PRIMARY CARE

More Than Your Average Family Doctors

Our practice prides itself on providing a total health solution for all of our patients, and establishing with us as your primary care physicians is your key to unlocking many additional health benefits that we provide. 

As your physician, we'll be there for you to provide all your regular check-ups, sick visits, referrals, and other general wellness needs, but once you've established with us, you will also have access to our full network of specialists without having to find and visit them all individually.

We've worked hard to find the areas best specialized physicians, and we've teamed up with them to make your life easier. Now when you need to see a specialist, get testing or imaging, or utilize one of our other integrated health services, you can do so just by calling our office and working with our team. This cuts out the hassle of working through different providers for different services and saves you time and enegry. 

OUR PHYSICIANS

Frank R. Laurri, MD, FACP

Dr. Frank Laurri has spent most of his life in Western New York other than his four years attending medical school in New York City. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Niagara University, earned his M.D. from Weill-Cornell Medical School, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine  at the SUNY @ Buffalo Medical School residency program in 1988.

 

Dr. Laurri is board certified in Internal Medicine and was successfully recertified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2013. He was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 2013, a distinction earned by demonstrating excellence in his profession and contributions to the community in which he practices. He has also been voted tops in Internal Medicine as published in the Buffalo Spree for the past 12 years. Dr Laurri has served on numerous committees in the Catholic Health system, including President of the Medical Staff of Mount St Mary's Hospital, member of the Executive Committee of CHS, Medical Peer Review Committee of CHS, as well as the Lead Primary Physician of Catholic Medical Partners for Niagara County.   

 

“Practicing medicine has taught me that patient care involves much more than knowing facts. I make a point, at each visit, to achieve at least two things-1-to alleviate the fear and anxiety that a patient may feel encountering the medical system. This fear is often what keeps patients from seeking care; and 2-to listen with respect and patience to my patients. A smile, a handshake, and sitting down with each patient at each visit often helps discover their concerns much more effectively than a random blood test.”

 

 

Dr. Laurri is married to his wife Mia, an R.N. who works with complex cases , in the practice, handle complex patient visits from the nursing perspective. He has 3 children, 2 in the health care field, one, the youngest, that couldn't stand the sight of blood, is a Court Stenographer in NYC. He loves to read, is fluent in Italian and stays in shape by participating in martial arts at least 3 days a week.                                                                                                                                                                             

AnneMarie Laurri, MD

Dr. AnneMarie Laurri was born and raised in Lewiston, NY.  She graduated from Niagara University with a degree in Biochemistry and Philosophy.   She then attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.   After graduation, Dr. Laurri returned to her hometown to complete training in Internal Medicine at the University at Buffalo.  While there she was recognized nationally as a Young Scholar in General Medicine by SGIM. She was nominated by her peers to the Gold Honor Society for Humanism in medicine for her compassionate care. She is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine and the American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Laurri works with the Coalition against Childhood Cancer as an advocate.  During medical school, she worked on long term follow up of cancer patients in remission at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Currently, her research focus is enhancing physician-patient communication and wellbeing.

 

Dr. Laurri resides in Tonawanda with her husband and two dogs. 

Jamal B. Zohur, MD

       Dr. Jamal Zohur was born in Niagara Falls and raised in Lewiston.  He graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in biology and then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Biomedical Science.  He also completed his post graduate residency training in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Buffalo.  Dr. Zohur is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and completed his re-certification in 2015.  Since 2004 he has been working with the practice and seeing patients at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital.  He has also worked with the Adult Medicine services at Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo, Mt. St. Mary's Neighborhood Clinic, and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  His wife, Dr. Niusha Zohur practices dentistry and dental sleep medicine in Niagara Falls, NY.  His father, Dr. Mohammad Zohur, was an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist in the area for many years.  In his spare time, he loves skiing, reading, playing classic video games, and (badly) playing tennis.

Giuseppina J. Kenyon Savard, DO

Dr. Kenyon Savard is Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and was re-certified in 2016 by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 with a D.O. and received the LECOM Ambassadors Award for Promoting Osteopathic Medicine in the Community. She graduated from Canisius College in 2001 with a dual major in Biology and History. She was named Small Business of the Year for 2014 in Niagara County and is a former Residency Physician Educator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. She is also bilingual in Italian. 

