Dear members of our Weill Cornell Pulmonary community,
Our practice is committed to providing exceptional patient care during this time and we are pleased to announce we are scheduling patients for Video Visits!
If you have medical questions or need to speak with your care provider, please call one of our offices to schedule your next video visit.
Our staff can help you set up everything you need for your video visit. Telemedicine allows you to video chat with your doctor from your own home, through the secure MyChart or Weill Cornell Medicine App. Video Visits are available Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, and are covered by all insurance plans. You can begin to set up your Weill Cornell Connect account here!
New to Video Visits?
Start by downloading the Weill Cornell Medicine app from any app store, login with your Weill Cornell Connect login then click here to download our instruction guide.
Our greatest concern is for your health and safety. We sincerely hope you and your family members are healthy and well during these uncertain times. We would like you to know that we are here for you.
Weill Cornell Medicine’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine team consists of highly skilled physicians with expertise in all aspects of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. We have experts specialized in COPD, interstitial lung disease and lung infection in addition to our broad general expertise. The physicians actively participate in education, innovative research, and comprehensive clinical care of patients and provide the most advanced treatments available in the NYC area.
Outpatients with any breathing or lung disorders from simple to complex are welcome for evaluation and treatment. The outpatient facility is state-of-the-art and includes on-site complete pulmonary function testing, advanced radiographic imaging, and laboratory analysis including blood gas assessment. Appointments are often available within seven days.
In addition to the outpatient practice, our physicians direct and staff the Medical Intensive Care Unit of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the #1 rated hospital in New York. Our physicians are also the pulmonary consultants for the New York Presbyterian Hospital as well as for the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Nation’s premier premier Hospital for rheumatology and orthopedic care.
Our Healthcare Providers
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How can I schedule a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)?
Call (646) 962-2333, then select option 1 to schedule an appointment. Appointment requests can also be faxed to 646-962-0330 (calling is preferred). If you are an EPIC provider, you can also place the order in EPIC. To order, use the "Smart Set" tab, and order "full PFTs WCMC." PFTs are performed at our main outpatient location at 425 East 61st Street, 4th floor.
How do I sign up for Weill Cornell Connect?
Weill Cornell Connect is an efficient way to communicate with your doctors, get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home, access your test results, request prescription refills and manage your appointments.
To signup, proceed to https://mychart.weill.cornell.edu/MyChart/ and click "Sign up now" on the right hand side.
If you have an activation code:
If you were given an activation code during check out from your recent appointment, please enter it along with the requested information.
If you do not have an activation code:
Click "Self sign up" on the right hand side and enter the requested information.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Please bring any relevant prior medical records. This includes any previous notes, test results, imaging reports and discs, medication list, names and telephone numbers for any other physicians you are seeing.
What are some common tests done to evaluate pulmonary complaints?
Chest X-ray (CXR), Computed tomography (CT) scan, Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Six minute walk test, Echocardiogram, blood tests; bronchoscopy, thoracentesis
How does my doctor decide if I need oxygen therapy?
Your doctor will perform a six-minute walk test so that they can determine if you need oxygen at this time and how much oxygen flow you will need. The six-minute walk test is a small exercise test used to assess aerobic capacity and endurance. During this test, the objective is to walk as far as possible for six minutes. You will walk back and forth in the hallway, as a technician keeps track of your oxygen levels. During the course of this test, you will also be asked to rank how you are feeling on a scale of 1 to 10, based on an exertion chart. If the oxygen levels in your blood, which is measured via a probe on your finger, are found to be at 88% or below either at rest or with exercise, your doctor will recommend oxygen therapy.
Patients require oxygen for different reasons. Some patients require oxygen at all times, and some may only need additional oxygen during exercise or sleep. Equipment can vary based on the need for oxygen.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Talking about David Berlin, M.D.
"An great clinician teacher who has an astute flair of clinical judgement. He deeply understands the theory behind clinical practice. He has a genuine, approachable character."
Jun 20, 2019
Talking about Dana Zappetti, M.D.
"Very easy to talk to - did not rush me - very thorough"
May 20, 2019
Talking about Fernando J Martinez, M.D., M.S.
"Dr. Martinez is one of the best physicians I have seen in New York. He combines great clinical expertise with compassion and warmth. Though he is a pulmonary specialist, he is concerned about all aspects of his patients’ health. Unlike many specialists at teaching hospitals in New York, he does not exhibit the “God complex” so many doctors in Manhattan have, and will coordinate with other physicians at Weill-Cornell and other hospitals as needed to get his patients comprehensive medical care."
Mar 25, 2019
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