Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Prieto has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Columbia Memorial Hospital and Saint Peter's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Prieto to book an appointment.

Dr. Prieto

Albany Associates in Cardiology

2 Palisades Dr Albany, NY 12205
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Prieto is affiliated with Saint Peter's Hospital Albany, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Prieto

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Prieto treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Prieto treats other conditions, please contact the office at (518) 458-2000.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Prieto is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Cardioversion, Elective
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Prieto is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Prieto is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
First Degree Heart Block
Supraventricular Tachycardia
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

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Dr. Prieto is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Prieto
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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Prieto's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Prieto accepts

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(518) 458-2000

Dr. Prieto accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Prieto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prieto

4.3

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
69.56521739130434%
(16)
4 Stars
13.043478260869565%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
1 Star
8.695652173913043%
(2)
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Doctor Prieto called me after reviewing a pre op EKG I had that day. I believe it was May 4, 2021. The man saved my life because it revealed a heart attack. He was very insistent that I go to his office immediately for a follow up. I went. Doctor Patel took over. Currently recovering from a pretty bad situation with my heart. Thank you.
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Nicholas DeMatteo – May 30, 2021
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Very dismissive and disrespectful of women's heart health issues.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 24, 2020
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I have a implant in, I have a torn miniscus and they need approval from him to do a mri. Needless to say I've been waiting over a month for them to call me back after a million phonecalls to them. At this point I'm ready to take it out myself. Can't hurt anymore than my knee does!!!!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Biography

Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Prieto has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

U Columbia-Presbyn Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Columbia Presbyn
Fellowship Hospital
1999
U Columbia-Presbyn Hosp
Residency Hospital
1997
U Columbia-Presbyn Hosp
Internship Hospital
1996
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Prieto frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Prieto specializes.

Where is Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD's office located?

Dr. Prieto's office is located at 2 Palisades Dr, Albany, NY 12205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Albany Associates in Cardiology

Albany Associates in Cardiology2 Palisades Dr Albany, NY 12205
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Hudson, NY

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

Saint Peter's Hospital

Albany, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

Samaritan Hospital

Troy, NY

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average