Dr. Jess Collins, MD

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Dr. Jess Collins, MD

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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Quality of life is the most important goal of treating patients.

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based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
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Dr. Collins is consistently rated very highly by both his patients and colleagues.

Dr. Collins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Albany |
We have been very satisfied with Dr. Collins' level of expertise and recommend him regularly.
in Greenfield Center, NY |
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. In the span of 10 minutes, he decided this. No amount of tears and frustration would sway him. Don't ever waste your time seeing this man. He doesn't care.
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Dr. Collins says...

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 :)

Dr. Collins' Care Philosophy

Quality of life is the most important goal of treating patients.

Dr. Collins says...

Epilepsy, Adult and Child Neurology, Telemedicine, VNS, EEG Services

Dr. Collins says...

Dr. Collins has extensive fellowship training and real world experience in epilepsy, neurophysiology, and sleep medicine.  Long term ambulatory video EEG monitoring is available in addition to routine and sleep-deprived EEG studies.  Dr. Collins is also a nationally recognized expert in the management of Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy (VNS).

Dr. Collins says...

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

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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Disorders
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Albany Medical College

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Forest Park Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Southern Methodist University

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)