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News & Information

September 2020

Our office will be closed for Labor Day on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th. Our office will reopen at 8:30 on Tuesday, September 8th. Have a safe holiday!

July 2020

Our office will be closed in observance of Independence Day on FRIDAY, JULY 3rd. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

June 2020

We are happy to announce we will be returning to normal business hours starting Monday, June 1st. We have new policies and procedures in place for the safety of our staff and all of our patients. All patients are required to wear a face mask in the building. Temperatures and screening questions will be asked prior to your entry. Only patients are allowed in the building for office visits. If necessary, one care giver will be allowed if needed. If we have cancelled an appointment of yours and you would like to reschedule, please call our office 875-6700. Stay safe!

May 2020

Kenmore Family Medicine is continually monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health and Erie County Department of Health.

While still providing needed care, we are working with our public health partners to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community and keep our patients and team safe

If you need care, please call the office 875-6700. Our triage nurses will work with you and your provider to determine what type of appointment is right for you. We are now offering  telemedicine services. Appointments can be conducted through video or phone calls. For certain cases, an in-person visit may be required.

If an in-person visit is determined, please see below how we are safeguarding our office:

  1. Screening patients before appointments and before entering the facility
  2. Increased cleaning frequency of high-touch surfaces
  3. Hand sanitizer and tissues available in all main areas
  4. Continually updating our employees on new protocols and procedures
  5. Encouraging social distancing of at least 6’ feet between all patients and team member

At this time we are still closed for all routine visits and physicals. This will also include any routine immunizations for adults. We will have a limited staff to address urgent non-respiratory related appointments. Please consider using our online portal for E-Visits that are available. It is an easy way to communicate with the providers. Please call our office and we will provide you with an activation code.

April 2020

At Kenmore Family Medicine, we are looking for new ways to deliver care to our patients that allow them to stay safe during the COVID-19 situation. We are now offering video visits as an alternate way to receive care if you cannot come into the office, or if you do not feel comfortable coming in for your appointment.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions on our video visits below, and talk to your doctor if you’re interested in converting your upcoming appointment to video.

I have an upcoming appointment, and I would like to to change this to a video appointment so I don’t have to come into the office. How do I convert my in-office visit to video?

If you are interested in converting an in-office visit to a video visit, simply call your doctor’s office so they can determine whether your appointment type would be eligible, and get you scheduled for a video appointment.

Are the video appointments free?

The video appointments are not free, as we are still providing medical care, we’re just using a different delivery method to provide you with the care. That being said, preventative appointments, like an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), will be no charge to you, the same as it would be if you were in the office.

How much will I be charged for my video appointment?

The amount you will be charge will vary on your insurance, and appointment type. Think of this video visit the same as being in the office for an appointment.

What appointment types are eligible for a video visit?

  • Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs)
  • Acute sick visits
  • Routine follow-ups
  • Hospital follow up appointment

March 2020

At Kenmore Family Medicine the safety and well-being of our patients & staff is our highest priority.

The Coronavirus situation is rapidly changing and we are keeping current with CDC and Erie County Department of Health recommendations on a daily basis.

At this time we are closing our office for all routine visits and physicals. This will also include any routine immunizations for adults. We will have a limited staff to address urgent non-respiratory related appointments. Please consider using our online portal for E-Visits that are available. It is an easy way to communicate with the providers. Please call our office and we will provide you with an activation code.

We are thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting every exam room and all surfaces between every patient.

For your safety, as well as that of other patients and staff, if you :

  • Have traveled internationally in the last month
  • Have been in close contact with anyone with coronavirus infection
  • are experiencing fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath, we ask that you observe the following guidelines:

Remain at home and limit contact other individuals, including family members. Contact us immediately by telephone at 716.875 6700, or send a secure message or request an e-visit in your patient portal to discuss the best course of treatment for your symptoms.

If you have a routine scheduled appointment for any other health related matter, and are experiencing the above symptoms, you should similarly remain at home and limit contact with other individuals including family members. Contact us immediately by telephone at 716.875 6700 to cancel your appointment and send a secure message to your provider for an alternative treatment plan. An e-visit may be an option for you based on the advice of your provider.

  • We are unable to perform testing for coronavirus in our office.  If you are worried about coronavirus DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE!  If you call us we may be able to arrange for a test.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.

Please follow our Facebook page, and refer back here, to our website for new updates as we receive them.

For a full list of symptoms and guidelines go to the Erie County Department of Health http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus website.

Individual Counseling

During your first appointment, information will be collected regarding your current eating habits, health history, schedule, exercise routine and any concerns you may have. You will receive an individual care plan that is designed to fit your health and wellness needs. It will not be a diet but a life-long plan to better eating habits, feeling fit and to help prevent the onset of chronic diseases.

Follow up appointments address further education needs, progress towards your nutrition goals and will provide strategies to help with any challenges or problem areas that need to be addressed. There is no limit regarding how many follow up appointments. It is also based on need and personal preference. Some clients will follow up in a few weeks, monthly or quarterly to keep on track and to stay motivated.

To set up an appointment with the dietitian, please call 875-6700. Coverage for nutritional counseling varies depending on insurance plan.

Desk Yoga

Working in an office or at a computer for prolonged periods of time can put strain on the neck, shoulder and back muscles which in turn can lead to tension and stiffness. This tension can cause headaches, as well as back, neck and shoulder pain. If left unattended, it could also impact your ability to function effectively at work and your overall quality of life. Simple techniques such as Desk Yoga may help alleviate the pain and other symptoms by releasing tension and increasing muscle strength and flexibility.

