Dr. Alec Platt, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 51

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Alec Platt, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ellis Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare - Amsterdam. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Alec Platt, MD

Schenectady Pulmonary And Critical Care

116 Polar Plz Amsterdam, NY 12010 ()
Telehealth services available

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(518) 627-0410

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Dr. Platt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bird Flu
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Platt accepts the following insurance:

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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Platt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Platt

3.0

Based on 12 ratings

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Dr. Platt is one of the most caring and capable doctors. He is always patient and takes the time to answer questions and explain treatments, etc. I like a doctor who listens and takes my thoughts and feelings into consideration. He's very knowledgeable and I feel confident in his decisions and his treatments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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BH – Jul 19, 2021
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Professional and kind. Never hurried. Stays until your questions are answered.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JP – Apr 21, 2021
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I can not say enough good things about Dr Platt. He was kind and compassionate and guided my family through the final days of my mother in law’s life at the end of her stay at Sunnyview rehab hospital. He took his time and explained every step of the process and included her in the decision making. He never made us feel rushed and he always allowed us time to ask questions. This was one of the most trying times in our lives and he made it manageable for all involved. He made sure she passed with grace and dignity just as she wanted. Kudos to Dr Platt, a lung Dr with a huge heart!
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The Pedersen Family – Apr 17, 2021
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Dr. Platt is thorough and takes time to discuss any issues. I have been seeing him in Amsterdam, NY for two years now. He has an interesting process. He transcribes his notes verbally at the end of the appointment. This gives you a chance to hear his complete diagnosis and gives you the opportunity to ask further questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mike Mc in NY – Aug 22, 2018
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Brilliant doc, no worries!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jan 12, 2018
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Do not see this doctor! I have gone without pills many times because he refuses to refill prescriptions! I have had to get it done by other doctors in his practice because he will not do it! Worst doctor ever. Unprofessional. Awkward. Will not make eye contact. Doesn't even speak to you directly, speaks into talk to text software the whole time as if you're not even there. Currently looking for a better doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Schenectady, NY – Feb 22, 2017
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Was referred for possible sleep apnea. I've seen him 3 times and each time thought he was relatively punctual, polite, seemed to know what he was doing and happy to explain and discuss. I'm now using a CPAP machine and feeling better. With surveys such as this I rarely give 5 stars and was reluctant to do so because the amount of experience I had with Dr. Platt is pretty minimal. However, I'm feeling better and can't think of anything negative about my time with him so 5 stars it is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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steve in Schenectady, NY – Apr 15, 2016
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Abrupt diagnosis, reasonable conclusion, but not correct. Offered opinion, also not correct, on matters outside his field.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Paul P in Schenectady – Feb 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alec Platt, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Amsterdam, NY and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

2001
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alec Platt, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Alec Platt, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Platt frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Pneumonia, and Respiratory Failure. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Platt treats.

Where is Dr. Alec Platt, MD's office located?

Dr. Platt's office is located at 116 Polar Plz, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Schenectady Pulmonary And Critical Care

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Harlem Hospital

Harlem Hospital124 Rosa Rd Ste 382 Schenectady, NY 12308
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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Platt is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

St. Mary’s Healthcare - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NY

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average