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Sub Specialty:
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Passavant

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
497 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

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

University of Pennsylvania Health System,
Philadelphia, PA

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October 07, 2016

overall good experience for confidence in care

October 06, 2016

The reason I visit with Dr Buffer for my heart issue is that he takes into account the whole patient, not just a single issue. He has been and will be my choice for cardiac care for as long as he is in practice. The office staff has always been great and I'm usually in and out of the office very quickly. Thanks to all!

October 06, 2016

Dr.Buffer treats me as a personal friend. I have great respect and admiration for him.

October 06, 2016

He is the best doctor I've ever had. Very friendly and helpful.

September 19, 2016

Dr.Buffer is the best! Always takes his time/makes you feel important. He is very caring/so professional and just so kind. His nurse Cheryl is incredible/always answering my emailed questions or concerns. All of the nurses/assistants are very sweet. A top-notch practice/I am SO grateful Dr.Buffer is my cardiologist. KUDOS to the entire staff.

September 14, 2016

wonderful practice

September 14, 2016

my experiences have been exceptionally good. I am most satisfied.

September 12, 2016

Dr. Buffer and Linda are ALWAYS the best. Real people who understand me and my health. No lofty comments or degrading comments. Straight forward answers and suggestions.

September 12, 2016

pleasant surroundings and facilities Succinct and immediate communications Good people

September 09, 2016

Dr. Buffer and staff are the best