Dr. Richard Vienne

Tips for a Healthier U

  Each Wednesday on Eyewitness News (Channel 7) at 5am, 5pm and 6pm, Univera Healthcare Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vienne shares health and wellness tips for A Healthier U. Topics include staying safe in the sun while reducing the risk for skin cancer, a telemedicine app to download before your next family vacation, health tips for parents of kids heading off to coll... »

A Bad Flu Season Predicted

Reported cases of flu indicate a bad flu season ahead so get your flu shot now! The western region of New York state is reporting more flu cases this year than at the same time last year, according to Univera Healthcare’s review of New York state health data. As of Nov 18, the western region of the state (including Western New York and parts of the Finger Lakes Region) has so far reported around 0... »

Are your kids’ vaccinations are up to date?

Make sure your kids’ vaccinations are up-to-date! If you have school age children, your summer home work is to check to see that their immunizations are current. If the medical file you keep on them at home isn’t complete, call their pediatrician to see if any immunizations are needed before the first day of school. “It’s important for adults to keep up with their family’s immuni... »

Univera Report On Falls and Older Adults

Falls among older adults lead to injuries, hospitalizations and even death Summary:  Each year, about 10,000 hospital emergency room visits and nearly 5,000 hospital admissions are from Western New Yorkers aged 65 or older who have taken a fall, according to a new report by Univera Healthcare. The impact on health care spending in Western New York is substantial….about $10 million ... »