Dr. Robert Benton, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Robert Benton, MD
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 Medical Staff. Dr. Benton is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In addition he is certified in the subspecialties of Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography. He has earned the title of Certified Physician Investigator from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. As the Director of the Capital Cardiology Associates, PC, Division of Clinical Research, Dr. Benton has participated in approximately 30 clinical trials in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Many of these have been landmark studies published in the such journals at the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation and The Lancet. Dr. Benton's cardiology specialties include general cardiovascular disease, hypertension, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography.

2231 Burdett Ave Ste 160

Troy, NY 12180

Contact Information

(518) 292-6200

Dr. Robert Benton, MD

Dr. Robert Benton, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 19 More

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Hypertension
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more than 99% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
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more than 99% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Echocardiogram Interpretation
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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 Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St Vincents Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benton to family and friends
3.8
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Benton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Menands, NY |
All I can say is Dr. Benton saved my life. He is compassionate to a fault.
Troy, New York |
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.
Troy, NY |
I would not recommend this dr. He makes you feel less then human. Belittles you and doesn't take you seriously.
in Schenectady, NY |
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!
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
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Dr. Benton accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • 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
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Benton has admitting privileges

Saint Peter's Hospital
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Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204
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Seton Health System - Saint Mary's
1300 Massachusetts Ave
Troy, NY 12180
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Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY 12180
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Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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