Find a Doctor

First Choice recognizes the importance of maintaining established doctor/patient relationships, and in most cases, there is no need to change your primary care physician. However, if you do not have a primary care physician or if you need to change your current primary care physician or specialist, we recommend that you select one of the options below:

Catholic Health Click here for the provider list  

Catholic Medical Partners Click here for the provider list

Trinity Medical WNY Click here for the provider list

Contact HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to request additional information on Catholic Health affiliated participating physicians.

As a First Choice member, it is important to keep in mind that you will receive the highest benefit coverage level for hospital based and ambulatory services by selecting a primary care or specialist physician with admission privileges at Catholic Health or an affiliated First Choice network facility.

To determine if your a primary care physician or specialist participates in the First Choice physician network, access the Independent Health provider network and select the “Find A Doctor” menu option. On the “Find A Doctor” webpage, complete the following information:

  • I am looking for*… (Name, Specialty, Condition);
  • Near*…(location);
  • With my plan*…(Select a plan using the drop down arrow select “Self-funded Services”).

Click the “Search” box on the right side of the page.  When the search has completed, select “Hospital Affiliation” in the “Filter Results” box located on the left side of the page.  The “Filter Results” will provide a list of Independent Health network acute care facilities, including Catholic Health and affiliated First Choice network hospitals:

  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
  • Mount St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital
  • Sisters of Charity – St. Joseph Campus

After selecting the appropriate facility, physicians with admission privileges for the hospital(s) based on your selection(s) will be listed.