Dr. Sunita Chadha: "When you’re in pain, you want it to stop as soon as possible. No one wants to wait months just to get an appointment with a physician. However, for the thousands of people in Western New York with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a four-month wait is common."
“When I was doing my fellowship in rheumatology at a Buffalo hospital, we tried to prioritize and fast-track the most serious cases as much as possible but, unfortunately, patients still had to wait up to four months for an appointment,” said Sunita Chadha, MD, now a board-certified rheumatologist. “There’s a worsening shortage of physicians in Western New York and that’s one of the main reasons I chose to stay local to open my own practice.”
“The right doctor is crucial to living well with rheumatic conditions,” said Dr. Chadha. “I hope patients will feel comfortable communicating their symptoms to me so together we can make the best decisions about treatment. I want my patients to thoroughly understand their disease and what to expect from treatment so they can lead happier, more fulfilled lives.”

A native of India, Dr. Chadha graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and worked for six years as an internist before going back to school to specialize in rheumatology. She could have opened a practice anywhere in the United States, but she chose to stay in Western New York where her services are most needed.

“If you look in the Buffalo telephone book, you won’t see many rheumatologists, especially female rheumatologists, and females suffer more from rheumatological conditions than men,” said Dr Chadha. “Although many patients first see a primary care physician for their pain because appointment wait time is less, conditions like osteoporosis, lupus, osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis really should be treated by a specialist who is trained in the latest and most effective treatments. Early detection can improve your prognosis and may help prevent joint and bone destruction.”


Certified Clinical Bone Densitometrist

Licensed in New York State

Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Board Certification in Rheumatology
Board Certification in Internal Medicine


Kathleen Cloutier ANP-BC


Kathleen joined our staff after working the previous 24 years in various positions in Western New York. Most recently, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

She attended Niagara County Community College, Niagara University, and Daemen College. She holds a Master's of Science degree, with certification as an Adult Nurse Practitoner from Daemen College. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Kathleen works in collaboration with Dr. Chadha in managing patients with various rheumatological disorders.





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