Tricia Sauer, RDN, CDN

Sports Nutrition, Nutritional Genomics

Integrative Functional Nutrition

Coral Clarke, RDN, CDN

GI Conditions, Allergies & Sensitivities

Integrative & Functional Nutrition

Noelle DeSantis, MS, RDN, CDN

Neurological & Regenerative Nutrition

Integrative & Functional Nutrition

Kristen Rickan, MS, RDN, CDN

Renal & Metabolic Nutrition,

Integrative & Functional Nutrition

Board Certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionists 
Providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for the Healing, Management, and Prevention of Complex Chronic Disease

Due to COVID19, we are now 100% virtual, providing care via TELEHEALTH during this state of emergency. This includes professional LIVE video calls, phone consultations, and UNLIMITED use of our patient portal messaging feature for on the go assistance - all 100% covered by most insurances during this time.


Welcome To Our Practice!


From the founder, Tricia Sauer, RDN, CDN:


I founded this group of outstanding professionals to help people not only survive in a world of chronic disease, but also to be well. We provide medical nutrition therapy for all stages of life and conditions. From infancy and pediatrics to adolescence, pregnancy, lactation, advanced age, critically ill, and chronically ill.  All our dietitians are specially trained Integrative and Functional Nutrition practitioners, each with a specific area of focus.

I have been practicing as a Registered Dietitian for 12 years, with experience in acute care and rehabilitation prior to founding Buffalo Nutrition & Dietetics. I specialize in Sports Nutrition & Nutritional Genomics out of our Audubon Parkway office. I have been a consulting dietitian for the NFL since 2013 and the NHL since 2018. I am currently studying for the advanced practice credential IFNCP through IFNA, the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy.


Coral Clarke, RDN, CDN exceptionally specializes in Food Allergies and Sensitivities and Gastrointestinal Conditions out of our Orchard Park location. She is a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and experienced in modifying menus and recipes to eliminate common food allergens. She works with patients to find the hidden food sensitivities commonly found with gastrointestinal and inflammatory conditions. Coral is also currently studying for the advanced practice credential IFNCP.

Noelle DeSantis, MS, RDN, CDN is a cutting edge dietitian provider of Neurological and Regenerative Nutrition, which she provides out of our office in Dent Tower. She is very experienced in working with neurological conditions and degenerative diseases using evidenced based practice, and recently published "The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Plan and Cookbook". We have chosen her to provide care to our dementia patients participating in Dent Neurologic's

Integrative Program for Cognitive Decline.  

Kristen Rickan, MS, RDN, CDN is a highly experienced Renal dietitian who has recently joined our group. She comes to us from DaVita and has been in practice 8 years working in clinic with patients on Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis. She has a passion for working with patients who wish to avoid dialysis by preventing and controlling end-stage kidney disease and metabolic diseases with nutrition. Kristen is the only Renal dietitian specialist in Buffalo working in private practice - an important service we are overjoyed to now offer our community. She will begin seeing patients at our Buffalo location this coming September 2020!

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our team (Meet Our Dietitians)

and our practice! 

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots." ~Rumi



Scheduling Your  Appointment

1. Contact Us


Call our office at (716) 704-0684, OR become a new patient immediately by clicking the following link to sign up for our secure: PATIENT PORTAL

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a patient being referred by functional medicine providers Laura Funke, FNP-C at DENT Neurologic or Cara Innus, PA-C at Rheumatology Wellness Care of WNY, please instead sign up by clicking HERE.

2. Complete New Patient Paperwork

Once logged into the portal, you will be prompted to complete our New Patient Forms within the system. If you opt out of the portal, you can download our paper forms HERE. We will respond as quickly as possible within 1-3 business days, depending on new patient volume. 

Completing our forms is essential to helping your Dietitian develop a nutrition/wellness program that addresses your needs, goals, and interests, and that is safe and effective. They also allow us to communicate and share results and progress notes with your primary care doctor and/or specialists.


This information is also needed for us to correctly submit claims to your insurance company for coverage. Although visits are free or of little cost to you with most insurance plans we accept, we encourage you to check with your insurance company prior to your appointment. Click here to view our Privacy Policy.


Our state of the art electronic medical record is where all your medical information is securely kept. The portal is the fastest way for you to communicate with your dietitian between visits.

Your portal allows you to send secure messages and attachments, access your health information and care plans, request and reschedule appointments, submit payment information securely, and utilize the free health tools available to you as a patient of our practice.

3. Download Our Patient Portal App (Recommended)

We strongly advise mobile users to download our wonderful patient portal app called "Healthie", where the portal's valuable tools and resources are easily accessed. TIP: In order to receive notifications when you receive messages from your dietitian, be sure to accept push notifications.


4. Check-In


For Office Visits: Patient parking is available in front of both of our buildings. Please click HERE for directions & detailed pictures. Take a seat in our beautiful waiting area and your dietitian will be with you shortly. 

For Telemedicine Visits: Log into your portal on desktop computer or on your mobile device. Navigate to the appointments tab and click on your appointment to enter your live video appointments.

