Dr. Robert Benton, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 61

Dr. Robert Benton, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Troy, NY and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Benton has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Benton to book an appointment.

Dr. Benton

Capital Cardiology Associates

2231 Burdett Ave Ste 160 Troy, NY 12180
Accepting new patients

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Affiliated with Saint Peter's Hospital Albany, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Benton treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Benton treats other conditions, please contact the office at (518) 292-6200.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Benton is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Benton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(518) 292-6200

Dr. Benton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
Prism Blue Priority EPO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
POMCO Group
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wisconsin Physicians Service

Dr. Benton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Benton

3.7

Based on 22 ratings

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Dr Benton is an excellent cardiologist. He treated several family members over the years and recently he treated me directly. He is professional, knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate. I feel very confident in his abilities and have experienced positive results based on his treatment plan. I highly recommend Dr Benton
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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john Smith – Jul 09, 2021
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Initially got my problem under control but wasn't permanent, and didn't follow up with new plan or regimen so I'm back at square one. I initially thought he was a pretty good cardiologist but have doubts about that now. His manner is rather brusque, always seems in a hurry to get to the next patient. If you ask too many questions he fairly yells "What?!" after the the second or third question. He is often rude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Patient – May 21, 2021
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Dr Benton knew my dad but hadn’t treated mom. Once he saw her cognitive impairment he quickly modified his plan to get any tests done while we were there so we wouldn’t have to return. He is very compassionate and understanding and easy to work with. By departure time, all our results were not in, but he phoned me to let me know everything was good! He made mom feel that they were old friends and she was comfortable and happy. Hopefully I never need those services, but I would recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sue – Jan 21, 2021
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As others have said, this cardiologist was Dismissive and Rude. He was more concerned about the fact that I refused to get on the scale at a visit (my personal choice to only use my own scale, once per week, when trying to lose weight!) than he was about treating me, examining me or working with me on my health. I went to him because of a mitral valve problem post chemotherapy. At first he was empathetic about that situation, but by visit three he said I was “wasting his time” and he had “plenty of other patients waiting” (who apparently would get on the scale¡). Yes, I am overweight, not grossly obese or anything, and am trying to lose weight, BUT NO ONE deserves to be shamed and berated by a doctor as I was by him. He left the room that day without examining me, threw the echocardiogram report on a chair without discussing it, and never looked back. I left stunned-and will not return for that kind of abuse.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Nancy – Oct 26, 2020
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Dr Benton has provided top notch care to my Dad, extending his life by many years. Our family is grateful to Dr. Benton for his expertise and compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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DS – Oct 03, 2020
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he diagnosed endocarditis when my gp thought I had a cold. Saved my life
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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NY, NY – Jan 19, 2019
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I've been his patient for years. As a person and as a physician, they don't come any better than Dr Benton.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Tom L in Rensselaer – Apr 02, 2018
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I have seen Dr. Benton four times over the past two years. On each visit he has asked how I was and what issues I had. He listens, and his responses are very clear and straightforward. What impresses me most is how he (no pun intended) gets right to the heart of the matter, orders appropriate tests and proceeds from there. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Troy, NY – Feb 26, 2018
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All I can say is Dr. Benton saved my life. He is compassionate to a fault.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Pat Kenyon in Menands, NY – Jun 17, 2017
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Dr. Benton spent less than 6 minutes with me in 2 office visits. He tosses radiology report on a chair and sprints out the door. Told me he didn't need to see me for 3 years. After carefully reading this report, I saw there is a NEW condition that could lead to stroke! I WONDER IF BENTON EVEN BOTHERED TO READ THE RADIOLOGY REPORT? Stay away, self consumed, doesn't even spend 3 minutes with his patients. I will find a doctor who cares enough to read reports of other medical docs.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Troy, New York – Apr 29, 2017
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I would not recommend this dr. He makes you feel less then human. Belittles you and doesn't take you seriously.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Troy, NY – Mar 17, 2017
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Dr. Benton is one of the most kind, caring, compassionate doctors I have ever had. He is very thorough with his testing and procedures. I travel 40 minutes to his Troy office to see him. I will not see any other physician in the practice. I would recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Brandy in Schenectady, NY – May 23, 2016
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Worsted Dr I have ever delt with in my life .Had to find another dr after I was told I was waisting his time.Glad I did because if I hadn't And went by what he said I would be dead
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Care Philosophy

Capital Cardiology Associates, PC is a benchmark cardiology practice committed to improving our patient's quality of life.

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Biography

Since 1997, Dr. Benton has practiced in Troy, NY and Albany, NY.  He is the Chief of Cardiology at Samaritan Hospital and is Past President of the...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

1996
Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
St Vincents Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Vermont / College of Medicine
Medical School
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Dr. Benton frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Benton specializes.

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Dr. Benton's office is located at 2231 Burdett Ave Ste 160, Troy, NY 12180. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Capital Cardiology Associates

Capital Cardiology Associates2231 Burdett Ave Ste 160 Troy, NY 12180
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Albany Medical Center Hospital

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63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

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Saint Peter's Hospital

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71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

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67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

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