Dr. James Buffum, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Buffum
Telehealth services available

Pioneer Valley Cardiology

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 over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Buffum has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown U, School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Noble Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buffum to book an appointment.


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Dr. Buffum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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Background Check

2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (10/6/2016)View details
  • Settlement (9/30/2016)View details
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Practice Areas

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buffum treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Buffum treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buffum treats Arrhythmias more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Buffum treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Aortic Ectasia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Cardiac Imaging
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buffum performs Cardiac Imaging more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Buffum performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buffum treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Buffum treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Septal Defect
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buffum treats Septal Defect more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Buffum treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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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

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Buffum, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Springfield, MA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Buffum has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Congenital Cardiac Disorders than ...Read more

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

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Locations

Pioneer Valley Cardiology

Pioneer Valley Cardiology Associates2 Medical Center Dr Ste 410 Springfield, MA 01107
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Baystate Medical Center

Springfield, MA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Baystate Noble Hospital

Westfield, MA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Northampton, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average