Meet our doctors

Charles Yates, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Yates has practiced medicine in Western New York (WNY) since 1999. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. For the last 10 years he has practiced exclusively in the field of geriatrics in many WNY nursing homes and assisted living facilities, serving as medical director and primary care physician. He is also currently Chief Medical Officer of the Fallon Health Weinberg Medicare and Medicaid programs. He has been a hospital inpatient palliative care consultant, and has extensive experience as a medical director in the home care and managed health care fields. He received his MD from SUNY Buffalo and did residency training at SUNY Buffalo/Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. His undergraduate work includes a BS in management from Case Western Reserve University, and pre-medical studies at Buffalo State College. He also has professional experience in the human resources and pharmaceutical sales industries. He was born and raised in the Rochester, NY, area, and lives in Lockport.

Arunan John Thurairajah, MD

Fallon Health Weinberg-PACE, Clinic Physician
Menorah Campus Health Service, LLC

Dr. Thurairajah, (more commonly known as ‘Dr. John’) has been affiliated with the Weinberg Campus since 2012, where he has served as Medical Director for the Total Aging in Place Program (now Fallon Health Weinberg) and the Menorah Campus. He is board certified in both Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine. In 2008, he completed his Fellowship in Geriatrics at SUNY at Buffalo Medical-Dental Consortium. He is experienced in admissions, consultation, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of geriatric and palliative care patients on an inpatient service level and in an outpatient clinical setting. He has experience as a palliative care consultant with Hospice Buffalo and is a member of the professional advisory committee for Rosa Coplan CHAA and Menorah Licensed Home Care.


All services must be provided by or authorized by the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (except emergency services). PACE participants may be held liable for costs for unauthorized or out-of-PACE program agreement services.

H6596_W_2015_1 Approved 02122016
The information on this page was last updated on 7/18/2017.

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