Dr. Shields

Dr. Paul Shields, VP Clinical Services Post-Acute Care at General Physician, PC, explains the process, the efforts of those involved and the outcomes. Taking the virus head-on and beating it, advocating for our patients and working together to provide care for patients where and when they need it.

Dr. Thomas Madejski

Dr. Thomas Madejski internal medicine physician with General Physician, PC Medina/Albion, elected to the AMA Board of Trustees.

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Dr. Lisa Daye

Dr. Daye has been a leader in her field and one of very few female Orthpedic Sports Medicine surgeons in WNY. She has dedicated her practice to returning adult and youth athletes to their sport and optimal performance, and has educated, trained, and treated female and male athletes at the recreational and elite level.

Dr. Paterson

A message from Dr. Paul Paterson, Orthopedic Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon

Dr. Paul Shields

Dr. Shields is the Medical Director of General Physician, PC's Post-Acute Care (PAC) program. He is a board-certified family medicine doctor with more than two decades of experience delivering the best in care.

Elderwood Nurses COVID19

When the community needed us most, we were there to answer the call with the region’s first post-acute COVID-19 Unit at Elderwood at Amherst. With the support of our medical staff, our colleagues at Kaleida Health, and our entire organization, the team at Elderwood at Amherst responded with skill, compassion, and bravery. We thank those who are there in the trenches, providing care and compassion to these patients each day. 

We Now Offer video Visits

Dr. Thomas Madejski, a primary care physician at General Physician, PC's Medina office, offered his insights into the importance of telemedicine for this online article at the Orleans Hub.

Dr. Marfatia

Dr. Ripple Marfatia was featured in The Daily News discussing the many benefits of telemedicine for patients who are practicing social distancing during COVID-19, but still need to receive medical care.

Dr. Thomas Madejski

Dr. Thomas Madejski, a primary care doctor in General Physician, PC's Medina office, offers his insights into the importance of telemedicine in a COVID-19 world.
Click here to read the article in Buffalo Healthy Living.

We now offer video visits

With the increased need for social distancing and the expaded effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, General Physician, PC is now offering video visits. Patients can "meet" with their provider in an interactive video visit to address many of their medical needs.


Christine Wolniewicz

Members of our Nutrition Services team were recently interviewed for an article in WNY Physician Magazine exploring the crucial role good nutrition play in the fight against Diabetes.

WNY Physician Magazine

Great Lakes Cardiovascular's Dr. James Youssef and Dr. Thomas Cimato were featured in the cover story for the latest edititon of WNY Physicin Magazine. The cardiologists discussed GLC's new Heart Failure Center located at Buffalo General Medical Center and what it means for improved cardio care in the region.

Dr. Paul Shields

General Physician's Vice President of Post-Acute Care Services, Dr. Paul Shields offered his thoughts on a new 22-bed COVID-19 unit opening at Elderwood at Amherst for a report on WGRZ Channel 2.

Kaleida Health CEO

Our partner, Kaleida Health, is at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Kaleida's CEO, Jody Lomeo, shared what the group is doing to proactively fight this pandemic with
Buffalo Business First healthcare reporter Tracey Drury.

General Physician CMO

General Physician, PC's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Richard Charles, was interviewed by the Buffalo News this week for a feature on the importance of staying home if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Dr. Mahmood

Our latest article educating people on the importance of getting screened for Colorectal Cancer as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month ran in the Dunkirk Observer.

Dr. Mills WNY Living

General Physician, PC Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Joseph Mills, was interviewed for WNY Living on WGRZ TV Saturday to promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to watch the interview.

Dr. Joseph Mills on WNY Living

General Physician, PC Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Joseph Mills was interviewed on WGRZ for its WNY Living program. Dr. Mills discussed the importance of colonoscopies as a preventative measure to fight colorectal cancer.

Buffalo Healthy Living Cover

General Physician, PC Gastroenterologist Dr. Sultan Mahmood was interviewed for a story in Buffalo Healthy Living to discuss and promote Colorectal Cancer screening and share the importance of getting timely colonoscopies.

Dr. Richard Milazzo

Our Dunkirk Primary Care Physician, Dr. Richard Milazzo, was profiled in a recent issue of The Dunkirk Observer. Dr. Milazzo has been practicing in Dunkirk for more than 40 years, and he shared what drives him to continue caring for patients.

Bee Front Cover

The Bee Group Newspapers special publication "Health" featured a conversation with General Physician, PC Registered Dietitian Kelly Cardamone. She shared some advice for readers looking to improve their health through nutrition.

Dr. Thomas Smith

Great Lakes Cardiovascular's Dr. Thomas Smith was part of a chance encounter that led to a lifesaving relationship. Click here to read about it in the Dunkirk Observer.

Dr. Jeffery Neu

General Physician, PC's Dr. Jeffery Neu and his wife Heidi will be among the healthcare professionals honored tonight in Williamsville for their role in saving the life of a high school basketball referee who collapsed during a game in December.

WNY Physician Cover

General Physician, PC's new partnership with OB•GYN Associates of WNY was covered in the new issue of WNY Physician Magazine. The partnership aligns the two groups to deliver the best in high-quality, accessible healthcare to women throughout Western New York. Click here to read the digital issue of WNY Physician. The General Physician, PC article begins on page  27.

Buffalo Healthy Living Cover

Dr. Vijay Iyer, an interventional cardiologist with Great Lakes Cardiovscular, is featured in the current issue of Buffalo Healthy Living.

Support Group

Jami Babcock, practice manager of the General Physician, PC Primary Care office in Dunkirk, has partnered with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care to launch a new support group for people who have lost a child. The group meets monthly at the Dunkirk office of General Physician. Click here to read an article in the Dunkirk Observer. 

