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Dr. Maritza Baez

Family Medicine
Buffalo, NY
18 years experience female

Locations

Mosher Medical Center

Buffalo, NY

Address

899 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Univera Healthcare

Independent Health Association

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Martin's Point Health Care

MVP Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare

WellCare Health Plans

About

Bio

Dr. Baez has been practicing Family Medicine in downtown Buffalo NY since 2004. She grew up in Buffalo and attended Buffalo Prep, through which she earned a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Nichols School. She then earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University in 3 years and her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Buffalo General Hospital. She is board certified and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practitioners. She gives back to the Buffalo community by volunteering her time to give talks that inspire young adults to further their education and to improve their health. Dr. Baez has certification with the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She has a passion for environmentalism and ecofriendly cruelty-free products. She is an Ambassador Affiliate for Pangea Organics, a line of eco-friendly vegan, gluten free and cruelty free skin care. Http://bit.ly/BuffaloPO

Specialties
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Family Medicine

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A male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Fix the cause: Lack of energy can come from a variety of situations. Dehydration (not drinking at least 5 cups of water a day), lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping me... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bath... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bath... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Hair care: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced di... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Treat: It works to control your anxiety symptoms. It does not work right away to remove panic symptoms, and you should take it everyday for at least 6 weeks... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Go to dr: Any type of skin change needs to be evaluated in person to the doctor can see it, feel it, etc to know what it is and to tell you what to do about it.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stop wheat: Leave the wheat alone. Sounds like you have an intolerance to it.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Take a test: Some women have no symptoms, others get sore breasts. Take a pregnancy test to find out for sure.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Monitoring: They will need to monitor your oxygen level during the procedure. They usually do this by placing a device on one of your fingers. Nail polish will in... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minute... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced di... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bath... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See a dr: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Bunion: You probably have a bunion forming. You can try wearing lower heels with square toe or adding shoe inserts, or see a podiatrist to see if they need t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, bean... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too m... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: That is when you are most likely to get pregnant but you may not always get pregnant. It's not a guarantee.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Could be: Pain fro myour uterus growing or kidney stone or constipation. See your doctor to get check out.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minute... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Fix the cause: Lack of energy can come from a variety of situations. Dehydration (not drinking at least 5 cups of water a day), lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping me... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Do: Do talk to someone about positive memories you have about the person or thing you grieve.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ignore: Eat something before you go to a party in case they don't have gluten-free options. Or bring your own.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Planks: Do planks and side planks.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Temperature: When you sleep your body temperature drops, so the outside temperature will feel hotter than it really is. Sleep with a light sheet. If the heat is o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pain: The pain can be coming from muscle, intestines, kidney stones, bones, ovaries or bladder... Go to a doctor to get checked out more thoroughly.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or alle... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minute... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced di... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too m... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Puffiness: When your hands and fingers look bigger than usual.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced di... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Protection: You can see your doctor for medications to lighten your period. Otherwise you can use tampons, pads, instead cup or diva cup to prevent leakage. You c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Find a new dr: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stretch: Stretch the muscle out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you arent allergic... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pain control: It helps with muscle spasms.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medica... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or alle... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and furthe... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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Dr. Baez's answers on Healthtap are right on. She is thoughtful and gives accurate and trustworthy information. Its also noteworthy that as a Buffalo native, she has remained true to her roots and com...Read More
Nov 10, 2012
Dr. Baez offers thoughtful and well crafted advice to her patients and answers to the questions posted on Health Tap. Dr. Baez provides accurate and caring information and represents the best of Famil...Read More
Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Baez is a caring, confident & compassionate Doctor based her great answers!! A lovely lady too, what else could you ask for in a doctor?? Your Health is in good hands with her :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you that was helpful , I liked your informations...and I'll try it ..this is the first time for me to loose weight
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very helpful but I work fro. 3:00pm to 2:30am no break by choice so I am starving when I get hone and go to skeep
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for the answer, I don't get to ask much as I only get 150 letters (bummer) thanks all the same.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Buffalo general hospital

Awards

American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award With Commendation
SUNY Buffalo SMBS Mark A. Petrino Award
Fellow of AAFP

Affiliations

Lifetime Health Medical Group

Publications

Tips for back-to-school nutrition
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