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.

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

  1. 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.


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