Thomas P. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC is part of a Heart Center team that provides a comprehensive array of clinical and diagnostic cardiac services, including outpatient and inpatient consults, echo, regular and stress echo testing and pacemaker interrogation in our Heart Center.

Established in 2012, our Heart Center sees patients with cardiac and vascular conditions, and provides diagnosis and treatment options, including carotid and nuclear stress testing.

Our Heart Center is located on the first floor of our hospital and appointments are available on weekdays. Call our office at (716) 592-9644 for an appointment or for more information.

Leg Pain and Vascular Center

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital opened its Leg Pain and Vascular Clinic in spring 2016, signaling an expansion of its Heart Center and cardiology services. For information on testing hours or appointments, call: (716) 592-9644.


Thomas P. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC

Thomas P. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC

Dr. Smith obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medi­cine for both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Iona College, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Smith serves as the Catholic Health System’s Medical Director for Southern Tier Outreach. This affiliation with Catholic Health and Mercy Hospital opens up access to nationally-ranked cardiac care for patients living in the Southern Tier who will be treated in their home community at the BCH Heart Center.

Lauralee Sprague, NP

Lauralee Sprague, NP grew up in Sardinia and Machias, and currently resides in the area. She graduated from SUNY Brockport with a bachelor of science in nursing, and from D’Youville College with a master’s and certification as a family nurse practitioner (FNP).

Sprague has been in the healthcare field for more than 20 years, six of them as a registered nurse, and 15 of them as a family nurse practitioner. She is board certified in family practice, certified in ACLS, PALS, and BLS, and has experience in emergency medicine and family medicine.

Henry Meltser, MD, FACC

Dr. Henry MeltserDr. Meltser is an interventional vascular specialist who is board certified in three separate specialties. His training included clinical residency and fellowships at the University of Rochester and Indiana University.