Dr. Jess Collins, MD

Dr. Jess Collins, MD

Epilepsy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Jess Collins, MD is an epilepsy specialist in Latham, NY and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 2000 and specializes in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and more.Read his story

3 Lear Jet Ln Ste 203

Latham, NY 12110

Contact Information

(518) 258-4033

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Collins' Experience

Dr. Collins' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Epilepsy
  • Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Collins' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Collins "Dr. Jess David Collins MD attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where he graduated with a major in biological sciences, minor in chemistry and honors in the liberal arts. Wanting to put science to use helping others, he then attended Albany Medical Center where he completed his medical doctorate (MD). After a year of internal medicine training in St. Louis, he then attended a large neurology program at Emory University in Atlanta for his residency in adult neurology and fellowship in epilepsy/neurophysiology. After leaving the southeast, he returned to his childhood home near Kansas City where he built a regional epilepsy center. The Epilepsy Center at Menorah grew to a comprehensive program treating patients from multiple states. In addition, Dr. Collins obtained his board certification not only in neurology but also sleep medicine. Dr. Collins more recently returned to NY State treating patients both upstate in Albany and downstate in the New York City area before founding his own practice NY Epilepsy Medicine PC. Quality of life is the first consideration of Dr. Collins in the treatment of patients and their families. Although he specializes in all aspects of seizure disorders, he also treats general neurology of adults and children, sleep medicine (for which is he board certified), and offers high quality EEG services including routine and long term ambulatory video EEG. Dr. Collins also has extensive experience in Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) therapy with several hundred patients he has programmed. In addition, Dr. Collins is using telemedicine to reach more patients in NY state who may have trouble with traveling to in person appointments or may have barriers to making visits to large academic epilepsy centers. Due to his extensive experience, Dr. Collins is also asked to lecture, engage in clinical research, and consult with various companies and nonprofits alike in the neruology community. Dr. Collins serves as a member of the professional advisory board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. He is also the NY state medical director for Global Neurodiagnostics - an in home ambulatory video EEG service which is part of Natus incorporated. His next mission is to use telemedicine to expand expert epilepsy care to patients across NY state as well as produce a series of educational videos designed to help patients and their loved ones coping with seizure disorders supplemented by social media pages. Call our practice today or email us through the patient portal to see how you can become part of our family! We look forward to hearing from you :)"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Collins "Quality of life is the most important goal of treating patients."

5  Specialties

  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

27  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Southern Methodist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Forest Park Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Collins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Collins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Collins to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

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Dr. Collins' Performance

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  • Answers questions

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Dr. Collins Says:

Dr. Collins is consistently rated very highly by both his patients and colleagues.


Patient Comments (4)

Kind, professional, and simply the best neurologist out there!!! He is the expert, and the staff are so friendly
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Would highly recommend this amazing doctor! He is the expert, kind, and professional.
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We have been very satisfied with Dr. Collins' level of expertise and recommend him regularly.
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Saw me for 10 minutes, no medical records on myself and decided I should pay for Vestibular Therapy out of pocket for my vertigo and Labyrinthitis that I have had for 3 1/2 years. I know he was trying to save the insurance company alot of money by denying my request to see a vestibular therapist....more
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