Urban Family Practice

Monday, December 11, 2017

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Raul Vazquez, M.D. F.A.A.F.P.Raul Vazquez, M.D. F.A.A.F.P.
Urban Family Practice
564 Niagara St, Bldg 2, Buffalo, NY 14201
Office: 716-882-0366

Dr. Raul Vazquez is a primary care physician who opened Urban Family Practice on Buffalo’s Lower West Side in 1996. In 2016, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Urban Family Practice of Buffalo had received level three NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Level three is the highest degree of recognition available.

Recognizing the need for coordinated, person-centered care for Medicaid recipients with multiple chronic medical conditions, he formed the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN). The New York State Department of Health approved the designation of GBUAHN as a provider-lead Medicaid health home in 2012.

As president of GBUAHN, Dr. Vazquez leads a team of dedicated professionals in the medical and business fields. He has set the strategy and direction for the fast-track growth of GBUAHN. Under his guidance, GBUAHN has grown to serve several thousand members and employs a staff of approximately 150 individuals. GBUAHN is one of the largest minority employers in Western New York.

In June 2009, Dr. Vazquez was nominated by Governor David Paterson, and approved by the New York State Senate, to serve as a member of the New York State Medicaid Advisory Committee. In June 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York S Senate approved Dr. Vazquez to serve on the Minority Health Council.

He has won more than 20 awards for his accomplishments in business, the medical field and advocacy groups. Dr. Vazquez has served boards for numerous organizations, including: Upstate New York Transplant Services, HEALTHeLINK and WNED-TV.

Dr. Vazquez received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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General Surgery
Kimbo Chia, M.D.
Phone: 716-332-0678
Mon-Wed 1-5pm Fri 9am-3pm

Kenneth L. Gayles, M.D. F.A.C.C.Kenneth L. Gayles, M.D. F.A.C.C.
840 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY, 14211
Office: 716-895-1100

Dr. Kenneth Lee Gayles is a cardiovascular specialist who treats over 6,000 cardiac care patients annually. He is the owner of Gayles Medical practice. Dr. Gayles is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine and brings to GBUAHN over four decades of experience diagnosing and treating congenital heart defects, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and other heart problems. He was the first African-American invasive cardiologist in Western New York.

As senior vice president of GBUAHN, Dr. Gayles’ mission is to deliver a comprehensive health care system targeting the underserved community in Western New York. His goal for GBUAHN is the elimination of disparity in health care delivery and outcomes in the Western New York community.

Dr. Gayles served as chairman of the board of Sheehan Memorial Hospital from 1990 -1991 and served as medical director until 1995. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at SUNY Buffalo.

Dr. Gayles has served as treasurer of the National Association of Black Cardiologists, and as vice president of the National Medical Association - Buffalo Chapter. His other community affiliations include the Buffalo Philharmonic Board of Directors and the Buffalo PREP Board of Directors. He is a trustee for the First Shiloh Baptist Church and has served as chief of medicine at Deaconess Hospital. He is also member of the Board of Trustees of the UB Foundation.

Jesslyn Perry, M.D.Jesslyn Perry, M.D.
564 Niagara Street, Buffalo, Bldg 2, NY 14201
Office: 716-882-0366

Dr. Jesslyn Perry has been a physician since 1995. After working at Sheehan Hospital as an internist from 1999 -2001, she opened Ella Perry, M.D., located at 191 North Street in Buffalo, N.Y. She named her practice after her mother.

Dr. Perry specializes in family and internal medicine. She is affiliated with Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Buffalo General Hospital. She is board certified in Internal medicine. Dr. Perry is a member of the National Medical Association (NMA).

Dr. Perry is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Nick Howard, M.D.
564 Niagara Street, Buffalo, Bldg 2, NY 14201
Office: 716-882-0366

Daniel Fells, RPA-CDaniel Fells, RPA-C
Physician Assistant



Toni VazquezToni Vazquez
Chief of Systems, GBUACO
Phone: 716-882-0366

Toni Vazquez is the chief of systems for GBUACO, co-owner of Urban Family Practice, co-founder of the Raul and Toni Vazquez Foundation, and the current president of the Williamsville Schools Board of Directors. Mrs. Vazquez is a philanthropist and inspirational leader for aspiring business professionals. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including: 2016 Business First Women of Influence award; the 2016 25 Influential Black Women in Business award from Black Western New York Magazine (BWNY Magazine) and (along with her husband, Dr. Raul Vazquez), the 2015 Buffalo Urban League Family Life Award.

Michael Aquino DPMPodiatry
Michael Aquino, DPM
Phone: 716-884-1325
Tues, Thur 9am-5pm


Physical Therapy
Anita S. Joshi, RPT
Phone: 716-834-5635
Tues and Thurs 12-5pm

X-Ray and Ultrasound
Westside Urban Imaging-X-rays
Phone: 716-883-1003
Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm

Connie Woroszylo, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

Jillian Marks, DNP, AGNP
Nurse Practitioner

Virginia Hoffman, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

Latasha Gardener, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Murphy, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

Isharon Reynolds, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

Nicholas Howard, MD, Pediatrics
Nurse Practitioner

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