ECC Athletics Recognizes UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Posted on 07/11/14

Team Physicians Dr. Geoffrey Bernas and Dr. Heidi Suffaletto, on behalf of UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, accepted an Appreciation Award from Athletic Director Mr. Peter Jerebko,  Certified Athletic Trainers Mr. Eric Gerth and Mr. Greg Bean, and the Erie Community College Athletic Department.  UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is recognized for their 12 years of service and commitment to excellence in the health care of student athletes, coaches, and the entire ECC community.

Pictured (left to right) Mr. Peter Jerebko, Dr. Geoffrey Bernas, Mr. Eric Gerth, Dr. Heidi Suffaletto, Mr. Greg Bean
Pictured (left to right) Mr. Peter Jerebko, Dr. Geoffrey Bernas, Mr. Eric Gerth, Dr. Heidi Suffaletto, Mr. Greg Bean

New Orchard Park Location Now Open

Posted on 07/09/14
Look for our new Orchard Park location at 5959 Big Tree Road coming in summer 2014, with an expected opening in June. Services at this new location will include all the special services patients have come to rely on, including spine treatment, pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine, hand/upper extremity, foot/ankle, joint replacement, physical therapy/rehabilitation and more. 
There’s a reason. And it’s you. That’s why UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine continues to expand our services and offerings to meet the needs of you, your family and your friends. To see our other locations, click here. 

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has now opened its newest location to patients in Orchard Park:

5959 Big Tree Road (South Entrance)
Suite 108
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Directions to the Orchard Park Office

This brand new location replaces the practice’s office at 3671 Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park, which closed. In addition, physical therapy and rehabilitation services formerly performed at UBMD Ortho’s Centre Drive office in Orchard Park will move to this new location. Dr. Craig E. Blum will continue to see patients in his office at 3673 Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. Dr. Lindsey D. Clark will also continue to see patients in her office at 4180 Abbott Road.

Services at this new location will include all the special services patients have come to rely on through the experts at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, including spine treatment, pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine, concussion treatment, hand/upper extremity, foot/ankle, joint replacement, and more. On site x-ray and advanced imaging services will also be provided at the new Big Tree Road office.

“This new facility is a continuation and expansion of our commitment to our patients in Western New York,” said Dr. Brian E. McGrath. “The new facility on Big Tree Road positions our staff to meet the growing needs of our patients and their families, particularly serving those in Orchard Park and the Southtowns of the greater Buffalo area.”

Dr. Michael A. Rauh, a physician advocate and one of the developers of the new site continued, “We are pleased to centralize orthopaedic care in the Southtowns and improve both efficiency of care and optimize the already high quality of our outcomes. This timely delivery of services will translate to easier access for all patients with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.”

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine providers seeing patients in the new Orchard Park at Big Tree Road location include:

Dr. Robert Ablove
Dr. Mark Anders
Dr. Geoffrey Bernas
Dr. Lindsey Clark
Dr. James Czyrny
Dr. Scott Darling
Dr. Jeremy Doak
Dr. Marc Fineberg
Lisa Forestal, PA
Dr. Michael Freitas
Dr. Robert Galpin
Dr. Jennifer Gurske-dePerio
Dr. Joshua Jones
Robyn Loehfelm, PA
Dr. Sridhar Rachala
Dr. Michael Rauh
Dr. Christopher Ritter
Dr. Robert Smolinski
                                                                                              Dr. William Wind

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has offices throughout Western New York with locations in Amherst, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park and West Seneca.

UBMD Ortho doc's surgical touch helps here – and abroad.

Posted on 07/02/14

UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s own Dr. Robert Smolinski, Dr. Mark Anders and Dr. Craig Blum recently returned from a trip to Ghana to assist third-world country children and families in need. Dr. Smolinski, Dr. Anders and Dr. Blum were part of a small group of surgeons and medical professionals from the Buffalo, NY and New Hampshire areas as part of the Williamsville, NY-based volunteer group, Hope For Tomorrow Foundation.

The UBMD Ortho doctors have volunteered as part of the Foundation for the past several years, and they feel they get as much out of the experience as the people they help.

One of the recent surgeries Dr. Smolinski performed in Ghana involved the removal of a 6th finger off each hand of a 10-year-old boy, helping him regain a greater sense of normalcy and remove a source of great social stigma for the boy. The recent trip was the Foundation’s 23rd surgical mission overseas since 1991. The doctors on the Ghana trip performed 35 surgeries and medical procedures. The UBMD Ortho doctors performed orthopaedic surgeries on broken bones, deformities and scarring of hands and feet.