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Mercy Comprehensive Care Center

Mercy Comprehensive Care Center

A Department of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo


397 Louisiana Street
Buffalo, NY 14204

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Phone Numbers

Primary Care: (716) 847-6610 / (716) 854-3052 (fax)
Imaging: (716) 923-6148
Laboratory: (716) 923-6121 / (716) 819-2420 (fax)

Primary Care 

Endocrinology (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Family Practice

Gynecology and Obstetrics

  • There is no age requirement for OB/GYN care. Any minor can receive care without parental consent.

Free and Confidential Pregnancy Testing

Internal Medicine



Nutrition Counseling

Ann Marie Smokowski, RD, CDE, CDN provides nutrition counseling at Mercy Comprehensive Care Center and specializes in weight management, diabetes and gluten disorders.  

A referral from your prescription is needed for this service.

Group Classes on Fridays

At Mercy Comprehensive Care Center, each new mom is guided through goals for weight control, screened for nutritional problems and given education on breastfeeding.

Moms can meet with registered dietitian Ann Marie Smokowski for their initial session at our monthly nutrition classes or at a one-on-one appointment. 

Classes are held on Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. An appointment is needed. 

If you are unable to attend the group class, you may schedule an appointment on Friday mornings. Ann Marie can be seen on other days at the Mercy OB/GYN Center.

Primary Care Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Primary Care Providers

Adult Medicine

Shahid Banday, M.D., Internal Medicine
Nirisha Kalakada, M.D., Internal Medicine
Philip Rados, M.D., Internal Medicine
Joan Osswald, Family Nurse Practitioner
Sheila Schieppati, Family Nurse Practitioner
Barry Fitzgerald, D.P.M., Podiatry


Katherine Frachetti, M.D., Endocrinologist


Gloria Wang, M.D., Pediatrics
Nicole DeLuca, M.D., Pediatrics
A. Sinia Korach, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Christine Hatem, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Kathleen McCarthy, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Eddie Mas, M.D., OB/GYN


Elaine Clutterbuck, Certified Nurse Midwife

Elaine Clutterbuck, Certified Nurse Midwife

Sharon Nisengard, Certified Nurse Midwife

Sharon Nisengard, Certified Nurse Midwife

Kristine Sabatino, Certified Nurse Midwife

Kristine Sabatino, Certified Nurse Midwife

Sarah Worrell, Certified Nurse Midwife

Sarah Worrell, Certified Nurse Midwife

Primary Care Appointments

Most Catholic Health primary care centers offer same-day appointments. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

Call 911 (Emergency Medical Services) for any life threatening emergency that requires immediate medical care (inability to breathe, severely choking, unconsciousness, seizure, etc.). For poisonings, call the Poison Control Center (716) 878-7654 or 1-800-222-1222.

If you become ill or are injured after office hours or during a weekend or a holiday, your call to the office will go through our answering service. Please limit calls to emergencies or other urgent problems that cannot wait until morning.

Primary Care Payment

The Catholic Health primary care centers accept most insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare.

Healthcare assistance on a sliding fee scale is available for those who are under-insured or uninsured.

Don't Have Insurance?

If you are uninsured, you may qualify for Family Health Plus or Child Health Plus, which are public health insurance plans for New York State residents.

Fidelis representatives can help you apply for Fidelis in the waiting room on designated days. If Fidelis representatives are not available on the day of your visit, we can refer you to a representative to arrange for a visit. Please call our office for more information.

Prescription Refills

Prescriptions will be refilled only during office hours because we need your chart handy to check on dosages and disease status. Plan ahead so that you do not run out of important medicines. (Call at least 48 hours prior to your need to have a prescription refilled.) Always have the phone number of your pharmacy available when you call the office.


Spotlight on Health

Women's Health Services – 96.1 JOY-FM, January 22, 2012

Download this thirty-minute radio program to hear from featured guests Nicholas Cromwell, MD, a Mercy OB/GYN physician who is also on staff at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center, and Aimee Gomlak, vice president of the Catholic Health Women's Service Line.


A prescription from your physician is required.

  • X-ray – Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Ultrasounds – Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Laboratory (Blood Draw)

Catholic Health laboratories provide expert phlebotomy (blood draw) services and state-of-the-art laboratory diagnostic testing.

  • A prescription from your physician is required.
  • No appointment is needed. Patients are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Your individualized lab reports are automatically forwarded to your doctor.

Laboratory Hours

Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Get in Touch

Postal Mail
144 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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