University at Buffalo

Behavioral Medicine Clinic

image from video

Click to find out how the Irritable Bowel Outcome Study can help control IBS symptoms

Advancing the Science of Patient Empowerment

patient empowerment

The Behavioral Medicine Clinic (BMC) of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine provides evidence-based, clinically effective treatments for people with persistent medical disorders. BMC clinicians empower patients with the knowledge and skill sets they need to take control of their symptoms and optimize their level of function and quality of life. Primary research activities are devoted to furthering the scientific understanding of how the brain and the body interact to influence painful medical disorders and applying this knowledge to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in western New York and beyond.

The clinic’s scientific work is partly funded by research grants from the National Institutes of Health and is directed by Dr. Jeffrey Lackner. BMC research has had a substantial impact on how chronic pain disorders are treated both in the United States and around the world.
The BMC is widely recognized as:

  • An international leader in providing evidence-based treatments for individuals with painful medical disorders
  • An educational facility for health care professionals seeking specialized training in the treatment of painful medical illnesses
  • A trusted resource that works with local health care providers, media, industries and civic groups to enhance public understanding of pain and science-based treatment options by disseminating accurate, credible and understandable information regarding pain research

If you or someone you know is suffering from pain that medications or other therapies are not effectively controlling, the Behavioral Medicine Clinic may be able to help. Contact us online or call us at 716-898-5671 to get the help you need.