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Allergy Specialist

Fred Lewis, M.D. Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology Tests available on site:

  • Drug Allergy Tests
  • Allergy Injections
  • Skin Testing (inhalant & food)
  • Latex and Venom Tests
  • Methacholine Challenge
  • PFTs (Pulmonary Function Test)
  • Oral Food Challenges
  • RAST Testing

Dr. Lewis specializes in diagnosing and treating allergies. An allergy is an acquired abnormal response to a substance (allergen) that causes a reaction within the body. Allergic reactions may include eczema, allergic rhinitis, hay fever, asthma, hives and food allergies. Allergists help patients by determining the causes of allergic reactions and helping to treat symptoms and build patients' tolerance to allergens. At the Olean Medical Group, Dr. Lewis will see patients of all ages. Contact us today to make an appointment with our allergy specialist!

When to See an Allergy Specialist

Allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe and significantly affect your quality of life. You may think you just have seasonal allergies, and they will go away on their own, but it is best to find the root of the problem before it worsens. Below are a few signs it may be time to call an allergy specialist.

  • Cold symptoms that have lasted for several weeks
  • Having trouble breathing
  • Allergic reactions caused by food, insect bites, or medication
  • Difficulty sleeping due to symptoms
  • Hives, rashes, and itchy skin
  • Increased symptoms when you are around pets
  • Family history of allergies

If you have any of these symptoms, it is time to visit an allergy specialist. Our allergy specialist at Olean Medical Group will get to the root of the problem and find you some relief. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment. We proudly offer services to Olean, NY, and the surrounding areas.

Cardiology Specialist

Matthew Cox, M.D.. & Ashok Kothari M.D.  Board Certified in Cardiology
Tami Buzzard, D.N.P. 
Pamela Wiatrowski, NP-BC
Tests available on site:

  • Echocardiograms
  • Exercise Stress Tests
  • Stress Echocardiograms
  • EKGs • Signal Average EKGs
  • Plethysmography for hemodynamic monitoring
  • Pacemaker / Defibrillator Clinic
  • Lipid Clinic
  • Tilt table
  • Cardiolite and Adenosine Stress Tests
  • 24 Hour Holter Monitoring
  • 30 Day Event Monitoring

Cardiology is the specialty that deals with assessing and treating conditions of the heart. The heart is a hollow, muscular organ which is the "pump" of the circulatory system. Many procedures and diagnostic exams are available within the department to aid in evaluating and diagnosing cardiac problems. We offer a Lipid Clinic to assist you in managing your cholesterol level. For patients taking the medication Coumadin (blood thinner), we provide a Coumadin Clinic, which supervises your Coumadin and blood levels. Your primary care provider or family doctor will determine if an appointment with a cardiologist would benefit in the management of your problem. Our heart doctors will see patients ages 18 and above. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment with our heart doctor!

Signs It’s Time to See a Heart Doctor

Heart disease is the leading cause of death throughout the world. It is sometimes difficult to spot the early signs of a potential problem, but the consequences can be deadly. Keep your eyes open for potential risk factors and symptoms; if you notice any of these, it’s worth a call to a heart doctor for further investigation.

  • Chest Pain: Chest pain is one of the most common signs of a heart issue. If you notice chest pressure that occurs or worsens with activity, this is cause for concern; it could be a sign that your heart isn’t getting enough blood. Urgent chest pain can also be a sign of a heart attack. If you suspect that you are having a heart attack, call 911 immediately.
  • High Blood Pressure: Blood pressure is the force of the blood as it pushes against your artery walls. If your blood pressure is elevated, it causes the heart to work harder, increasing your risk of stroke or heart attack.
  • Diabetes: There is a strong correlation between heart disease and diabetes; your blood sugar levels affect how your blood vessels function, increasing your risk for heart disease. 
  • High Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance that can be found in various foods. High cholesterol can contribute to plaque in the arteries, forcing your heart to work harder and increasing your risk.
  • Shortness of Breath: If you’re experiencing frequent shortness of breath, dizziness, or heart palpitations, reach out to our heart doctor. We will examine you to see if a heart condition might be the cause. 

If you exhibit any combination of these risk factors, making some changes can help lower your risk of experiencing a heart problem. Our heart doctor can help you determine your next steps.

