Caring for You Since 2005

WNY Immediate Care has been providing urgent care and occupational health services in the greater Buffalo, NY area since 2005. Through our quality and compassionate treatment, we have earned the public’s trust as the urgent care market leader in the greater Buffalo area.

About WNY Immediate Care


WNY Immediate Care was founded in 2005 by local emergency medicine physicians. Today, the practice is managed by TeamHealth, a national healthcare management organization. TeamHealth staffs and manages urgent care facilities with hospital partners throughout the United States. Offices for the national TeamHealth Urgent Care division are located in Amherst, New York.


With four free-standing centers in Buffalo we are the market leader in Western New York caring for more than 125,000 patients each year. Regardless of our size, WNY Immediate Care is committed to total patient satisfaction. The vast majority of our patients report that they are “very satisfied” with our services, and 99% say that they “would return again.” We create an environment and experience that exceeds expectations.


WNY Immediate Care has met the rigorous accreditation standards of The Urgent Care Association (UCA). The UCA is one of the nation’s premier independent organizations for urgent care.  Members are recognized for the highest quality and safety requirements.


Our Doctors Treat Patients!


How is WNY Immediate Care different from other urgent care centers? Our doctors treat patients! Our on-site physicians work collaboratively with mid-level providers to help ensure delivery of the highest quality of care.


Quality Clinicians

Joseph L. Chow, MD

President, TeamHealth Ambulatory Care




Clinical superiority and patient satisfaction are of utmost concern to Dr. Joseph L. Chow, President, TeamHealth Urgent Care. Dr. Chow leads by example—he consistently receives superior patient satisfaction scores with patients oftentimes citing his compassion and care as a primary reason for their positive experiences at the centers in which he works.


Dr. Chow is board certified in Family Practice. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University at Buffalo. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Chow completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University at Rochester. He also earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the University at Buffalo in 2014, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.


Dr. Chow has served as Medical Director and Medical Review Officer for DuPont Industries in Buffalo, NY. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo’s Department of Family Medicine, and precepts medical students at a local volunteer medical clinic. He currently serves on the board of Urgent Care Association.

Mark Podlas, MD





Throughout his career, Dr. Podlas has used his passion for people and extensive medical training to nobly serve thousands of patients in Western New York. His patients describe him as being “warm, wonderful, witty, very professional and caring.”


Dr. Podlas attended Canisius College for his undergraduate studies, before graduating as a history major in 1981. After graduation, Dr. Podlas traveled to Mexico where he earned his medical degree from the University Autonamous of Guadalajara in 1985. Upon graduation, Dr. Podlas returned to Buffalo to complete his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital where he was awarded The Austin Flint Award for Best Resident in 1989. That same year, Dr. Podlas was appointed Chief Medicine Resident of Internal Medicine by his superiors for his exemplary aptitude as a resident.


Dr. Podlas is board certified in Internal Medicine. He joined Western New York Immediate Care in 2005 after working 15 years as an emergency physician within the Catholic Health System. Currently, Dr. Podlas serves as the medical director at Western New York Immediate Care where he organizes and oversees all medical care.


As a respected member of the national medical community, Dr. Podlas has served as an Associate member of the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the United States and as an Associate Member of the American College of Physicians, a national organization of internal medicine physicians.

Shyamal Majithia, MD

Medical Director, WNY Immediate Care – Buffalo & Amherst


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Dr. Majithia is a board certified Family Medicine physician who joined the Western New York Immediate Care team in 2017. He has concentrated his efforts on improving quality of care, patient satisfaction, and improving medical outcomes. He believes in the importance of fostering trusting relationships both in the workplace and with patients in his office.


Dr. Majithia attended The University of Western Ontario in Ontario, Canada for his undergraduate studies in Biology and Medical Science, in which, he graduated with honors in 2009.  For post-graduation, he attended St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, where he earned his medical degree in 2014. Spending the majority of his residency training at Erie County Medical Center, he graduated from University at Buffalo’s Family Medicine Residency Training Program in 2017. During residency, Dr. Majithia was among those recognized as Most Outstanding Resident for his exemplary effort and dedication to patient care. As a result of his work ethic and dedication to improving the residency experience, Dr. Majithia was elected for the role of Chief Resident in his last year by his co-residents and superiors.


Dr. Majithia is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  He joined Western New York Immediate Care in 2017 upon completing his residency training. Currently, Dr. Majithia serves as Medical Director, and also works as a staff physician, caring for patients and overseeing all medical care.


As a member of the medical community, Dr. Majithia is an associate of the American Academy of Family Physicians and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Michael Doldan, DO

Medical Director, WNY Immediate Care- Depew & Orchard Park




Dr. Michael Doldan joined the Western New York Immediate Care team in 2012 and was appointed Medical Director for the Cheektowaga location in 2020. He attended college at Niagara University and earned his Masters of Natural Science from Roswell Park Cancer Institute.


After earning his master’s degree, he moved on to attend medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. From there, he completed a Family Medicine Residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. In 2010, Dr. Doldan became board certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Osteopathic Physicians. He is currently a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.


Prior to joining the WNY Immediate Care team, Dr. Doldan served as the Medical Director of Dupont Chemical for three years. Additionally, he has used his knowledge to help educate medical students through his role of Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. He applies those skills that he acquired to assist the clinical staff at WNY Immediate Care to simplify complex concepts in order to maintain a high quality of patient care.


Dr. Doldan is known around the clinics for his sense of humor and his ability to put his patients at ease. In his free time, Dr. Doldan enjoys spending time with his wife and son watching basketball and football. Go Bills!

Jamie Tolsma, RN

Site Administrator – Buffalo & Orchard Park


Phone: 716.874.2273

James Giallella, RN

Site Administrator – Amherst & Depew


Phone: 716.684.2273

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