Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 54

Dr. Alkins
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Crouse Medical Practice-Syracuse

739 Irving Ave Syracuse, NY 13210

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(315) 479-5070

Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD is a Pulmonologist in Syracuse, NY and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alkins has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea 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 University Hospital. 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 is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital Syracuse, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alkins

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alkins treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alkins treats other conditions, please contact the office at (315) 479-5070.

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.

Dr. Alkins is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Alkins
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Asthma
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Alkins is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Alkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Alkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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 HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Alkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alkins

3.4

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(9)
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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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (12)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (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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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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Jan 28, 2019
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD is a Pulmonologist in Syracuse, NY and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alkins has more experience with...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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alkins frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Alkins specializes.

Where is Dr. Stephan Alkins, MD's office located?

Dr. Alkins' office is located at 739 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Crouse Medical Practice-Syracuse

Crouse Medical Practice-Syracuse739 Irving Ave Syracuse, NY 13210
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Alkins is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

Upstate University Hospital

Syracuse, NY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)