Hi and welcome to our office.
My father, Dr. Sam Richter, started this practice back in 1960 in Elmhurst, NY. He was a general practitioner and took care of patients of all ages. I joined my dad in practice in 1992. Things used to be simpler in medicine when my dad started practicing. As you know, we now have insurance companies trying to dictate your medication choices and, you may not know, ever increasing government regulation. Throughout these changes we have always adhered to some basic principles. Listen to the patient. The patient knows how they feel. Listen to the story. It is often critical to the diagnosis. Be available. Imagine you wake with a fever and a sore throat and you call your doctor and they can't see you for 2 weeks. We offer same day appointments for sick visits. Be thorough. There is no substitute for this. Reviewing prior labs and imaging studies takes time, but the information you need to help the patient is often there. The question that wasn't asked could be the key to the diagnosis. Care. If you are seen for a sick visit you will get a call from us to find out how you are doing.