Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc -  - Primary Care Physician

Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

Primary Care Physician & Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY


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Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the delivery of medical services through electronic telecommunication, either video chat or phone. Telemedicine enables medical professionals to provide evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment to patients who have a long distance to travel or mobility and other issues that prevent them from making in-person visits. Telemedicine allows patients to avoid unnecessary office visits for non-emergency medical problems and receive the treatment they need from a more convenient location via their smartphone.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Telemedicine has many benefits for individuals seeking to receive medical care from an experienced, board-certified physician. The first benefit is convenience. With telemedicine, patients can find medical treatment that fits into their schedule.

In addition to saving time, telemedicine also helps patients save money as there is no need to take time off work or miss important engagements. Patients can conveniently access essential medical services from an experienced board-certified doctor from the comfort of their own home. Telemedicine is also ideal for frequent travelers, allowing them to correspond with the same physician no matter where they are in the world.

For patients with disabilities and/or chronic illness, telemedicine is also a practical way to seek medical treatment. Routine needs like renewing prescriptions and annual exams can be quickly administered without the hassle of a long commute. Patients who opt for telemedicine enjoy confidential, compassionate care in the spaces in which they feel most comfortable.

What medical conditions can telemedicine address?

The truth is, not all medical concerns require an on-site visit. Telemedicine is the optimal way for patients looking for medical evaluations or assistance with non-emergency medical matters to address their health and wellness with no disruption to their everyday schedules. When used appropriately, telemedicine can address a large variety of medical concerns and conditions. Some of these conditions include:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Cold and flu
  • Stress and anxiety

Even if you aren't struggling with an immediate condition, telemedicine is an easy and effective way to manage your overall health. Dr. Saltzman can remotely evaluate your health and advise you on the best options for improving and maintaining your health. Whether you need a follow-up or consultation, telemedicine services are a convenient way to access the care you need. To get started, book an appointment by phone or online today.

Insurance and Billing

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help. However, insurance does not cover addiction treatments.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
United Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is a fantastic doctor in NYC! She is trustworthy...Every time I see her, she spends time listening to me and...I also trust her referrals."

    Emily H.
  • Yelp

    "I was super impressed with Dr. Saltzman's demeanor, patience, and professionalism...liked that she emphasized a combination of holistic...and...western medicine..."

    Nina S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Saltzman has changed my life. She understands holistic practices, and she doesn't just treat a symptom. She will help you treat root causes...to keep you healthy."

    Bambino D.
  • Vitals

    "Real, down-to-earth, empathetic and no nonsense. It was a rare experience to meet a caregiver that was so knowledgeable and easy to talk with."

    Don H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Saltzman really got me, understood my issues. She is a great diagnostician and also knows when to refer and who to refer to."

    M. C.
  • Vitals

    "I feel really lucky to have found Dr. Saltzman. She really listens, her staff including her PA are amazing...they take time to handle any of your issues."

  • RateMDs

    "I like Dr. Saltzman's approach of incorporating alternative medicine- I works for me and I don't have cold as often as I used to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Great. Dr. Saltzman listens and uses traditional and preventative methods for maintaining and treating your overall health."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is wonderful. Down to earth, extremely professional and experienced in multiple areas. Internal Medicine, Acupuncture...highly recommend [her]."

    Marlee B.
  • Google

    This office is a breath of fresh air. The doctor and her nurse practitioner are authentic, personable and extremely knowledgeable. The staff are excellent. Really on it.

    Roger Brown