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. He went to public schools, graduating from Niagara Falls High School in 1977. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Niagara University in 1981, and earned his M.D. degree from Weill-Cornell Medical School in 1985, 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 and by contributions to the medical community in which he practices. 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. Although he has been active in the medical community, practicing medicine through direct patient care has been his main love and main goal. He built his practice from a small office on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls in 1989 to a multi physician group over the years by demonstrating excellence in patient care and thereby attracting other physicians whose main goal was excellence in the practice of medicine as well.

“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 has been married to his wife Mia, an R.N who worked for many years in the practice before retiring after 17 years of being a nurse in the office. He has 3 children, 2 in the healthcare field. His son Frank is a nurse in the practice, his daughter, Dr Annemarie Bannister, practices Internal Medicine in the practice and his youngest daughter is a court stenographer in Buffalo, working for a local court reporting firm. Dr. Laurri's hobbies include history, especially Russian history, studying Medicine, including a love of the basic medical sciences, as well as staying in shape by sparring in the boxing ring as time permits, and as long as injuries remain rare.

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, MD

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.

Dr. Brian MacDonald, MD

Dr. Brian MacDonald was born in Salem, MA. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Boston College, he did research at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical investigating  basement membrane protein biochemistry. Following this he attended the University at Buffalo and earned both his M.D. and Ph.D (microbiology/immunology). After graduating, Brian completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University at Buffalo, and subsequently completed his fellowship in Geriatric Medicine also at UB. He is ABIM board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He worked as a primary care physician and geriatrician at Latus Medical Center before joining Laurri and Associates in December 2021.

Despite being from New England, he is a Bills fan, and loves Western NY. He greatly enjoys fishing, skiing and hiking with his wife, daughter and son.

Dr. Ryan Weber, MD

Dr. Ryan Weber is board certified in Family Medicine. He was born and raised in Clarence, New York.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and then graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital in 2009.  During his residency, he received the teaching resident award. Dr. Weber has worked in primary care in Clarence and as an inpatient hospital physician at Kenmore Mercy Hospital since completing his residency.  He has done charity medical service in Guatemala and can speak Spanish.  As a physician, Dr. Weber values his role as a partner in the doctor patient relationship. He wishes to advocate for patient heath and not simply treat a disease. 

 

 

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.

Marielle Weide, PA

       Ellie received her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from D’youville College in 2018. She has a BS in Exercise Science from High Point University, and a earned a Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from SUNY Buffalo. She grew up in Springville and currently resides in the southtowns. She is a member of AAPA, and WNYPAA. She has worked in outpatient Internal Medicine at UBMD, and at Latus Medical Care. She enjoys the diversity of the Buffalo area, spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, rooting for the Bills, and being outdoors.

Charles W. Burns, MSN, NP

     Charles W. Burns, MSN, NP in Family Health is a Board Certified graduate of Niagara University and has been a practicing Nurse Practitioner (NP) for nearly 20 years.  He is trained in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric primary care, and is trained to diagnose and treat a full range of healthcare problems.  Under the New York State Healthcare Modernization Act of 2015, Charles is qualified to practice independently as a primary care provider (PCP), while collaborating with local physicians to provide his patients with an evidence-based continuity of care.

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