Collectively, our community is going through very traumatic, uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us have not yet acclimated to the amount of isolation required to help stop the spread, or are becoming overwhelmed by the thought of continuing to social distance.
Today, we celebrate Juneteenth or Emancipation Day. This year as a nation we are reflecting, listening, and learning about the successes and failures of our society to ensure justice and equality of opportunity for all.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, drive-thrus are common for COVID-19 testing and now for eye-pressure tests, as well. UBMD Ophthalmology at the Ross Eye Institute offers glaucoma patients an alternative to in-office visits for their care with drive-up eye pressure testing.
UBMD Physicians’ Group and its practices are continually monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health and Erie County Department of Health.
As WNY's most extensive practice, with 500+ physicians in 18 different practices, and representation in virtually every medical specialty, UBMD provides care to you, next-level training to the future generation of doctors and researching to answer today's top medical mysteries.
High Blood Pressure is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. Many do not even know they have it. A proper diet, exercising regularly and medication management are different ways blood pressure can be appropriately treated.
Buffalo, N.Y. – UBMD Obstetrics & Gynecology (UBMD OBGYN) announces the addition of two new specialists and a women’s health-certified nurse practitioner, providing general obstetrics and gynecologic care.
Gynecological cancers are any cancers that specifically form within the organs that are unique to women. These diseases can occur at any time or at any age, with risks increasing gradually after age 40. There are many warning signs that could indicate cancer, and a number of preventative steps you can take to help reduce your risk of cancer. Let’s take a closer look at what to know and what to avoid.
While children are heading to back to school this month, there’s one school supply that sticks on your list week after week – a healthy lunch. Whether your child gets a meal at school or you pack a lunch for them each day, you want to make sure they are eating a nutritious meal that provides them with all the essential vitamins, minerals and proteins to help them grow and develop. Nutrition is complex, but we have some tips to help you make sure they’re getting everything they need.
UBMD Physicians’ Group is the largest medical group in Western New York, and during the last quarter, we’ve gotten even larger. Nearly 20 new physicians joined the different practices at UBMD in the last few months.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while research continues to find a cure and get rid of the disease for good, the surgical approach to treatment has improved, allowing for better outcomes for patients. Most commonly, breast cancer is treated through two types of surgeries – mastectomy or lumpectomy.
Many of us have heard of geriatric medicine before, but few people know all it entails. Geriatric Medicine is one of the most complex specialties in health care. From finding a physician to having numerous chronic illnesses, older adults face many difficulties when as they age.
Summertime is one of the best times in Buffalo. With warm weather, outdoor concerts, boating, beaches and so much more, there are plenty of opportunities to have fun all across Western New York. However, there are equally as many ways that fun outdoors can lead to injuries especially for the youngest members of the family. Fortunately, UBMD Physicians’ Group has you covered.
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Memory issues and other forms of dementia affect more than 50 million people around the world, according to the association, highlighting the extent of these conditions – and the importance of making strides to staunch and reverse their progression.
Nearly everyone remembers the kind and gentle presence of Fred Rogers and “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” It was an educational show that was a mainstay for children for more than three decades, always opening with the iconic “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” theme.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, but it’s important to think about the health of your brain every day of the year. Injuries to the brain can be devastating, affecting not only the quality of your own life, but those around you in your relationships and work environments. Let’s take a deeper look at traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and how to be proactive at preventing them.
Your kidneys may not be something you think much about, but they contribute so much to your daily life. In recognition of World Kidney Day – March 8 – let’s take a closer look at the hard-working kidneys and offer some tips on how to keep them working well at every age.
Movement disorders can be some of the most complex conditions for a patient to live with. Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia are complex to diagnose, as well as manage and treat. However, innovative techniques, like Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment option available at the UBMD Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic. DBS can offer hope for patients and can help them better manage their conditions and even regain some motor control.
As we’ve officially turned the corner into spring, we wanted to take a moment to welcome all of the new faces at UBMD Physicians’ Group. Seven physicians joined our team during the first quarter of 2018, adding new experience and expertise to our practices. Join us in welcoming these new doctors to the largest medical group in Western New York.