There is ample, off street parking lot behind the medical office. There are spaces for ten cars, including a designated handicapped parking space. Most patients find that there is usually an open space available in time for their appointment. Please give incoming traffic the right of way.
In addition to a designated handicapped accessible parking space, there is a wheelchair ramp at the back of the medical office from the parking lot. Any patients needing additional assistance should feel free to make special arrangements with the staff upon making an appointment.
The Premises: Entry, Check-in and Waiting Room
The medical office comprises the entirety of a lovely Victorian house in the historic district. We have intentionally set this practice in a residential neighborhood, and the building provides a human scale to the entire practice. This idea of a human scale at every point of the patient encounter is central to our philosophy of community centered medicine. There is patient parking (free of charge to patients during their office visits) in the rear of the building. The building is also handicapped accessible from the rear of the building, with a handicapped designated parking slot also in the rear. Once inside the building, services are provided on two floors. Patients having any difficulty ascending stairs will be gladly accommodated for all services on the first floor.
The building has both a front and rear entrance. Patients parking in the parking lot often find it easier to enter through the rear entrance. Since the front desk for check in is located in the front of the building, ask for directions to the front desk as you enter the rear of the building from any member of the staff. Those patients entering through the front door will find themselves in a vestibule. The front desk is to your left and is well marked. During inclement weather, umbrellas can be left in the front entry.
Immediately adjacent to the front desk check in area is a large and comfortable waiting room, equipped with rocking chairs, pleasant natural and artificial light. Cookbooks, travel books, books about Ithaca and upstate New York, health related books are provided, along with the usual waiting room magazines. Chairs in the room are Amish made by regional craftspeople, and there are two rocking chairs, one for adults and one for a child. A toy box is provided for the children of patients. There is also a water dispenser.
After you have checked in, have a seat in the waiting room. A nurse will take you in a room for intake. The provider will then see you for the visit. While emergencies do arise and sometimes delays are unavoidable, this office usually runs on time, so please be on time for your appointment.
There is a another waiting room on the second floor used for those with appointments to see the nurse practitioners Anne Neirynck, NP, Kristin Stevens, GYN NP and Nancy Peckenpaugh, RD. Patients who are unable to climb upstairs can be seen by these practitioners in consulting rooms on the first floor.
We are aware the premises is becoming tight and are on the lookout for a new location in Downtown Ithaca. We are happy to hear any suggestions.