Dermatology

Olean Medical Group is actively recruiting for Dermatology

Endocrinology

Olean Medical Group is actively recruiting for Endocrinology

  • Hypothalamus & Pituitary Disorders
  • Posterior Pituitary
  • Thyroid
  • Glucocorticoids & Adrenal Androgens
  • Adrenal Medulla
  • Endocrinology & Pregnancy
  • Diabetes & Pancreatic Hormones
  • Hypoglycemic Disorders
  • Obesity & Overweight
  • Multiple Endocrine Neomast
  • Geriatric Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the branch of medical science dealing with the endocrine or ductless glands and their functions and Diabetes. The endocrine system includes pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas, hypothalamus, and the gonads (ovaries and testes). These are ductless glands that produce secretions, which are discharged into the blood and lymph system. Your primary care provider will determine if an appointment with our Endocrinology provider will be beneficial to further manage your health care problems. Olean Medical Group is actively recruiting for an Endocrinologist.

Family Practice

David Shulman, M.D. Board Certified in Family Medicine
Arun Patel, M.D. Board Certified in Family Medicine
Rajnikant Patel, M.D.
Thayaparan Mathanakaran, M.D. Board Certified in Family Medicine
Rachel Walczyk, P.A.-C
Michael Presutti,P.A.-C
Christa Zenoski, F.N.P.C.
Jenna Ring, F.N.P.C.
Sandy Jackson, F.N.P.C.
Katie Bailey, FNP-BC
Catrina Noniewicz, FNP-C
Mattison Baker, PA-C
Alexis Niedermaier, FNP-BC
Salwat Malik, M.D.
The term "family practice" encompasses all ages, sexes, and diseases. Your family doctor acts as the "gatekeeper" of your primary healthcare needs. Your provider will assist you in determining what care is necessary to meet your particular circumstances and medical needs. At Olean Medical Group, we offer medical care services for the whole family.

Our family doctors focus on general wellness and preventive health maintenance. Working together, we can help you and every member of your family create and develop healthy habits and practices. Preventive health services include flu and pneumonia shots, blood and cholesterol tests, cancer screenings, and more.

Staying on top of your medical needs is essential and our family doctors are here to assist with your needs. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable, able to provide you with the care and understanding you desire. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our family doctors.

Gynecology Doctor and Obstetrics

Thaddeus Wojcik, M.D.
Susan Dougherty, C.N.M., N.P.
Karrie Kuhn, CNM
Robin Aftuck, CNM
  • Colposcopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Non-Stress Testing

Womens.Wellness.Logo.20.14Thaddeus Wojcik, M.D. is a gynecologist who deals with the management and care of diseases of the female reproductive organs, including the breasts. Annual care and screenings are important aspects of preventing and diagnosing potential problems. Annual care and screenings are important aspects of preventing and diagnosing potential problems. Our gynecology doctor serves all of Olean, NY and the surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our gynecologist or pregnancy doctor!

Susan Dougherty, CNM, NP, has been practicing midwifery since 1993 and is currently collaborating with Tahir Chauhdry, D.O.  Karrie Kuhn, CNM, will join the practice in early to mid-February.

How Often Should You See a Gynecology Doctor

Many women may wonder, “When should I start seeing a gynecologist?” or “How often do I need to visit a gynecology doctor?” A gynecologist doctor focuses on the female reproductive system and will provide you with a pap smear and pelvic exam to detect cancer cells in the cervix or any abnormalities. Your age and health are two main factors determining how often you should see a gynecology doctor. Women between the ages of 21 and 29 should see a gynecology doctor yearly, while women over 30 should schedule an appointment every other year. Women can start seeing a gynecologist as early as 16 and should start seeing one as soon as they become sexually active.

When experiencing symptoms such as severe pelvic pain, abnormal menstrual cycles, or unusual discharge, you should always make an appointment with a gynecology doctor immediately to ensure these aren’t signs of something more serious. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment. We welcome residents throughout Olean, NY.

Internal Medicine

William Cihak, M.D.
Rajan Gulati, MD
Ryann Taylor, A.N.P.C         Kamrie Costello, NP-BC
Internal medicine is a field of practice focused on treating adults. Doctors prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that afflict all adults, from chronically ill patients to short-term care.

Internal medicine physicians, or internists, are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. An internist can act as your "primary care provider" or PCP. Preventative medicine is a major focus, but your PCP can also assess and treat acute and chronic healthcare problems. 

