Welcome to UBMD Family Medicine
Our primary care offices provide excellent health care to patients of all ages, including babies, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. We work with our patients to help manage chronic diseases, to care for urgent problems, and to maintain good health through preventive care. Our health care for women includes prenatal care, delivering babies, and routine gynecological care. We are happy to care for patients with disabilities. We administer four primary care offices in the Western New York Community, located in Tonawanda (on Sheridan), Amherst (on Hopkins), Buffalo's east side (on Jefferson), and Buffalo's west side (on Niagara Street, run in collaboration with Lake Shore Behavioral Health). We also run a specialty Addictions Medicine office in Amherst (on Sweet Home) and staff a primary care office run by Erie County Medical Center (Cleve-Hill Family Health Center on Kensington near Eggert in Buffalo).
What is Family Medicine?
Family Medicine is a board-certified medical specialty which requires 3 years of intensive training after medical school. This training emphasizes patient-centered primary care for all ages, all common conditions, and preventive health. Training also includes care of hospitalized office patients, Critical Care, Surgery, Pediatrics, Nursery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, and Behavioral and Mental Health. Family Physicians must regularly undergo a rigorous recertification process including training modules, performance review, and a recertification exam.
A day in the life …
In a day at our office, a family physician might see an infant for a checkup, a child with suspected attention deficit, a woman for prenatal care, a man with diabetes and depression, and do a home visit on a frail elderly resident of a senior facility.