Meet Our Providers
The comprehensive care you receive here is provided through the collaboration of our doctors and a team of health experts. Our team includes Nurses, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, Sleep specialists, Fitness experts, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Each member of the team brings specialized service to meet your unique needs.
Dr. Richard Carlson is Board Certified in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, and is a diplomat from the National Board of Medical Examiners. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Geriatric Society, Dr. Carlson has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years. After receiving his M.D. from Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska, Dr. Carlson completed a residency and internship in the Phoenix V.A. Medical Residency Program. Immediately following, Dr. Carlson worked as a staff physician at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, where he was awarded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service Certificate for excellence in implementing programs to encourage wellness and prevent disease. He also received the Indian Health Service Certificate for outstanding contributions in quality assurance and providing medical care to the Native American elders. After Arizona, Dr. Carlson practiced in Malawi, East Africa before settling in Buffalo, where he has been serving the community for the last twenty-five years.
As co-founder of the Sheridan Medical Group, Dr. Carlson strives to exemplify healthy living and promote wellness to all his patients.
Dr. Rajiv Jain is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Sports Medicine. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his M.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Jain completed a residency in a combined program of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine, also at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Jain has an interest in international health and has volunteered his time in Moshi, Tanzania and New Delhi, India. An avid Sabres and Bills fan, Dr. Jain returned to Buffalo, where he has been practicing medicine for the last eighteen years. Dr. Jain enjoys being active: skiing, playing tennis, and playing soccer in the community and with his family. He is involved as a team physician with the Buffalo Sabres, University of Buffalo, and Canisius College and is a medical consultant for several local high schools.
As co-founder of the Sheridan Medical Group, Dr. Jain is pleased to exemplify and promote the practice’s philosophy, “Get well, be well, stay well.”
Dr. Natalie Trujillo (who also goes by “Dr. Tru”) is a Family Medicine Physician who will be working with Sheridan Medical Group temporarily. Her clinical interests include disease prevention, health promotion, global health, medical missions and ICU. Dr. Tru went to medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten and completed her residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. During her residency, she also moonlighted at an Urgent Care facility.
Dr. Tru is currently serving in the US Army Reserves and has prior active duty in the US Army. She is married to a fellow soldier and physician. She has two boys: one of them is a four-legged furry pup. Dr. Tru loves hiking and running in the outdoors and enjoys traveling. Some of her highlight trips include Iceland, Morocco, South Korea, China, Honduras and Costa Rica.
Dr. Tru feels that the patient-physician relationship is unique in the Family Medicine setting as, for many, this is the initial entry into the healthcare system. The goal is to work together to reach a common goal with the emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion. Dr. Tru lives her life by The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
KariAnn Womer is a physician assistant who grew up in Lancaster, NY. She moved out of the Buffalo area in 2005 to attend college at Gannon University. Following graduation, KariAnn began her career as a hospitalist PA in Elmira, NY. She worked for the Internal Medicine & Geriatrics Department at the Guthrie Medical Group in Sayre, PA for five years. KariAnn and her husband relocated back to Buffalo in late 2016, and she has been working at SMG since 2017. She is excited to be back in her hometown amongst close friends and family. KariAnn enjoys traveling, spinning classes, cooking and attending concerts. She believes strongly in the importance of preventive care, and encourages patients to stay up to date with their health screening tests
Lauren is a physician assistant who was trained at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. She began working at SMG in October 2018. Lauren has clinical interests in Pediatrics, Neurology, and Family Medicine. As a transfer to the Buffalo area, originally from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!), Lauren has enjoyed exploring all that this city has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sipping coffee in the local coffee shops, and spending time with her loved ones. "My philosophy in life is to find moments of gratitude throughout the day and to captivate on the joy these moments bring. The gratitude I identify with allows more positivity to fill my life and creates new perspectives for me to utilize as I overcome moments of adversity."
Emilee is a physician assistant who was trained at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. She has interests in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Hematology. Emilee was born and raised in Western New York and is an avid Buffalo Bills fan. She enjoys skiing in the winter, cycling in the summertime, and looks forward to traveling to new destinations at every chance she gets.
Emilee believes that working side by side with patients while offering guidance and education about their health is the best way we can help patients live their happiest, healthiest lives.