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Capital Region Medical Profiles

Profiling the Capital Regions top experts across multiple specialties.

Capital Region Living identified all of the top healthcare providers in the Capital Region across multiple specialties. Check out our comprehensive list below:

Gregory Dodd, DDS, FAGD
Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry

›› Cosmetic and Family Dentistry ‹‹

Almost 50 years ago, a small dental office opened to serve the residents of Saratoga Springs. Today, that one office has expanded to seven locations across the North Country and Capital Region, all dedicated to providing quality dental care. Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry has been built on a history of exceptional dentistry and a commitment to optimizing each patient’s individual dental experience.

The owner of the practice, Dr. Gregory Dodd, believes that every patient is the most important patient. Dr. Dodd attended Columbia University Dental School and also completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Columbia University. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Dodd worked for Block Drug Company as a Senior Scientist in the New Technology Division. There, he developed several novel dental materials and earned multiple patents in the dental field, including one that would become “New and Improved” Sensodyne in the US and Sensodyne “Duo” in Europe. Dr. Dodd is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Sustaining Member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

The practice prides itself on treating patients like family. They understand that going to the dentist is not everyone’s favorite activity and are always ready to go the extra mile to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. If they can put people at ease, help them understand their oral health, and keep them smiling, then they’ve accomplished their goal. At Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry there isn’t any hard sell. No judgments—they try to educate and guide patients, working together to find individualized treatment that is right for them. Its motto is: “There’s no perfect smile, only the perfect smile for you.”

If you’re looking for a new dental experience, then trust your family’s dental care with their family.

Clifton Park:  518.371.3333
Greenwich: 518.692.9333
Gloversville: 518.725.1031
Saratoga Springs: 518.584.8150
South Glens Falls: 518.792.2187
Queensbury: 518.792.1108
Lake George: 518.668.5457


Dr. Tejas R. Pandya, DPM, FACFAS
Capital District Podiatry, PLLC

›› Podiatry ‹‹

Dr. Tejas R. Pandya sees patients who are suffering daily from foot pain. His podiatry practice offers simple solutions to help address your foot problems, because no one should have to live with pain. A board-certified podiatrist specializing in the treatment of simple and complex foot conditions, he sees patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly, for conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal toenails, heel pain, bone spurs, bunions, hammertoes, foot tumors, fractures and neuromas, as well as for diabetic foot care.

Dr. Pandya graduated from Siena College in Loudonville and went on to study Podiatry Medicine and Surgery at New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan. He then completed a surgical residency in foot surgery at Little Falls Hospital in Little Falls. He has served as vice president and president of New York State Podiatry Association – Northeast Chapter and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Podiatry Surgery and American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry and is Hyperbaric Medicine Certified. He also serves as chairman for the department of Podiatry at Samaritan Hospital.

763 Hoosick Road, Troy
855 Route 146 Bldg. B, Clifton Park


Dr. Joseph Juracka, DMD
Smiles for Life Dental Care

›› General Dentistry ‹‹

Family-run Smiles for Life Dental Care, with a convenient Broadway location with parking, is a leading-edge dental practice with a team of talented, attentive individuals. They pride themselves on their cosmetic-minded dentistry and dedication to spending time with all patients to discuss their overall relationship with their oral health, and educating them on the very latest information and tools available for their home dental routines. The practice boasts truly customized care and the newest, state-of-the-art digital scanner technology in order to provide the best possible comfort and care to patients who want and appreciate exceptional dentistry and service.

When Dr. Joseph Juracka had the opportunity to purchase this thriving, established practice from a retiring doctor, the Saratoga native jumped at the chance to return home to the community he loves. The Navy veteran (he served from 2001 to 2005) graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2016 after leaving his successful career as a stockbroker to follow his passion for dentistry. He now lives in Saratoga with his wife, Diana, the practice’s office manager; their two young daughters; and their black lab.

Along with technicians Farrah and Vera, who are recognizable to the longtime Smiles for Life Dental Care patients Dr. Juracka enjoys serving, he also welcomes new patients to his friendly, top-level practice.

170 Broadway, Suite 2
Saratoga Springs


Rachel Hargraves, DDS
Rachel Hargraves, DDS, PLLC

›› General Dentistry ‹‹

This Ballston Lake general dentistry office focuses on improving the oral health of Capital Region families. The team is dedicated to giving you the best dental care in the most comfortable and professional environment, ensuring that you have the best experience possible. Dr. Rachel Hargraves practices conservative dentistry using state-of-the-art technology, and her treatment recommendations always consider your long-term dental health and wellbeing.

