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About Medical Health Associates Of Western New York

Our Mission

Medical Health Associates Of Western New York is committed to providing quality, convenient, and equal medical care to Western New York families and the pediatric community.

We strive to provide the care and attention your family deserves at each visit. It is through our dedication to pediatric wellness and medical care that we aim to be Western New York’s leading destination for pediatrics.

Medical Health Associates Of Western New York
Your Place For Pediatrics.

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Who We Are

Medical Health Associates is the largest pediatric group practice in Western New York. It is through a common mission, philosophy, and goals that each of our member practices, their physicians, and staff work together to pursue a healthy future for our pediatric community.

Our Values

  • Each of our practices is dedicated to providing top-level patient-centered medical care and maintaining a status of Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
  • Each of our practices is committed to equal care for the Western New York pediatric community, regardless of geographic or economic status.
  • Each of our practices is determined to leverage our expertise and professional acumen to the complete pediatric community.
  • Medical Health Associates is committed to the next generation of medical care, advancements in technology, and further medical services. Through due diligence, we vow to continue investing in the resources for medical care and the wellness of our patients.
  • Medical Health Associates strives to protect our patient-centered culture and will continue to utilize data to provide ongoing efficient and quality care.

Are You A New Patient?

New patients are always welcome! Register your child online with our New Patient Registration Form.

Western New York's Top Practicing Locations

As a pediatric collective, each of our practicing locations operates independently with a common vision, values, and dedication to quality care.

Meet Our Administrative Team

With over seventy-years of combined experience, the Administrative Team of Medical Health Associates serves as a resource for the member practices, providers and staff.

Collectively, the Team oversees the human resource, financial and operation needs with efforts focused on enhancing the performance and success of the member practices.

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Christopher Tirabassi, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer

SUNY Buffalo – BS Medical Technology
Syracuse University – MBA Organization and Management

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Barbara Nowakowski
Director of Finance

Canisius College – BS Accounting

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Susan Vallance, CEBS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources

Vanier College – Business Finance and Administration

Christopher Tirabassi, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer

SUNY Buffalo – BS Medical Technology
Syracuse University – MBA Organization and Management

Barbara Nowakowski
Director of Finance

Canisius College – BS Accounting

Susan Vallance, CEBS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources

Vanier College – Business Finance and Administration

Medical Health Associates of WNY Our Latest Announcements

  • Welcome Susan Vallance, CEBS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP!  Medical Health Associates is happy to announce the arrival of Susan Vallance, Director of Human Resources.

    Susan’s experience is expansive across all levels of human resources, including personnel and payroll services, benefits, and retirement plan management.  Susan holds certifications in several professional organizations and serves as a Management Trustee on the 1199 SEIU Regional Pension Fund.

  • Interested in learning more about Medical Health Associates (MHA)?  MHA offers a unique medical practice model that promotes the spirit of independence for physicians with the oversight and governance of larger medical practice.

    If you are a primary care provider looking for an opportunity to maintain your independence but in concert with other like-minded providers, feel free to call or write for more information.  Contact Chris Tirabassi at 716-539-0789 or ctirabassi@mhawny.com.

  • Primary Care Independent Practice Association – MHA is a member of the Primary Care Independent Practice Association (PCIPA).

    The PCIPA is an important vehicle for primary care practices, including pediatrics, family, and internal medicine, to come together in unison to work with health plans and insurance companies to promote quality programs.  The PCIPA is 100% physician-led and its leadership and executive team have shown to be a valuable partner to its member practices as we all seek to improve the value of primary care in Western New York,

What Our Patients’ Parents Have To Say

  • “Awesome staff; doctors, nurses, reception, etc. They genuinely care about the kids that they take care of, and always answer all questions that this parent has. We never feel rushed, and always feel confident that the care and directions that we receive for our kids is the best. I highly recommend.”

