November 14, 2020 Healthy Living

2020 Top Doctors List

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

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

CDPHP Top Doctors is a comprehensive list of the area’s top-performing primary care practices.

Whether you’re looking for a new doctor, or just want to see if your physician made the list, CDPHP Top Doctors empowers patients to make the most informed decisions about their health care.

Featured: Four Seasons Pediatrics

  • Albany Medical Center – Community General Pediatrics
  • Brunswick Family Practice, PLLC
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital – Broadway Family Care
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital – Cairo Family Care
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital – Prime Medical, Catskill
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital – Windham 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 Averill Park
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Guilderland
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Ravena
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Slingerlands
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine Balltown Road
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine River Road
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Pediatrics Albany
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Pediatrics Guilderland
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Community Care Pediatrics – Saratoga
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Delmar Internal Medicine
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Latham Medical Group
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Partners in Family Medicine North Greenbush
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – Schodack Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Community Care Physicians, PC – The Office of Dr. Lev Barats
  • DeLeo Family Medicine PC
  • Ellis Medicine Pediatric Care – Schenectady
  • Ellis Primary Care – Clifton Park
  • 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 Hospital – Evergreen Health Center
  • Glens Falls Hospital – Greenwich Family Health Center
  • Glens Falls Hospital – Salem Family Health Center
  • Glens Falls Hospital – Whitehall Family Medicine
  • Hoosick Street Pediatrics
  • Irongate Family Practice Associates
  • John M. Pramenko, MD, PC
  • Kathleen M. Catalano, DO
  • Koinonia Primary Care
  • Lansingburgh Family Practice, PC
  • Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley – Poughkeepsie
  • Neal A. Baillargeon, MD
  • Sanjay Taneja, MD,dba Grand Medical & Pediatrics
  • Saratoga Family Physicians
  • Saratoga Hospital – Saratoga Community Health Center
  • Saratoga Hospital – Saratoga Hospital Medical Group Primary Care, Milton
  • Saratoga Hospital – Saratoga Hospital Medical Group Primary Care, Schuylerville
  • Scotia Glenville Family Physicians, PC
  • SPHPMA – Riverside Medical Center
  • SPHPMA – Clifton Park Pediatrics Center
  • SPHPMA – Cohoes Family Care
  • SPHPMA – Latham Primary Care
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (5 Palisades Drive, Ste. 200)
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1240 New Scotland Road, Ste. 205)
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Ste. B1)
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Ste. 100)
  • SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Ste. 150)
  • SPHPMA – Troy Internal Medicine
  • SPHPMA – Waterford Family Health
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare – Amsterdam Memorial Pediatrics
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare – Canajoharie Family Health Center
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare – Johnstown Family Health Center
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare – Johnstown Pediatrics
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare – Northville Family Health Center
  • Troy Family Physicians
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Top Performers in Quality and Access

When it comes to your health, there’s no compromising on quality.

Congratulations to the following medical practices who’ve taken high-quality care and patient accessibility to new heights.

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Top Performers in Diabetes Care

1SPHPMA – Riverside Medical Center
2SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Ste. B1)
3Troy Family Physicians
4Lansingburgh Family Practice, PC
5Glens Falls Hospital – Whitehall Family Medicine
6SPHPMA – Latham Primary Care
7SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Ste. 150)
8Saratoga Hospital – Schuylerville Family Health
9Newtonville Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, PLLC
10SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Family Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Ste. C)
11John M. Pramenko, MD, PC
12SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (582 New Loudon Road)
13Community Care Physicians, PC – Capital Healthcare Associates
14Glens Falls Hospital – Evergreen Health Center
15Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine River Road
16Columbia Internal Medicine, PLLC
17SPHPMA – Cohoes Family Care
18Saratoga Hospital – Milton Health Center
19Saratoga Family Physicians
20SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (5 Palisades Drive., Ste. 200)
21SPHPMA – Troy Internal Medicine
22Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine Balltown Road
23Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine Nott Street
24Five Corners Family Practice
25Irongate Family Practice Associates
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Top Performers in Cancer Care

1SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1240 New Scotland Road, Ste. 205)
2Saratoga Hospital – Medical Group Primary Care – Wilton
3Lansingburgh Family Practice, PC
4DeLeo Family Medicine, PC
5Scotia Glenville Family Physicians, PC
6Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park
7Community Care Physicians, PC – Latham Medical Group
8Troy Family Physicians
9SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Ste. B1)
10Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine River Road
11Community Care Physicians, PC – The Office of Dr. Lev Barats
12SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Ste. 150)
13SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (4 Palisades Drive, Ste. 100)
14Saratoga Hospital – Women’s Primary Care
15Community Care Physicians, PC – Internal Medicine Clifton Park
16Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Guilderland
17Eugene Merecki, MD, PC dba Malta Family Medicine
18Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Slingerlands
19Kathleen M. Catalano, DO
20Saratoga Family Medicine
21Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Charlton Family Medicine
22Ellis Primary Care – Malta
23Sanjay Taneja, MD, dba Grand Medical & Pediatrics
24Five Corners Family Practice
25Community Care Physicians, PC – Capital Healthcare Associates
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Top Performers in Childhood Immunization

1Newtonville Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, PLLC
2Saratoga Hospital – Saratoga Community Health Center
3Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Clifton Park
4Four Seasons Pediatrics, LLC
5Shaker Pediatrics, PC
6Lansingburgh Family Practice, PC
7SPHPMA – Cohoes Family Care
8Community Care Physicians, PC – Community Care Family Medicine
9Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Family Practice Averill Park
10Ellis Primary Care – Clifton Park
11Adirondack Pediatrics, PC
12SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1240 New Scotland Road, Ste. 203)
13Albany Medical Center – Department of Primary Care – Latham
14Riverview Pediatrics
15Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Pediatrics Schenectady
16SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Internal Medicine (1444 Western Ave., Ste. D)
17SPHPMA – Riverside Medical Center
18Glens Falls Hospital – Whitehall Family Medicine
19SPHPMA – Clifton Park Pediatrics Center
20Main Street Pediatrics
21St. Mary’s Healthcare – Johnstown Family Health Center
22Ellis Medicine at Mohawk Harbor – Schenectady
23Wynantskill Family Medicine, PC
24Five Corners Family Practice
25SPHPMA – St. Peter’s Hospital – Family Health Center Pediatrics
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Capital Region Practices Open on
Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays

1Columbia Memorial Hospital – Broadway Family Care Center
2Adirondack Pediatrics, PC
3Hoosick Street Pediatrics
4Hudson Valley Primary Medical Care
5Albany Medical Center – Community General Pediatrics
6Community Care Physicians, PC – Commmunity Care Pediatrics Saratoga
7Community Care Physicians, PC – Clifton Park Pediatrics
8Wynantskill Family Medicine, PC
9Shaker Pediatrics, PC
10John M. Pramenko, MD, PC
11Riverview Pediatrics
12Newtonville Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, PLLC
13Giombetti & Brady Pediatrics, PLLC
14Scotia Glenville Family Physicians, PC
15Columbia Internal Medicine, PLLC
16Neal A. Baillargeon, MD
17Main Street Pediatrics
18Hudson Mohawk Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
19DeLeo Family Medicine, PC
20Lettrick Family Medicine, PLLC
21Eugene P. Heslin, MD, PC
22St. Mary’s Healthcare – Amsterdam Memorial Pediatrics
23Glens Falls Pediatric Consultants, PC
24Four Seasons Pediatrics, LLC
25Community Care Physicians, PC – CapitalCare Internal Medicine River Road
NY Frontline Heroes

Frontline Heroes

The COVID-19 crisis turned our collective worlds upside down. With little warning, the virus, and its associated economic upheaval, caused profound change in our personal and professional lives.

While many of us were allowed to work from home to stop the spread of the virus, health care workers across the globe – and right here in the Capital Region – rose to the occasion, risking their own personal safety to protect others.

This year, CDPHP Top Doctors presents Frontline Heroes: The People’s Choice Awards. Nominated by their patients and peers, these individuals are being recognized for showing compassion, care, and concern in the midst of a global pandemic.

Congratulations to our Frontline Heroes award winners!

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

Dr. Bennett was named president and CEO of CDPHP in 2008, after serving as chairman of the board since 2003, vice chairman since 1999, and board member since 1996. Prior to working at CDPHP, Dr. Bennett served as chief of the division of cardiology at Albany Memorial Hospital, was a member of Northeast Health Systems’ board of directors, and chaired the department of medicine. Dr. Bennett also served as CEO of Prime Care Physicians, PPLC, where he practiced cardiology with Albany Associates in Cardiology. Dr. Bennett chairs the board of directors for the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (Hixny). In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre. Dr. Bennett earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He completed his residency in internal medicine as well as a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Albany Medical Center. Currently, he is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. 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.

15 Responses to “2020 Top Doctors List”

  1. Gerald Daly

    Trying to find a new physician in the Saratoga area. All I need is a list of physicians who are in this area, who are HMO doctors, and are taking new patients. so far I’ve found this website to be useless in this simple pursuit.

