Video Visit

Save a trip to the office and schedule a video visit with your doctor!  You can use your mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop – any device with video capabilities – using secure access. 

Northtowns Medical Group is currently providing video for appropriate types of sick call and follow-up appointments that do not require in-person care. There are lots of reasons why people have been requesting video visits – takes less time, no extra cost, saves gas and driving/waiting time, serves all their needs as well as an office visit for certain issues and problems, and no need to miss work or tie up their day.

Video visits are not for everybody and not suitable for many/most situations, but you may be interested if this sounds right for you

Just let us know when you are scheduling an appointment or calling for acute care if you would like a video visit. If it is appropriate for the type of visit, your next visit to Northtowns may be a mouse click away.

A message from Dr. Sarah Whittaker

It is with regret that I write this letter to inform you that I will be leaving Northtowns Medical Group, effective 11/21/2019.

I have enjoyed my four years at Northtowns, but must leave due to relocating out of state.

I will make every effort possible to facilitate a smooth transition, so as not to disrupt any of the fine medical care we provide at Northtowns Medical Group.  Dr. Edward Stehlik and Dr. Donald Gullickson will be transferring all of my patients into their patient population and accept the same insurance plans that I do.  If you have a specific desire to see one or the other physician please let the staff know when you call for your next appointment.  You should also call your insurance company if your insurance requires you to list your primary care physician, as most do now.

I am sad to leave, but rest assured knowing that Dr. Edward Stehlik and Dr. Donald Gullickson will serve you with the same values and standards of care to which I adhere.  I am confident that the transition will be smooth, your experience, and medical care will remain the highest quality.



Sarah Whittaker, MD

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

Northtowns Medical Group, PC Participates in
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Our practice is participating in CPC+, the nation’s largest-ever program to improve primary care.

Giving doctors extra support to help you get better care

Through CPC+, our insurers will give our practice additional resources to help us better manage your care. We hope to provide you the highest quality patient-centered care.

More information for traditional Medicare (Part A and Part B) beneficiaries

To help us take better care of you, Medicare will start sharing some of your personal health information with us. This information will help provide us a more complete picture of your health so we’re better able to coordinate your care.

If you want to stop Medicare from sharing this information, please let us know as soon as possible so we can notify the CPC+ team.

Your Medicare benefits aren’t changing. You still have the right to use or visit any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice which doctors you use or hospital you visit.


If you have questions or concerns, you can call Ann Gerlach at 716.874.2150, or bring it up next time you’re in the office for an appointment.

You can also visit or contact CPC+ Support at or 1-888-372-3280.

Effective Immediately

Northtowns Medical Group has a policy to charge a $50 fee if you fail to show up for a scheduled appointment.  This applies to both missed appointments and any appointments cancelled with less than 24 hour notice.  This fee is not covered by your insurance company.  Future visits may not be scheduled if missed appointment fees are unpaid. In addition,  it is the patient's responsibility to know the appointments they have scheduled.  Northtowns Medical Group does send messages to the patient portal to remind patients of upcoming appointments.  Please consider signing up for patient portal access today so you will receive your appointment reminders!  

Flu season in full force!

It's official! Influenza activity is increasing across the country and CDC has received reports of severe influenza illness. If you haven't received your flu shot please do so as soon as possible! Walk in at your convenience during regular business hours to get your flu shot!

Visit the CDC article/website for more information at :



You can now make a payment online through our website via PayPal! There are no additional charges to pay this way and you don't have to worry about buying a stamp to send in your payments! It's quick and easy! Try it now! Go to our website ( Just click on "ABOUT" in the upper right hand corner of our home page and click on MAKE A PAYMENT or click directly on MAKE A PAYMENT. Enter the patients name and date of birth and click on PAY NOW. It's that easy!

Ladies, are you tired of making a separate appointment to see a gynecologist for your pap smear?

Ladies, are you tired of making a separate appointment with a gynecologist for your pap smear? It doesn't make sense to schedule a separate appointment for your pap when you already have regularly scheduled appointments here at Northtowns Medical Group!  Dr. Sarah Morris performs pap smears right here in the office!  Schedule yours today!