Alexander R. Harbin M.D.
Anterior Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip and Knee Revision, Trauma
1367 Washington Avenue, Suite 300
Albany, NY 12206
146 Jefferson Heights, Suite 101
Catskill, NY 12414
6 Medical Park Drive, Suite 201
Malta, NY 12020
3757 Carman Road
Schenectady, NY 12303
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Harbin.
“Dr. Harbin took all the time necessary to thoroughly explain all options associated with my condition and suggested what he thought was the best course of action while still leaving the choice with me.”
– Stephen L.
“A pleasant yet professional experience.”
– Marc L.
“Very positive experience! Informative but not pushing surgery!”
– Susan L.
“Dr. Harbin is an exceptional doctor. My total knee replacement in April went very well, and I have had a fantastic recovery. On return visits, he always took time to answer questions and explained what to expect. I am very grateful and happy (at his urging ) to be back on the tennis court. My thanks to him for everything. Also my thanks to Ann Ryan and staff who were so helpful getting the surgery scheduled.”
– Dorothy C.
“Dr. Harbin was terrific from the first time I met him. I felt like I was in good hands with him performing the surgery.”
– Jill T.
“My first time meeting Dr. Harbin. Immediately put at ease, was easy to talk to, informative and caring.”
– Diane M.
“Dr. Harbin was very thorough and concerned about my injury. Answered my questions and provided solutions for recovery. I know the practice can be busy at times. However, I felt like I was the only patient there.”
– Shawn F.
“Dr. Harbin and his nurse were exceptional in leading me through the process and giving great advice. I can't say enough how professional, yet empathetic Dr. Harbin was. Five stars.”
– Christopher H.
“Unfortunately, I have had several health issues over the years and have had some very unpleasant experiences with some practices, that was not the case with Dr. Harbin, he treated me like a person, not a number and I felt genuine concern from him and his Nurse, Anne. Dr. Harbin replaced both my hips, and it went how he said it would, there were no surprises or issues with the surgery, the recovery went as he had said it would. I feel grateful that I met Dr. Harbin, he has made my life for the better.”
– John K.
“Dr. Harbin was easy to talk to when discussing my condition, needed procedure and expected recovery. My spouse and I were well informed all through the process while at the hospital and after the completed surgery. Follow up at Dr. Harbin's office was very informative and professionally communicated. The office staff is helpful for every visit.”
– Manuel S.
“I have been in pain for so long and had become so discouraged but the moment I met Dr, Harbin I felt more at ease. My surgery experience was incredible. I couldn't believe that as soon as they got me up the day of surgery, the pain was gone! Thank you so much you are incredible, and Ann was beautiful; she returned phone calls quickly and added to this great experience. I never thought I would describe surgery as a pleasant experience but I can now without hesitation. Thank you. Thank you!”
– Debra P.
“Patient and caring and explains things so that you can understand.”
– Linda W.
“He listened to me when I explained my issues. Checked x-rays that were taken and made recommendations for further steps to take. I felt well cared for throughout.”
– Richard R.
“Great. Happy with the doctor and also the staff.”
– Leo S.
“Dr. Harbin was professional and extremely helpful to my 82-year-old mom. Dr. Harbin gave her injections in each knee.”
– Tabserra Y.
“Dr. Harbin is a caring and excellent surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone experiencing the knee problems. I am so relieved to be pain-free for the first time in many years. I am still recuperating and doing therapy, but have come a long way and I am determined to get to my new normal. Dr. Harbin gives you the new foundation for your knees, and he also is honest. Believe me, when you go through two surgeries, you must also put forth your effort to succeed, so it's worth the pain and length of your recovery.”
– Susan D.
“I have found Dr. Harbin to be a good and patient listener during my appointments. He understood 'my quality of life' issues regarding my hip replacement and got me on his schedule as quickly as possible when the joint gave out, even though I'm on the young end for this surgery. I saw him just today actually for my three months check up and discussed my other hip which will probably eventually need a replacement. I think he gave me good advice despite my best case recovery scenario with Hip 1; he's appropriately cautious about rushing the next one. I'm going to try a cortisone shot to buy some extra time but knowing that when I feel the end of this joint's "warranty" I have a surgeon I trust, and who believes my judgment, means a lot. I've been recommending him and your practice to lots of my baby boomer athletic friends! Thanks to Dr. Harbin, I got back to hiking, skiing, and just being physically active very very quickly which was important to me.”
– Susan P.
“Dr. Harbin was very thorough and professional giving options for my hip pain. I opted for the surgery and was delighted with the results. I had no restrictions based on the procedure being an anterior hip replacement. I was pleased with the results and highly recommend Dr. Harbin to anyone contemplating a hip replacement.”
– Linda F.
“Dr. Harbin explained everything he would be doing and the approximate recovery time for the surgery. He was very accurate in his estimation for recovery, the procedure took a minimum amount of time, and the results were just as he had explained. I am only waiting now to see if my other problems will go away or if further treatment will be needed, which Dr. Harbin explained to me before I had my surgery. He feels, and I believe that the procedure I had done will correct most of my medical issues as my body heals from the surgery. The staff and Dr. Harbin well did a job.”
– Daniel B.
“I have only good things to say about Dr. Harbin! I was referred to him by another member of The Bone & Joint Center staff, primarily because of Dr. Harbin's experience with the so-called "anterior technique" for hip replacement surgery. All preliminary meetings went well. Dr. Harbin was both a pleasure to speak with, and his professional approach inspired confidence. Ultimately, he was able to perform a bi-lateral hip replacement, and after a 24-hour hospital stay, I was home and walking. The recovery was remarkably quick and uneventful, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Harbin to future patients.”
– Gregory T.
“Dr. Harbin was prompt, quick and decisive.”
– Alexis C.
“Dr. Harbin replaced my left hip. He and his medical assistant (Ann) are the best. They are always there to answer your questions.”
– Cheryl S.
“Excellent experience from check in to check out. Physician listened to everything I had to say without rushing me. Very knowledgeable with the problem I had and even offered alternatives if the cortisone injection didn’t work. I was in and out in less than an hour. This is indeed the best place to go with an orthopedic problem.”
– Sandra S.
“Everything has gone as planned from office and all staff to the hospital and all staff the nursing staff and pre during, and post-op was more than ever expected especially for a virgin surgical patient.”
– Mark B.
“He was down to earth made you feel competent and able to trust him. No BS.”
– Charlie K.
“He’s an excellent doctor. Took his time to explain everything thoroughly without hesitation. Wasn’t in a rush to leave the room like most doctors these days. He was very friendly and showed care and concern to my son.”
– Jawida F.
“Dr. Harbin way very knowledgeable regarding my concerns my knee pain. He explained the treatment and what to expect in the future.”
– Maria P.
“My 5-year-old was scared and in pain. Dr. Harbin was kind and very patient despite the packed waiting room. He had my son laughing and smiling. He explained everything and answered all of our questions.”
– Amy B.
“Dr. Harbin was kind and patient with my injured child. He also did a great job of explaining everything to me.”
– Pamela K.
– Joseph M.
“Extremely professional and efficient.”
– Mark B.
“Dr. Harbin was great - friendly, easy to talk to, and thorough.”
– Gail K.
“Great experience with Dr. Harbin.”
– Bonnie C.