Primary Care

Primary Care - Riverside Drive Binghamton

161 Riverside Drive, Suite 306
Binghamton, NY 13905

Telephone: 607-798-6700

Hours of Operation:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Monday - Friday
Appointments are required.

An on-call physician may be reached by calling the office telephone number. The answering service will assist you.

Convenient Location:
Our office is located in the Lourdes Tower Building at Lourdes Hospital. This facility is equipped with elevators to provided easy access for our patients in wheelchairs or with disabilities.

In Case of Emergency:
Go to the nearest hospital emergency department if you have chest pains, difficulty breathing, serious injury or bleeding, severe pain, or are pregnant and experiencing contractions.

Office Staff

Our Pirmary Care office has eight physicians who are Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as a Nurse practitioner.  We provide Adolescent & Adult health care.  Same day sick calls are available for established patients.

Office Telephones

Our office is very busy on Mondays.  Please consider placing routine, non-urgent phone calls on other weekdays.  Afternoons are generally less busy.  Because of call volume, it may be necessary to put you on hold.  Please indicate when asked if you are unable to be placed on hold.

Prescription Refills

All refills must be requested 3 business days in advance. Refills will be called in to the pharmacy late in the afternoon. To get your prescription more quickly, in most cases, you can request your renewal through your pharmacist. You can also request a prescription renewal through your Primary Care Patient Portal. Don't have a Portal? Talk to your healthcare provider today about signing up.

Try not to let your medications run out. Please notify us at your office visit if your prescriptions are due to be refilled.


  1. Insurance cards must be presented at the time of visit.
  2. Co-payments are expected at the time of visit.
  3. All insurance companies require us to verify all identifying information when you present for each visit to prevent errors that might result in a rejection of payment by your insurer.
  4. Information about financial assistance is available by calling 607-798-5506 or 607-798-5229.

Our Providers

  • Shoaib Ahmed, MD
    Dr. Ahmed graduated from Liaquat Medical College. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Shehzed Ali, MD
    Dr. Ali graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester. Dr. Ali is board certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Saleha Butt, MD
    Dr. Butt graduated from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. She completed her residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Butt is fellowship trained in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Marek M. Gawel, MD
    Dr. Gawel graduated from Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and completed his residency at NY Hospital Medical Center of Queens in Flushing, NY. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Andrea Hsue, MD
  • Kathryn A. Lorman, RPA-C
    Kathy is a graduate of the Albany-Hudson Valley Physician Assistant Program in Albany, NY. She is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • Stephen L. Paushter, MD
    Dr. Paushter graduated from SUNY at Syracuse and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is also a member of the teaching faculty of SUNY Upstate Medical Center - Binghamton Clinical Campus.
  • Steven L. Spivak, DO
    Dr. Spivak graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
  • Hong Yu, MD
    Dr. Yu graduated from Shanghai Medical University and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She has also completed a Hematology fellowship.
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