Now accepting new OB/GYN patients. To make an appointment at any of our Women's Health locations, Call 716.656.4077 OR schedule an appointment ONLINE! Click here to Schedule.
At General Physician, PC We care for all women for all stages of life. That’s the philosophy of our Women’s Health group. With an extended team of OB/GYN providers, we focus on a wide range of women’s health issues, including routine care, diagnostics, reproductive health, as well as consulting and care during pregnancy and childbirth.
We also combine the comfortable environment of small family practice with the modern amenities and flexibility you’d expect from a large group practice. You’re invited to schedule appointments at any of our offices at your convenience. And because women’s health is so very personal, our providers put you in control of your health and offer care that aligns with your values.
Our services include:
Obstetrics • Gynecology • Urogynecology • Surgery • Genetic tests • Infertility
Important Information Regarding Your Women's Health Appointment
AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES, we want to reassure you that your General Physician, PC Women’s Health offices are open and ready to meet your health care needs. We have enhanced safety procedures in place to minimize the risk of infection while delivering the highest quality of care possible. We are taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe and healthy.
IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT
- For patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please DO NOT come to the office. Instead, please call your Women’s Health office and we will assist you in changing your appointment to a video visit or rescheduling to a later date.
- Governor Cuomo and the Department of Health announced color-coding regional micro-clusters based on COVID-19 infection rate spread. Therefore, until further notice, ONLY patients with appointments are allowed in the office, waiting areas, and exam or ultrasound rooms to limit potential exposure.
- All patients, providers, and staff are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing where possible when in the office.
- Upon your arrival, you will be required to have your temperature taken and answer a few basic questions before you enter.
- We ask that you please read all signage and adhere to these policies as well as any directions given by our providers and staff.
We are excited to offer our current patients Video Visits. Rather than coming to our office, you can remain in the comfort of your home and still receive a consultation/appointment with one of our providers.
To participate you will need to have a valid email address and a computer or device with a camera (mobile phone, iPad, tablet, etc). Simply call our office and we can get you scheduled.
Many insurance companies are covering video visits like they would regular in-office appointments.
Please Note: Video Visits may not be appropriate in every situation. To see if it is a good option for you, please call our office and speak to a patient services representative.
To learn more, click on the image below and watch a brief informational video about video visits.
Resources for New and Expecting Mothers
IS BREASTFEEDING FOR ME?
Join Dr. Mona Bonanno, Medical Director of Pediatrics at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, community lactation specialists and the United Way for an interactive virtual conversation.
This online session will answer questions you may have and provide support, tips, and resources to help you decide if breastfeeding is right for you and your baby.
TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
To register, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054ea8a929aaf49-isbreastfeeding1
Deadline to Register: October 13th at 12:00 pm
Current classes at Oishei Children's Hospital include:
- Baby Basics & Beyond
- Birthing Basics for the Busy Parents (Saturday)
- Infant CPR/Choking
- New Grandparents
- Prepared Childbirth – 3 weeks
- Siblings/Siblings at Birth
For more information about the programs offered at Oishei Children’s Hospital, click here to visit the Childbirth Education page.
COVID-19 Information For Pregnant or Breastfeeding Moms
Our partners at Kaleida Health have put together a valuable resource for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. There have been a lot of questions and concerns surrounding COVID-19 for these two groups. Kaleida has assembled an FAQ page to answer many of these questions.
Click here to visit Kaleida Health's FAQ page.
Current Classes Available through Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
Prior to birth
- Daily Bathing
- Lactation, with lactation services available 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. (All of the nurses on the Mother Baby Unit are specially trained in lactation to meet the new mom’s needs day or night. Support and guidance for bottle-feeding mothers and their newborns are also offered).
Now Offering YoMingo®
A complimentary evidence-based education program designed to give expecting parents convenient access to valuable information anytime, anywhere. YoMingo includes the tools and support you need at every stage from pregnancy through the first year of infancy. Learn more and register for access.
For more information, or to register for a class at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, call (716) 568-3628 or click here.
All pregnant and breastfeeding moms can receive
FREE support & guidance from a certified lactation
specialist via Skype video conference.
Join us every Wednesday between
11:30 am and 1:00 pm with questions,
concerns or just for supportive conversation.
Join by phone: 716.859.7444
Conference ID: 9693683
Currently, approximately 80% of all U.S. women start
breastfeeding, but of those moms, approximately 60% do
not reach their own goals. In efforts to improve these rates,
Baby Cafés offer support on all aspects of breastfeeding
and its impact on daily life – from prenatal to weaning,
as well as assistance with pumping and maintaining supply
if moms return to work outside the home.
What is the risk to pregnant women of getting COVID-19?
The CDC does not currently know if a pregnant women has a greater chance of getting sick from COVID-19 than the general public nor whether they are more likely to have serious illness as a result. Pregnant women experience changes in their bodies that may increase their risk of some infections. With viruses from the same family as COVID-19, and other viral respiratory infections, such as influenza, women have had a higher risk of developing severe illness. It is always important for pregnant women to protect themselves from illnesses.
How can pregnant women protect themselves from getting COVID-19?
Pregnant women should do the same things as the general public to avoid infection. You can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking these actions:
- Cover your cough (using your elbow is a good technique)
- Avoid people who are sick
- Clean your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Can COVID-19 cause problems for a pregnancy?
The CDC does not know at this time if COVID-19 would cause problems during pregnancy or affect the health of the baby after birth.
Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
The CDC still does not know if a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus that causes COVID-19 to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery. No infants born to mothers with COVID-19 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In these cases, which are a small number, the virus was not found in samples of amniotic fluid or breastmilk.
If a pregnant woman has COVID-19 during pregnancy, will it hurt the baby?
The CDC does not know at this time what if any risk is posed to infants of a pregnant woman who has COVID-19. There have been a small number of reported problems with pregnancy or delivery (e.g. preterm birth) in babies born to mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 during their pregnancy. However, it is not clear that these outcomes were related to maternal infection.
What to do if pregnant with confirmed or suspected
Pregnant patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should notify their physician and the hospital at which they are scheduled to deliver. The obstetric unit should be informed prior to arrival so that the facility can make appropriate infection control preparations before the patient arrives for care. https://www.buffalobaby.org/#faq