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Specialty:


Sub Specialty:
Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
585 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Suite 1135
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6484
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100 Bradford Rd.
Suite 310
Wexford, PA 15090
Office Phone:
(412) 748-6284
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3 St. Francis Way
Suite 202
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Office Phone:
(724) 772-1133
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

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

Education:

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

Residency:
University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA


Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA



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April 05, 2018

30 minute wait from the time the nurse took my weight, height, blood pressure and went over my meds till I saw the doctor.

March 21, 2018

Dr Buffer gave me a good plan for moving forward towards better health.

March 20, 2018

I'm trusting Dr. Buffer and this Office with my life. What more can I can say. If he or it was lacking in anyway, I'd change Doctors and Offices! Great Doctor and Office!

March 20, 2018

Excellent visit with Dr.Buffer and his staff. It always is!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 20, 2018

Dr. Buffer is a great guy who has been with me since the beginning of my health situation. I have complete trust in him and will definitely miss him if I have to switch insurers!!

March 16, 2018

Very pleased with Dr. Buffer.

March 15, 2018

I was actually called in early for my appointment, and everyone was very helpful.

March 13, 2018

Great doctor and he really knows about any issues of concern. Does a very good job of explaining any of the issues.

March 09, 2018

I have been seeing Dr. Buffer for over 25 years. He has become a friend and, by the way, a Cardiologist. Actuially, I look forward to our appointment and seeing him again.

March 08, 2018

Looks at the patient as an individual with own set of needs.