Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Alkins
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC

739 Irving Ave Ste 300 Syracuse, NY 13210

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(315) 479-5070

Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD is a Pulmonologist in Syracuse, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alkins has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crouse Hospital and Upstate Cancer Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alkins to book an appointment.


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Dr. Alkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Alkins treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Alkins treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Alkins performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Alkins treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins treats Asthma more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Alkins treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Alkins performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Alkins treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alkins treats Bronchiectasis more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Alkins treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

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Dr. Alkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

Dr. Alkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alkins

3.4

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
50%
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4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
11.11111111111111%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(6)
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (12)
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  • Long wait times (9)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
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I’ve been seeing him for a year and find him knowledgable, personable, a very good listener, and explains everything thoroughly. I’m so so happy to now have a pulmonologist who cares, works with me, and is very knowledgeable.
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May 04, 2020
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I see Dr. Alkins for a serious pulmonary problem. I like him. He's always listens to my concerns and answers my questions. My only complaint is, he's the only Crouse Pulmonologist in Syracuse. It's very hard to get an appt. if you need to see him before your scheduled appointment. Since his practice went to Crouse Practice, he can't admit you or see you in the hospital. I don't like that idea at all and that rule goes for all Crouse Practice doctors. Who knows you better than your own doctor.
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Had my first appointment with Dr. Alkins this morning. I found him very personable, caring, helpful and a good listener. Unlike my former pulmonologist he took my concerns about constant fatigue seriously. He made several suggestions including a possible change in my bp medication, plus is referring me for sleep study. I feel confident that he will continue to work with me until this problem is resolved. I will certainly recommend him to friends seeking a pulmonologist.
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Baldwinsville, NY – Aug 02, 2017
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He is clueless when it comes to serious medical conditions. I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's. 1/4-1/3 of Parkinson's patients have sleep disorders. I have REM Behavior Disorder, and had it years before the P diagnoses, and he never discussed it after my sleep study. Getting my sleep medicine from him was like pulling teeth because he didn't believe I had real issues. Doctors like him who don't listen to their patients make me very upset. I don't see him anymore.
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Syracuse, NY – May 16, 2017
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Disappointed. Dr. Alkins was recommended from the Crouse Sleep Lab to see regarding insomnia I have been dealing with for some time. After three appointments over six months, another unneeded polysomnogram, he recommended a very minor tweak in my BiPAP machine setting. When I attempted to re-focus the discussion from apnea back to insomnia, the conversation was dismissed. This was followed by a "we'll see you again in a year to see how it's going". There may be areas he's good with but not sleep
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Biography

Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD is a Pulmonologist in Syracuse, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alkins has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other sp...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC

Crouse Medical Practice739 Irving Ave Ste 300 Syracuse, NY 13210
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

Upstate Cancer Center

Syracuse, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)