The Buffalo Cardiology & Pulmonary Associates in Williamsville will shut down next month. The office is set to close its doors May 20th, after 40 years. Doctors there say the Affordable Health Care Act is pushing their doctors out of private practice, and that the large private practice mode that made sense when the group started in the 70s is no longer the best way of doing business.
"What you're seeing is an adaptation to the changing times where is bigger is very often better," explained Dr. Nancy Nielsen, from UB's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
In a press release, the group said, "We are in the midst of a new era of health care that forces specialists to link in practice with primary-care physicians, either employed by a hospital system, or at extremely large conglomerations of integrated care."
Most of the company's doctors and employees will move to other Buffalo-based practices.