Dr. Jonathan Halpert graduated from the Albany Medical College and is a board-certified specialist in emergency medicine, having completed residency training at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. He worked in several area emergency departments prior to joining Prime Care Physician’s group as urgent care medical director, and more recently as St. Peter’s Health Partners urgent care medical director. Dr. Halpert has been closely involved in the evolution of urgent care practice in the Capital Region, and is an active participant in urgent care and health policy planning and administration throughout the northeast in his roles as a founding member and Director with the North East Regional Urgent Care Association.
Prior to and since becoming a physician, Dr. Halpert worked extensively in community-based emergency medical services. He spent many years as a paramedic provider in the Capital District and Mid-Hudson Valley regions of New York, was a former EMS administrator with the Town of Guilderland and continues to serve as an EMS educator. He is the Chair of the Paramedic Advisory Committee at Hudson Valley Community College and has also served as medical director for the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Urban Search and Rescue Team. Dr. Halpert is the Medical Director of the North Bethlehem/Elmwood Park Fire Department, and has assisted as a volunteer medical director for several Capital District area fire and EMS agencies over the years.
Dr. Halpert holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Skidmore College, and completed additional pre-medical course work at Hudson Valley Community College and the University at Albany prior to entering medical school. When he is not practicing medicine Dr. Halpert enjoys all manner of sport fishing as well as playing in several area softball leagues and spending time with his family.