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Specialty:


Sub Specialty:
Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
518 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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February 28, 2019

it was a good visit.Dr.Buffer noticed a difference in my visit from last year,recommended further exam.

February 28, 2019

Always the best possible care and addresses my individual concerns.

February 26, 2019

Dr. Buffer is the best!

February 26, 2019

Dr Buffer never rushes the appointment. always takes the time to answer questions.

February 19, 2019

staff was outstanding

February 19, 2019

I like Dr. Buffer very much. I think he is a good cardiologist.

February 14, 2019

Very pleased with Dr. Buffer.

February 14, 2019

Dr. Buffer is a very thorough, honest, and kind physician that treats his patients with dignity and respect. His entire office staff is kind and courteous!!

February 12, 2019

Dr Buffer was very respectful, took time to explain -- even googled to get a good picture of my heart "problem." I was not rushed or put off in any way.

February 12, 2019

Care was excellent in all respects