For All Visits: You will receive text and email appointment reminders from our office prior to your appointment. We ask that you be on time, and reserve the right to cancel an appointment if you arrive later than 15 minutes. This is in observation of other patient appointment times. We appreciate your patience if we are running a few minutes late, which may occur as we care for other patients.  We do advise that without 24 hours notice, we charge a $75 fee for missed appointments and cancellations.

We ask that you bring your insurance card and a form of photo identification to your first appointment. For those whose insurance plans do not cover dietitian visits, our reduced private-pay fee is requested at check-in. We gladly accept cash, checks, and credit card.


For Tricia Sauer, RDN, CDN


"Tricia has been my biggest advocate and resource in my journey to better health! She always takes time to thoroughly answer all of my questions and is such a wealth of knowledge across many areas in the medical field. Tricia has helped me discover and treat multiple long-standing medical issues, and has created customized nutrition plans to fit my specific needs. I would highly recommend Tricia to anyone who is serious about improving their quality of life through better health and nutrition!"

Anonymous in Buffalo, NY

"Tricia is extremely knowledgeable and one of the most caring and compassionate health care professionals you could work with."

Cassie in Buffalo, NY

"She was really sweet and took the time to listen to what I was going through. My situation is complicated and she was very helpful and gracious with her time. I really appreciated her. Highly recommend."

Chuck in Buffalo, NY 

"Tricia is highly intelligent, extremely thorough and personable. She is on top of the research and provides information in a clear, understandable manner. She is also highly encouraging and realistic in goal setting."

Dawn in KS

"Tricia is Amazing!! I have been looking for years for many different types of doctor to help me with my stomach issues, getting no where. I had even seen another Nutritionist who was unable to help me. The first visit I had with Tricia and she knew what test to send me for and what was wrong with me. She had received my results and got me on the correct supplements for it immediately. I started feeling better and I am now off 2 prescription drugs that I had to take every day for years. Fabulous"

Anonymous in Buffalo, NY

For Coral Clarke, RDN, CDN

"My visit with Coral was excellent! She explained things to me in a way that I could easily understand and addressed all of my health/nutrition concerns. She provided a relaxed environment and took the time we needed to review my history completely. Her professionalism along with her kind and caring demeanor was exceptional!!!! I will recommend Coral to anyone who is in need of a specialist in nutrition and dietetics, as she provided me top quality care."

Susan S. in MT

"My daughter and I have been working with Coral for the past several months. She is wonderful to work with, and very knowledgeable about the unique and rare medical issues we are facing, and how to best optimize our diet to best support and address our medical issues. I highly recommend Coral Clarke, especially if you are someone dealing with a rare metabolic condition, autoimmune condition, or neuromuscular disease. She is very knowledgeable, very professional, and her support has provided a much needed boost to our whole family."

Anonymous in Buffalo, NY

"I had one appt with Coral re diet for a small bowel obstruction after appencicitus surgery. She not only new foods to eat and avoid but she was updated on the finer points of issues re adhesions and how they affect the small bowel. She asked me questions like an MD would and knew about strictures and other internal structures of the small and large intestines. She answered every question i had on emails to her immediately. She had enough prior information on me from her portal questions and called for tests from my primary and other Doctors. She went over and beyond to answer all my questions and advise me on changes to my diet that would help with my issues."

Anonymous in Buffalo, NY

"Coral is very knowledgeable, polite and professional. She takes the time to listen and understand the issue. I was very pleased with my visit and I highly recommend her services.

      Karen in Buffalo, NY

For Noelle DeSantis, RDN, CDN:


 "I worked with Noelle DeSantis on getting my blood sugar under control. She provided great input and feedback to me as my life with diabetes has been enhanced greatly. She noted different strategies in my diet as well as stressed need for exercise. Thank you Noelle for taking time to help me. I am eternally thankful and grateful"

Anonymous in Buffalo, NY

"Noelle is outstanding. An extremely scholarly dietitian. She is an invaluable resource to anyone in need of cutting edge nutrition therapy!"

Anonymous in Buffalo, NY

The above Reviews were left by patients on,, and


Contact Us

This form is for general inquiries only. Health information

may be securely sent via our Patient Portal

Tel:  (716)  704-0684  /  Fax:  (716)  625-1236



501 John James Audubon Pkwy, Suite 360

Amherst, NY 14228


Chapin Mansion, 1207 Delaware Avenue, Suite 114

Buffalo NY, 14209

Dent Tower, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Suite 401 

Amherst, NY 14226

Sterling Medical Center, 200 Sterling Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14127



Tricia Sauer, RDN,CDN

(Subject to professional sports seasons)

Audubon Parkway:

Monday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Tuesday:  9:00am-5:30pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Friday: 9:00am-5:30pm

Noelle DeSantis, MS, RDN, CDN

Dent Tower:

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday:  8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Coral Clarke, RDN, CDN

Sterling Center:

Monday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday:  10:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Kristen Rickan, MS, RDN, CDN

Chapin Mansion:

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday:  8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm