Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 49

Dr. Prieto
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Albany Associates in Cardiology

2 Palisades Dr Albany, NY 12205

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(518) 458-2000

Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Prieto has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders 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 Burdett Birth Center and Columbia Memorial 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.


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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
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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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.

Implantable Cardiac Devices

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Dr. Prieto typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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 Frequency
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Electrophysiology

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

Dr. Prieto typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cardioversion, Elective
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Dr. Prieto typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Aortic Valve Disease
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Dr. Prieto typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Cardiomyopathy
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Prieto's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Prieto accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Prieto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prieto

4.2

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(14)
4 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
1 Star
9.523809523809524%
(2)
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What went well
  • Office environment (19)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (19)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Very dismissive and disrespectful of women's heart health issues.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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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!!!!
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What could be improved
No results
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Stillwater – Oct 30, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 25 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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alfonso Prieto, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Prieto has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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 Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders. 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

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Burdett Birth Center

Troy, NY

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

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Samaritan Hospital

Troy, NY

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average