Serving Queens and Brooklyn
As an IBCLC in private practice, I provide home visits for lactation support for breastfeeding/chestfeeding families. My care is client-centered, aimed at identifying my client’s goals while providing up-to-date information and recommendations on infant feeding and nutrition, and maternal nutrition during lactation. I value the individual lived experiences that my clients bring to parenting, and I always meet my clients where they are.
Initial Home Visit (120 min) $400
Follow Up Visit (90 min) $300
Have Aetna? I'm in-network!
Did you know that if I'm not in-network with your insurance company, you can request reimbursement for my services under the Affordable Care Act? I'll provide you with the documentation you need. The National Women's Law Center has a great toolkit for accessing your right to breastfeeding support under the ACA.
Current clients: you can access my Portal here to see your care plans and messages from me.
About Annie Frisbie
I've been a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) since 2011 and have worked with hundreds of families in New York City.
In 2018 I was awarded the President's Award by the United States Lactation Consultant Association, "awarding those that demonstrate extraordinary service to the association and profession."
What do you need help with?
- Breastfeeding positions
- Signs of a good feeding
- Increasing milk supply
- Painful latch
- Tongue and lip tie
- Plugged ducts and mastitis
- Sleep issues
- Fussy baby & colic
- Slow weight gain in your baby
- Nipple damage
- Induced lactation and relactation
- Twins and higher order multiples
- Returning to work
- Using a breast pump
- Weaning from a nipple shield
- Starting solids
- Infant development
- Newborn care
- Prenatal education (check out this online offering)
- LGBTQIA friendly
- Try me!
My personal story
When my older daughter was born in 2007, I had no idea breastfeeding was going to be so hard! We had so many problems in the beginning, and when I reached out for help, I had no idea I was about to launch myself into a whole new career. After getting amazing help and support from IBCLC Catherine Watson Genna, I began attending La Leche League meetings in my home neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens. I became fascinated by everything related to breastfeeding, and by the time my younger daughter was born in 2010 I had completed all the educational requirements to sit for the board exam to become certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I finished my clinical requirements in 2011 and passed the exam that same year. I've been in private practice ever since. I am also the author of several books, including Paperless Private Practice for the IBCLC.
I spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours with you and your baby, and will do a complete assessment and create a written management plan to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. My fee is $400 or I take Aetna insurance. If you don’t have Aetna, I recommend calling your insurance provider to request pre-authorization to see an out-of-network provider (aka me). Here’s a great collection of articles on insurance reimbursement for lactation services.
In your appointment request, please make sure you provide your specific neighborhood and a little information about your situation. Tuesdays are reserved for Brooklyn clients only; on the other days I see clients in Queens and Greenpoint/Williamsburg. I will let you know if I'm unable to accommodate you due to your location.
Service Areas in Queens and Brooklyn
If you don't see your neighborhood, chances are I don't travel there, but try me!
Long Island City
Payment Policies & HIPAA Notice
The most recent version of my full policies and procedures is available on request. My website terms, conditions, and privacy policies can be found here.
I understand that I am responsible for all charges associated with this visit. There is a $75 cancellation fee for any appointment cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Self-pay clients: the fee is $400 for the initial visit payable credit card. If you are using a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) payment card, please be aware that even if your payment goes through and is authorized at the time that we run your card, there is a possibility that your payment could later be denied. In the event of this happening, you are responsible for ensuring that full payment is made by other means. Follow up visits receive a $100 discount off the initial visit; your superbill will reflect this discount and if your insurance pays you over and above what you paid to me, you agree to forward that payment to me. You will receive no further invoices from me. If you have more than one baby, the additional fee for each additional baby is $100 for the initial visit, $50 for each subsequent visit. Email/text/secure messaging support is available for an additional fee of $5/week and is not eligible for insurance reimbursement.
Aetna clients: claims will be submitted directly to Aetna. If Aetna applies any portion to deductible or coinsurance, I will be invoiced and I agree to pay for all applied charge. If any portion of my baby’s claims are applied to deductible or coinsurance, I will be invoiced and agree to pay for all billed charges. If my baby is not on my Aetna plan, I agree to pay $75 for the initial visit and $30 for each subsequent visit. Annie Frisbie is providing care to me and to my baby or babies; together we are all the client of Annie Frisbie. Email/text/secure messaging support is available for an additional fee of $5/week and is not eligible for insurance reimbursement.
Annie Frisbie may communicate with my insurance company in reference to the services provided to me and my baby or babies. Annie Frisbie may communicate with my credit card company or bank for any payment related matters. It is my responsibility to provide accurate and current payment and insurance information.
Notice of Payment Policies (c) ACF MA IBCLC, December 2017
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES (HIPAA)
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law designed to protect your privacy whenever your health care providers (like the lactation consultant) have to discuss your case, or send information about you to different offices. I have to keep a file to record our consult – but I promise that the private, protected health information (PHI) in it will be kept confidential.
I can freely share all the details of your protected health information for purposes of “treatment, payment and health care operations.” That means I can talk to you about your situation, and discuss it with your other health care providers. If you are referred to other specialists, I can send the information on to them. I can also share information with your health insurance company if they need it. The law also requires me to share your information under other, very precise situations: for example, if a subpoena has been served on me, to turn over medical records ... or a federal agency is investigating a complaint that I have not been protecting your privacy.
Any other time I share your personal health information, it has to be with your specific authorization: you have to okay it, in writing, first. For example, you may want me to send information about your consultation to the Human Resources Dept. where you work, so they can pay you back under their workplace lactation support program. When you do give me permission to turn over information about you, I can give out only the minimum amount of information needed to get the job done. Under HIPAA, I can call or write you to remind you to come back for an appointment, or to tell you how you can get a product or service that might interest you and your family.
You have four rights under HIPAA:
(1) Access (you can ask the lactation consultant to see all the PHI she has about you);
(2) Amendment (you can ask the lactation consultant to change her files to amend inaccurate PHI);
(3) Disclosure Accounting (you can ask to whom the lactation consultant has given your PHI) and
(4) Restriction Request (you can put limits on the lactation consultant’s use and sharing of your PHI).
My duty under to HIPAA is to give you this notice, so you understand I have promised to keep your private health information confidential. If I change this notice in the future, I’ll give you a new copy.
I am the Privacy Officer for my one-person company. My name and phone no. are Annie Frisbie, (917) 830-3153. I will answer your questions or concerns about how I protect the privacy of your health information. You can complain if you think your privacy hasn’t been protected by the lactation consultant. I am the Privacy Officer, so first you’d have to complain to me ... and I have a duty to try to patch things up. I can’t penalize you for making a complaint. If I don’t address your complaint adequately, you can go over my head to the Office of Civil Rights of the federal Health and Human Services Dept., to ask that a formal investigation be made. You can get all the details from them on how to file a complaint. You can’t go to court and sue me over a HIPAA violation -- but you can ask HHS to investigate.
Notice of Privacy Practices-solo practitioner © ECB JD IBCLC FILCA, December 2011