Center Announces Doctor Addition

Dr. Safa Lohrasbi

The Chautauqua Center is excited to announce the addition of a board-certified OB/GYN who is accepting new patients at its Dunkirk site, 319 Central Ave, Suite B.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Safa Lohrasbi received his doctor of osteopathy from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash. He served as the chief resident, obstetrics and gynecology, at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway.

Lohrasbi will be providing a wide range of preventative care services including pap smears, STI testing, pelvic exams and ultrasounds. He will also provide healthcare during pregnancy, prenatal care and family planning services.

Patients from all over Chautauqua County are encouraged to schedule an appointment.

To help announce its newest provider, the Chautauqua Center invites the community to this month’s free breast cancer awareness event in Jamestown on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Chautauqua Center, 107 Institute St., Jamestown, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event features free onsite breast exams performed by Lohrasbi. Same day mammograms will be available for eligible participants with free transportation to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown. To receive a mammogram, participants must have a prescription from their provider.

If you are not a Chautauqua Center patient, call your provider ahead of time and bring your script to the event.

The event celebrates health, increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and encourage both men and women to be proactive in getting screened. Free massages, food, gift cards and a Chinese auction add a fun spin to the gatherings.

The event is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY with donations of service or goods from: The Cutting Crew, E2CCB BOCES, DJ Sixto Rosario, Laurie Schultz of the Fitness Bunker, Andrea Pagels LMT, Labyrinth Press Company, Jamestown Brewing Company, Panache Salon & Day Spa, Full Moon Rising Bakery, Phoenix Rising Wellness Studio, Fresh and Fancy Flowers and Gifts,

Salon Belle Vie, Forbicci, Lotus Healing Center and Samsara Yoga Center. Other partnering organizations include the American Cancer Society, the Jamestown Breast Cancer Support Group and Cancer Service Program of Steuben, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties.

The Chautauqua Center has locations in Dunkirk and Jamestown and is always accepting new patients. Services include primary care, women’s health, pediatrics, behavioral health, dental care, substance abuse services, insurance enrollment and pharmacy.

The Chautauqua Center accepts all insurances, offers a sliding fee scale, and offers payment plans. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit thechautauquacenter.org.

To schedule an appointment, call 363-6050 to speak with a bilingual patient registration specialist.


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