At the M. Steven Piver M.D. Center for Women's Health and Wellness, we prioritize the health and wellness of the women in our community. Our physicians, nurses, and specialists take the time to form one-on-one relationships with each patient to ensure that you receive the highest quality care, every time.
Our caregivers are your partners in making the healthcare decisions that are best for you. For instance, you may feel that physical therapy sessions are the best way to care for your body following childbirth. Another woman may be reassured by our use of advanced techniques to prevent and detect gynecologic cancers.
Here, we share a common goal – and that's however the right way to care looks to you.
Stacey Akers, MD - Gynecological Oncology, Gynecological Surgery
Praba Jeyalingam, MD - Gynecological Surgery
Hope Woodroffe, DO - OB/GYN
Women Care – Whether it's your routine checkup, disease diagnosis and prevention, or providing knowledge and support throughout your pregnancy, we believe in empowering women with the information they need to have full confidence in their own health. We employ some of the region's best OB/GYNs, dedicated to meeting women's health needs with compassion and comfort.
- Gynecological Surgery
- Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain and Incontinence
- Physical Therapy for Pregnancy & Postpartum Discomfort
Natural Family Planning – Based on where you're at in your own life, achieving or avoiding pregnancy may be fairly significant. Our natural family planning program teaches healthy and effective ways to increase awareness of fertility, so women are able to make the decisions that are best for them.
Infertility – As tough as it is, becoming pregnant is easier for some couples than others. If you've encountered road blocks while trying to conceive, working with an infertility specialist can make all the difference. Our staff has expertise in conducting evaluations of both men and women, recommending treatment options, and providing support for couples who are navigating these challenges.
Pregnancy Loss – Catholic Health's WomenCare program provides a variety of support services for parents who are grieving the loss of a child, with resources for miscarriages, stillbirths, and newborn deaths. These circumstances create heavy burdens to bear, and our programs were created in honor of families coping with loss.
Bone Densitometry – Bone densitometry is a special type of X-ray that allows technicians to measure the density of a patient's bone. It is most commonly used to detect osteoporosis in patients who may be at high risk for fractures, due to weakened and brittle bones.
Mammogram – Digital mammography gives women a means for early detection of breast cancer. Mammograms are recommended as annual occurrences for women over the age of 40, though a family history of female cancers or other medical diagnoses may give physicians reason to suggest a screening earlier than 40. The Piver Center features three-dimensional mammography (digital breast tomosynthesis, or DBT).
Ultrasound – An ultrasound is an effective type of imaging that allows technicians to examine the structures and organs inside of your body. Ultrasound technology bounces sound waves off of body tissue and translates these waves into images.
Mental Health Counseling – Our mental health counseling services are provided by board certified psychiatrists and licensed mental health counselors for patients dealing with a variety of challenges. We care for a range of patients in a variety of settings, and are dedicated to finding the therapy method that works best for you.
Endocrinology – Our endocrinologists diagnose and treat hormone-related disorders, including diabetes, thyroid problems, and high blood pressure. We care for our patients using state-of-the-art technology, with access to the latest medical research and treatment options for endocrine disorders.
Access Your Medical Records Online
Now there's an easier way to manage your health online.
MyChart is a secure online tool that puts your health information in the palm of your hand. MyChart puts all your health information in one place. You can:
- Schedule appointments
- Get test results
- Communicate with your doctor
- Request prescription refills
- See your medications, medical bills, price estimates, and more
- Pay your bills online
Patients can access their medical records by logging into MyChart.
Patients can learn more about accessing their paper records on our Request Medical Records page.
Payment & Insurance
The Catholic Health primary care centers accept most insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare.
Questions About Your Bill?
Please contact our Revenue Management Center at (716) 601-3600.
Don't Have Insurance?
If you are uninsured, you may qualify for insurance through the NYS of Health. We have representatives available to assist you in the application process.
Please download the form below and either mail it to:
144 Genesee Street 3rd Floor
Attention: Jody FC
Buffalo, NY 14203
or fax it to
Attn: Jody FC
Download the New York State Health Marketplace Form
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.
Always have the phone number of your pharmacy available when you call the office.
To expedite your request, you can also ask your pharmacy to send us an e-request for a prescription refill.
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 urgent problems that cannot wait until morning.
Our offices are located in the Seton Building at Sisters of Charity Hospital. The visitor and patient self-parking lot is located directly across from the Seton Building entrance, between the main hospital entrance and Main Street.
There is a reduced cost of $1 to park for patients of the M. Steven Piver M.D. Center, with a voucher that can be obtained upon check-in. Please note that without a voucher, regular parking rates still apply.
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