Medical Profile Advertising section August 2011


Steven Yarinsky, MD, FACS   
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Practicing Cosmetic Medicine
Steven Yarinsky has practiced at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC for over 22 years as one of the most respected plastic surgeons in the Capital District. His practice focus includes cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery of the body, breasts and face. A graduate of Bethlehem Central and Dartmouth College, he spent an additional 12 years of training in medical school in Syracuse, surgical residency at the Ohio State University and Marshall University, and plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Ohio.

Dr. Yarinsky is one of the only area members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which is at the forefront of innovation in cosmetic surgery throughout the world. Membership in ASAPS is by invitation only and is limited to board certified plastic surgeons who demonstrate wide experience performing cosmetic surgery procedures. As a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Yarinsky is dedicated to providing your medical services with the utmost of safety and ethics. He was selected as one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons” by Consumers’ Research Council of America in 2010 and 2011. Dr. Yarinsky was voted “Best Plastic Surgeon” by the Saratogian 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Steven Yarinsky, MD has become the “go-to” doctor in the Capital District for learning about options to enhance your body, breasts and face. Your cosmetic procedure is done at the only Joint Commission accredited office-based surgery facility in the Capital District. Dr. Yarinsky is also an expert in non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic enhancement treatments and personally does all Botox® Cosmetic and facial filler injections. His Saratoga Springs Medispa offers LightSheer laser hair removal, Sclerotherapy and laser leg spider vein removal, laser age spot and face capillary removal, microdermabrasion, advanced medical skin care, Endermologie Lipomassage cellulite reduction, BioMedic glycolic skin treatments, microdermabrasion, and full-service massage therapy.  Dr. Yarinsky and his staff are dedicated to providing you with an exceptional level of quality service and care to achieve the best possible results. Your needs and comfort always comes first!

Steven Yarinsky, MD, FACS invites you to visit and to call for a consultation at 583.4019.

Patricia K. Reed, MA, NP, APRN, BC
Nurse Practitioner of the Year 2011
The Capital Chapter, NPA announces that Patricia Reed NP is being honored as the 2011 Nurse Practitioner of the Year. She received this award for excellence in service to the Capital Chapter, Nurse Practitioner Association and community education on universal health care. She has been an active member of the NPA since 1990 and served as a key volunteer on the Practice Issues Committee. She developed and implemented a website for the Capital Chapter, NPA and serves as its coordinator.

Patricia Reed is a graduate of Columbia University, Teachers College with a Masters degree in nursing. She completed a post masters program at SUNY Binghamton as a nurse practitioner specializing in gerontology. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, NYC and graduated from Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Michigan.

Ms. Reed has a broad base of experience in clinical practice, hospital administration, nursing education, home care and primary care. She worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Stratton VAMC in the home-based and community primary care programs.   She received the Secretary’s Hands and Heart Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which recognizes excellence and care in practice. She also was Vice President and Executive Director for Nursing at Albany Medical Center and implemented AMC/Regents College Project L.E.A.R.N.- BSN program. This was the only non-traditional BSN education program for working nurses in New York.

Her professional contributions include the member of: Board of Directors of the VNA of Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties;  Hudson Valley Community College, Nursing Advisory Board and Advisory Council on Occupational Education in Albany School district.

She has been lecturer, instructor and presenter for multiple professional practices and health topics for healthcare professionals, community emergency responders and the public. She has practiced in Michigan, New York City and New Jersey.

Ms. Reed is a community activist for social justice issues and committed to Universal Health Care- Single Payer as the solution to the health care crisis. Privately provided, publicly funded universal health care provides comprehensive health care for the nation. She received the Carrie Chapman Catt Award for outstanding service to the League of Women Voters in Saratoga County.

Dr. Keith Edwards
Empire Neurology P.C.
MS Center of Northeastern New York
In 30 years of Multiple Sclerosis research, evaluation and treatment, Dr. Keith Edwards has seen remarkable strides in efforts to find the cause of and cure for the disease. More remarkable, he says, are the strides made by individual patients.

“My patients are my heroes. Each day my patients do battle with the disease, and each day my patients are winning that battle,” Edwards said.

Multiple Sclerosis, an autoimmune disease, is a chronic neurological disorder of the central nervous system. The main target of this immune attack is the myelin covering over the axions (part of the neuron or nerve cells), that are used to transmit information to other nerve cells. Neurological signs typical of Multiple Sclerosis occur when there is a breakdown of myelin. There is no known cure for MS.

