A team-based model that provides continuity for the care and treatment of our patients. Each patient selects a Primary Care Physician (PCP), who then will lead a team of Advanced Practice Providers, Residents, Nurses, and Pharmacists to work together to offer the best evidenced-based care. Here are the members of our team that you may receive care from at PCWNY.
All of our PCPs are fully trained and licensed doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who have attended and graduated from a U.S. osteopathic medical school. Our physicians have completed accredited Family Practice Residencies, maintain National Board certifications and licensing, and participate in medical education to stay current on evidenced-based medical practices.
Advanced Practice Providers
Each PCP works with one or more Advanced Practice Providers. Our APPs are Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners who have completed training at an accredited college or university and maintain their licensing and continuing medical education. Under the supervision of an Attending Physician, our APPs manage ongoing patient care and help to improve patient outcomes.
Residents have completed undergraduate education and four years of medical school. These Physicians are in training through University at Buffalo GMAC Consortium’s Sisters of Charity Hospital Family Medicine program. This three-year program requires supervised clinical training in Family Medicine, in addition to multiple specialties required by the AMA/AOA.
We have a team of both Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).
Our RN team manages acute complaints, medication concerns, lab and testing follow-up, and helps patients facilitate prior authorization. They are the core of our care management team who follow our patients between appointments with their primary care physician.
Our LPN team manages medication refills, immunizations, gives lab / testing results at the direction of the physician, and manages prior authorization for medication and testing.
Our pharmacist currently offers disease management services (such as diabetes, hypertension, Asthma/COPD education, and other chronic diseases) with a focus on patient and medication counseling, and improving medication management within the practice. The pharmacist also leads the Target BP ambulatory blood pressure monitoring program.
Education is one of the core values of PCWNY. We are dedicated to educating the next generation of Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Pharmacists, nurses, and clinical support staff. During your visit, you may encounter a medical student, a PA student or pharmacy student. The clinical, hands-on experience our students get at PCWNY is invaluable in preparing them for their future. Each student will be directly supervised by a licensed team member of the PCWNY staff. We will always inform each patient who may encounter a student training with the provider they are scheduled to see. Patients reserve the right to refuse a student’s care.