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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • MVP Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Cigna

Doctors in Albany Medical Center

View all physicians that belong to Albany Medical Center.
  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Schenectady, NY that specialze in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Surgery

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Ratings & Comments

64 ratings with 9 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Albany Medical Center when asked is excellent. Albany Medical Center has been reviewed by 64 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Albany Medical Center as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Albany Medical Center
2147 Eastern Pkwy
Schenectady, NY 12309

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • 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.

Doctors in Albany Medical Center

  • Dr. David L Ford MD

    Surgery

    Schenectady, NY

    4.3
    (38)
  • Dr. Peter F Purcell MD

    Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

    Schenectady, NY

    3.7
    (18)
  • Dr. James J Litynski MD

    Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

    Schenectady, NY

    3.7
    (9)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Howard University College Of Medicine
  • Albany Medical College
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Albany Medical Center. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Surgery near Albany Medical Center Schenectady, NY.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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