Dr. Hargraves graduated summa cum laude in the top 10 percent of her class from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Following graduation, she relocated to Miami to pursue rigorous postgraduate training at the Miami Veterans Hospital. A fan of warm sun and bright smiles, she stayed in Florida for several years to practice dentistry in private practice in Pompano Beach, before returning to her New York roots to practice dentistry in the Capital Region.

She is an active member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Fourth District Dental Society and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She enjoys being an active member of the Capital Region community and improving the oral health of her neighbors.

In her spare time, Dr. Hargraves enjoys running, spending time with her family and reading. Aside from dentistry, her other passion is dogs. As a patient, you will hear a lot about her little Chihuahua named Suzy!

30 Round Lake Road
Ballston Lake


Capital Cardiology Associates
Enhanced Cardiac Access

›› Clinical Cardiology and Diagnostic Testing ‹‹

Available at Capital Cardiology Associates (CCA) locations in Albany and Clifton Park, Enhanced Cardiac Access (ECA) provides same-day evaluations of patients with potential cardiac symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or palpitations. The ECA Suite allows rapid evaluations utilizing exercise stress tests, heart CT scans, nuclear stress tests, echocardiograms, continuous cardiac telemetry monitoring and blood work in CCA’s onsite blood testing lab.

Board-certified cardiologists are available to immediately evaluate patients. They will work closely with the referring physician to develop a plan for the evaluation and treatment that is best suited for each individual patient.

Once you arrive at the ECA, you will be taken immediately to an exam room for evaluation by an RN. Your RN will then will then have a cardiologist see you and proceed with any testing he or she feels is necessary. Since the cardiologists control the scheduling of diagnostic testing, they are able to minimize your wait time and achieve a rapid diagnosis and plan of care.

7 Southwoods Boulevard

1785 Rte 9
Clifton Park


J. Craig Alexander, DMD
J. Craig Alexander

›› General Dentistry ‹‹

Enjoy eating again! Smile with confidence!

Dr. Craig Alexander is one of only a few dentists in the Capital Region who both places and restores dental implants, so your entire treatment can be done in one office. Dr. Craig’s résumé includes:

• More than 30 years providing comprehensive quality dental care

• Dartmouth College graduate: summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa

• University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1982 graduate, first in his class

• Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston: two years of medical and surgical training

• Master of the Academy of General Dentistry

• Fellow of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants

• Diplomat of the International Dental Implant Association

Dr. Craig treats treat all patients as friends and neighbors. Watch the doctor on YouTube!

739 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush


Dr. Harvey Winter
Albany Dental Care

›› Sedation Dentist ‹‹

Dr. Harvey Winter has trained with some of the world’s most prominent dental sedation specialists and is one of the select few who has earned a Fellowship in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He is well known in the Albany area as a leading dentist for those patients who haven’t gotten the dentistry they wanted—and needed—because of extreme dental anxiety. Albany Dental Care, P.C. is changing the way people think of dentistry so that all patients can experience a level of comfort they never believed they could have in a dental office. Each member of its highly skilled team is thorough, detail oriented, and trained to make your dental visit, exceptional with an emphasis on comfort, quality and compassion. It is a general dental practice with special emphasis on comprehensive dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants, non-surgical periodontal therapy and smile makeovers. The team would love to welcome you to their dental family!

Says Dr. Winter: “We feel it is more important to know what kind of patient needs the dentistry than what kind of dentistry the patient needs.”

2 Kross Keys Drive


Mark Friedman, DPM
Albany Podiatry

›› Podiatric Medicine ‹‹

For more than 20 years, Dr. Mark Friedman has provided comprehensive podiatric care for patients of all ages. His primary objective is helping patients enjoy an active and pain-free lifestyle. Dr. Friedman specializes in wound care, heel and arch pain, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas and diabetic foot care.

Albany Podiatry prides itself on offering the latest in technological advancements and state-of-the-art treatment options, including cutting-edge laser therapy for pain and inflammation. It also offers shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and tendinitis and 3-D scanning for custom orthotics. Albany Podiatry is the Capital District’s most experienced provider of Clearanail® antifungal treatment and KeryFlex® nail restoration system for immediate and lasting relief of unsightly nails.

Over the past six years, Albany Podiatry has built an exemplary team. Dr. Morgan Hebert provides comprehensive in-office podiatric care, as well as surgical care. Dr. Douglas Mason is an elder care specialist, offering crucial care to homebound patients. Dr. Joseph Park is a skilled podiatric surgeon, experienced in foot and ankle trauma and complex reconstruction.


6 Executive Drive

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