2021 UPDATE ON COVID 19 VIRUS

1. In our office, we do nasal swabs for exposure to COVID 19. Swabs are sent to laboratories so we can get accurate and reproducible results. We usually obtain results in 3-4 days, and we will contact patients when the test results arrive.


2. Testing for presence of immunity to COVID 19 virus is done in our office by IgG/IgM antibody testing. Results are avilable within 10 minutes.

COVID 19 antibody testing is covered by some insurances, but not all of them. We bill the insurance and if they do not reimburse us, the cost to the patient is $45.


3. Our office observes spacing of patients at 15 minute intervals between patients. Exam rooms are sterilized with UV lights and wipes in-between patients.

 

INFORMATION ON TELEMEDICINE

Even though telemedicine is becoming very popular, we do minimal amount of it. It requires a lot of time and it is not always accurate.


Patients have access to me almost 24 hours a day by phone or email, and I ask for pictures of injuries or rash, and if they are easily interpretable I may assist online, otherwise for accuracy, an office visit is generally recommended.

 

STARTING IN 2021, THE PRACTICE OF MEDICAL CARE IS CHANGING

We are heading for socialized and government-controlled medical care. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT (Grew up and practiced in a country with socialized medicine).


For that reason, I will remain in individualized private care. This means that I will take preferably private patients and a few PPO insurances.


Private visits will continue to be $95.


We continue seeing patients for acne and use cosmetic and acne lasers for our patients at the usual cost of $65. This service is heavily discounted and that is why we reserve it for our patients.


I greatly appreciate the loyalty of my patients, especially now when I see that the cost of insurance premiums makes some consider other options.


If you are a patient that went to that Emergency Care, please do not forget to ask the Emergency Care to forward your records to me.

 

ATTENTION: NON-PROFIT MEDICAL HELP AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED - click here to go to website


In these challenging times, Dr. Horvath's non-profit has made arrangements to support those in need. Patients who cannot afford copays should advise us at the time of their visit, and Dr Horvath will waive their copay. For those who will require an office visit, appointments will be adequately scheduled to eliminate any risk of contact with other patients throughout the "shelter in place" (stay home) mandate.


In some cases, office visits can be done instead by phone or videoconferencing. Please contact us via our email address and request such a visit and provide you phone number.


Any questions can be emailed to Dr. Horvath at dagmar_horvath@hotmail.com. Please use "Phone Medical Consult" as the email subject line and include the patient's name and a phone number for a call to be returned to you, and make sure to include your correct pharmacy name and fax number in your email.


Friends of Dr Horvath have established a 501(c)(3) charity to help patients who cannot afford medical care during these difficult economic times. Please support this charity and give generously to help those in need. We named the charity DAGMAR HORVATH. The charity is entirely run by unpaid volunteers, and every penny raised will be used for helping patients. click here to go to website


We are in this together! CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW! Once you make a donation, contact Dr Horvath's office for a tax-deductible receipt if you need one.


Dr. Horvath

 

Welcome to Dr. Horvath's web site

This site is built and maintained by friends of Doctor Horvath. We think she is wonderful, and an extremely competent and compassionate doctor! See what some of her patients say about her (click here).

 

Doctor Horvath is a licensed physician and surgeon. She has a pediatrics, adolescent and family practice in San Jose, California. She is very experienced and has been in practice for over 45 years and is also Board certified in pediatrics.

 

Doctor Horvath is a recipient of a Patients' Choice Award (click here). She is also listed on YELP.com as the best pediatrician in the Bay Area (click here).

 

Check out our news by clicking here. Latest news:

 

        NEWS Affordable private medical care

        NEWS Patients duty to timely update insurance information

        NEWS Nutritional health in the spotlight

        NEWS Medical care for patients with no insurance

        NEWS Addition of new advanced medical laser for acne, nails and warts

        NEWS Reminder that it can take up to 5 days for school forms

        NEWS Reminder to contact your pharmacy for medication refills

 

Please call if you wish to arrange an appointment after normal hours.

 

To make appointments, please call between these hours:

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Sat 9am - 12pm

 

Telephone number to call for appointments:

(408) 295 - 8988

 

The Saturday morning hours are usually for emergencies and sick children (from 9am to 11:30am).

 

Doctor Horvath's provides free consultations for expecting parents to assure compatibility and a similar philosophy in the delivery of care.

 

Doctor Horvath has demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to excellent patient care, and convenience of her patients and their parents. Doctor Horvath's office has a characteristically short waiting period due to her ability to diagnose problems correctly and quickly, so her patients' experience is that she is usually on time, unless detained by an emergency. Doctor Horvath's office has an accredited service for basic laboratory tests that are often needed in the daily practice of pediatrics, and this reduces the need for patients to go elsewhere for some lab tests and then wait for results.

 

Please see our reviews on Google Business.


 

A few comments:

If you are going to use E-mail for advice, do it only for things that are not urgent. Phone is always better for advice.

 

If you have any suggestions on how can improve what we are doing, and how we provide healthcare to you, by all means let us know.

 

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