Edwards has been involved in research in neurotransmitters sponsored by the NIH (National Institutes of Health), National MS Society grants in genetic research, individual research grants in cognitive disorders associated with MS and multicenter treatment trials. Recently, he was awarded a research grant for CSF evaluation in the field of neuroregeneration.

In 2008, Edwards and an experienced staff that has worked with him an average of 10 years, were instrumental in the creation of the MS Center of Northeastern New York. Dr. William Goodman, a neuro-psychologist with special interest and knowledge in cognitive and emotional problems associated with MS, is an important part of the MS Center in patient and family support and in the care and evaluation of MS patients. 

“We worked to create the Center so people with MS will have access to the most up-to-date treatments available,” Edwards said. “So much research is under way, and so many new therapies are under development. The MS Center of Northeastern New York is the gateway for people living with MS to receive those therapies.” In May 2011, The National MS Society of Upstate New York Chapter announced that The MS Center of Northeastern New York is the first clinic in the area to have met the new, more stringent guidelines for MS clinics to be officially affiliated with the National MS Society.

In addition to MS, Empire Neurology offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of migraine, headache and memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s Dementia.

Empire’s staff, in addition to Dr. Edwards, includes Dr. William Goodman, PsyD, neuropsychologist, and Dr. Barbara Rosenthal, MD who is certified in headache management.

Empire Neurology is located at 1205 Troy-Schenectady Road, Riverhill Center, Suite 105, Latham. For more information call 785.1000 or visit

David E. Hart, MD
Upstate Clinical Research, LLC
David Hart, MD is a board-certified neurologist with many years of experience as an Alzheimer’s Disease researcher at Upstate Clinical Research. He has served as the principal investigator for more than 20 phase II and III clinical trials. 

Dr. Hart received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1987. He then pursued an internship in internal medicine and a residency in neurology at the University of Maryland Hospital. In the last year of his neurology residency, he was selected Chief Resident. In 1991 he was awarded a fellowship in clinical neuroepidemiology from the National Institutes of Health and in 1992, a fellowship in EMG/neuromuscular diseases from the University of Maryland Hospital.

Dr. Hart has been a member of the faculty at Albany Medical College since 1993, where he serves as clinical assistant professor of neurology. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Neurology with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology. He is also a member of the following societies:

  • American Academy of Neurology, Geriatric Neurology Section
  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research Treatment
  • Medical Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Association of the Capital District

Upstate Clinical Research, LLC is conveniently located at 3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205 in Albany (Exit 5/ Everett Road off of I-90). For more information about current studies and eligibility requirements call 533.1535 or visit

Lucie Capek, MD
Plastic Surgery
“Beauty for Wellness” in Latham
Dr. Lucie Capek is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Capital Region since 1996. She specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. She is also an expert in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, including laser and light-based rejuvenation and body contouring procedures, Botox and injectable fillers. Above all, her practice is dedicated to health and wellness, because she understands that beauty and confidence are about quality of life.

Dr. Lucie Capek believes there are many skills involved in her area of expertise, including an artistic eye. She says, “It is not enough to take a weekend course, ‘learn’ a technique and expect to get great results. It takes an eye for aesthetics, hands that can execute the vision, and passion for the specialty. Even with this natural inclination, it takes many years to hone one’s skills, as with any artist.”

One of the top draws of plastic surgery for Dr. Capek comes down to the ability to dramatically change someone’s life for the better. She believes it is a privilege to meet and gain the trust of extraordinary people, her patients. Since each procedure is customized to the patient, she never gets caught in the rut of routine. Dr. Capek also believes in the future. She says, “We are in an age of innovation in plastic surgery. I see a future of amazing new procedures that will make my work that much more interesting and gratifying. What’s not to love?”

Innovative procedures with proven results: this is a trademark of Dr. Capek’s practice. She stays at the forefront of new technology and techniques, but is always careful to weed out those that are unreliable. Some of the latest options available include Laser Lipoplasty, short-scar facelifts, breast enhancement using fat transfer and Scuptra “liquid” facelift, to name a few.

Dr. Capek and her staff pride themselves on taking the time to educate their patients about all the available options. This empowers patients to make the right choices about how to reach their personal best. Consultations may be scheduled Monday through Friday via phone, email or website.

