Frequently Asked Questions


Here you will find answers to some of our most common patient questions.  Remember that our staff is always here to help.  Please call our patient service representatives at 914-241-1050 for assistance.

How do I select a physician at Mount Kisco Medical Group?
We recommend that all patients select a Primary Care Physician (PCP) at Mount Kisco Medical Group. PCPs include internists, pediatricians and obstetricians / gynecologists. Your PCP is generally the first person you see for a regular physical exam or for a health problem. He or she will become familiar with your medical history, and will help you maintain health and wellness. He or she will also coordinate care with other physicians as needed.

At Mount Kisco Medical Group, there are a number of primary care physicians to choose from. Ideally, you should take time to choose a primary care physician that is most compatible with you. To get started, please go to our Physician Directory If you would like more information, just call our Physician Referral Services:

Internal Medicine: 914-242-1592
Pediatrics: 914-242-1340
All Other Departments: 914-242-5630

If you are a member of a managed care plan, please call them to let them know whom you have selected as your PCP.

Which health plans are accepted at Mount Kisco Medical Group?
We provide care for patients with traditional health insurance, managed care plans, Medicare and for patients who pay out of their own pocket. You may find out the different plans with which our physicians participate by calling MKMG's Billing Department at 914-242-1388 or by visiting our Insurances page.

How will I be billed?
Managed care co-payments and payments for non-covered services are expected when services are provided unless other arrangements have been made. If you are to be billed, you will receive a monthly billing statement that lists all charges incurred since your last statement. Payments received from you or your insurance company and any balance due will be indicated. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

If you wish, we can submit charges directly to your primary insurance company. If you have a managed care plan, you will only receive a statement if you have an outstanding co-payment or if you have received services not covered by your plan.

If you have any questions about your statements, please e-mail our Billing Representative at billinginquiry@mkmg.com or call 914-242-1388.

Is Mount Kisco Medical Group a participating Medicare provider?
Yes. If you have questions regarding Medicare coverage of treatments and services, call our Medicare Representative at 914-242-1204. For more information, you may wish to contact Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Or, click here to visit their website: www.medicare.gov.

How do I schedule an appointment?
When you call, please inform us of the name of your health insurance plan, and any changes that have taken place since your last visit. It is helpful to have your insurance card and a calendar handy when making your appointment.

When you come for your appointment, please make sure you have your current insurance card. It is also helpful if you bring a list of all prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking and any allergies that you have.

If you must cancel an appointment, please let us know 24 hours in advance so we may give that time to another patient.  In the event that you are unable to keep your appointment and do not provide the proper cancellation notice, a $25.00 fee will be charged for office visits/consultations and a $100.00 fee for scheduled procedures. 

Please note, no fee will be charged for missed appointments due to inclement weather.   

How are my medical records kept?
We establish one medical record for our patients that include all pertinent details about your care including records and results of tests. This record is available to all Mount Kisco Medical Group physicians at all times, resulting in greater continuity in your care. All medical records are completely confidential and are not used outside of our Group without your permission.

When is the best time to reach my physician for questions?
Most physicians have regularly scheduled periods in which they return patient calls. When you see your physician, ask about the best time to call. Or you may ask the nurses in your physician's department.

Will I get to see my primary care physician at every visit?
It is important that there is continuity in your care and that your primary care physician gets to know you well. You will almost always meet with your primary care physician. If for some reason you primary care physician is not available, another MKMG physician in the same department will see you.

What if I am not feeling well and need to see a physician immediately?
Unless it is a "911" emergency, please call 914-241-1050 24 hours a day and ask for your physician.

What should I do in an emergency?
Minor Emergencies
For minor emergencies such as fractures, wounds that need suturing, difficulty breathing, etc. call 914-241-1050. State clearly that this is an emergency. We can generally provide care in our office for these conditions during regular hours. Even after hours, we recommend that you call your MKMG physician to discuss minor injuries and where they would best be treated.

Life Threatening Emergencies
Call "911" for a life threatening emergency such as a major accident or a sudden and severe illness. If you go to an Emergency Room, tell the physician treating you the name and number of your MKMG physician. We will then do whatever possible to help coordinate your treatment and help to meet your immediate needs.

What if I want to see a specialist?
If you have traditional insurance, you may make an appointment directly with a specialist. However, it is always a good idea to consult your Primary Care Physician (internist, pediatrician, obstetrician / gynecologist) first. HMO or managed care insurance plans generally require you to consult your Primary Care Physician to obtain a referral before seeing a specialist.

Where do I direct concerns about MKMG's compliance with laws or regulations?
Please call the Compliance Hotline at (914) 242-2700 to report concerns about MKMG's compliance with laws or regulations.

 

Please contact the following individuals with any further questions or suggestions:

 Department/Location
 Name
 Phone Number
Mount Kisco - Pediatrics  Judy McAvoy, RN  914-242-1334

Mount Kisco & Northern Westchester Hospital Offices - Internal Medicine 

 Judy Gallo, RN

 914-242-5610

Mount Kisco - OB/GYN    Patti Androsko, LPN  914-242-1214 

Mount Kisco - Cardiology, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, ENT & Urology

  Linda Annutto, RN

 914-242-1513

Mount Kisco - Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Podiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

  Sandra Johnson, RN                    

 914-242-1513             

Laboratory   Roseanne DeBisceglie  914-242-1310 
Medical Records   Alicia Beardsley  845-790-8963
Physical Therapy   Martha Coccaro  914-242-5654
Radiology   John Basile 914-242-5617 
Billing    Barbara Canzio  914-242-1367
Receptionists, Pre-certifications, Referrals and Surgical Scheduling - All Offices   Michelle Whitehurst  914-242-1535
Katonah & Somers   Elizabeth Light, LPN  914-864-4528
Carmel & Pawling Offices    Debbie Flynn Capalbo, LPN  845-278-3519
Jefferson Valley & Ossining Offices   Nancie Caravello, RN 914-721-7003 
Putnam Hospital Center Offices   Anne Mahoney, RN     845-940-1714
Yorktown Heights & Mahopac Offices   Suzanne Donnelly, RN  914-248-7911
Rye Office    Sandra Johnson, RN 914-242-1593 
Poughkeepsie Oakwood   Terri Peplow  845-432-3939
Briarcliff Manor, Croton, Cortlandt, Hudson Valley Hospital Office, & Peekskill   Shellie Carlson, RN  914-468-2284
Kingston & Highland   Renee Christiano  845-202-6222
Fishkill Westage    Rosemarie Echandy CCMA  845-231-5484
Fishkill & Patterson   Christina Epps, RN  845-765-4950
Hopewell Junction & PHC OB/GYN    Lorelle Kleman, RN  845-231-5544
Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, & Hopewell Junction -Surgical Specialties   Lorrie Rymph, RN 845-516-1205
Ophthalmology   Kim Quick, RN  845-592-7724
Poughkeepsie Columbia   Carol Skarvinko, CCMA  845-231-5535
Rhinebeck, Livingston, & Millerton    Katie Elting, RN  845-202-6045