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Frequently Asked Questions

How is My MD Advisor different than a second opinion?

Second opinions answer specific medical questions such as "is surgery the best option to treat my leg problem". Dr. Maissel can help you know if a second opinion is needed or guide your search for a doctor to do the second opinion. 

Will My MD Advisor replace my  loved one's current physicians?

The services at My MD Advisor are in addition to, and not a replacement for, your doctors' services. Dr. Maissel is not serving as your or your loved one's doctor when she provides guidance through My MD Advisor. 

Will my insurance pay for My MD Advisor?

In order to remain completely free from the influence of insurance and hospital networks, and to ensure that your goals and needs are our only focus, My MD Advisor does not accept payment from insurance companies. We do offer a limited pro- bono service to help those that can not afford to pay privately. 

How are you different from a Geriatric Care Manager (Aging Life Specialist)?

Health Care Advocates and GCMs both care for people that need extra support. My MD Advisor focuses on medical problem solving. We advise about care in any type of setting including hospital, rehabilitation facility, nursing home and the community. GCM's primary focus on supporting an elder's on going life issues. 

What are Dr. Maissel's areas of clinical specialty?

Dr. Maissel is up to date in a broad array of clinical areas. Her clinical practice focuses on patients with paralysis, stroke, MS, dementia and other complicated neurologic conditions. She has also has an interest in Post Covid Syndrome (Long Haulers Syndrome).

Are your services limited to a specific state?

Our services are available in any state in the USA. 

Will Dr. Maissel be available when I need her?

Dr. Maissel is available 7 days a week 8 am - 10 pm. She is very flexible in order to meet your needs. To ensure that she is available at your desired time, a text or email to confirm the time is advised.  

Is Dr. Maissel Board Certified? Licensed? Any other credentials?

Dr. Maissel has been Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1992. She is a licensed physician in New York State.  She is a board certified patient advocate (BCPA). She is also a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) with the American Association of Physician Leaders. You can find a link to her resume here.

What kinds of settings has Dr. Maissel worked in?

Dr. Maissel has worked in a wide variety of settings including hospital, LTACH (long term acute care hospital), homecare, subacute, offices, inpatient rehabilitation and SNF (skilled nursing facility).  This breadth of experience gives her unusual depth and insight into quality and operations in all types of care locations.  

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