UBMD Physicians’ Group, the largest medical group in Western New York, has announced that two of its practices have begun seeing patients in a new location in the Conventus building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
UBMD Neurology and UBMD Obstetrics-Gynecology began seeing patients at the new location on March 20. Offices for both practices are on the fourth floor of the Conventus building, located at 1001 Main Street in downtown Buffalo.
Patients of both practices whose appointments may have shifted to the new location have been notified by their doctor’s office and will not need to take any action prior to their first appointment in the new location.
Seeing patients at UBMD Neurology’s new office will be 30 neurologists and two nurse practitioners. Among the physicians seeing patients at the new office is Gil I. Wolfe, M.D., FAAN, President of UBMD Neurology.
“Our new space in Conventus allows us to continue treating our patients, but in a state-of-the-art facility where our exam rooms are right down the hall from our infusion suite,” said Wolfe, who is a professor and the Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. “The new location empowers our practice and other UBMD practice plans that will soon be housed at Conventus to stay focused on helping our patients on their health care journey.”
UBMD Neurology’s new office location at Conventus replaces its location at Buffalo General Medical Center. The new space has 14 exam rooms, a 12-bay infusion suite, and separate waiting rooms for its adult and pediatric patients.
Wolfe, who is board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurophysiology, is an expert in disorders of neuromuscular transmission. He specializes in care for patients suffering from myasthenia gravis, a disorder that causes muscle weakness and rapid fatigue.
“The infusion suite is bright and modern in appearance and has been expanded in size compared to our older suite at Buffalo General,” Wolfe said. “The expansion will enable infusions not only for neurology patients but also for patients requiring such therapies from other practices. The suite is also set up to serve research studies testing experimental therapies.”
At its new location, which is in addition to its three other locations throughout Western New York, UBMD Obstetrics-Gynecology will see patients ranging from pre-pubescent women to post-menopausal women, including those who need general obstetrics-gynecology care and adolescent care, family planning services, and treatment for vulvar disorders. Additionally, the practice will see patients for urogynecologic care in association with the Buffalo Niagara Center for Pelvic Health, a collaboration between UBMD Obstetrics-Gynecology and UBMD Urology.
Seeing patients at UBMD Obstetrics-Gynecology’s new office location will be seven physicians — a number that could later grow. Among them is Vanessa M. Barnabei, M.D., Ph.D., the President of the practice and a Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. An accomplished physician, clinical investigator, and educator, Dr. Barnabei is an expert in midlife care of women with menopausal and peri-menopausal problems.
“This space is a milestone for UBMD Physicians’ Group,” Barnabei said. “It’s our goal to offer the best care to the women of Western New York and being on the same floor as our colleagues enables us to easily collaborate, get consultations in real-time, and even schedule follow-up appointments before our patients leave the building. We’re now in close proximity to Buffalo General Medical Center and the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital — and that means we can seamlessly be there for the women under our care.”
UBMD Obstetrics-Gynecology is also moving its administrative offices from Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo to the fifth floor of the Conventus building in advance of Kaleida Health’s opening of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
Ten other UBMD Physicians’ Group practices — Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, and Urology — will soon open offices in the Conventus building.
Additional information about Conventus, including detailed patient parking and public transportation options, an interactive map for driving directions, and news updates is available at www.ubmdconventus.com.