    James P

  • “Love this practice my son is one and we switched to this office after another has issues with vaccines. All staff is wonderful and we really enjoy the doctor we see.”

    Danielle A

  • “We have been taking our kids there for 16 years! Dr Laudico is absolutely amazing to say the least. His personal attention to the kids is everything you could ask for! All the Doctors have been great. Thank you!!”

    Chris P

  • “Such cheerful helpful caring non-judgmental people. If I could give them more than 5 stars I’d give them the whole galaxy. Until my kids can’t be seen here anymore these will be the only doctors my children see.”

    Carly S

  • “We love it here! I’ve been bringing my daughter here since she was born and the office staff have always been more than accommodating since day 1. We have seen multiple providers in the office for a variety of things. We’ve never left unsatisfied. I would recommend them to anyone I know.”

    Stephanie C

  • “We’ve been coming here for since July of 2016 and never had a bad experience! Our children’s main Dr is Dr Kessler and she’s absolutely amazing!!! We’ve seen Dr Wang a couple of times and he’s amazing as well I wouldn’t switch my babies Dr for anything. Check in and check out is easy and the receptionists are very courteous and nice. I recommend!”

    Menachem K

  • “We love Dr Kanaley! The nurses and staff are wonderful as well!”

    Sharon D

  • “As a mother of two children, one of which has significant medical needs, I cannot think of a better pediatric practice than Williamsville Pediatrics. My husband and I have been taking our children here for the past 8 years and have been continuously impressed with their medical practice. The appointments are always very prompt in timing and scheduling, and the office staff is efficient in handling check in/out procedures. The nurses are always more than willing to help you out, especially in the stressful newborn stage!”

    Rachel C

  • “We love Williamsville pediatrics and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. We looked at multiple practices in the region and couldn’t find any that made us as comfortable and confident.”

    Ken E

  • “Transit Meadow/Tonawanda Pediatrics has wonderful, kind, knowledgeable physicians and staff.  We have always had a good experience with them.  The office is lovely and uber clean.  They seem very organized.  The appointments run relatively on time and the doctor has never seemed rushed, even the one time they were running a bit late.  The rooming/nursing staff are all very competent whether with taking vitals/measurements or giving injections.  I feel confident my kids won’t get unnecessarily exposed to a vaccine-preventable illness too since they have a strict pro-vaccine policy and don’t accept patients who won’t vaccinate.  Another perk is that they go to the hospital and see your newborn so the transition is smooth right from birth (instead of using a hospitalist pediatrician which a lot of practices do nowadays).  We highly recommend them and are very thankful to have them as our children’s’ doctors!”

    Kierann T

  • “I am a huge fan of Tonawanda Peds. I’ve taken both of my children here since birth and have never had an issue with any of the pediatrician’s, NP’s, nurses, or staff. They are always extremely understanding, accommodating, considerate, and thorough. Any and all of my questions are always answered. We have never felt rushed, and my kids absolutely love Doctor Tom. I recommend Tonawanda Peds to all of my friends and family when there is a new baby on the way.”

    Erica R

  • “I picked this place when I was pregnant, and they actually let me meet some of the doctors and have a tour. plus they answered some questions that I had. It’s always fast here, I never have to wait for my doctor for more than 10 minutes. The nurses are really nice and some are lactation consultants. When I have questions or concerns and they aren’t open I can always call and a nurse will call me back in 30 minutes.”

    Mary S

  • “The staff here is so personable. They are so great with my kids my kids love to go to the doctors just to tell them all the big things they are doing! We love Kerri. She is just soooo great with my kids. They have good hours and are awesome about getting you in asap and special sick visit hours for those unexpected out of the blue illnesses…. I am so happy this place was recommended to me when I moved here.”

    Shannon L

  • “Started going here 3years ago and couldn’t be happier about the switch! Love Dr Bonnevie and Kerri Nixon! It makes appointments so much easier for us with their evening hours. We moved an hour away and make the drive because we love this office!”

