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Dr. Timothy McElrath, MD

Oncology •  Male • Age 53

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Dr. McElrath

Women's Cancer Care Associates

319 S Manning Blvd Ste 301 Albany, NY 12208
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Dr. Timothy McElrath, MD is an oncology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1993 and specializes in oncology.

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Dr. McElrath accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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PHCS Network PPO
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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (4/27/2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McElrath's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Uterine Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElrath treats Uterine Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McElrath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
Gynecologic Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElrath treats Gynecologic Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McElrath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
Uterine Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McElrath treats Uterine Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McElrath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McElrath's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Perimenopause
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. McElrath's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McElrath

2.2

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
21.73913043478261%
(5)
4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
1 Star
60.869565217391305%
(14)

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Terrible !- Dr McElrath and this particular group of doctors originally gave my relative several treatment options for the ovarian cancer, then denied the utilization of any those options to her when she experienced further issues with her illness, and she passed away before I could get her to a better doctor and facility. I would stay away from this whole group of doctors if you can!
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I was sent to him for a second opinion.i was forewarned that it would be a long appointment. I saw his nurse, nurse practitioner and then him. I felt that he was very thorough in both reviewing my records and examining me. He was straightforward and caring when he dealt with me. He explained everything thoroughly. That thoroughness carried through to all office staff.
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Although Dr. McElrath is a bit distant, he has always been forthcoming with information and is very patient with me. His approach to my treatment for endometrial hypoplasia was excellent and I was and am very happy with him. I highly recommend him.
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Poor communication, lack of empathy, lack of attention to patient needs are all issues for Dr. McElrath. I found his follow up to surgery and knowledge of my medical record and emerging treatments to be substandard. Over-reliant on nurses to handle medical emergencies.
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I would recommend Dr. McElrath. He has always been caring and straight forward, and answered all of my questions.
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Biography

Dr. Timothy McElrath, MD is an oncology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1993 and specializes in oncology.

Specialties

  • Oncology

Education

1993
Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School

Affiliated Hospitals

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Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

Glens Falls Hospital

Glens Falls, NY

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

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