Lucie Capek, MD Plastic Surgery is located at 713 Troy-Schenectady Rd. Suite 308, Latham. For more information call 786.1700 or email

Jess D. Collins, MD

Neurologist & Director, Seizure Clinic
Center Health Care
Center Health Care welcomes Dr. Jess Collins to its neurology practice. Dr. Collins joins Drs. Rossella Cavaliere (Director, MS Care Center) and Harriet Kang (Pediatric Epileptologist) in providing expert neurological care. Dr. Collins is Board Certified in Neurology & Sleep Medicine and has specialized training and experience in Epilepsy Management.

Quality of life is the most important goal of Dr. Collins when treating patients and families with epilepsy and seizure disorders. He practices general neurology of adults and children (ages 4 years and older), in addition to all aspects of epilepsy care. 

Starting this fall, the Seizure Clinic at Center Health Care Neurology is pleased to offer outpatient EEG services, as well as long-term ambulatory video EEG studies. With this addition, the Seizure Clinic will offer a full array of outpatient care for persons with seizure disorders, including extensive experience with vagus nerve stimulation therapy (VNS) and referral to outside inpatient epilepsy monitoring programs as needed for diagnosis and evaluation for epilepsy surgery.  Our caring and experienced staff is readily available to our patients when they need help, have questions or need medication refills. Appointments are available for both adults and children in Albany and Clifton Park offices. 

Dr. Collins is a member of the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Medical Association. He is also active in the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

Center Health Care is located at 314  S. Manning Blvd., Albany. Open Monday-Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 437.5963 (Albany) or 371.6214 (Clifton Park). Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurances are accepted. Center Health Care is a member of the Center for Disability Services. For more information visit

Christopher S. Calder, MD, PhD

Upstate Clinical Research, LLC
Christopher Calder, MD, PhD is the medical director at Upstate Clinical Research, and in conjunction with his colleagues, James Storey, MD, David Hart, MD, Bruce Beesley, MD and Stanley Penc, MD, PhD, has participated as an investigator in numerous phase II and III clinical trials. Dr. Calder received his medical degree, MBChB and PhD from the University of Otago in New Zealand. He completed his residency in neurology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He has been certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1989. Dr. Calder has practiced in the Capital District since 1998. Upstate Clinical Research, LLC was founded by Dr. Calder and his partners to provide clinical research devoted to neurology patients in the greater Capital Region.

Upstate Clinical Research brings clinical research, advanced therapeutic knowledge and increased opportunities to patients in northeastern New York. The research staff consists of experienced investigators who are board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologists with diverse professional qualifications and interests. The research nurses all hold certification as Clinical Research Coordinators through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Dr. Calder and his staff provide a team approach to clinical research and are dedicated to providing care in a friendly and interactive environment.
Some of the neurologic conditions currently under study include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetic Neuropathy, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurofibromatosis Type-1 and Parkinson’s Disease.

Upstate Clinical Research, LLC is conveniently located at 3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205 in Albany (Exit 5/ Everett Road off of I-90). For more information about current studies and eligibility requirements call 533.1546 or visit

Jerome DO. Chao, MD, FACS
Certified Plastic Surgery of New York, PLLC

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerome D. Chao, created Certified Plastic Surgery of New York, PLLC in order to do one thing – provide the best, personal care a plastic surgery practice can. Dr. Chao grew up in New York and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. He continued to excel in medical school at Columbia University in New York City, receiving his medical degree in 1995, after which he was accepted into the extremely competitive general and plastic surgery integrated seven year residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

 Over the years, Dr. Chao’s practice has gained in reputation and stature. In fact, in 2006, he was recruited as the sole full-time academic plastic surgeon at Albany Medical Center. He then served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center until June 2010. The Division now boasts several full and part-time plastic surgeons and recently successfully completed a national search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Chao.

 Although he is trained in all aspects of plastic surgery, he is an expert in performing “tummy tuck” procedures. He now limits his aesthetic practice to breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck and also performs Neograft “scarless” hair transplantation.

 Dr. Chao believes a team approach to care results in the best outcomes, stating: “The patient always comes first. My staff and I are devoted to helping patients improve the way they look and feel, every step of the way.”

 His message to you…  “As a plastic surgeon serving the Capital Region, my life revolves around improving yours, and I’ve surrounded myself with caring people who allow me to do just that. Our highly trained, devoted team works together to ensure that your experience is nothing less than perfect. And though no plastic surgeon can promise perfection, everyone here at Certified Plastic Surgery is dedicated to it. That is my promise to you, and one that I take personally.”

Certified Plastic Surgery would like to hear from you, so please contact them at 203.2582 to make an appointment (evening hours available) or visit or



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