Rapid COVID Testing Update



Although I do have the Abbott ID NOW machine for rapid (15 minute) COVID-19 testing, the company is currently not able to supply us with test kits due to supply line issues associated with skyrocketing nationwide demand. They are ramping up production, and we hope to get more test kits soon. I can still do the standard PCR testing, with lab results in 24-48 hours in most cases.

If you want to be alerted as soon as the rapid tests are available, follow me on Instagram (@snotdoctor) for further updates, as well as other pediatric ENT topics!

As the infection and hospitalization rates due to COVID-19 continue to stabilize at a relatively low levels in the New York City area, my staff and I have resumed regular hours in the Manhattan and New Jersey offices, as well as elective operations at the Manhattan Surgery Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Of course, we have made a number of changes to our office and surgical practices to minimize the chance of transmitting the virus - limiting crowding in the waiting and consultation rooms, regular sanitizing of surfaces, face masks, frequent hand hygiene, etc… Furthermore, we are carefully watching trends in our area and around the country, and I will follow the relevant reopening guidelines going forward.

Telemedicine consultation also remains an option, which eliminates the chance of virus transmission, and which may be helpful in many pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions. The decision to come into the office will always be based on your own personal comfort level and underlying risk factors. If you have an new onset of an illness and COVID-19 is a possibility (fever, difficulty breathing, headache, loss of smell, etc..), you should contact your primary care physician.

Feel free to email my staff or call (212) 996-2995 to set up a remote or in-person appointment. And of course, I am always happy to communicate with my patients online!

Be safe, be well, and be there for each other. Let me know if I can help you or your family in any way.

Mike Rothschild
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Hi, and thanks for visiting my website!

I am a pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist in New York City, with office hours in northern New Jersey as well. This site provides information about my practice, as well as educational material about common childhood ENT conditions.

You can
book appointments online for the New York or New Jersey office, for rapid COVID-19 testing (New York only) or for telemedicine visits. If you are new to my practice, you can also fill our all of the registration form online when scheduling your visit. If you prefer, you can still call (212) 996-2995 for an appointment and download the registration forms in fillable PDF format from this site.

I welcome
general questions about pediatric ENT from any site visitors, although I cannot make a specific recommendation about anyone that I have not seen. I have been doing my best to answer these questions for thousands of online correspondents from around the world since 1998.

Families of established patients in my practice can also
communicate with me through this site, or with my staff if you have questions about appointments, medication or billing. I have also made available educational materials and office forms, including our notice of privacy practices. While I encourage online contact, my telephone line is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please feel free to call if you need to contact me urgently.

On my blog, I have archived a number of articles that I have written, including several on the COVID-19 pandemic which families in my practice have found helpful. Here are the links for my pieces on school reopening, the loss of the senses of smell and taste, diagnostic and antibody testing and the MIS-C inflammatory complication of the virus in children.

Finally, your child (or you) might enjoy
my children's book about the sea life in the waters near New York City!

I hope that this site is helpful for you and your family!

Michael Rothschild, MD
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Hi, and thanks for visiting my website!

I am a pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist in New York City, with office hours in northern New Jersey as well. This site provides information about my practice, as well as educational material about common childhood ENT conditions.

You can
book appointments online for the New York or New Jersey office, for rapid COVID-19 testing (New York only) or for telemedicine visits. If you are new to my practice, you can also fill our all of the registration form online when scheduling your visit. If you prefer, you can still call (212) 996-2995 for an appointment and download the registration forms in fillable PDF format from this site.

I welcome
general questions about pediatric ENT from any site visitors, although I cannot make a specific recommendation about anyone that I have not seen. I have been doing my best to answer these questions for thousands of online correspondents from around the world since 1998.

Families of established patients in my practice can also
communicate with me through this site, or with my staff if you have questions about appointments, medication or billing. I have also made available educational materials and office forms, including our notice of privacy practices. While I encourage online contact, my telephone line is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please feel free to call if you need to contact me urgently.

On my blog, I have archived a number of articles that I have written, including several on the COVID-19 pandemic which families in my practice have found helpful. Here are the links for my pieces on school reopening, the loss of the senses of smell and taste, diagnostic and antibody testing and the MIS-C inflammatory complication of the virus in children.

Finally, your child (or you) might enjoy
my children's book about the sea life in the waters near New York City!

I hope that this site is helpful for you and your family!

Michael Rothschild, MD

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As the infection and hospitalization rates due to COVID-19 dropped over the late spring and summer to relatively low levels in the New York City area, my staff and I resumed regular hours in the Manhattan and New Jersey offices, as well as elective surgery at the Manhattan Surgery Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Of course, we have made a
number of changes to our office and surgical practices to minimize the chance of transmitting the virus - limiting crowding in the waiting and consultation rooms, regular sanitizing of surfaces, face masks, frequent hand hygiene, etc… Furthermore, we are carefully watching trends in our area and around the country, and I will follow the relevant reopening guidelines going forward.

Telemedicine consultation remains an option, which eliminates the chance of virus transmission, and which may be helpful in many pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions. The decision to come into the office will always be based on your own personal comfort level and underlying risk factors. If you have a new onset of an illness and COVID-19 is a possibility (fever, difficulty breathing, headache, loss of smell, etc..), you should contact your primary care physician.

Feel free to set up a remote or in-person
appointment online, or by calling my office at (212) 996-2995. And of course, I am always happy to communicate with my patients by email if you have any questions.

Be safe, be well, and be there for each other. Let me know if I can help you or your family in any way.

Mike Rothschild