rehabilitation, you can expect…

  • A warm greeting
  • Expert treatment from only skilled professionals
  • The highest quality of medical care.

Listed below are frequently asked questions (FAQs).  If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to call the office at (718) 274-1300.

Q: What do Physiatrists and Physical Therapists specialize in?
A:  They are specially trained to identify sources of pain and to treat them for optimal results.   They are experts at diagnosing and treating neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

Q: What should I bring with me for my first visit?

  • The prescription from your doctor
  • Your medical insurance information/card.
  • If a Workers' Compensation case, bring your claim number and your case manager's contact information.
  • If an auto accident, bring your auto insurance or an attorney lien

Q: What kind of information will I be asked to provide?

  • Your medical history
  • Your current problems/complaints
  • A description of what aggravates your problem and what eases it.
  • A description of how your problem affects your daily activities/functions.
  • Medications that you take

Q: What is the purpose of the first visit? The following visits?

A: The immediate purpose is to begin the process of making an objective, thorough evaluation of your problem/condition by employing proven diagnostic tests, such as palpation, Range of Motion (ROM) testing, muscle testing and neurological screening.

Once the diagnostics have been completed, a plan will be formulated to best treat your problem.  The plan will include the type of therapy that is to be employed, how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, at-home therapy programs, short-term/long-term goals, and what you can expect after discharge from therapy. This plan will be created with input from your referring doctor, specialists you have visited, our medical/therapeutic team, and you.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Wear loose fitting clothing that makes it easy to expose the area that needs to be evaluating or treated.  For example, if you have a knee problem, wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, wear a tank top.  For low back problems, wear a loose-fitting shirt and pants.

Q: How long are the visits? 
A: Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes per visit.

Q: How are these services paid for? 
A:  Billing for our services is similar to what happens at your doctor's office:

  • We will bill your insurance company, Workers' Comp, etc. directly.
  • The payer will process the bill and pay us according to an agreed upon fee schedule.
  • The payer will also send you an Explanation of Benefits (EOB)
  • You may be required to cover some or all what the payer doesn’t cover.  Our staff will be able to provide that information.

Any other question? Please don’t hesitate to call the office at (718) 27-.1300

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