Take a few minutes for yourself and incorporate some Desk Yoga into your daily routine!

Benefits of Yoga

  • Reduces stress
  • Releases tension
  • Increases flexibility/rang of motion
  • Increases strength
  • Decreases anxiety & depression
  • Improves concentration & memory
  • Increases energy levels
  • Improves balance
  • Reduces risk of injury
  • Decreases resting heart rate
  • Decreases pain
  • Improves immune system

Southwestern Cauliflower Rice Bowl

The recipe uses a food processor to chop cauliflower into tiny pieces, creating an ingenious low-carb alternative to rice. (Don’t have a good processor? Use a box grater instead) Some supermarkets offer cauliflower “rice” in the freezer section near other veggies, which can save a step as you prep.

The MIX: Cauliflower + lime, red sweet pepper, avocado, onion, jalapeno, black beans, garlic

MAKE IT: Roughly chop a large head of cauliflower. Pulse pieces in a food processor until they resemble grains of rice. Mince an onion, red pepper, jalapeno, and two cloves of garlic. In a large skillet saute’ riced caluliflower and minced vegatable with 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp cumin until soft. Add 1 can of drained black beans, juice from 1 lime and 2 tbsp chopped cilantro. Granish with avocado slices and additional cilantro SERVES 6

PER SERVICE ABOUT 1 CUP 326 Calories, 16 g protein, 50 g carbs, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 273 mg sodium. Calories from fat 25%

Summer Recipes

Grill Smart Grill Lean

Choose lean cuts of meat and fresh veggies, Replace fatty beef burgers, ribs and hot dogs with boneless, skin breasts, thick fish steaks, seafood or turkey. Instead of serving greasy potato chips or mayonnaise laden salads, try serving grilled veggies like squash, peppers, onions, mushrooms or even potatoes as a side dish.

Marinades

Marinated your lean meats and vegetables in citrus, olive oil or herb based marinades. Spice rubs add more flavor and less calories. Some other favorite marinade flavors are lemon or lime juice, low sodium soy sauce, honey or garlic.

The simple act of marinating before grilling has shown to reduce the formation of HCA’s (cancer causing compounds) by as much as 92-99% in some studies.

Dessert

Caramelize fruits on the grill. Pineapples, bananas, peaches, and plums contain sugars that concentrate when grilled making them super sweet and tasty and lower in calories than pies, cookies and cakes.

Grilled Chicken Tenders with Cilantro Pesto

Cook chicken tenders on the grill and top with pesto made with cilantro or basil whichever you prefer for a zesty, quick dinner. Serve with quinoa or brown rice and grilled asparagus or zucchini.

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4c lime juice
  • ¼ cup reduced soy sauce
  • Pam spray
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 cups loosely packed cilantro leaves ( 1-2 bunches) or basil
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  • Whisk lime juice, soy sauce and chili powder in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tbls of marinade in a small bow. Add chicken to the remaining marinade; toss to coat. Keep in fridge for 20 – 60 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium high
  • Meanwhile place cilantro, scallions, sesame seeds and reserved marinade in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade ( discard marinade) and grill until cooked through. Serve chicken with pesto.

Nutrition per serving 116 calories ,27 grams protein 67mg cholesterol, 3grm carbohydrates, 0 gm sugar, 290gm sodium

Cabbage steaks

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbls brown sugar
  • 1 tbl chopped rosemary
  • 2 tbl sherry vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large red cabbage
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • ¼ c parsley
  • Olive oil – to brush grill

Directions

  1. Whisk together first five ingredients in a large baking pan
  2. Slice through the root; cut 2 11/2 inch thick slabs of cabbage (save ends for another use)
  3. Place in marinade and turn to coat. Let sit for about one hour at room temperature or refrigerate overnight; flipping occasionally.
  4. Heat grill to medium-high and brush and oil the grates
  5. Remove cabbage and discard excess for later use and season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill cabbage until char marks form; about 8 minutes each side
  6. In a small pan, warm remaining marinade and drizzle over cabbage. Drizzle with lemon and sprinkle with parsley

Makes 4 servings

179 calories 1 gram fat 44grms carbs 7 grms fiber and 5 grms protein

Why Patients Choose Us

  • 5 Doctors and 2 Practitioners available to service your whole family’s medical needs.
  • Open Monday-Friday with Same-Day Urgent Care visits available.
  • Open Saturday Morning for Urgent Care Appointments by appointment only.
  • Our Providers are available 24/7
  • Accept most major insurance plans.
  • Comprehensive Patient Portal available for your convenience – now offering E-Visits!
  • NCQA Certified

Find Us

2914 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217

Phone: 716.875.6700
Fax: 716.875.6853

HOURS

Mon-Thu 8:30am – 4pm
Fri 8:30am – 3:00pm(closed 12-1 for lunch)

Saturday by appointment only
Sun Closed

Catholic Medical Partners

An independent Catholic Medical Partners Health Lab and Xray clinic is located down the hall from our building. Please refer to their specific contact information below.

Catholic Health Lab | 716.447.6671 | Hours 7am-2pm | Appointment needed during COVID19 Pandemic.
Catholic Health X-Ray | 716.447.6664 | Hours 8am-4:30pm | No appointment needed.