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BMG News & Updates

Celebrating 20 Years with Epic Health

By Buffalo Medical Group | October 29 2019 | BMG News & Updates

A decade before the Obama administration and Congress set aside $27 billion in federal subsidies to incentivize hospitals, physician groups, and other providers to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems, Buffalo Medical Group made an early investment in its health information technology, and became the first local physician group to adopt the Epic EHR system back in October 1999. Now, 20 years later, physicians at Buffalo Medical Group point to several notable results and health outcomes this long-term investment enabled, and how its patients continue to benefit.

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Hospitalist Program Celebrates 20 Years

By Buffalo Medical Group | July 30 2019 | BMG News & Updates

Our BMG Hospitalist Program is celebrating their 20th anniversary! This program based on coordinated care, has brought much efficiency to the group, and has allowed us to provide the high-quality of care we strive for, even when our patients are outside of our offices.

Dr. Ray Ogra, the Hospitalist Program founding member, and Co-Medical Director for In-Patient Sub-Acute Medicine, and Dr. Matthew Smith, Co-Medical Director for In-Patient and Sub-Acute Medicine, and former Buffalo Medical Group Board Chair, take a look back on how the Hospitalist Program began, the impact it has on our patients and physicians, and where they see it headed in the future.

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BMG Proudly Named ACR Lung Cancer Designated Screening Center

By Buffalo Medical Group | July 16 2019 | BMG News & Updates

We are pleased, and proud, to announce our Buffalo Medical Group's Radiology Department has been named a Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Understanding your Blood Tests

By Buffalo Medical Group | July 15 2019 | Doctor Tips

At Buffalo Medical Group, we want to make sure our patients have a clear understanding of their blood tests, so we've provided the definitions below to help answer your questions. Please note that these definitions are in no way making conclusions about your individual results. Any specific questions or concerns should be directed to your physician.

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Tips to Protect your Skin

By Buffalo Medical Group | July 1 2019 | Doctor Tips

July marks UV Safety Awareness Month, and while we all love to soak up the sun it is important to keep in mind the damages that harmful rays can do to your skin.

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One of the Most Significant Health Issues Men Face May Not Show Symptoms

By Buffalo Medical Group | June 6 2019 | Doctor Tips

The start of June marks Men's Health Month, where the awareness of major men's health issues is brought to the forefront on a global scale. The leading health issue that men face today, and also the leading cause of death among males is Heart Disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 men have some form of heart disease.

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Does your yogurt have more sugar than a candy bar?

By Buffalo Medical Group | May 24 2019 | Doctor Tips

When people think of yogurt, often times they associate it with being healthy. Unfortunately, sometimes these foods we perceive as being "healthy," aren't that healthy at all. Catherine Ayers, Buffalo Medical Group's registered dietician, helps us break down what we should be looking for in our yogurt, to make sure it's the healthy snack or breakfast you're trying to eat!

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Is Lapiplasty Right for You?

By Buffalo Medical Group | April 26 2019 | Doctor Tips

It’s estimated that roughly 30 percent of the U.S. population suffers with bunions – a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. Although this is not a life-threatening condition, it is certainly a quality of life one. People with bunions often feel uncomfortable, experience pain, difficulty wearing certain shoes, embarrassed of their feet, or in extreme cases, are so painful patients can barely walk.

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