October 20, 2021 Business Resources

2021 Top Doctors Report

Presenting the Capital Region’s Top-Performing Primary Care Practices

Looking for the best, local doctor? Look no further.

Choosing the right doctor is an important decision. That is why we created CDPHP Top Doctors, a comprehensive list of the area’s most trusted and top-performing primary care practices. Now in its fifth year, Top Doctors provides you and your loved ones with the information you need to make the most informed decisions about your care. From all of us at CDPHP, congratulations to all the winners!

Top Ten Primary Care Practices

Congratulations to the following primary care practices for meeting our health plan’s rigorous standards for high-quality care and superior customer service.  

Top Doctors

  • Adirondack Pediatrics, PC
  • Albany Medical Center Community General Pediatrics
  • Albany Medical Center Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Brunswick Primary Care
  • Columbia Internal Medicine, PLLC
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital – Callan Family Care Center
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital – Kinderhook Medical Care
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Burnt Hills Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Capital Healthcare Associates
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Charlton Family Medicine
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Guilderland
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice River Road
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Rotterdam
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Slingerlands
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine Balltown Road
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine Nott Street
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine River Road
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Pediatrics Albany
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Pediatrics Clifton Park
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Pediatrics Guilderland
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Community Care Family Medicine
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Community Care Family Practice Colonie
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Community Care Internal Medicine Clifton Park
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Community Care Pediatrics – Latham
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Delmar Internal Medicine
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Latham Medical Group
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – The Office of Dr. Lev Barats
  • DeLeo Family Medicine, PC
  • Delmar Family Medicine
  • Eugene Merecki, MD, PC, dba Malta Family Medicine
  • Eugene P. Heslin, MD, PC
  • Five Corners Family Practice
  • Four Seasons Pediatrics, LLC
  • Giombetti & Brady Pediatrics, PLLC
  • Glens Falls Pediatric Consultants, PC
  • Health Quest Medical Practice – Hyde Park Primary Care
  • Health Quest Medical Practice – Modena
  • Hoosick Street Pediatrics
  • Joanne H. Van Woert, MD, PC
  • John M. Pramenko, MD, PC
  • Kathleen M. Catalano, DO
  • Koinonia Primary Care
  • Lansingburgh Family Practice PC
  • Marc D. Price, DO, PLLC
  • Mary Kathleen W. DiTursi, MD, PC
  • Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley
  • Newtonville Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, PLLC
  • Oldendorf Medical Services
  • Riverview Pediatrics
  • Samaritan Hospital – Clifton Park Pediatric Center
  • Samaritan Hospital – Cohoes Family Care
  • Samaritan Hospital – Latham Primary Care
  • Samaritan Hospital – Riverside Family Medical Group
  • Samaritan Hospital – Troy Internal Medicine
  • Sanjay Taneja, MD, dba Grand Medical & Pediatrics
  • Saratoga Family Medicine, PLLC
  • Saratoga Family Physicians
  • Saratoga Hospital – Community Health Center
  • Saratoga Hospital – Milton Health Center
  • Saratoga Hospital – Schuylerville Family Health
  • Saratoga Hospital – Women’s Primary Care
  • Scotia Glenville Family Physicians, PC
  • Shaker Pediatrics, PC
  • SPHPMA – Slingerlands Pediatrics
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite B1)
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal and Family Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite B2)
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Family Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite C)
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Suite 100)
  • SPHPMA – Braverman-Panza Internal Medicine
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Family Health Center
  • SPHPMA – Saratoga Family Practice
  • SPHPMA – Saugerties Wellness Center
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare – Amsterdam Family Health
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare – Johnstown Pediatric Health Center
  • Tracey L. Brennan, MD, PLLC
  • Troy Family Physicians
  • Troy Pediatrics, LLP
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Top Performers in Quality Care

40 percent of U.S. adults admit they delayed or avoided medical care during the pandemic over fears of COVID-19. With this in mind, CDPHP celebrating our provider partners who worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure patients stayed on top of important checkups, screenings, and immunizations.