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    • John Bennett

      Hi, Gerald – We can help with that! Please use our search tool at https://findadoc.cdphp.com. You can look up doctors that participate with your specific plan and narrow your search to the Saratoga area.

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  2. MARK CONNOLLY

    I have a high deductible plan via CDPHP. I need a diagnostic test and have been calling imaging centers and hospitals to get cost estimates. They typically ask for the CPT code what plan I have, then look it up and tell me the “agreed to price”. Is there a page on the CDPHP website I can just enter the diagnostic code and you can direct me to whomever is the low cost provider for this procedure? Thank you. Mark Connolly

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  3. Greg Baumbach

    Top Doctors report is almost completely absent of doctors, instead listing facilities with no links to any of them. All in all, this is really not useful. I was honestly curious to see such a report, and how it was generated, etc. But this? There is more devoted to the About Author section than anything else.

    If CDPHP wants its subscribers to engage with CDPHP, this is a good lesson in how to do it very poorly.

    Reply
    • John Bennett

      Thank you for your feedback. The CDPHP Top Doctors report is generated using health care data at the practice level, which is why we include office names and locations. We would be happy to assist you with finding a provider at one of these offices. Please visit findadoc.cdphp.com or you may contact CDPHP member services at the number on your member ID card.

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  4. Marianne Thorsén

    Dr. Michelle Abis is a uniquely caring physician, apart from being at the very top in her field of expertise. In stead of relying on yesterday’s news, she researched, if anything new or anyone new with a more advanced expertise was available, who would better serve my needs after a diagnosis of thymoma. Dr. Abis has worked with thoracic surgeons, of course, over the years, but she didn’t give me just a name of a doctor, whom she knew and had referred patients to before. No she approached my case, as if she knew no thoracic surgeon. And she didn’t know Dr. Borah, but based on what she read and learned about him, that’s who she recommended and I am most sincerely grateful and feel ever so lucky being now under the care of the two of them.

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  5. Adele Cartledge

    There is no Plan Type on the front of my card.

    Reply
  6. Carol McDonald

    Thank you to the caring professionals at CDPHP. As we transition to Medicare it was easy to select CDPHP to be our Medicare Managed Care plan. The process was surprisingly easy! Your support approving reatments over the past 25 plus years has enabled my husband to have a solid quality of life, and very shortly will be holding his first grandchild. You have no idea what it means to us to know you are helping to guide us in the best possible way with challenging treatment considerations. He is doing great…We wish you all a very Happy New Year!

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    • John Bennett

      Hi, Carol – First and foremost, I am so happy to hear your husband is doing well! Thank you for the kind remarks about your experience with CDPHP. We know you have a lot of options, so we work very hard to provide the very best service. All my best! Dr. Bennett

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  7. KATHLEEN DRAPER

    SO HAPPY TO AGAIN SEE BRUNSWICK FAMILY PRACTICE ON YOUR LIST–DR. JAMES ARAM HAS BEEN MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN FOR ALMOST 19 YEARS–ALSO TREATED MY HUSBAND BEFOR HE DIED FOR THE SAME NUMBER OF YEARS!! HIS PRACTICE IS SO ORGANIZED–TIMELY WITH APPOINTMENT TIMES–AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TREATED RESPECTFULLY AND WITH DR. ARAMS BROAD MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE–HE IS MOST CARING–TOOK TIME TO CALL ME AFTER MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY–AND EVEN MADE ADDITIONAL CALLS TO INSURE THAT I WAS DOING ALRIGHT!! IN LIGHT OF RECENT MEDICAL PROBLEMS I HAVE HAD–HE HAS CALLED ME AT HOME TO CHECK ON ME AND HAD IS NURSE DO FOLLOW UP CALLS–HE IS ONE OF THE MOST CARING DOCTORS I HAVE EVER MET—I AM SO GRATEFUL HE IS ON THE CDPHP LIST—CONGRATULATION TO DR. ARAM, HIS STAFF AND TO CDPHP.

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    • John Bennett

      Hi, Kathleen – Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We’re thrilled that you have such an excellent relationship with Dr. Aram and his office.

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  8. Wanda Fischer

    I have been on a CDPHP Medicare Advantage plan for almost eight years, and I would never change. Your customer service people are unparalleled. I also appreciate the local value of your company, as well as the fact that your CEO does not make an outrageous salary. Yes, that means a lot to me. Thank you for a well-run, caring company.

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    • John

      Hi, Wanda – Thank you for reaching out and for the kind words. We appreciate your membership and hope to continue serving your health care needs for many years to come!

      Reply

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