Dr. Jess Collins, MD

Dr. Jess Collins, MD

Epilepsy  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jess Collins, MD is an epilepsy doctor who practices in Latham, NY. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. 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
  • 19 More

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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."


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

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
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Collins Says:

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

Dr. Collins' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Collins accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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