Dr. Paul Paterson

General Physician, PC is proud to announce Dr. Paul Paterson’s orthopedic surgery practice is being honored by Sonex Health Inc. as the first Center of Cxcellence for micro-invasive carpal tunnel release using the SX-One MicroKnife and real-time ultrasound guidance

Dr. Shields WNY Living

Dr. Paul Shields was interviewed on WNY Living on WGRZ Channel 2 discussing General Physician's new Post-Acute Care program. Click here to watch the interview.

Buffalo Healthy Living Cover

General Physician, PC Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Falcone was featured in an article on joint replacement in the January issue of Buffalo Healthy Living.

Dr. Jeffery Neu

GPPC Phyician, Dr. Jeffery Neu was in the right place at the right time on Saturday.
Dr. Neu and his wife Heidi, a nurse, were attending a Championship Basketball Game at Williamsville North High School on Saturday when, shortly after the game started, one of the officials collapsed on the court. The Neus, along with another doctor and another nurse who were in the crowd, rushed to his side and began emergency medical care. They were able to bring the man back to life, and he was transported to the hospital where he is recovering from the scare. To read The Buffalo News complete account of what happened, click here.

Darryl Ernst, President of GPPC

This month we announced a new partnership with the awesome providers and staff of OB•GYN Associates of WNY. We are excited to collaborate with their team to enhance the quality and accessibility of women’s health services in Western New York.

Dr. Carlos Santos

General Physician, PC President Darryl Ernst, and OB•GYN Associates of WNY Managing Partner, Dr. Carlos Santos, were quoted in a recent feature in Buffalo Business First examining the evolution of the business model for physicians.

Dr. Paul Shields

Dr. Paul Shields, Vice President of Post-Acute Clinial Services with General Physician, PC, was interviewed on AM Buffalo this week to discuss the launching of General Physician's new Post-Acute Care Services program.

Click here to watch the full interview.

Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery

General Physician, PC Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Paterson is an expert in treating patients suffering from painful Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dr. Paterson uses a micro-invasive procedure that has revolutionized the process. He can diagnose a patient and perform the "Release and Relief" procedure in a SINGLE visit to his office in Buffalo, New York. There is no hospital, no stitches, and no long recovery time. Some patients even drive themselves home following the procedure!

West Seneca Bee Cover

General Physician, PC and OB•GYN Associates of WNY are forming a partnership aimed at improving the access and quality of healthcare options available to women in Western New York. The West Senca Bee reported on the partnership, which launches in January.

Dr. Armen Kirakosyan

General Physician, PC Urogynecologist Dr. Armen Kyrakosyan wrote an article in Buffalo Healthy Living offering women some important advice for understanding when it might be time to see a urogynecologist.

Buffalo Healthy Living

General Physician, PC is partnering with OB•GYN Associates of WNY to collaborate and deliver improved access to healthcare for women throughout Western New York. This new partnership was covered online by Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine.

Dr. Paul Shields

The newly launched Post Acute Care Service Line led by General Physician, PC's new Vice President of Post-Acute Clinical Services, Dr. Paul Shields, was featured this week in an article by Tracey Drury with Buffalo Business First.

WNY Physician Cover

General Physician, PC Family Nurse Practitioner Karen Gutierrez shared her expertise on genetic testing in the current issue of WNY Physician Magazine.

Buffalo Spree

Dr. Paul Paterson was featured in the current issue of Buffalo Spree Magazine. The article, "Good to the Bone," explores the microinvasive Carpal Tunnel procedure that Dr. Paterson performs.

ECMC TrueCare Healthcast

General Physician, PC's Dr. Paul Paterson was a recent guest on the ECMC "True Care Healthcast" podcast.

Buffalo Healthy Living Cover

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and GPPC's Kelly Cardamone was featured in an article for the November issue of Buffalo Healthy Living. Kelly, along with two of her patients, share the importance of taking charge of your health and fighting back against Diabetes.

Dr. Kirakosyan

General Physician, PC urogynecologist Dr. Armen Kirakosyan was interviewed on WGRZ Channel 2's WNY Living program on October 19. Dr. Kirkosyan offered viewers some insights into the medical subspecialty of Urogynecology and the medical advancves that have been made in treating pelvic floor disorders. Click here to watch the full interview.


General  Physician, PC's Nutrition Services program recently earned National Accreditation from the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP). The news was featured online at Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine.

WNY Physician Cover

 The latest issue of Western New York Physician Magazine features a two-page profile on General Physician's new regional care center in Buffalo. Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Richard Charles, and Dr. Maritza Baez, were interviewed for the story, and shared their insights into what this new center means for the health of the community.

Carpel Tunnel Cover

Dr. Paul Paterson was featured in the cover story for The Buffalo News Refresh section discussing his minimally invasive Carpal Tunnel procedure. Dr. Paterson can diagnose and treat a patient all in a single visit, leaving them "Pain Free in One Day." 

Greenfields Logo

Dr. Armen Kirakosyan and Cliff Pyne, NP, will be hosting free seminars at the GreenFields in Lancaster in October. Dr. Kirakosyan will discuss the latest medical options for women suffering with pelvic floor disorders on October 11, and  Mr. Pyne will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation on October 25. Both events are free to attend, but registration is required.

In Good Health Magazine Cover

Dr. Meeghan Lautner continued her push to increase awareness surrounding the importance of annual mammograms with a Q&A in the October issue of In Good Health.


Buffalo Healthy Living Cover

Dr. Meeghan Lautner, a breast surgeon with General Physician, and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, offered some valuable information for women regarding breast cancer in this month's Buffalo Healthy Living. 

Buffalo Healthy Living Cover

General Physician, PC Cardiologist Dr. Chee Kim was featured in an article in the September 2019 issue of Buffalo Healthy Living discussing atrial fibrillation. 

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