University at Buffalo

Behavioral Medicine Clinic


What We Do

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Established in 1994, the Department of Medicine’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic is a nationally known clinical-research facility with a reputation for excellence in patient care, research, and education. Through research, the clinic seeks to improve the understanding of painful medical diseases and use this information to develop new therapies that help people gain control over their symptoms.

The clinic’s commitment to research means patients enter the program knowing that their treatment plan has a proven track record of success based on the latest scientific research. Primary research activities focus on how the brain and the body interact to influence pain and are currently funded by major grants from the National Institutes of Health. The comprehensive nature of BMC research reflects a commitment to treating the whole person, not just a body part.

The BMC is built on the belief that when patients become actively involved in their own treatment plan, they become more that just recipients of health care — they become a critical part of the solution. Not surprisingly, clinical research published in medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA shows that behavioral medicine interventions such as those offered at our clinic are either a treatment of choice or key components of the total patient care plan for many painful medical disorders. We are proud that some of the most effective treatments cited were developed by our research team at the University at Buffalo.

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.