We Inform. You Decide.
CompassCare is your best first step for unplanned pregnancy and sexual health needs. For over 40 years CompassCare has been Upstate NY’s leader in women’s reproductive health. We believe money and insurance should never be a barrier to the care you need—all services are at no cost to our patients.
Our caring professional staff is dedicated to providing medically accurate and confidential abortion information, pregnancy diagnosis and STD testing and treatment.
THERESA RUSH, MD
Dr. Rush received her Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Chemistry and a double minor in Zoology and Music from Howard University in Washington DC in the year 1985. She commenced medical training at the University of Buffalo and was awarded a degree in medicine in 1989.
Dr. Rush received her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York. Her particular interests since graduation from residency have been in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She has furthered her training obtaining certification in Robotic surgery. She has been in private practice in Buffalo, New York since 1994. Dr. Rush is married to her husband, Blaine and they reside in the Buffalo area. Non-medical interests include: Music- She has played the flute since grade school and enjoys an eclectic mix of music.
KATHY MAUER, BSN, RN
VP PATIENT SERVICES
Kathy has over 30 years of Prenatal and Perinatal nursing care, and has served as CompassCare’s lead nurse since 2012. She also serves as the health director of an area summer camp. Kathy earned her nursing degree from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1984. In addition to her nursing experience, Kathy is an MBTI certified practitioner. Kathy says, “I also enjoy team & leadership development, reading, traveling and spending time with family.”
MARGARET CAPPELLO, BSN, RN, MDIV
NURSE TEAM LEADER, BUFFALO
Margaret brings over 25 years of nursing experience in Visiting Nurse Service and clinical education to CompassCare. She earned a BA in Physical Therapy from Skidmore College, an associate’s degree in Nursing from Monroe Community College, a BSN from the University of Rochester, and a Masters of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary. Margaret was recently promoted to Nurse Team Leader in our Buffalo office. In addition to her work at CompassCare, Margaret co-pastors Nash Road Church in North Tonawanda, NY. Margaret says she loves to read, “especially outside by the Niagara River on a nice day.” Margaret enjoys walking her dog and hiking, and has recently taken up yoga.
TONYA PREVIGLIAN, MSN, RN, CRNA
STAFF NURSE, BUFFALO
Tonya has worked as a nurse since 1988. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Alfred University, and a Masters of Nursing degree from the University of Buffalo. Tonya received her nurse anesthetist certification in 1997, and has worked as a CRNA since then. She has five years of Prenatal and Perinatal nursing care experience. When she’s not at work, Tonya enjoys travelling, reading, skiing and biking. Tonya says, “If I could, I would spend all of my time outside.”
LISA HAMILTON, ASN, RN
STAFF NURSE, BUFFALO
Lisa has been a board-certified nurse since 1998, when she received her Associates of Science in Nursing from Niagara County Community College. She spent the first four years of her career in Nursing Management and Supervision. Once she realized that her passion was in the day-to-day connections and the relationships that she made with her patients, she became a Medical Surgical Unit Nurse which she has been doing for the past sixteen years. As a mother of five daughters, helping and supporting women is very important to her. Lisa says, “I want to encourage women to strive for excellence by simply being who they were created to be.”
JOANNE E. CZORA, ASN, RN
STAFF NURSE, BUFFALO
Joanne has ten years of nursing experience after earning her associate’s degree in nursing from Erie County Community College. In addition to her work at CompassCare, Joanne runs her own small businesses in Home Health and Horticulture. She describes herself as “passionate about Functional Medicine, my kids, and exploring waterways by hiking, biking and kayaking.”
KAREN BLAIN, RN, NNP
STAFF NURSE, BUFFALO
Karen graduated from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1977 then began her 40-year career doing what she loved in Neonatal Intensive Care. She received her Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certification in 1985 and her IBCLC certification in 1996. Over the years she was involved in patient care management, resuscitation, stabilization, and transport of high-risk infants. Karen enjoys being outdoors traveling, camping, hiking, and skiing.
Take a 3D Tour
Private & Newly Renovated
CompassCare understands the private nature of the sexual and reproductive health decisions of our patients, and privacy is very important to us. Parking at our Buffalo office is hidden behind the building, where your privacy and confidentiality are ensured.
Both of our newly-renovated medical facilities are clean, comfortable and professional. With updated, state-of-the-art exam rooms, STD testing lab and ultrasound equipment, we are equipped to serve the reproductive health needs of women in Western NY.
Additional exam areas afford our patients the ability to schedule same-day or next-day appointments and get the information and answers they need sooner than ever. Our capacity to serve 100% more clients allows our nurses to attend to each patient in an unhurried, personal, and caring setting.
CompassCare’s Buffalo office is just off Main St. at 1230 Eggert Road in Buffalo, NY. Easily accessible by bus and car, the office has free on-site parking and is just a 2 minute walk from the Main & Eggert bus stop.
CompassCare's Buffalo Office
CompassCare is proud to have the best reproductive health patient-care team in Rochester and Buffalo. Our team is specially trained to meet your unplanned pregnancy and sexual health needs. We are committed to provide you with compassionate care, relevant information, and professional medical services.
Patients find our staff “caring, knowledgeable, and friendly.” [See our Patient Reviews]