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Sam A. Buffer, MD


Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
432 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
100 Bradford Rd.
Suite 310
Wexford, PA 15090
(412) 748-6284
3 St. Francis Way
Suite 202
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
Office Phone:
(724) 772-1133


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


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

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July 14, 2016

Very pleasant visit. Always good.

July 14, 2016

Dr. Buffer is an excellent Cardiologist and I appreciate all that he does for me.

July 13, 2016

I know I'm in excellent hands with Dr.Sam Buffer! I feel extremely confident that he will be able to solve my health problems & keep my health problems in check that they won't get worse because of the life style changes he has helped me make.

July 12, 2016

Always listens to and responds to any questions or concerns. A GREAT Doctor.

June 15, 2016

Excellent care and experience

June 13, 2016

This was my annual check up with my cardiologist. Since Dr. Gerrard retired last year, I met Dr. Buffer for the first time. I like him very much. He was assigned to me on Dr. Gerrard's recommendation.

June 10, 2016

No problems

June 10, 2016

Dr. Buffer is the most knowledgeable and caring doctor I have ever met. I am glad that he is my doctor.

June 07, 2016

all good.

June 07, 2016

Practice spends time listening to my medical thoughts and concerns.

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