    Colleen R

  • “My daughter has been a patient here since the day she was born and I wouldn’t take her anywhere else!!  The doctors and nurses are the best. I now have my four foster children going to them as well.”

    Sue C

  • The staff is amazing and call back in minutes. I went there as a child and now I take my child there. I trust them completely.

    Emily M

  • “Dr. Mike is the best! so wonderful with my children every time! All of the nurses are wonderful also and best of all, you are in and out! I have never waited more than 5 minutes in waiting room. Highly recommend!”

    Jessica F

  • “They have been nothing but amazing to us. They have a therapist on site to help with recommendations.  I see his personal doctor when I make appointments with her and I can do that for any appointment if she is on shift that day.  His doctor is very caring, remembers him from appointments 6 months ago when she sees kids all day every day.  She is so nice and amazing to him, he loves her!”

    Shana C

  • “We have been going here for over 2 years and it’s been nothing but a great experience.  My kids are 1 and 2 1/2 so I am there quite a bit.  They always work with my schedule to get me in and the walk in sick hours have been extremely helpful.  Wait time is never an issue and we love all the staff.  Always greeted with a smile and leaving feeling like they gave the time and attention needed for our visit. Highly recommend!”

    Casey C

  • “I can’t say enough about WNY Pediatrics. Been going there for 20 years since our first child. With 3 children now they have been very caring and accommodating. From the doctors to the scheduling staff and front desk it’s been fantastic. I highly recommend their services.”

    Richard B

  • “Wonderful nurses and Dr Mattimore is great. Flexible and understanding with worried parents. Fast response time with emergency after hours calls.”

    Zenia B

  • “Love the doctors some of them were my doctor when I was a child. They are great with my son.  Wouldn’t have considered going anywhere else.”

    Laurin P

What Our Patients’ Parents Have To Say

  • “Love this practice my son is one and we switched to this office after another has issues with vaccines. All staff is wonderful and we really enjoy the doctor we see.”

    Danielle A

  • “Awesome staff; doctors, nurses, reception, etc. They genuinely care about the kids that they take care of, and always answer all questions that this parent has. We never feel rushed, and always feel confident that the care and directions that we receive for our kids is the best. I highly recommend.”

    James P

  • “We have been taking our kids there for 16 years! Dr Laudico is absolutely amazing to say the least. His personal attention to the kids is everything you could ask for! All the Doctors have been great. Thank you!!”

    Chris P

  • “Such cheerful helpful caring non-judgmental people. If I could give them more than 5 stars I’d give them the whole galaxy. Until my kids can’t be seen here anymore these will be the only doctors my children see.”

    Carly S

  • “We love it here! I’ve been bringing my daughter here since she was born and the office staff have always been more than accommodating since day 1. We have seen multiple providers in the office for a variety of things. We’ve never left unsatisfied. I would recommend them to anyone I know.”

    Stephanie C

  • “We’ve been coming here for since July of 2016 and never had a bad experience! Our children’s main Dr is Dr Kessler and she’s absolutely amazing!!! We’ve seen Dr Wang a couple of times and he’s amazing as well I wouldn’t switch my babies Dr for anything. Check in and check out is easy and the receptionists are very courteous and nice. I recommend!”

    Menachem K

  • “We love Dr Kanaley! The nurses and staff are wonderful as well!”

    Sharon D

  • “As a mother of two children, one of which has significant medical needs, I cannot think of a better pediatric practice than Williamsville Pediatrics. My husband and I have been taking our children here for the past 8 years and have been continuously impressed with their medical practice. The appointments are always very prompt in timing and scheduling, and the office staff is efficient in handling check in/out procedures. The nurses are always more than willing to help you out, especially in the stressful newborn stage!”

    Rachel C

  • “We love Williamsville pediatrics and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. We looked at multiple practices in the region and couldn’t find any that made us as comfortable and confident.”

