Clifton Park

Capital Cardiology Associates Clifton Park Locations

Capital Cardiology Associates has two locations serving Clifton Park

Community Care Physicians
1783 Route 9
Suite 202
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Appointments call:
518-292-6004
Clifton Park Family Practice Group
855 Route 146
Bldg. B, Suite 150
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Appointments call
518-292-6004

Doctors serving Clifton Park

Dr. Robert Benton
Director of the Capital Cardiology Associates, PC, Division of Clinical Research
Specializing in: General Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Nuclear Cardiology, and Echocardiography

News from Capital Cardiology Associates

The latest updates and happenings

The Role of Public Health

“Public health is interesting because it is a union between individual health needs and community health needs,” explained Dr. Brion Winston. In normal times, public health workers cover a wide scope of concerns from childhood vaccinations, to speaking out for smoke-free areas and seatbelt warnings.

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How A Drug Is Made

You asked, “how is a drug made?” Mohammed Uddin, our pharmacy intern (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), details the long journey of research and drug development.

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What To Expect When You Visit Your Doctor This Summer

If you haven’t visited your doctor since the virus outbreak, your experience will be very different due to safety guidelines. “I want to reassure people that the medical community is doing all we can to mitigate risks as much as possible,” Dr. Lance Sullenberger, board-certified cardiologist, Capital Cardiology Associates.

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COVID-19: Do I Need to Stop or Change My Meds?

COVID-19 is a very new virus, and there is a lot that we still do not know about it. There have been some recent claims or speculation about how certain drugs may interact with the COVID-19 infection but nothing yet has been proven.

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What we have learned about the coronavirus

What has the Capital Region medical community learned about the coronavirus and how might that knowledge help end this pandemic? “What’s new for all of us is that we are learning about this virus every day. Our team is quite thorough and working together to provide the best care. You may see things on the news about how hospitals were overwhelmed, that is not the case in Albany. We had extra time to get our systems in place.”

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Medical Supply Donations

We all have a role to play in overcoming this pandemic – together. Thank you for your contribution of medical supplies to reduce the spread of the virus. Capital Cardiology continues to deliver the highest quality of care in our Albany and Troy offices.

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Diabetes Alert Day

Almost 10% of the American population is affected by diabetes. Diabetes is treatable; it does become dangerous when glucose levels are uncontrolled. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes.

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Why Statins?

About 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and to reduce their risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. Dr. Robert Benton, Director of Research at Capital Cardiology Associates, explains the new research suggesting a possible anti-cancer benefit for statins.

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The High Cost of Obesity

Ten years from now, nearly half of U.S. adults will be obese if current trends continue. “Unfortunately, for myself and my colleagues, we see this increasing at an alarming rate,” commented Dr. Heather Stahura, a board-certified cardiologist at Capital Cardiology Associates. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health stated that by 2030, 48.9% of adults nationwide will be obese. There are also concerns that obesity will impact the American economy.

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The Polypill

The history of the Polypill began in 1999 when the idea of combining medicines to combat cardiovascular disease was first proposed. Two recent studies have shown its ability to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and cardiovascular outcomes. Dr. Robert Bento, Director of Clinical Research at Capital Cardiology Associates, explains the potential of the polypill for high-risk patients.

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