Internists routinely see patients with conditions such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Acute respiratory infections and more

Depending on your condition, your physician may need to refer you to one of the specialists at Olean Medical Group or in the community. We have several providers who are board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine Practice and are here to help. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

If you are not looking for a PCP, but need a family doctor, pediatric doctor, or gynecology doctor in the Olean, NY area, we can also help!

 

 

Neurology

Othoniel Castro, M.D.
Laura Pecorella, R.P.A.C.
Tests available on site: • EEGs (routine) • Myobloc o Vagus Nerve Stimulation • Treat Tics • Treat Seizures • Treat Migraines
Neurology is the branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system and its associated diseases. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord and the nerves associated with those structures. Diseases and symptoms treated include Alzheimer's, migraine, seizures, strokes and more. Dr. Castro will see patients ages 18 and above, but will see all ages for seizures, headaches and tic/Tourettes. Contact our neurologist today to schedule an appointment.

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, central/peripheral nervous system, and cerebrovascular system.

Conditions that can be treated by neurosurgeons include meningitis, spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis, hydrocephalus, intracerebral hemorrhages, vascular malformations, head trauma, spinal cord trauma, and much more.

Your neurological condition may necessitate an appointment with a neurosurgeon, a surgeon who operates on the nervous system. Due to their extensive training in the diagnosis of neurological diseases, neurosurgeons are requested by other physicians, emergency room doctors, neurologists, internists, and general practitioners.

At The Olean Medical Group, we facilitate this service for you by arranging for 3 different neurosurgeons from outside the Olean area who rotate services here on a monthly basis. Your healthcare provider will determine if an appointment will assist in managing your condition. Our nursing staff will facilitate this appointment for you.

Our team of neurologists uses diagnostic tests like electroencephalograms (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computer-assisted tomography (CAT) scans to identify neurological conditions. If you are interested in an appointment with a neurologist or need a family doctor in the Olean, NY area, contact The Olean Medical Group today.

Pediatrics

Sri Nidhi Ganji, M.D.
Ricardo Ilustre, M.D.
Pamela Salzmann, D.O. 
Nichole Green, R.P.A.
Marti Brotka, F.N.P.
Tests available on site:

  • Audiograms
  • Developmental Testing
  • Peak Flow Meters
  • Tympanograms
  • Vision Testing
  • Immunizations

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the care of infants, children and adolescents and treatment of their associated diseases. Your pediatric doctor acts as your child's primary care provider, assisting to oversee and evaluate his or her growth and development, as well as assess and render treatment for both acute and chronic childhood diseases. Contact our office in Olean, NY today to schedule an appointment with our pediatric doctor!

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric cardiologists are heart doctors for children who are able to diagnose, treat, and manage heart problems in children. The kinds of heart problems that children have are very different from adults and pediatric cardiologists are trained to look for heart problems that affect children. Our heart doctors work closely with family doctors and primary care pediatricians to coordinate comprehensive care Our pediatric doctors focus on areas including:

  • Advanced imaging ( MRI, CT, and ultrasound)
  • Heart catheterization procedures and interventions
  • The heart’s electrical system (Electrophysiology)
  • Heart failure and heart transplant
  • Congenital diseases, arrhythmias, and defects

The Olean Medical Group is pleased to work in collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Buffalo to offer the service of Pediatric Cardiology. Every third Friday of the month, Dr. Joseph Orie provides pediatric patients with cardiology services in our Olean office. If you live in the Olean, NY area and are interested in seeing a pediatric cardiologist, please reach out to us today.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

While most GI needs can be treated by a child’s pediatric doctor, some conditions require the specialized care of a pediatric gastroenterologist. WNY Pediatric Gastroenterology provides comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents in the Olean, NY area. We take the time to understand, diagnose, and treat symptoms affecting the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, and pancreas including:

  • Infant Formula Intolerance
  • Food Sensitivity and Allergies
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Infections
  • Celiac Disease
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
  • And More

Our team understands that each patient is different as are their gastroenterology needs. That is why each treatment plan is individually considered in our compassionate and friendly environment. We offer the newest technology to ensure accurate detection of complications. Our team works closely with your family doctor to coordinate comprehensive care. If you live in the Olean, NY area and are interested in seeing a pediatric gastroenterologist, please reach out to us today.