Suchitra Koneru, MD

 

Dr. Suchitra Koneru is Board Certified in Family medicine and was re-certified in 2017 by the American Board of Family Medicine. She graduated from Canisius College as a Biology Major and then attended State University of New York at Buffalo School of Biomedical Science She completed her Family medicine residency training at University of Maryland in 2000. After working in Northern Virginia for a few years, she returned to her hometown of Western New York in 2004 to practice medicine. Dr. Koneru currently resides in Clarence with her husband and 3 kids. She enjoys supporting the Buffalo Bills, attending concerts, travelling, and spending time with her family. 

Benjamin Segerson, MD

Dr. Segerson was born in Rochester, NY and attended college at SUNY Geneseo where he received a bachelors degree in physics.  After graduation he worked for several years in the pharmaceutical industry before pursuing a career in medicine.  He completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency training in internal medicine through the University at Buffalo.  He and his wife have two daughters and a dog.  In his spare time he enjoys fishing and is an avid fan of the Bills and Yankees. 

Dr. Vincent Lee

Dr. Vincent Lee was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Specialization in Medical Sciences.  He went on to attend medical school at St. George's University and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine with the University at Buffalo.  During residency he received the Dexter S. Levy Award for excellence in bedside medicine and the Lawrence H. Golden Award for selfless commitment to teaching, dedication to patients and support of colleagues.  After completing training, he practiced at Buffalo General Medical Center with the University at Buffalo as an internal medicine hospitalist and then went on to work as a hospitalist in Medina Memorial Hospital where he still works today.  In Medina Memorial Hospital, he functions as the Chairman of Pharmaceuticals & Therapeutics / Infection Control.  As a hospitalist in a small community, he understands the importance for patients to have a good relationship with their primary doctor leading him to join the practice.  He is American Board of Internal Medicine Certified as of 2018.  He likes to spend his free time with his wife and daughter.  He enjoys skiing, snowboarding, lawn care, and video games.  He is also fluent in conversational Chinese Cantonese.

MID-LEVEL PROVIDERS

Sean P. Hailey, RN, ANP

       Sean received his BS in nursing from Daemen College. He continued his education as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at Daemen College. Sean began his medical career as an ER Registered professional nurse for seven years. He has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the GVI CV unit at Buffalo General Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute in intensive care medicine directing care of immediate post-surgical patients and post bypass, specializing in ventilator management. Sean is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  He is a member of the NYS NP Association. Sean lives in Wheatfield with his wife and two boys. He coaches hockey and enjoys weight lifting.

Julie Hitzges, DNP, FNP

      Julie received her BSN from Daemen College and continued her eduction at the University at Buffalo where she completed the Doctoral Family Nurse Practitioner program. She graduated with honors along with receiving the Elder Research in Excellence Award. While attending UB, she participated in several medical mission trips providing care to the underserved communities of Haiti and Greece. She has 6 years experience as a Registered Nurse at Mount Saint Mary's Hospital specializing in medical surgical care along with post anesthesia recovery. In addition Julie worked at the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Niagara specializing in ocular sugery. She grew up in Pendleton and currently resides in North Tonawanda. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, and traveling.

Kasey Weaver, FNP

       Kasey grew up in Tonawanda and currently lives in Niagara Falls. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Niagara County Community College and began her nursing career working at Elderwood at Wheatfield in the Acute Rehabilitation Department. She began working at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on the Medical/Surgican floor and while doing so, continued her education through Western Governers University where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. As she continued to work as a full-time nurse, Kasey went on to earn her Family Nurse Practitioner degree, recently graduating with honors from D'Youville College. Kasey and her fiance' have one cat and one dog. In their free time they enjoy the outdoors, working out, and traveling.

CARE COORDINATION CLINICAL TEAM

Joan O'Laughlin, RN & Mia Laurri, RN 

       Our Care Coordination Team is a group of Nurses who are trained to help you to manage the care when you have complex health needs.  

 

 

The Care Coordination Nurses work with your doctor to help you be successful managing chronic conditions, like diabetes, heart disease and depression.  Care Coordination is not only visit-based.  While office visits are opportunities to define goals, plan for your care needs, engage in shared decision making, and build a trusting relationship, most care coordination activities take place by phone, patient portal and mail.

 

Additionally, the Care Coordination Team provides you with short-term (episodic) assistance services when you have an urgent need (e.g., new diagnoses, medical crisis, death of a loved one).  They work to ensure routine and timely follow-up to emergency department, urgent care visits and hospitalizations and provide care transition planning and follow-up, including medication review and help with scheduling with specialists if needed.

 

If you feel that you or your loved one needs the assistance of Care Coordination please call us today. 

 

 

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