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Dr. James O'Brien, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 58

  13 Reviews
Dr. O'Brien

Capital Cardiology Associates

7 Southwoods Blvd Ste 4 Albany, NY 12211

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(518) 292-6000

Dr. James O'Brien, MD is a cardiology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988 and specializes in cardiology.


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  • Practices at top hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Easy scheduling Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews
  • Good nurse communication Patients said they had good communication with nurses. See hospitals

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(518) 292-6000

Dr. O'Brien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Prism Blue Priority EPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American
WellCare
Wisconsin Physicians Service

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. O'Brien's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Heart Disease more than 97% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Atrial Flutter more than 96% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • 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 Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lariat Procedure
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Obesity
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • 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
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

3.2

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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(6)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
15.384615384615385%
(2)
1 Star
30.76923076923077%
(4)

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What People Say About Dr. James O'Brien, MD
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Worse experience ever. Husband had 11:00 appt and did not see O'Brien mtill 1:00. Waited 1-1/2 hrs before being called in then didn't see him until 1:00. Let the Ecg girl know we were unhappy and she told O'Brien. He came in room with an attitude and did not spend the "entire 20 minutes" the girl said he would spend with us. She made it sound as if we should be honored. His attitude was "how dare you complain about waiting two hours." Definite attitude problem! ! We lft and never returned.
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Dr. O’Brien is a wonderful caring doctor who takes the time to listen.
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Bad experience. Saw Dr. for A-Fib. Scheduled for 3days in hospital for Inversion and introduction to Tikosin. 2end Day found out no inversion had been scheduled. 4th day was prepared for procedure only to find that no anesthesiologist had been scheduled, and would have to wait another 5 hrs to see if one would be available. Had no food or water since previous day. Attending Dr. cancelled procedure and said I could come back in 3 days. I live 3 hrs away. Wasted a week of my life.
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Great doctor but wait times have become ridiculous. 2 hour wait last time with 4 people still ahead of me to be seen. Had to re-schedule because I work and can't spend a day waiting to be seen. Now at re-scheduled appointment waiting 50 minutes already with 3 people still ahead of me. Don't make appointments and expect to be able to work that day.
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About Me

Capital Cardiology Associates, PC is a benchmark cardiology practice committed to improving our patient's quality of life.

By providing state of the art diagnostics, board certified physicians and a caring and competent staff, we offer th...

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

1996
Georgetown University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Saint Vincent's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Saint Vincent's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1996
1991
1989
1988

Affiliated Hospitals

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls, NY

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average