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We would love to talk with you about the options that are available to help you heal and relieve your pain. If you have been injured in a car accident contact our office.


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Buffalo prolotherapy specialist Dr. Strut has helped thousands of people repair ligament and tendon damage and overcome chronic pain. Set up an appointment with Buffalo’s best prolotherapy doctor, Dr. Mikhail Strut.

Dr. Mikhail Strut. Expert Buffalo Prolotherapy Doctor Dr. Mikhail Strut has cured chronic pain conditions for thousands of Buffalo patients, with over 80 percent of patients obtaining full relief from their chronic pain and over 90 percent finding at least partial relief.

Dr. Strut is active in the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping people around the world, who otherwise would be unable to afford prolotherapy, gain access to this incredible treatment. Each year, this foundation provides free health care to thousands of patients.

Dr. Strut works directly with each patient at our office to individually address their specific symptoms. Always on top of the industry’s advancements and learning new disciplines, Dr. Strut stays on the cutting edge of ligament and tendon repair and pain management. He is the first doctor in Buffalo to use Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to diagnose the issue, as well as guide prolotherapy. This innovative process helps to accurately identify, diagnose, and treat the conditions that cause chronic pain.

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Dr. Bauers has been involved in clinical practice and the management of health care delivery systems for over 40 years. His clinical focus has been adult primary care as a board-certified Internist. He has practiced in multiple clinical settings, including ambulatory office-based practice, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, inpatient hospital care, and correctional facilities. He has been on the clinical faculty of the Medical and Pharmacology schools at the University of Buffalo. He has been working full time with RES Physical Medicine and Rehab since January 2020.

Since 2003, Dr. Bauers has pursued the study of the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health and well-being. These studies include training as a Master Practitioner of Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. For over 15 years he has been traveling regularly to Hawaii to learn ancient Hawaiian spiritual and healing practices.

“Working at RES has given me the opportunity to bring all my knowledge, skills and experience to focus on assisting people who have experienced physical injuries. My goal is to help them find their way through the complex process of regaining physical, mental, and emotional health and restoring a satisfactory level of function and life experience. We can accomplish this by the thoughtful and coordinated use of physical modes of treatment, interventional therapies such as injections, and the safe and appropriate use of medicines. We are also able to provide treatment not commonly offered in most practice settings.”

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
  • Graduated with a Master Degree – Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Vermont in 2005
  • Worked at RES since May 2017 – prior to that she worked in an Urgent Care and Family Practice setting
  • From 1996-2005, Karen worked as a Registered Nurse in Surgery in the ICU at Strong Memorial (Rochester, NY), Fletcher Allen Medical Center (Burlington, VT), and RPCI and Hospice here in Buffalo
  • Karen performs Cryotherapy, Trigger Point Injections, Preoperative Clearance, and Medicine Management at RES
  • Karen has 26 years experience working in Health Care and working with underserved populations

Reema Bawab is a Certified Physician Assistant with 10 years of experience mostly consisting of General Orthopedics and Surgery. She has been working with RES since September of 2021. She is focused on ensuring that patients understand their conditions and that their concerns are heard and are part of the decision making process in terms of their care.


  • Daemen College, M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Buffalo, NY
  • Daemen College, B.S. in Health Science Studies, Buffalo, NY

Accreditations & Professional Memberships

  • New York State Education Department, Physician Assistant License
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Physician Assistant Certification

Andrew Booth is a Certified Physician Assistant with 6 years of diverse clinical experience in the fields of Physiatry, Orthopedic Surgery, and Emergency Medicine. His approach is to allow patients to be a part of the decision making process. He takes time with each individual patient so they are able to understand their condition and be aware of their options, along with the pros and cons of each. He also has a special interest in injection therapy. When out of the office his interests include hiking, biking, snowboarding, and the Buffalo Bills.


  • Daemen College, M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Buffalo, NY
  • Daemen College, B.S. in Health Science Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Buffalo, NY
  • President’s Scholarship Recipient
  • Partners in Health Education for People with Disabilities (PHEPD) Training

Accreditations & Professional Memberships

  • New York State Education Department, Physician Assistant License
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Physician Assistant Certification
  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

“I am a board-certified physician assistant with over 20 years’ experience. I’ve spent a large portion of my career performing interventional radiology procedures. I embrace pain management and I believe patients deserve to be involved in their own care. I love to discuss various modalities to help guide their paths. I am NYS board certified and hold a national certification with NCCPA. I am compliant with NYS infection control training, BLS and ACLS certifications. I am able to perform acoustic wave therapy, cryotherapy, trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks as well as cortisone injections. Outside of work, my family is my main priority. I enjoy all outdoor activities and of course, the Buffalo Bills!”


  • 2001-2003 Associate of Surgical Physician Assistant, Cuyahoga Community College
  • 1996-1998 Bachelors of Science/Biology, Greensboro College – Magna Cum Laude
  • 1987-1988 Diploma of Radiologic Technology, Millard Fillmore School of Radiology


  • NCCPA Board Certified
  • NYS Licensed physician assistant
  • ARRT certified
  • BLS/ACLS certified

Bailey is an integral part of the RES Physical Medicine & Rehab team. Recently Bailey won an award at Bark in the Park and is a valuable member of our team.

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