Family Medicine | Primary Care | Inwood | Long Beach
Family Medicine | Primary Care | Inwood | Long Beach Family Medicine | Primary Care | Inwood | Long Beach
Family Medicine | Primary Care | Inwood | Long Beach

Patient Information

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I go to the Emergency Room?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room:

  • Cardiac chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness or loss of coordination or balance
  • Sudden blurred vision or loss of vision
  • Numbness or weakness in your face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Severe burns
  • Seizures

If you need to speak to a physician regarding a medical emergency, please dial 516-371-6884.

Non-Urgent Medical Matters

  • Renewal of prescription
  • Referrals
  • Appointments

Please call the appropriate office during normal business hours.

Why should I go to South Shore Family Medical Associates?

South Shore Family Medical Associates offers prompt, professional, and compassionate care in a family friendly convenient setting, 7 days a week.

Who will take care of me?

South Shore Family Medical Associates is staffed with experienced Board-certified physicians and physician assistants.

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Hours of Operation

Inwood Monday - Thursday 8:30 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  Friday 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  Saturday 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
  Sunday CLOSED
Arverne Monday - Tuesday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Wednesday 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  Thursday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Friday 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  Saturday/Sunday CLOSED
Long Beach Monday - Tuesday 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  Wednesday 12:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  Thursday 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  Friday 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  Saturday CLOSED
  Sunday 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Rosedale Monday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Tuesday 8:30 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  Wednesday - Thursday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  Friday 8:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  Saturday/Sunday CLOSED
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The Appointment Procedure

In order to facilitate the appointment procedure, prior to scheduling an examination by telephone, you should have the following information:

  • Name, address, telephone number, date of birth of the patient being scheduled.
  • Insurance card, with the name of the insurance company, and the Social Security number of the member/employee covered by the insurance.
  • Primary insurance information of dependent/spouse if covered by another insurance company.
  • Secondary insurance information, if applicable.

We are accepting new patients at all locations. Walk-ins are welcomed.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Long Beach Medical Center
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • North Shore LIJ - Franklin Hospital
  • Peninsula Hospital Center
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital
  • St. John's Episcopal Hospital
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Patient Forms

The following form can be downloaded to your computer and printed at home. By filling out this form ahead of time, you will save a significant amount of time during your visit. Please be prepared to provide this information to our office along with your current medical insurance information. If you have any questions when filling out this form, please do the best you can and our staff will assist you with your questions on the day of your visit.

Need Adobe Acrobat Reader?

If you do not have a copy of Acrobat Reader you can get one for free by clicking on the icon 'Get Acrobat® Reader'. This will take you to Adobe's website and enable you to download the Acrobat program to your computer.

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Accepted Insurance and Payment Options

  • Most insurance plans are accepted.
  • We also accept most personal checks and cash.
  • Co-pays are collected at the time of visit.
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Family Practice Dr. Allan S. Detweiler serving Inwood, Long Beach, Arverne, Rosedale, Woodmere, Hewlett,
Cedarhurst, Lawrence, Rockaway, Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, Oceanside, Island Park, East Rockaway,
Broad Channel, Valley Stream, Jamaica, Springfield Gardens, Lynbrook, St. Albans, and the surrounding area.