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Dr. James Buffum, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Buffum

Pioneer Valley Cardiology Assoc

2 Medical Center Dr Ste 410 Springfield, MA 01107

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(413) 781-5735


Dr. James Buffum, MD is a cardiology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Georgetown U, School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in cardiology.


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Dr. Buffum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (10/6/2016)View details
  • Settlement (9/30/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Buffum's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Aortic Ectasia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buffum treats Aortic Ectasia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buffum treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Aortic Valve Disease
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Dr. Buffum treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buffum treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Heart Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buffum treats Heart Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buffum treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buffum's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Dr. Buffum's Reviews

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4.7

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Buffum, MD is a cardiology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Georgetown U, School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in cardiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1984
Georgetown U, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
1987
1984

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Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA