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Sheridan Medical Group

1491 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100
Tonawanda, NY 14217
Phone: 716-332-4476
Fax: 716-447-1286

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Fax: 716-447-1286
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 WNY COVID Working Group Statement on Vaccinations    WNY COVID Working Group Statement for Testing

Your Questions Answered By WNY COVID Working Group Members

Q: What happens if the virus mutates? Will the vaccines still work?

A: The COVID virus can chance over time. These changes are called mutations. Many changes have no impact, but sometimes they make the virus more contagious or make the vaccines less effective. Scientists monitor for these changes. If a significant change occurs, we can make an updated vaccine, like we do with influenza.

Kevin Shiley, MD Infectious Disease, Catholic Health
John Sellick, MD, MS, Infectious Disease, WNY VA Health System
Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, Erie County Health Commissioner
Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD, UBMD


Q: Why do people still need to use COVID precautions after vaccination?

A: The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were tested to show that they prevent people from becoming clinically sick with COVID-19. It is still possible that a vaccinated person may become infected, even without symptoms, and spread virus to others. Until we have a large part of the population immunized, we still must wear masks and practice social distancing

John Sellick, MD, MS, Infectious Disease, WNY VA Health System
Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, Erie County Health Commissioner


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We are here for you! We have been doing virtual visits since mid-March.
Please click the link below to read about how to make the most of your virtual visit with us.
We look forward to seeing you!

How to get the most out of your virtual medical appointment



Dr. Carlson and Dr. Jain receive their COVID vaccines







COVID Vaccine

Increased side effects are normal after second COVID-19 vaccine shot, doctors say

Scientists say it's unclear why the second dose causes more fatigue, chills and other reactions than the first shot, but that is normal and a sign that it's working.


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A dinner party killed my Dad.

When the pandemic started, my parents were very concerned. They limited their social interactions. They cut back on attending all but the biggest family events. Over time, life had to continue. Mom and Dad started going to the store. They attended a few more of their grandkids’ little league games. They always wore masks when they went out.


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E-Learning: Understanding The COVID-19 Pandemic Online Course

Johns Hopkins University is hosting a free, publicly available course titled Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Johns Hopkins University Experts. This course is set up as a series of short modules to explore the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is not required.


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Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment"

The organization "Teens Helping Seniors," which was started by two teens from Montgomery County, Maryland, is helping elderly individuals get groceries and supplies to minimize the risk of Coronavirus. With chapters in Albany and other cities across the country, the organization connects older individuals with volunteers to deliver groceries and other needs straight to their doorstep.


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Dr. Vivek Murthy and Brene on Loneliness and Connection Podcast



Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

Have you ever struggled with feeling lonely - even when you’re surrounded by people you love? I have. It’s painful and confusing. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Vivek Murthy, a physician and the 19th Surgeon General of the United States, about loneliness and the physical and emotional toll that social disconnection takes on us. We talk about his new book, TOGETHER, and what it takes for each of us to tilt the world toward love and connection.


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 Warning to parents:

Remember to keep all cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer up and away from children. Poison Control has seen an uptick in the amount of phone calls due to exposure to these items. See Poison Control's website for more information:

Cleaning Phone

This link may answer your questions about the transmissibility of COVID-19 to or from pets:

This link is to a brief but dramatic video that describes the physiology of COVID-19 disease:

Pandemic Good to Remember

A warning to our patients:

There has been some advertisement of the drugs Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine being prescribed for the treatment of COVID-19. We want you to know that these drugs are dangerous, and they are not approved by the FDA for the treatment of COVID-19. We will not prescribe these drugs in our office and we strongly recommend our patients to contact us to discuss any questions or concerns with one of our providers.

Check out this link to the Berkeley Wellness Letter that outlines PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that patients should use when you need to leave your home for necessities:

COVID 19 photo for berkeley wellness link eye protection

Helpful Tips:

  • Social distancing is the single most effective thing that we can do to prevent the spread of this virus
  • Please be considerate of your colleagues and neighbors and give them the appropriate amount of space
  • We need to be conscious of how close we are to one another in ordinary settings like conference rooms, cafeterias, the grocery store, etc.
  • Proximity that was normal last rweek is now unacceptable and potentially dangerous

Check out this great link to an eBook about how to respond to the COVID crisis:


We received an early Easter Basket: 2 desperately-needed N-95 masks for Dr. Jain and Dr. Carlson!

We are hoping more are on the way for all others on the front lines:

Early Easter Basket 



Our goal is to be an equal opportunity employer and deliverer of health care.

Please let us know how we are doing and what we could be doing better.

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Our Locations

1491 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100
Tonawanda, NY 14217

Phone: 716-332-4476
Fax: 716-447-1286

24/7 Access to Care

To contact the doctor outside of office hours please call 716-332-4476 follow the prompts. In case of emergency please call 911. 

Our office is available for appointments: 

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm


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