COVID-19 ONLINE TELEMEDICINE SERVICES
Due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic, and closure of many medical practices and walk-in clinics, Dr. Tirgan is extending his expertise in internal medicine and medical oncology online, via virtual medical consultation to those who are in need of solutions for simple medical problems.
Dr. Tirgan has set up a separate wesbite for this service. In the event you are in need of general medical care, you can access www.DrTirgan.com to book an appointment for remote medical care by Dr. Tirgan.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for safety of our patients and our staff, we are exercising several cautionary measures. Please take note of the following:
1- Our office currently remains open but with very limited hours.
2- If you are not feeling well, or have a fever or cough, please reschedule your appointment. We will not be able to provide service to anyone who may even have a mild cold.
3- We have extended the appointment times to 30 minutes for each patient. This will prevent overcrowding of our office. Please try to arrive just on time for your appointment.
4- To protect everyone, we do not shake hands anymore and maintain distance.
5- Our staff may be wearing masks and gloves in working with you. This is just to protect everyone.
New Patients - Tele-Medicine Service
We are glad that you have chosen to see Dr. Tirgan for treatment of your keloids. We hope that you will find the following information useful.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Tirgan has started providing telemedicine keloid consultation to all those who may be interested in this level of service.
Before you book your telemedicine visit, you need to do two things:
2-Please also e mail several images of your keloids, taken in good lighting and from different angles to DrTirgan@gmail.com.
Please make sure to provide accurate responses to each question and provide a valid e-mail address. The information you provide will allow Dr. Tirgan to better assess your condition and provide you with a treatment plan and the associated cost estimate if you will be coming in for an in person visit. All information submitted through this website is secure and remains confidential.
Patient care starts with a thorough consultation. During your initial meeting, Dr. Tirgan examines your keloids, reviews the history of your disorder, your prior treatments, and the results of these treatments. He also takes time to answer all of your questions. Afterward, he provides you with his recommended treatment plan. The duration of the consultation is usually 20 minutes. However, in complex cases, it may last much longer.
Cost of Consultation
The initial consultation fee, in person or via telemedicine is $250. Unfortunately, most insurance companies consider keloids as cosmetic problems and do not pay for the treatment of keloids. As a result, we cannot accept any form of insurance.
Cost of Treatment?
The number and type of treatments vary from patient to patient. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict the total cost. Size, shape, location and prior procedures are all factors that affect the complexity of treatment. Additionally, each keloid responds to treatment differently. In general, the smaller the keloid, the lower the cost; however, to achieve the best possible outcome, most keloids require several rounds of treatment. The fees for keloid injections, anesthesia, etc., are separate from the fee for cryotherapy. Dr. Tirgan will provide you with the procedural costs in advance of each visit. We can also provide you with an estimate of your treatment cost if you have one or few keloids.
Cost of Follow-up Visits?
Once you are an established patient, you will only pay for the cost of ongoing treatment. We typically waive the office visit charge for patients who come in for treatment. We do however charge a fee of $100.00 for follow-ups if no treatment is provided.
On occasions, Dr. Tirgan sees patients on Saturdays. Please visit our calendar for available Saturdays.
Those who may be interested in setting up a telephone consultation may do so by forwarding the following to to DrTirgan@gmail.com.
- Keloid Consultation Request Form as well as
- Photographs of your keloids - taken in good lighting and from different angles -
Please make sure (a) to provide accurate responses to each question and (b) in your email subject matter line, please indicate "Request for Telephone Consultation". Please keep in mind that consultation is done to inform you of treatment options. The duration of telephone consultation is limited to 30 minutes. Once we receive your request, we will forward you an invoice which you may pay using a credit card. Your payment for this service will apply to your overall charges if you choose to become a patient of Dr. Tirgan. You will, however, need to come for treatment within 12 months of the date of the consultation, i.e. you will not be charged another consultation fee if you come to see us within a year.
We frequently receive emails and phone calls from patients who live far away from New York, asking us for advice. Please keep in mind Dr. Tirgan cannot and does not provide treatment or advice by email. We advise that you review the Keloid Treatment Guidelines that are available on the website of Keloid Research Foundation.
Please submit your appointment request by clicking on the icon below. Make sure to provide accurate responses to each question and have a valid e-mail address. For both new and returning patients, you will receive an email confirming the date and time of your appointment. Please know that all information submitted through this website is secure and remains confidential.