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With years of experience and knowledge in the latest treatments and therapies available, we are ready and equipped to help you.

Dr. Sadia Ahmed
Dr. Sadia AhmedBoard Certified Rheumatologist
Dr. Ahmed completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University at Buffalo. Following that, she completed her subspecialty Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Rochester. Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Ahmed was the Chief Resident at the University at Buffalo Internal Medicine Program.

She is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology but focuses only on Rheumatology. She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology.

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer PhillipsRPA-C
Jennifer is a 1999 graduate of the D’Youville College Physician Assistant program. Prior to working in rheumatology she practiced in both women’s health / reproductive endocrinology and family medicine.

Jennifer enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities to improve their quality of life. She feels patient education is key to good healthcare. She regularly attends continuing education seminars to keep up to date on new medical advances.

She is a former secretary and member of the WNY PA Association as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Jennifer remains active in the education of PAs as a student mentor and clinical lecturer.

A lifelong resident of WNY, Jennifer resides in Amherst with her husband and 2 daughters. In her free time she enjoys exercise, skiing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Dr. Syed Ahmed
Dr. Syed AhmedChief Medical Officer
Dr. Syed Ahmed is a board-certified psychiatrist and has been practicing in the WNY area for the past 14 years. He is affiliated with University at Buffalo and carries a title of clinical assistant professor of psychiatry. He has also done a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry from the University of Rochester New York. His area of interest is psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavior therapy.

He is an expert in providing treatment for all acute and chronic mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder and schizophrenia. He is licensed for addiction treatment including opioid agonist therapy, Suboxone treatment and medical marijuana for conditions permitted by New York state law.

Katherine Smythe
Katherine SmytheLCSW-R,CCM, DAPA
With over 40 years of experience in mental health care at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, Katherine has been with the Suburban Medical Group for 4 years. Her career at the VA has included work on an acute inpatient unit, day programs/residential care, Adult Day Health Care, Behavioral Health Clinic and Transition and Care Management for Veterans, Service members and family from the Iraq/Pakistan war. She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family and Couples therapy and Trauma Counseling (PTSD). Ms. Smythe has been a clinical supervisor since 1999 and is nationally certified as a Clinical Case Manager. She serves as the facility’s Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAP) and accepts referrals from Military One.

As well as being an Adjunct Professor at the University of Buffalo and Daemen College, she has developed a number of programs in the VA and local community.

Dr. Lisa Kenney
Dr. Lisa Kenney
Dr Lisa Kenney is a board-certified family physician who has 28 years of experience practicing medicine in WNY.

Dr Kenney received her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine located on Long Island, NY and then came to Buffalo to complete her internship and residency in Family Medicine.

Her particular interests are in women’s health and preventative care.
When her patients aren’t keeping her busy, she may be found biking, boating, gardening or enjoying listening to live music and dancing. Travel to new places is a favorite and she also enjoys reading a variety of books as well as connecting with the natural world which offers healing for mind, body and soul.

Audrey Glover
Audrey GloverNurse Practitioner
Audrey is a board certified nurse practitioner who completed her Master’s degree in Family Medicine at Arizona State University in 2011. Prior to becoming an NP she worked for many years as a nurse in a large medical center in New York City. Her strong and unique nursing background helps her to provide the best care possible to each and every patient. She seeks to build long lasting and trusting relationships with patients and their families. In her free time outside of the office she enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Matthew Abrams
Dr. Matthew AbramsLicensed Psychologist
Dr. Matthew Abrams is a licensed psychologist in the state of NY with academic affiliations to several local colleges/universities. He has been with the practice for the past 3 years. He provides clinical training and supervision to psychology doctoral interns, psychology practicum students, psychiatric residents, and licensed mental health counselors. He completed his PhD coursework at Loyola University Chicago and his doctoral internship training at the University of Notre Dame.

He is trained in several evidence-based treatments including cognitive behavior therapy for chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, cognitive processing therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy. He is expert in providing treatment for all acute and chronic mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, etc.) with particular emphasis on the relationship between emotional and physical wellness. In his free time he enjoys running, playing sports, spending time with family, and working on his garden.

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