A good doctor near Saratoga?

stethoscope and ophthalmoscopeLooking to help her mom, Sara emails:

One of my favorite AOA tags is "good to know". I need to tap into the collective brains of AOA readers to find a new primary care doctor for my mom. She's in her 50's, lives east of Saratoga, and for various reasons, requires the care of medical professionals more than the average patient. It seems too obvious to say that the doc (must be an MD or DO, not a PA or NP) should not be patronizing, or in the habit of scolding their patients, but that is the problem that leads to this question in the first place!

It's hard enough navigating the medical system without having a doctor who's not a good communicator or condescending or just a wrong fit personality-wise.

Know a good doctor who might be right for Sara's mom? Please share! And if you do, please include a comment or two about why you like that doctor.

Earlier on AOA: Know of a good doctor near Albany?

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Comments

If you're in that part of the area, you should check out Dr. Jess Davis. She is the small town family doctor of yesteryear. Friendly, knowledgeable and she picks up her own phone.

http://www.meliorafamilymedicine.com/

Dr. Marianne Mustafa in Malta.

Absolutely amazing doctor. Gentle, personable, intelligent & thorough (I searched for a doctor & tried a few, for roughly 6 months before choosing). So happy I found her!!

899-9090

We use Dr. Richard Farrel at Saratoga Family Practice (583-7400),
and he has a number of senior (and junior!) patients. His office tech is up-to-date, and he spends as much time as required with each patient. I highly recommend him.

Ditto on Dr.Farrell....and his PA - Tammy Wheeler-is excellent. Don't count out the PA. Appointments can be made same day. And does not order excessive tests.

Michael Adams or Tucker Slingerlands at Moreau Family Health in South Glens Falls. Both thorough, but not overaggressive, compassionate physicians.

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