October 30, 2023 Healthy Living

2023 Top Doctors – Family Practices

Community Care Physicians –
CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park

“Being recognized as a CDPHP Top Doctor is quite an honor for myself and the entire team. The relationships that we have built with our staff, our patients, and the community have been instrumental in our success.”

Steffani Cotugno, DO

Family Practices – Top Doctors

  1. Community Care Physicians – CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park*
  2. Albany Med Health System – Columbia Memorial Health – Lafayette Family Care
  3. Center for Disability Services
  4. Community Care Physicians – Latham Medical Group*
  5. Community Care Physicians – Schodack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  6. Albany Med Health System – Saratoga Hospital – Primary Care Galway*
  7. SPHPMA – Riverside Medical Center*
  8. Eugene P. Heslin, MD, PC*
  9. Community Care Physicians – Community Care Family Practice Niskayuna
  10. Albany Med Health System – Saratoga Hospital – Primary Care Schuylerville*
  11. Sanjay Taneja, MD*
  12. Scotia Glenville Family Physicians, PC
  13. Five Corners Family Practice*
  14. Community Care Physicians – CapitalCare Charlton Family Medicine*
  15. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal and Pediatric Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Suite D)*
  16. Newtonville Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, PLLC*
  17. Community Care Physicians – Partners in Family Medicine – North Greenbush*
  18. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (400 Patroon Creek Blvd Ste 100, Albany, NY)
  19. Saratoga Family Physicians – Malta*
  20. Community Care Physicians – Troy Family Physicians*
  21. Community Care Physicians – Community Care Family Medicine*
  22. SPHPMA – Waterford Health Center
  23. Marc D. Price, DO, PLLC*
  24. Community Care Physicians – CapitalCare Family Practice Slingerlands
  25. Community Care Physicians – Clifton Park Family Medicine*

*Practices winning three or more times
(SPHPMA) St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates

Interested in how we do our ratings or looking for more Top Doctors? Check out our main post!

John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP
About the 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 2023 J.D. Power Member Health Plan Study. Under his leadership, CDPHP has also become known as a model employer regionally and nationally and was recently named among the top five Best Companies to Work for in New York by the Society for Human Resource Management, as well as Forbes Best-in-State Employers 2022. 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 the Capital Region Chamber, and vice chair for the Palace Theatre. Bennett also serves on the boards of 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.

14 Responses to “2023 Top Doctors – Family Practices”

  1. Jean Van Pelt

    It is nice to see so many good Doctors in the Capital district and close areas.
    However, I saw no names in the Upstate area! I lost my Dr. after 20 yrs or more of her service. I found it hard to believe that no doctors weighed in around the area I live in. I have a lovely CNP but not really happy having such a young person assigned to my care. At my old age, I don’t always feel this young person can really relate to old age problems as I was used to with an older MD.
    I am happy with CDPHP. I had a Case Mgr. who unfortunately for me left. I really have not lined up with a new one. I am unable to travel to Albany very easily. I am over 88, and though I do quite well for my age, I am not comfortable traveling very much. I hope by the start of a new year I will find an MD here locally.

    Jean VanPelt

  2. Michael Mack


    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Michael! Yes, CDPHP is in Otsego County! If you’re looking for a primary care doctor close to home, we are happy to help you with that. If you’re looking to learn more about the benefits we offer, we can help with that, too! Just give us a call at the number on your ID card. Thank you! Dr. Bennett.

  3. Robert Swota

    I’m shocked that Dr. Eugene Merecki is not on the list of top doctors. In my opinion there is none better.

    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Robert, I am happy to say that Dr. Merecki is on the list; he is listed among the top primary care doctors for both cancer care and patient satisfaction. I am happy you are so happy with Dr. Merecki and felt compelled to share with us. All my best! -Dr. Bennett

  4. richard j. campion

    may i switch to:steffani cotugno,do as my pcp in clifton park,ny

    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Richard, Yes, you can switch to Dr. Cotugno! Feel free to give the office a call and let them know you would like to establish yourself as a new patient. Please give us a call at the number on your ID card if you need help. Best of luck! – Dr. Bennett

  5. richard j. campion

    totally confusing

  6. Sue wilson

    I did not see anything about HHHN ???

    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Sue, Hudson Headwaters is a wonderful practice. However, at the time of this report, they were not participating in our Enhanced Primary Care program, which is the basis for this report. We are working on some exciting new initiatives with HHHN and looking forward to sharing with the community. Thanks for the note! -Dr. Bennett

  7. dolores clark

    No Drs in the Glens Falls area?

    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Dolores, A couple of pediatric practices did make the list, but I realize you may be looking for a primary care or internal medicine provider. I have asked a team member to reach out to help with your search. Best of luck! – Dr. Bennett

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