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About Dr. Alec B Platt MD
Dr. Alec B Platt, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Schenectady, NY, with another office in Amsterdam, NY. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.
Dr. Alec B Platt has 2 locations
124 Rosa Rd
Schenectady, NY 12308
446 Guy Park Ave Ste B
Amsterdam, NY 12010
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Dr. Alec B Platt has the following 4 specialties
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Alec B Platt has the following 9 expertise
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Critical Care
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chest Infection
Dr. Alec B Platt is Board Certified in 4 specialties
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Alec B Platt - Posted on November 26th, 2017
Under his care I received diabetes due to prednisone use. An A1C of 9.4, kidney failure, heart failure. He keep other Doctors from looking into my high heart rates due to diabetes. I later had a blockage with a stent installed on a emergency room trip. I was told I could have died. Was told by another doctor he gave me diabetes on purpose with malice and intent.
17 Years Experience
- New York University
Dr. Alec B Platt Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP HMO
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- Excellus BluePPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Alec B Platt
Dr. Alec Platt has been in the private practice of medicine since 2008. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Platt was raised in Mt. Kisco, NY. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He later received his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor Society. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine with subspecialty training in pulmonary disease, critical care, and sleep medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Platt also obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, during which time he was awarded the Bradley Award in Evaluative Research for work on adherence to medical therapy for cardiovascular disease, and also the Clinical Translational Research Poster award for studies on adherence to therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dr. Platt's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
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