    Ken E

  • “Transit Meadow/Tonawanda Pediatrics has wonderful, kind, knowledgeable physicians and staff.  We have always had a good experience with them.  The office is lovely and uber clean.  They seem very organized.  The appointments run relatively on time and the doctor has never seemed rushed, even the one time they were running a bit late.  The rooming/nursing staff are all very competent whether with taking vitals/measurements or giving injections.  I feel confident my kids won’t get unnecessarily exposed to a vaccine-preventable illness too since they have a strict pro-vaccine policy and don’t accept patients who won’t vaccinate.  Another perk is that they go to the hospital and see your newborn so the transition is smooth right from birth (instead of using a hospitalist pediatrician which a lot of practices do nowadays).  We highly recommend them and are very thankful to have them as our children’s’ doctors!”

    Kierann T

  • “I am a huge fan of Tonawanda Peds. I’ve taken both of my children here since birth and have never had an issue with any of the pediatrician’s, NP’s, nurses, or staff. They are always extremely understanding, accommodating, considerate, and thorough. Any and all of my questions are always answered. We have never felt rushed, and my kids absolutely love Doctor Tom. I recommend Tonawanda Peds to all of my friends and family when there is a new baby on the way.”

    Erica R

  • “I picked this place when I was pregnant, and they actually let me meet some of the doctors and have a tour. plus they answered some questions that I had. It’s always fast here, I never have to wait for my doctor for more than 10 minutes. The nurses are really nice and some are lactation consultants. When I have questions or concerns and they aren’t open I can always call and a nurse will call me back in 30 minutes.”

    Mary S

  • “The staff here is so personable. They are so great with my kids my kids love to go to the doctors just to tell them all the big things they are doing! We love Kerri. She is just soooo great with my kids. They have good hours and are awesome about getting you in asap and special sick visit hours for those unexpected out of the blue illnesses…. I am so happy this place was recommended to me when I moved here.”

    Shannon L

  • “Started going here 3years ago and couldn’t be happier about the switch! Love Dr Bonnevie and Kerri Nixon! It makes appointments so much easier for us with their evening hours. We moved an hour away and make the drive because we love this office!”

    Colleen R

  • “My daughter has been a patient here since the day she was born and I wouldn’t take her anywhere else!!  The doctors and nurses are the best. I now have my four foster children going to them as well.”

    Sue C

  • The staff is amazing and call back in minutes. I went there as a child and now I take my child there. I trust them completely.

    Emily M

  • “Dr. Mike is the best! so wonderful with my children every time! All of the nurses are wonderful also and best of all, you are in and out! I have never waited more than 5 minutes in waiting room. Highly recommend!”

    Jessica F

  • “They have been nothing but amazing to us. They have a therapist on site to help with recommendations.  I see his personal doctor when I make appointments with her and I can do that for any appointment if she is on shift that day.  His doctor is very caring, remembers him from appointments 6 months ago when she sees kids all day every day.  She is so nice and amazing to him, he loves her!”

    Shana C

  • “We have been going here for over 2 years and it’s been nothing but a great experience.  My kids are 1 and 2 1/2 so I am there quite a bit.  They always work with my schedule to get me in and the walk in sick hours have been extremely helpful.  Wait time is never an issue and we love all the staff.  Always greeted with a smile and leaving feeling like they gave the time and attention needed for our visit. Highly recommend!”

    Casey C

  • “I can’t say enough about WNY Pediatrics. Been going there for 20 years since our first child. With 3 children now they have been very caring and accommodating. From the doctors to the scheduling staff and front desk it’s been fantastic. I highly recommend their services.”

    Richard B

  • “Wonderful nurses and Dr Mattimore is great. Flexible and understanding with worried parents. Fast response time with emergency after hours calls.”

    Zenia B

  • “Love the doctors some of them were my doctor when I was a child. They are great with my son.  Wouldn’t have considered going anywhere else.”

    Laurin P

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