Dr. Ray Forbes, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
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Age 69
(22)
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Dr. Ray Forbes, MD
Dr. Ray Forbes, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Syracuse, NY. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Forbes is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital.

Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC

739 Irving Ave Ste 200

Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact Information

(315) 479-5070

Dr. Ray Forbes, MD

Dr. Ray Forbes, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
  • 4 More

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Dr. Forbes' Experience

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

  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

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

  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Mich Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Mich Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Forbes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forbes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forbes to family and friends
4.1
based on 22 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Forbes' 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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Providence, RI |
Promptness in his office is a serious problem. It is obvious that his staff is booking too many appointments as they have a sign in the exterior waiting room stating if you have waited 20 minutes to advise them. The issue becomes that you are brought to an examination room and left for easily an hour, and this consistently takes place. The lack of respect of other's schedule is outrageous.
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Forbes is an outstanding physician, who has expertise, compassion, and empathy. He will listen to you and will explain rationale for tests, procedures, etc. He is a "breath of fresh air" in healthcare, where the insurance companies increasingly dictate what can and can not be done. He is a wonderful and caring physician, who is highly recommended.
in Lyons NY |
Dr Forbes is the best MD I have ever had. He is personable, knowledgeable and thorough, I rave about him to everyone I know.
Manlius, NY |
Very rushed, doesn't seem to know much about meds, takes phone calls from certain patients he gives his personal number to because he admits office staff is not good at all. Very true. Office staff is very rude, including his nurse Christine. I personally witnessed her belittle a patient in the waiting room.
Syracuse, NY |
Always have to wait over an hour
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Forbes is a good doctor, but there is no communication or apparent records program at his office. There is a lot of conflicting information regarding his availability for emergency calls, too. Call-backs and referrals often take days, if not weeks. So, I am satisfied with Dr. Forbes as my GP, but am not very happy with CNY Internists.
Syracuse, NY |
The Staff is AWEFUL! Especially the two who work in check-in and check-out. Each time I call regarding the urgent matters, I got yelled at and accused for their mistakes and ignorance about my lab results, medical information, schedules,etc. Too bad, Dr. Forbes is great! But unfortunately the hospital has the worst staff. They were the most rude staff I have ever experienced in any work environment. If the staff continue to treat me like this, I will have to change the doctor.
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Dr. Forbes accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Simplifi
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Forbes has admitting privileges

Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Upstate University Hospital
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
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