Primary Care

Primary Care

Primary Care services offered in Amherst and Buffalo, New York

Primary care is the first base for all your family’s health needs. At offices in Amherst and Buffalo, New York, Frances Ilozue, MD, MPH, of Rapha Family Medicine, PC, and the team provide comprehensive primary care services for adults and children. They manage a wide range of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity, as well as provide urgent and preventive care services. To find out how you can benefit from outstanding primary care, call Rapha Family Medicine, PC, or book an appointment online today.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care provides you with most of the everyday and urgent care medical services you need in one location.  

Sometimes you might require health services that primary care doesn’t provide. One of these is having a condition that does best with specialized care; for example, seeing an oncologist when you have cancer or a cardiologist if you have congestive heart failure.

The other issue that primary care doesn’t cover is emergencies like a heart attack, stroke, severe fracture, seizures, heavy bleeding that won’t stop, or gunshot wounds. These and other potentially life-threatening conditions where time is limited require a trip to the nearest hospital emergency room.

If you require specialized care or emergency hospital treatment, the Rapha Family Medicine, PC team works with the medical professionals looking after you to provide high-quality follow-up care.

What services does primary care provide?

The Rapha Family Medicine, PC team offers comprehensive primary care services, including:

Urgent care

Urgent care is for things like acute injuries that need suturing and common health issues such as coughs, colds, stomach upsets, migraines, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Your provider sees you with minimal delay, efficiently diagnosing and treating your urgent care problem.


Gynecology covers everything relating to the female reproductive system, from painful periods and menopause to endometriosis and cancer.

Family planning

The Rapha Family Medicine, PC team offers several kinds of birth control options to suit your lifestyle and preferences, so you can choose when and if to have children. Your provider can also give you advice on fertility problems, getting ready for pregnancy, and taking care of your and your unborn child’s health throughout pregnancy.

Chronic disease management

Long-term disorders such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and treatment-resistant pain benefit from chronic disease management services. Your provider arranges your regular tests and supervises your well-being to help you enjoy a better quality of life.

Can primary care stop me from getting sick?

High-quality primary care can make a big difference to general health. It can stop you from developing preventable diseases and reduce your risk of dangerous health problems.

The Rapha Family Medicine, PC team promotes preventive medicine as an essential part of their primary care services. Preventive medicine includes many services that stop you from developing more serious health problems. Some preventive services available at Rapha Family Medicine, PC include:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Mental health screenings
  • Medical weight loss
  • Annual physicals
  • Diabetes screening
  • Cholesterol measurement
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Pap smears for cervical cancer
  • Breast and prostate exams

In addition to these measures, your provider can also offer vital advice and support to help you tackle bad habits like smoking.

To find out more about Rapha Family Medicine, PC’s primary care services, call the office or book an appointment online today.