Dr. Joseph Polito, MD

Dr. Joseph Polito, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(7)
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Dr. Joseph Polito, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Albany, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

1375 Washington Ave Ste 101

Albany, NY 12206

Contact Information

(518) 438-4483

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Ulcerative Colitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
81

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

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.

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Boston University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Polito has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Polito's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polito to family and friends
3.7
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Polito's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Newark, NJ |
worst experience I have ever had, staff was rude and they did not finish what the procedure consist of I call that puppy mill a night mare ,very non professional staff and doctor, hurt two weeks after procedure and it was incomplete stay away from Albany gastro
in Albany, NY |
A friend suggested I see Dr. Polito after I expressed displeasure with the gastroenterologist I had been seeing. My prior doctor had horrible bedside manner--he diagnosed me with Crohn's disease then rushed me out the door and didn't answer any of my questions. Dr. Polito sat with me and made me feel involved in my plan of care. He switched my medication, because apparently the drug I was put on by the other doc had no scientific backup and didn't treat Crohn's in the area where I have it...
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Polito accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Polito has admitting privileges

Saint Peter's Hospital
315 S Manning Blvd
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204
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