Dr. Maritza Baez

Family Medicine
Buffalo, NY
19 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
More calories: trying increasing the amount of calories you are eating and drinking. aim for at least 2500 calories. but also check with your doctor to make sure th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes!: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes 5 times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoking ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
X-ray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Rest: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eye... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Xray: The only way to be certain for sure is to get an xray. See a doctor.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Xray asap: No way to tell for sure without an xray. See a doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Good question: If you hurt your toe and it is red bruised and swollen, it may be bruised to the bone. I recommend seeing a doctor because you may need an xray to ma... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Step it up: Maybe instead of walking you could jog, or bike, or dance every other day. You need to change up your routine since you aren't losing weight. Make ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Migraines: Your headaches might be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus prob... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in b... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Cardiovascular: Heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, infections, nerve damage, and death.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Risk factors: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your fami... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Breathe: 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Anything: Your headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/sn... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Exercise: 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eye... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Many: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Headaches: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sun & foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in b... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Stretch: Maybe you aren't hydrated enough. You should drink at least 5 cups of water a day, and at least 2 of those before you exercise. You also want to hydra... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Talk: Be open and honest with your boyfriend about your feelings, your thoughts, your fears, and ask questions. You might be assuming things. Honesty and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Not likely: Not likely. I recommend seeing your doctor. Sounds like a rash. Cancer of the skin tends to be just in 1 place.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Anything: You could be dehydrated or your sugar may be too low. See your doctor to get checked out.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Healthy: Increasing the dietary intake of oat products, legumes and other high-fiber foods can play a significant role in decreasing "bad cholesterol" (ldl) le... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Rare, try these: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Serious reactions: Serious complications can include pulmonary hypertension, dependeny and abuse, psychosis, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, and valvular heart dis... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: You can try tea tree oil, vick's vapo rub or duct tape. These are easy to buy over the counter.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Healthy: Increasing the dietary intake of oat products, legumes and other high-fiber foods can play a significant role in decreasing "bad cholesterol" (ldl) le... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Many: Any or all of the following: numbness or tingling in the feet, pain or discomfort in the feet or legs, including prickly, sharp pain or burning feet, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Xray: Unfortunately only xray can tell you for sure.
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A member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Complications: Medications are needed to prevent complications of diabetes, which can be silent (you don't feel the damage of diabetes) and can include eye damage, h... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
If you have a cervix: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. If you had a full hysterectomy, it means you don't have a cervix and therefore can't get cervical cancer and you... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Risk factors: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) occurs when the walls of blood vessels thicken due to deposits of fat and plaque. This narrowing or blocka... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Diet & exercise: Moderate exercise (about 30 minutes five times a week) reduces LDL cholesterol and raises HDL cholesterol. Smoking can lower HDL levels, so stop smoki... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Calcium rich food: Nondairy sources of calcium include: •salmon •tofu •rhubarb •sardines •collard greens •spinach •turnip greens •okra •white beans •b... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Healthy: Increasing the dietary intake of oat products, legumes and other high-fiber foods can play a significant role in decreasing "bad cholesterol" (ldl) le... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
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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 :)
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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