colon cancer Colon Cancer Screenings +

  1. DeLeo Family Medicine, PC
  2. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Internal Medicine River Road
  3. Troy Family Physicians
  4. Samaritan Hospital – Latham Primary Care
  5. Saratoga Family Physicians
  6. Eugene Merecki, MD, PC, dba Malta Family Medicine
  7. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Family Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite C)
  8. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park
  9. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite B1)
  10. Community Care Physicians, PC The Office of Dr. Lev Barats
  11. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Internal Medicine Balltown Road
  12. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (400 Patroon Creek Blvd.)
  13. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Suite 100)
  14. Scotia Glenville Family Physicians, PC
  15. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Internal Medicine Nott Street
  16. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Family Practice Guilderland
  17. Kathleen M. Catalano, DO
  18. SPHPMA – Braverman-Panza Internal Medicine
  19. Community Care Physicians, PC Delmar Internal Medicine
  20. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (5 Palisades Drive, Suite 200)

Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Screenings +

  1. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Family Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite C)
  2. Samaritan Hospital – Riverside Family Medical Group
  3. John M. Pramenko, MD, PC
  4. Samaritan Hospital – Latham Primary Care
  5. Eugene Merecki, MD, PC, dba Malta Family Medicine
  6. Scotia Glenville Family Physicians, PC
  7. Irongate Family Practice Associates, PLLC
  8. Saratoga Hospital – Women’s Primary Care
  9. Community Care Physicians CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park
  10. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite B1)
  11. Saratoga Family Physicians
  12. Community Care Physicians, PC Latham Medical Group
  13. Sanjay Taneja, MD, dba Grand Medical & Pediatrics
  14. Troy Family Physicians
  15. Lansingburgh Family Practice, PC
  16. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Family Practice Guilderland
  17. Community Care Physicians, PC Capital Healthcare Associates
  18. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Internal Medicine Balltown Road
  19. St. Mary’s Healthcare – Amsterdam Family Health
  20. Health Quest Med Practice – Kingston

diabetes Diabetes Care +

  1. Delmar Family Medicine
  2. Troy Family Physicians
  3. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Family Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite C)
  4. Samaritan Hospital – Riverside Family Medical Group
  5. Oldendorf Medical Services
  6. Joanne H. Van Woert, MD, PC
  7. St. Mary’s Healthcare – Northville Health Center
  8. Lansingburgh Family Practice, PC
  9. Saratoga Hospital – Women’s Primary Care
  10. Samaritan Hospital – Latham Primary Care
  11. Community Care Physicians, PC Capital Healthcare Associates
  12. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine
  13. Community Care Physicians, PC Community Care Family Medicine
  14. SPHPMA – 5 Palisades Drive (5 Palisades Drive, Suite 200, Albany)
  15. Newtonville Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, PLLC
  16. Saratoga Family Physicians
  17. John M. Pramenko, MD, PC
  18. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite B1)
  19. Brunswick Primary Care, PLLC
  20. Eugene Merecki, MD, PC, dba Malta Family Medicine

Infant Well Visits Infant Well Visits +

  1. Samaritan Hospital – Clifton Park Pediatrics Center
  2. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Pediatrics Schenectady
  3. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Pediatrics Guilderland
  4. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Pediatrics Clifton Park
  5. Four Seasons Pediatrics, LLC
  6. Troy Pediatrics, LLP
  7. Hoosick Street Pediatrics
  8. Community Care Physicians, PC Community Care Pediatrics – Latham
  9. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Pediatrics Clifton Park
  10. Delmar Pediatrics, PLLC

Adolescent Well Adolescent Well Visits +

  1. Giombetti & Brady Pediatrics, PLLC
  2. Four Seasons Pediatrics, LLC
  3. Samaritan Hospital – Clifton Park Pediatric Center
  4. Troy Pediatrics, LLP
  5. Adirondack Pediatrics, PC
  6. Glens Falls Pediatric Consultants, PC
  7. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Pediatrics Clifton Park
  8. Shaker Pediatrics, PC
  9. Community Care Physicians, PC CapitalCare Pediatrics Guilderland
  10. Hoosick Street Pediatrics

HPV Vaccines HPV Vaccines +

  1. Four Seasons Pediatrics, LLC
  2. Shaker Pediatrics, PC
  3. Hoosick Street Pediatrics
  4. Mary Kathleen W. DiTursi, MD, PC
  5. Adirondack Pediatrics, PC
  6. SPHPMA – Slingerlands Pediatrics
  7. Albany Medical Center – Department of Pediatrics
  8. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Family Health Center
  9. Samaritan Hospital – Clifton Park Pediatric Center
  10. St. Mary’s Healthcare Amsterdam Pediatric Health Center

People's Choice

Congratulations to our People's Choice award winners!

