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Dr. William Bayer


Dr. Bayer is a graduate of Princeton University (cum laude) and Harvard Medical School. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical School. He is Board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr. Bayer has published research studies on hypertension, community medicine, and an analysis of the difference in attitudes between African-Americans vs. whites regarding end of life issues.

In 1991, Dr. Bayer started Jefferson Family Medicine in Southwest Rochester, New York, an area where more than 40% of residents live below the poverty level. Despite this challenge, Jefferson Family Medicine was the leader in Monroe County for many years in control of hypertension and diabetes and still has ratings that are far above average.

Dr. Bayer has won several community service awards, including the Edward Mott Moore Community Service Award from the Monroe County Medical Society, the Community Services Award from the Western NY Federation of Ministries, and the Rochester Academy of Medicine Geriatrics Prize. For several years, he has received the Certificate of Recognition for outstanding diabetes care from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He has been voted by his colleagues as one of "America's Best Doctors" for thirty consecutive years.  

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