October 30, 2023 Business Resources

2023 Top Doctors – Internal Medicine Practice

St. Peter’s Health Partners – Troy Internal Medicine

“This is a career, not a job. A profession where you donate a good part of your life to the care of other people. If you don’t care about other people, and that is not your primary concern, then you’re in the wrong profession.”

Charles Sulzman, MD

Internal Medicine Practices – Top Doctors

  1. SPHPMA – Troy Internal Medicine*
  2. Community Care Physicians – Capital Healthcare Associates
  3. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Suite 100)*
  4. Community Care Physicians – Delmar Internal Medicine*
  5. Community Care Physicians – Saratoga Medical Associates*
  6. Community Care Physicians – The Office of Dr. Lev Barats*
  7. SPHPMA – Latham Primary Care Associates
  8. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (5 Palisades Drive, Suite 200)
  9. Community Care Physicians – CapitalCare Internal Medicine Nott Street*
  10. SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave, Suite B1)*

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

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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.

8 Responses to “2023 Top Doctors – Internal Medicine Practice”

  1. Joseph Baker

    Congratulations on your creativity, initiative and leadership in the medical and insurance in such a difficult.


    Joseph A. Baker
    Colonie NY

  2. Janet Reeves

    I noticed Capital Healthcare Associates is second on this list. I have an issue with this. Not so much the Doctor, but the staff (which I call “gatekeepers”). Last January I contracted the flu, even though I got the flu shot. Since it was a Sunday I went to Samaritan ER. I asked for Tamiflu because I was within the window. They said the only supply they had was for admitted patients and I would need to call my doctors office for a follow up. The next day I did. The nurse told me to come in after I finish taking the Tamiflu. I informed her that the ER did not give me any so she said just to rest and drink plenty of water. I am 68 yrs old with metastatic breast cancer and she would NOT give me an appointment. My flu turned into pneumonia, which my Oncologist (which BTW is from NYOH, recommended to me by my MSK oncologist,and NOT on your list) treated by prescribing the Z-pack.
    Fast forward to April. I contracted Cellulitis. I was on LI spending Easter with my son. We came home early and I called the Doctor’s office for an appointment. This time I said “I need to see some type of Healthcare professional, whether the doctor, a PA or an NP. I am running a fever and have a severe rash on my arm. This is the only way I could get an appointment. I was scheduled to see the NP who actually got the doctor to see me.
    I now go to a different Community Care.

    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Janet, I am sorry about your experience at Capital Healthcare Associates. However, I am impressed by how you have advocated for yourself, even if that meant switching to a new practice. I appreciate your comments and wish you the best! Dr. Bennett

  3. Cynthia M DeRossi

    Why are AC,OP and diagnostic Imaging studies requiring prior auths in 2024? Concern that will result in scheduling delays. Would appreciate your response. Thank you.

    • John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP

      Hi Cynthia, Unfortunately, we’ve noticed an uptick in unnecessary testing and treatment, which can be harmless and costly for patients, so we are adding prior authorizations to certain medical services to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective care. We know how important it is for you to receive care in a timely manner, which is why we are following federal guidelines for prior authorization requests. For all urgent requests, these will be completed within 72 hours.

  4. Shannon Varnum

    Hi I’m looking for a new doctor that practices in internal medicine and preferably is a female in Glens Falls, Ny…

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