Dr. David A. Pula, MD

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Specializes in Sports Medicine • Male • Age 38

3673 Southwestern Blvd
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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Dr. Pula's Experience

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Conditions Dr. Pula Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Pula

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Southtown Orthopedic Group
Southtowns
3673 Southwestern Blvd
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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    Dr. Pula's Experience

    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Cartilage Transplant
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Sports Medicine Surgery
    • Steroid Injections
    • Tendon Repair
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    2
    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Instability
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Labral Tear
    • Hip Sprain
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    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Injuries
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sever's Disease
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Tendonitis
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Pula

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for New York.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED
    Graduated in 2003

    Residency Hospital

    Tripler Army Medical Center
    Complete in 2008

    Fellowship Hospital

    State University of New York At Buffalo
    Complete in 2013

    Undergraduate Schools

    Canisius College
    Graduated in 1998
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Pula & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Pula's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo where Dr. Pula has admitting privileges:

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    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Pula

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pula to family and friends

    8 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Pula's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 8 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Pula
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    8 responses
    above
    national average

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    • Yes.

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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Office Locations

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    Southtown Orthopedic Group
    Southtowns
    3673 Southwestern Blvd
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    (716) 508-8515 (Office)
    (716) 508-8517 (Fax)
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