Our Amherst practice began in 1986 at the Lazar Family Medicine Center behind Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. We were delighted to have the opportunity to transition to a new home at Hopkins and Klein in 2008. We welcome our former Lazar patients as well as new patients to our thriving practice. We are working hard to ensure you have both excellent care and an excellent experience with us. We welcome your feedback and partnership.
Our office health care providers include seven faculty family physicians, thirteen family medicine resident phsyicians, a clinical psychologist, and our nursing team.
When necessary, we admit and follow our patients at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. In special circumstances, many of our doctors will do home visits.
Welcome to our practice. We provide comprehensive primary care services to women, men and children of all ages. This includes assessment and treatment of brief health conditions, management of long-term health problems, preventive care, and coordination of care among your various health care providers. To help us provide these services, please contact our office at 716-688-9641 to schedule an appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please call 716-688-9641 M-F 8:30am-4:30pm.
Please arrive a few minutes early if you are new to our practice or have changes in your insurance or contact information. Please bring your current health insurance card to each visit. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call as soon as possible to cancel your appointment.
Our family physicians participate with most major health plans including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independent Health, Empire Fidelis, Emblem Health/GHI, NOVA, MagnaCare, NYS Medicaid, Medicare, MVP, Tricare, United HealthCare, Univera, & WellCare. To confirm that we participate with your specific plan, please contact our office or your insurance carrier. Most health insurance companies also make this information available via their website. Prior to your first visit, please notify your insurance carrier that you are changing your primary care provider to a doctor in our practice group. Once you are a patient of our practice, you may see any doctor here, but we encourage you to select a primary doctor from our group and see him/her for all of your visits here to maximize the continuity and quality of your care.
Please note that our psychologist is on the provider panels of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY, Independent Health, Fidelis, NYS Medicaid, Medicare, & Univera. Please check coverage details with your insurance carrier.
One of our doctors is always on call for urgent problems nights or weekends. Call 688-9641 to reach a physician after hours.
When your doctor writes a prescription in our electronic health record system, it automatically sends most prescriptions directly to your preferred pharmacy. To avoid running out of continuing medicines, when you pick up your last bottle from the pharmacy (marked “0/no refills”), please have your pharmacy call us to refill the prescription.
Please inform us at least five working days in advance of needed referrals, authorizations, forms, or other paperwork. Insurance company procedures require time to complete.
National Recognition: Patient Centered Medical Home & Diabetes Care
Our office has been recognized as meeting all requirements of a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. This means our care team:
- Works together to manage all of your health needs
- Takes care of you when you are sick and helps keep you well
- Provides evidence-based care
- Helps you manage your overall health
- Provides “whole-person” care – including mental/behavioral health
- Provides a primary care physician (PCP) – the doctor you will see for most visits
- Communicates with specialists to stay up-to-date and coordinate your care
Additionally, our practice has been specifically recognized for the high quality of our Diabetes Care.