Dr. Frances Ilozue

Family Medicine
Amherst, NY
27 years experience female

Locations

Office

Amherst, NY

Address

3610 Main Street, Amherst, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(716) 783-8825

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Aetna

Cigna

MVP Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare

Health Now New York Inc

Tricare

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Univera Healthcare

WellCare Health Plans

Medicaid

About

Bio

Dr. Frances Ilozue is a Primary Care Physician, originally from Nigeria in West Africa and a graduated from State Medical Academy Saint Petersburg Russia in 1996. She was at University at Buffalo Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency from 2002 to 2004, and later completed Family Medicine Residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 2007. Dr. ILozue established Rapha Family Medicine in Buffalo NY, a comprehensive primary care practice serving the Buffalo community since 2007. She strongly believes that, every individual should be educated and empowered to take charge of his or her health, through patient-doctor partnership. As part of the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN), she has partnered with other local physicians committed to improving the health of adults, youths and children in WNY. Dr. ILozue is the president and founder of Rapha Health and Wellness Foundation Inc, a Not-for-Profit 501 (c) (3) Organization focusing on providing Education and Healthcare to the Undeserved locally and International. She is very passionate about wellness and prevention and hopes to collaborate with like-minded individuals or groups seeking to make a difference in the lives of those less privileged all over the world.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Russian

