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Dr. Stephan A Alkins has the following 2 specialties
- 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. Stephan A Alkins has the following 9 expertise
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Critical Care
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chest Infection
Dr. Stephan A Alkins has 0 board certified specialties
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Dr Alkins treats me like I have a life to live. I had other Drs dismiss me like my life was over. Can’t trust someone who thinks I’m dying, not living. Dr Alkins is thorough, he listens intently and patiently. He has pointed out other issues that weren’t his specialty. He asks about ALL issues, not just pulmonary. He follows up personally on issues
You should know before hand that Dr Alkins requires TWO sleep study OVER NIGHTS. The second night you wear a sleep mask that may or may not fit, as not much time is taken. You are awoken at 5:00 am to leave. The valet parking is out of doors, 2 blocks away, in winter it is dark and at 5:30 am there may not be an attendant to get your car. So, I as a woman alone had to walk alone in the dark, brush off a huge amount of snow to get my car, constantly looking around to make sure no one jumped me. You are SHOWN on the second night but not given a list of medical equipment places and told, in writing, that if you don't choose one right away, you'll be assigned one that may not be near where you live. When I asked for a copy, I was told that they didn't have a copy machine.
Spent time with me on the first visit. Referred me to rehab. Started feeling like I was coming down with pneumonia again, he told me I was fine. Went back a couple months later, he said my lungs were clear, charged my ins co $244 just to tell me that. Four days later I was admitted for 14 days with pneumonia. I did not care for his nonchalance. Also the fact that he did not come to the hospital to take care of me. That showed me zero concern.
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Dr. Alkins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduated in 1993
Dr. Stephan A Alkins accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- 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 HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Preferred PPO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsInternist Associates of CNY PC, 739 Irving Ave Ste 200, Syracuse, NY
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