New this year, CDPHP celebrates local specialty medicine providers with the Top Doctors People’s Choice awards. Nominated by their patients and peers, the People’s Choice award winners have devoted their lives and careers to helping others.

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP
About Author

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP, is president and CEO of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP), an award-winning, physician aligned, not-for-profit health plan based in Albany, NY. Bennett has held the position since 2008 after serving more than 10 years as chair, vice chair, and board member for CDPHP. During his tenure, CDPHP has been ranked among the top-performing health plans in New York and the nation, most recently named #1 in Customer Satisfaction in the J.D. Power Member Health Plan Study 2021. Under his leadership, CDPHP has also become known as a model employer regionally and nationally, and was recently named among the top three Best Companies to Work for in New York by the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as Forbes Best-in-State Employers 2021. Prior to joining CDPHP, Bennett served as founding member and CEO of Prime Care Physicians, PLLC. During his tenure, he co-led a team of 25 cardiologists and helped grow the practice to a 100-physician multi-specialty group. Bennett is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialties in internal medicine and cardiology. He earned his medical degree at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bennett completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Albany Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. Bennett is currently board chair for the Center for Economic Growth, and vice chair for the Palace Theatre. Bennett also serves on the boards of the Capital Region Chamber, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP), America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Russell Sage Colleges. Bennett is a member of the New York Public Health and Health Planning Council, where he helps shape decisions related to New York State's public health and health care delivery system. Well-known locally and nationally for advancing health care innovation, Bennett was recently named to Crain’s New York Business 2021 Notable in Health Care, as well as the Albany Business Review’s Power 50 list.

11 Responses to “2021 Top Doctors Report”

  1. Seth Whitney

    Your list does not mention the top doctors. It mentions only the businesses where they practice.

    Reply
    • John Bennett

      Hi Seth, That’s a great point. We do measure the practices by location, not by physician, which can be a little tricky for patients. I will talk to my team to see if there’s a way to also highlight individual physicians. Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply
  2. Patricia Eckler

    I like your insurance & what it covers, a lot better than others. Just wish you had more doctors, clinics & such that were more convenient to the people that live in Montgomery & Herkimer Counties. Since our employer is based out of Johnstown (Fulton County) a lot of the places we have to go to are in Fulton & the further part of Montgomery Counties. There are quite a few of us employees that live in the Little Falls, Dolgeville & even Herkimer area. I use to be able to go to a clinic right here in the town of Dolgeville, but now I have to go all the way to Canajoharie, which is quite a lot more miles for me to travel.

    Reply
    • John Bennett

      Hi Patricia, Thanks for your comment. You’re right, there are fewer physicians in those counties. One possible alternative might be virtual care. It doesn’t replace in-person appointments but can be very convenient if you’re finding it difficult to get to the doctor in-person. Most doctors now offer virtual appointments using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, and CDPHP also offers a number of virtual health care solutions for both physical and mental health care services. I’m going to ask a member of my team to give you a call to help you get started!

      Reply
  3. Elizabeth McGinn

    This is really great. I wonder if you’d consider doing it for the other disciplines – such as behavioral health. Something to think about.

    Reply
    • John Bennett

      Hi Elizabeth, Yes, we are always looking to highlight new areas of focus and I think behavioral health is a great choice. I hope we can incorporate that into next year’s report. Great idea!

      Reply
  4. Florence M. Camps

    Did not see any of my doctors, does that mean I should change them ?

    Reply
    • John Bennett

      Hi Florence, No, not necessarily. The list is meant to help patients find a physician, but if you’re happy with your current doctor, there is no reason to switch. Great question! Thank you for asking.

      Reply
  5. Bob henckel

    Chris Jackson, lived here in Indian lake for25 years. He is by far the best provider I have had. I know he is a lowly PA, but I like him better than previous Drs. Wish I had switched earlier!✌️

    Reply
    • John Bennett

      Hi Bob, Thanks for the feedback! It is so great to hear you’re pleased with the care and service you’re receiving from Mr. Jackson. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply
  6. Demetrio "Dan" Lia

    Congrats to Dr. Rienzi and his entire team. You ROCK!

    Reply

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