Doctor Q&A

375 Answers
117 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Trauma or infection: Schedule the earliest appointment available with your healthcare provider to rule out trauma or infection.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Constipation?: Make sure you don't have constipation, maintain adequate water and fiber intake. Because it's difficult to determine where the pain is coming from, y... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Indigestion: Most likely caused by indigestion, should resolve without treatment or with otc meds like zantac (ranitidine). If symptoms persisit you should see you... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
If the doc approved: It depends on the diagnosis and your overall health status. The combination could be used only after proper evaluation and continuing monitoring by a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Difficult to say: It's very difficult to know for sure what's causing your symptoms, but given your age, you need to make sure that the back problem is properly diagnos... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Oral thrush?: You may have a yeast infection in the mouth - oral thrush but that needs to be differentiated from other things including normal coating from food. Es... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, research is on: Laser thermal ablation is gaining momentum as an effective and potentially cost-effective alternative to conventional neurosurgery in patients with ep... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not uncommon: Usually with Mirena (levonorgestrel) periods over time become shorter, lighter and may even stop but some women may experience heavy periods with Mire... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Labor? Call your OB: Could be contractions. Call your OB or follow the instructions given to you at the last antenatal visit. At this stage of pregnancy, someone from the... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to specialist if need be. You symptoms ar... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Stomach bug?: Sounds like minor stomach upset likely due to a virus. Keep yourself well hydrated, call your doctor if not improved in 2-3 days.
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A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Your could benefit from healthy habits like regular physical activity (e.g. walking, jogging, swimming, biking or gym) and diet of mostly whole grains... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Who is the patient?: Please, clarify the age and gender of the person having the symptoms and any other information regarding what may be causing the vomiting.
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A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Your doctor should easily grant you that request as it makes sense to do so.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No very clear: Sleep does not develop fully until months after birth. No clear if fetus have any particular sleep pattern.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Serial HCG checks: Usually, serial Hcg levels are used to monitor progress after embryo transfer so having the injection will not matter much.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
May be too early: Unless you're worried about conception prior to 11/06/15, it might be too early do pregnancy test, It takes at about 4-6 weeks after your last menstru... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, but - - - -: Will likely be only palliative since the prognosis is usually poor for advanced cancer. Seek consultation with an Oncologist preferably in a Cancer tr... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Check fiber & water: Try increasing your water and fiber intake see if that will help.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
In "Good health": If you are generally in good health and eat a balanced diet consistent of mostly whole foods instead of highly processed options , you do not necessar... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Red Skin Nodule: Have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider will be of great help.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
It could be reflux: It could be reflux or even simple indigestion but it's hard to say for sure without proper evaluation.Make appointment with your PCP, in the mean... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Most likely, yes: Given what you wrote above, it sounds like a minor injury and should heal with little or no treatment. You can try OTC pain reliever, if you don't not... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ignore: Choose wisely and don't overdo it when it comes to exercise. Consult professional for recommendation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No Normal: Make sure you complete any recommended treatment for UTI, discuss the rash with your primary care provider as soon as possible to determine the cause.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Have someone look: Make appointment with your primary care provider to take a look at the recurrent lesion. Depending on the appearance and location, he/she will take yo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
What pill?: What exactly did you take and for what reason? More information is needed to answer your question correctly.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Get GYN exam: Schedule a visit with your primary care provider or GYN for more detailed history and exam. Hard to make accurate diagnosis without that.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely : Plan B will prevent pregnancy in about 89 - 95% of cases if taken as recommended but only a normal menses and/or negative pregnancy test will prove t... Read More
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A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sure nothing broke: I strongly recommend that you see your doctor to get the hand checked out. Any type of tissue injury will cause swelling after a fall but in the elder... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Not recommended: Aspirin is not recommended at that age even in those with Diabetes.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Special Circumstance: In cases of too frequent menstrual bleeding, and in special circumstances (e.g. operations, travel, sports) the postponement of menstruation is possib... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Chronic Fatigue: Chronic fatigue may be as result of poor sleep, inadequate rest, poor nutrition, anemia, thyroid disease and other conditions that can only be identi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Very unlikely: I'm not sure if you meant that the visitor was drinking from same juice box, but HIV transmission through such route is rare. Most transmission happen... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Skin infection: Most likely you have a minor skin infection that may respond to topical antibiotic (Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment will be okay if you have n... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Thrush is a type of fungal infection and any infection may cause swollen glands. It's one of the ways human body deals with infections.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Check pregnancy test: You will need a pregnancy test to rule out current pregnancy. Also need appointment with your PCP or GYN to fully evaluate your health and address age... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See your PCP: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to a specialist if need be. Your symptom i... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possible: Mesothelioma of the lung is usually associated with Asbestos but given that several parts of the body may be affected by prolonged exposure, thyroid c... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Visualize the Boils: To get a better answer to your question, have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature and possible cause. Your primary care... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
UTI = Infection: If the pain is truly due to infection (UTI), then you need a proper evaluation and treatment with your doctor as soon as possible to avoid major compl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
See your PCP: Make appointment with your pcp to get properly evaluated. Most of the time such pain will be a minor issue but you never can tell without examination.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ignore: Balance the stress of IVF with activities that promote relaxation and wellness.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Location is missing: Where on your body do you feel the burning and does it stop once you're done with exercise?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Healthy lifestyle : Proper nutrition and routine exercise helps a lot. Sometimes doctors recommend NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen. Some people may need birth control h... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: As long as you're not significantly underweight. It is absolutely normal for some people.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
TMJ?: It could be TMJ but it's hard to say without exam. Start by making appointment with your PCP to get proper evaluation, treatment and/or referral.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, with time: The symptoms will resolve with time. Follow up with your doctor as scheduled.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Nature rules: Not sure what you mean by ttc? However, pregnancy is a natural process that depends on several factors inside and outside the woman's body. My recomm... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Get a pregnancy test: If in doubt as to weather you had a normal period or not, just get a pregnancy test to confirm your status. It is very common for some individuals not... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 19, 2015
Great Doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ilozue is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ilozue is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, have spent time in ER for eye trauma and cheek fracture as result of the fall ,wet decking .Not keen to rush into more waiting rooms and xrays
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Never considered it could be my acid reflux. Already had dental check so I knew it was not a dental problem. Thank you for your help.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! You're very kind and caring. I feel better already. Thank you so very much. I am very grateful. Sincerely, Jonathan Iodice

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy, Russia
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

University at Buffalo

Residency

CONEMAUGH VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Buffalo Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Buffalo Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, New York - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Medical Association
MSSNY
Medical Society of Erie County New York
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