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Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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604 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Suite 1135
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6484

3 St. Francis Way
Suite 202
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Office Phone:
(724) 772-1133

100 Bradford Rd.
Suite 310
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 748-6284


Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology


MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

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August 07, 2017

Great Doctor, great "bed side manner".

July 28, 2017

After every appointment with the Doctor and his Nurse I feel completely satisfied with the experience.

July 27, 2017

doctor buffer is very caring and thorough and so is his staff

July 26, 2017

I was very impressed as this was my first office visit. I was very happy with Dr Buffer as I was a little scared seeing a new doctor. He couldn't of been more caring and kind.

July 13, 2017

Dr Buffer is one of the most caring people I know! I have been his patient for a very long time. Couldn't ask for a better Dr.!!! Love him

July 12, 2017

always a good experience.

July 11, 2017

I currently see Dr. Buffer once a year for cardiology check. He has been my cardiology provider for 13 years and has given excellent care during some difficult medical situations. I do value his services.

July 11, 2017

excellent provider for my late husband over the years. that is why i now choose him for my care.

July 07, 2017

always sincere and helpful

July 07, 2017

I love Dr Buffer!! He always shows great interest in me as a patient, knows my history and explains things thoroughly. He never seems rushed and is a very good listener.