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Dr. Frances Ilozue

Family Medicine
Amherst, NY
26 years experience female

Locations

Office

Amherst, NY

Address

3610 Main Street, Amherst, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
At least 1 week: Give it at least 1 week, may vary depending on some other factors. It takes about 3 days to reach steady plasma concentration.
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Need to Visualize: Have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or a GYN doctor will be of great help.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Gallbladder disease?: Your wife needs to follow up with her PCP to review the US report. If the report is abnormal, the appropriate referral to Surgeon will be made. There ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pregnancy test: If your period does not come at the expected time, get a pregnancy test and speak with your healthcare provider.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Acute infection: See a doctor to receive treatment since the meds you're taking aren't adequate. Best option will be a PCP if you have one.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Need Diagnosis: You can only take Propranolol if you have been properly diagnosed with one of the medical conditions where it is medically indicated. It must be presc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Normal for athletes: That rate is usually normal especially for those who are athletic. As long as you have no dizziness or other symptoms and the rate is regular.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Very logical: It may have transformed with time also even though it was initially normal in structure.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Risks and Benefits: Every time they go in, there's risk of complication but just like most medical procedures, the benefit for the patient has to outweigh the risk. When ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not if follow up: You must follow up with your healthcare provider as recommended, worrying won't help anything, but creates unnecessary anxiety.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not likely: Conception is not likely during mensuration but be careful and play smartly all the time. Pregnancy has been reported in some very unusual situations.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See Orthopedic doc: An Orthopedic doctor will thoroughly evaluate your shoulder in correlation with the MRI report and the discuss treatment options with you. Your PCP wi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Underweight: Usually the doctor will check for any medical condition that have caused you to be underweight, you may need blood work. Detailed health/family histor... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Acne: Sound like you have significant acne. Speak with your doctor about prescription topical or oral medication the might work for you. Sometimes cortisone... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Test again: Do pregnancy test again in 1-2 weeks. It may be too early to tell for sure.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: Pregnancy is still possible but unlikely if you had a period, a pregnancy test 1-2 weeks is recommended. Depending on the result and whether the spott... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Fertility treatment: Managing infertility requires treatment and recommendations from a doctor who specializes in fertility treatment. I recommend that the you work closel... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Get GI evaluation: It's difficult to say for sure without detailed history and exam, however your symptoms could be from excessive acid, irritable bowel or chronic ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pregnant?: if your period does not start, repeat pregnancy test in 1-2 weeks, if still negative, then make appointment with your doctor for evaluation. The docto... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Liver specialist: Ask your doctor to refer you to a liver specialist who will be in a better position to interpret the results and make appropriate recommendations.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Talk to GI: Discuss the concerns with the GI doctor. It is hard to achieve normal bowel movements while on TPN and NPO since you have no fiber intake.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Could Stress but - -: There's a lot of variability in hormone levels depending on the timing and other factors that alter body physiology. Stress is one of them, follow up ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Enlarged gland?: You symptoms will require a general check up with a healthcare provider. Once an initial assessment is made, proper testing and/or treatment will foll... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Cautiously: Be very careful as there may be increased side effects like drowsiness.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Gastritis or GERD: Assuming you're not pregnant, nausea is usually caused by upper GI problems like gastritis or acid reflux disease. You can try modifying your diet, us... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Low carb: Mostly very low carb diet, lots of non-starchy fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy oils (olive and coconut). Avoid sweets and processed fo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
NO: Mixing steroid with any other product is not generally recommended unless you were directed by a licensed provider to do so.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Blood and Urine: A healthcare provider will order blood and urine tests for HIV and STD screenings after proper counseling and consent.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not that fast: You need to be evaluated by a healthcare provider to avoid misleading diagnosis. "Bony nodules" don't develop that fast.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Syphilis test: The VDRL test is a screening test for syphilis. Non-reactive means was negative at the time you were tested.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
May not happen: You may not be able to cure conjunctivitis within 24 hrs unless it's just due to minor allergies. Be very careful not to overuse the eye drops as that... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Repeat test: Repeat pregnancy test in 2 weeks and avoid unprotected sex until you clarify the situation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Due date ~ 40wks: Conception date is approximately 2-3 weeks after your last menstrual period (LMP) or about 40 weeks before your due date. Have fun, do some math, baby... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See GYN: It's very hard to give a correct answer without comprehensive history and exam.
A male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
General a 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. Your symptoms c... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 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. If you have further concerns, see your PC... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your PCP or GYN: If you're concerned "stinging feeling and fishy smell", I will strongly recommend seeing your PCP or GYN provider for more detailed history and exam. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Get General check up: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and point you in the right directions. Your symptoms are... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Healthy lifestyle : Your sister could benefit from healthy habits like regular physical activity (e.g. walking, jogging, swimming, biking or gym) and diet that is rich in... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ignore: Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol by all means. Balanced diet and proper exercise are helpful.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Very common: Hard to say if the pressure is caused by the baby's head or just enlarging uterus, however pelvic pressure is very common during pregnancy. I strongly... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pain relievers: The pain may be relieved with pain relievers like Ibuprofen or Naproxen but the main treatment for strep throat is an Antibiotic. I hope you have been... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See a doctor: See a GYN as soon as possible to check and make sure you have no retained product or infection after the abortion. An Ultrasound maybe necessary.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Could be normal: Before worrying about fixing it, discuss this concern with your parents if possible. Your primary care provider should be able to determine if there i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Pituitary gland : During pregnancy, prolactin levels increase by 10 to 20 times. After the baby is born, prolactin stays high if you are breast-feeding. In women who do... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Sound like flare up: What you described sounds like a flare up from IBS. However, if you're worried about ovarian cancer, you need to bring it up with your doctor so he/sh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No: Unless you were instructed to do so by your doctor.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your doctor: If you don't have access to a local healthcare provider, request a consult with a Healthtap doctor to receive individualized attention to child's cond... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Adrenal gland?: If you're asking about where corticosteroids are naturally produced in the body, the answer will be the Adrenal glands. I hope this answers your quest... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Culture needed: If all results from genital culture are negative and you have been evaluated by a GYN specialist, then try healthy lifestyle changes that will enhance... Read More

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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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