Patient Handbook

Welcome to Capital Cardiology Associates

Welcome to Capital Cardiology Associates!

Thank you for trusting us with your care. We are committed to improving your quality of life! Since opening our doors as a benchmark cardiology practice over 20 years ago, we have continued to build on our reputation as the Capital Region’s leading cardiology practice in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Every new patient is given a printed copy of our Patient Handbook. For patients who would like an electronic version, major portions of the handbook are repeated here.

We understand that as a new patient, you, your family members and friends will most likely have many questions on your condition, procedure, and treatment. By using the links on this page, you will be able to download, print, and complete forms our team will request from you during your first visit. We have also provided extensive information on a majority of cardiac health areas. Our Patient Education portal includes videos that help explain complex medical topics. Please keep track of any and all questions you have to share with your doctor during your next appointment.

Our Patient Handbook was created by our board certified physicians and caring and competent staff. We offer the highest quality of care in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere in all of our offices and locations. If you have any questions about our services, policies or other information, please don’t hesitate to ask one of team members.

Thank you again for choosing Capital Cardiology Associates for your medical needs.

In Health,

Joanne J. McCarthy, RN
Director of Operations

Capital Cardiology Associates

Patient Handbook

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Billing

If you have questions about your medical insurance or patient billing, please call 518-292-6060. With Capital Cardiology Associates’ Online Bill Pay, you can pay your bill securely with a debit/credit card.

Clinical Research

Clinical research is the most effective way to find medicines, treatments, and diagnostic products that will benefit and help cure patients with cardiac disease. There are many ways to participate in clinical research, one of them is through clinical trials.

At Capital Cardiology Associates, with the help of our research staff and patient volunteers, we focus on finding the best treatments for people with cardiac illness. We conduct Phase 3 clinical trials, the last step in the trial process before a treatment is approved for the market. Clinical trials are designed to ensure that new treatments created to improve health are safe and effective. If you are interested in participating in a Clinical Trial, please let your cardiologist know.

Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging Department offers a wide range of quality imaging capabilities that enable your doctor to diagnose and manage cardiovascular disease. These include nuclear medicine testing, echocardiography, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) testing, Coronary CTA, and exercise stress testing.
Contact Numbers

Department Phone Number
Diagnostic Imaging (518) 292-6030
CT Suite (518) 292-6400
Hospital Affiliations

Capital Cardiology Associates is proud to be affiliated with these premiere area hospitals:
Albany Medical Center
— The Heart Institute
Albany Memorial Hospital
A.O. Fox Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital
St. Peter’s Hospital
Samaritan Hospital

Interventional Procedures

In addition to offering patients traditional clinical cardiology services, our doctors also perform a wide variety of interventional procedures including cardiac catheterizations, electrophysiology, or EP studies, and the new TAVR procedure.

The TAVR procedure (sometimes referred to as TAVI – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implant) is an alternative to traditional open-heart surgery. TAVR not only offers an improved quality of life for the patient, but is an alternative for high-risk patients with severe artery disease who may not otherwise be a candidate for valve replacement.

Schedule Appointment

To schedule an appointment, simply call one of the office numbers listed below.

Location Phone
Corporate Woods – Corporate Office
Albany, NY
(518) 292-6004
Shaker Office
Albany, NY
(518) 292-6300
Samaritan Medical Arts Building
Troy, NY
(518) 292-6004
Madison Avenue Office
Albany, NY
(518) 438-6236
Oneonta Office
Oneonta, NY
(607) 643-0016
Pittsfield Office
Pittsfield, MA
(518) 292-6004
Lab & Test Results

All lab and test results will be reviewed by a doctor or nurse. If there are significant abnormalities, the office will call you. Otherwise, the doctor will discuss your results at your next visit. We do not call or mail our patient lab results on a routine basis. If you need a copy of your results, one will be provided at your next visit.

Patient Education Portal

Learn more about cardiac conditions and the procedures our physicians perform through our online Patient Education portal.

Patient Records

In order to obtain a copy of your patient records, you will need to sign a release form, which is available at each office. Please allow five business days to process your request.

Patient Responsibility

Effective January 1, 2017 Capital Cardiology Associates will be charging a $30.00 fee for a missed appointment. If you call and reschedule or cancel your appointment 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, a fee will not be charged. Please understand that this fee is not covered by your insurance plan. In order to cancel or reschedule an appointment patients need to call 1-518-292-6000.

By providing CCA with at least 24 hours prior notice of any cancellations it will free up time to see patients who need immediate appointments which happens frequently in a cardiac practice.

Our purpose is not to burden you with unnecessary out of pocket expense but rather encourage you to be considerate to others throughout our community who may be in urgent need of our services.

Thank you for understanding and allowing us to provide easily accessible service to the patients in our practice. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.

Prescription Renewals

We will renew any prescription you need when you are in our office. Please bring your prescription bottles to the office so that we can check them.

A service charge will be applied for requests for renewals between office visits.

Medical Insurance

Capital Cardiology Associates, PC participates in most medical insurance plans. When making your first visit to our office, please be sure to bring your insurance ID card, a referral from your primary care physician (if required), and any prescription medications you may be taking.

Your co-pay and any balance not covered by your insurance is due at the time of your office visit. There is a service fee if the co-pay or uninsured balance is billed to your home.

If your insurance requires a referral from your primary care physician, please obtain one prior to your visit and bring it to the office with you.

News

The latest announcements
and updates from Capital
Cardiology Associates.

Consultation

Have a Heart-to-Heart consultation with our Clinical Pharmacist.

Our Doctors

Meet our cardiac board-certified physicians.

Locations

Capital Cardiology Associates has six
locations in the Capital Region.

Patient Forms

Please download, print, and complete these forms for your next appointment
Forms