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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
380 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

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

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University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

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March 18, 2016

After having experienced the same symptoms for several years, this is the first provider that gave me an answer. I had been brushed off for many years, and Dr. Buffer explained that there actually is something wrong and how we could work to treat it.

March 17, 2016

everything explained well and very understandable. advice given on how to handle any special problems

March 15, 2016

I have very high respect for Dr. Buffer. He impresses me with his degree of knowledge about his specialty and the pharmacology needed to treat the diseases of that specialty.

March 15, 2016

My experiences at Dr. Buffers office has always been excellent and his staff is exceptional!

March 14, 2016

Excellent in every way

March 11, 2016

Dr Buffer is a very caring, competent provider. He has a genuine involvement and concern in my well being also a great bedside manner . UPMC needs to be congratulated for having this provider.

March 10, 2016

They are very good...thorough and considerate..Dr.Buffer is a good Doctor..kind and takes his time..asks pertinent questions..the staff and nurse are great

March 10, 2016

I have been under Dr Buffer's care for approximately 15 years. Throughout this period he and his staff have been absolutely professional and courteous. I have the utmost respect for Dr Buffer and will continue to see him as scheduled on a yearly basis.

March 09, 2016

Very good job. I felt in hood hands

February 25, 2016

This was an initial visit with this doctor. He was very attentive to my questions, forthcoming and pleasant. He impressed me by his explaining options and allowing me to choose. He also impressed me by requesting me to call him the next day a report on my condition.

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