For your convenience, their board-certified physicians have an office at our main site, every other Thursday in AREA F, 2nd floor.

Podiatry

Puneet Chahal, D.P.M.
- Foot and Ankle
Kelly Jiang Rogers, D.P.M.
Brandon Rogers, D.P.M.

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study and diagnosis of any foot and ankle disorders. This specialty practice focuses on the wide variety of disorders, infections, injuries, and deformities of the affected area. A primary care provider will determine the severity of each case and recommend an appointment with a foot doctor or not based on your needs.

Our resident foot doctor will assess your particular ailment and devise a plan for treatment. Able to treat patients of any age, a foot doctor can treat you for many foot-related conditions, including fractures, bunions, nail disorders, arthritis, diabetes, and heel pain. Your feet are complex structures, and any issues should be addressed promptly.

 

Four Benefits of Seeing a Foot Doctor:

Healing process - Foot doctors have a level of knowledge and expertise that allows them to diagnose what is wrong with someone’s feet. Following a diagnosis, a foot doctor is then able to recommend the steps that should be taken to ensure proper healing takes place.

Help athletes get on their feet - Foot problems are more common for athletes because they are constantly on their feet. If you or someone you know is an athlete experiencing foot problems, it would be a good idea to seek advice from a foot doctor.

Can recommend healthy lifestyle changes - It is very easy to just ignore any issues you are having with your feet, especially if it is just a minor ache or occasional pain when you do certain activities. However, small issues that are not taken care of could lead to serious or even chronic issues with your feet. At Olean Medical Group, we have foot doctors that can figure out the problem with your feet and then suggest some lifestyle changes you could make to help alleviate the discomforts you are dealing with.

Tips to prevent future injuries - Something a foot doctor can help with that is often forgotten about is injury prevention. We often think of a foot doctor as someone who just helps after the damage is already done, but they can also give advice on how to prevent future foot injuries.

Contact the Olean Medical Group today if you have any questions about the services our foot doctor provides for the Olean, NY area.

 

Pulmonology

Arthur Cacacho, M.D. Board Certified in Pulmonology and also in Critical Care Tests available in site:

  • Methocholine Challenge (requires consult with pulmonologist first)
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • LUNG CANCER SCREENING

Pulmonology is an area of medicine that focuses on the respiratory system, including the nose, mouth, throat, lungs, trachea, bronchi, and other components involved in the breathing and respiration (gas exchange) process. A pulmonologist will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involved with the respiratory system such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and more. Through tests and studies, a pulmonologist will be able to diagnose respiratory conditions and monitor the effects of treatment options.

Dr. Cacacho specializes in the evaluation and treatment of diseases of the lungs. The primary function of the lungs is to bring air and blood into contact so oxygen can be added to the blood and carbon dioxide can be removed. He commonly treats asthma and COPD.

Your primary care provider, or family doctor, will determine if an appointment with a Pulmonologist would be beneficial in managing your care if you are having persistent or worsening respiratory symptoms. Dr. Cacacho will see patients age 18 and above in the Olean, NY area.

Rheumatology

Sebastian Wilk, M.D. Board Certified

Rheumatology is an area of medicine that deals with both the male and female immune systems. The body's immune system can be attacked through your joints and nerves as well as be affected by autoimmune diseases like Lupus or severe inflammation. In addition to systemic diseases, you may want to see a rheumatology doctor to diagnose chronic back pain, neck pain, or a localized problem such as tennis elbow. Rheumatology doctors treat both rare diseases as well as more common diseases that are sometimes difficult to diagnose. You may want to see a rheumatology doctor if you:

  • Have joint pain that doesn’t get better or involves multiple joints
  • Have joint pain and you have close relatives with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other inflammatory disorders
  • Have joint pain and you have a close relative with psoriasis, even if they never had arthritis
  • Have joint pain accompanied by symptoms such as fever, overwhelming fatigue, weight loss, or malaise
  • You are over 50 years old and are experiencing recurring headaches or muscle aches
  • Have joint paint that isn't related to a known injury

Your primary care provider or family doctor will determine if an appointment with a rheumatology doctor would be beneficial to further manage your healthcare needs. If you are looking for a rheumatology doctor in the Olean, NY area, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Olean Medical Group.