Dr. Thomas Pfiffner, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 62

Dr. Pfiffner
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dent Neurologic Institute

3980 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, NY 14226

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(716) 250-2000

Dr. Thomas Pfiffner, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Buffalo, NY and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pfiffner has more experience with Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Saint George's University / School Of Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Floyd County Medical Center and Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pfiffner to book an appointment.


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Dr. Pfiffner is affiliated with Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond Belmond, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pfiffner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pfiffner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pfiffner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (716) 250-2000.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Pfiffner typically treats 95% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Tension Headache
Migraine
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Pfiffner typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Dementia
Parkinson's Disease
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Very High Frequency
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Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Pfiffner typically treats 59% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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General Neurological Disorders

General neurological disorder specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease that affect your brain, spinal cord or nerves, anywhere throughout your body.Compare with other General Neurological Disorders specialists.

Dr. Pfiffner typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dementia
Tremor
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Gait Abnormality
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Pfiffner's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Pfiffner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Pfiffner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pfiffner

4.3

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
73.6842105263158%
(14)
4 Stars
10.526315789473685%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
15.789473684210526%
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Staff friendliness (13)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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My experience with this doctor left me in tears. I came to him at the Dent Spine Center to hopefully diagnose some chronic pain I was having in my back, hips, and legs. His "introduction" consisted of him walking in and saying "so what's wrong with you?" and it all went down from there. First he berated me for not bringing my MRI results from another doctor even though his office told me not to. Then he dismissed any and all my concerns. He was condescending, told me I needed to lose weight, and that was that. He behaved as though the entire visit was an inconvenience. Never again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 08, 2021
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I came to him for a general neurology second opinion. I had copies of head scans in my car, but accidently locked my keys in the car (pretty fitting because I was there to address a great deal of memory issues). I commute from far away too. He treated me like crap. Maybe it was because I was late, but I checked in with office staff, but everything was locked in my key until the PD did an unlock, so it put me back about 20 minutes. He just seemed so annoyed to be treating me. Dismissed the idea of even trying to order an fMRI. He changed & became slightly more pleasant when I told him I had a baby die, but he still seemed like I had angered him. I felt super unwelcome by him. The staff was fine--it was him. Must be his case load and time is SO in demand. He was a jerk. Dr. Capote wasn't any better. I'm not impressed with Dent. The neuropsychologist, Dr. Bottoms was nice. She's the only one who hasn't sucked so far. But, as I said, I'm done with Dent. Never again.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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S. – Dec 18, 2020
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No. Just no. Unfriendly, acted aggregated. His own secretaries Michelle's fault. Informed me Dent would have everything they need since mri and xrays were at UB. Dent affiliated with UB. Very cold. As though he were doing this for free. When you know insurance pays alot of money. Again, no!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Yvonne Brackett – Aug 08, 2020
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I was made to feel comfortable by all the staff and by Dr. Pfiffner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D.H – Sep 17, 2018
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Dr. Pfiffner explained my results to me and made sure I understood everything before I left his office. He took the time to show me my MRI images on his computer. Once he seen the worry in my face, he assured me I would be ok and he would monitor my cyst so nothing bad would happen. Dr. Pfiffners confidence, and knowledge eased my anxiety and for that I’m extremely grateful. Thank you!
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What could be improved
No results
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C.D – Mar 01, 2018
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Overall it was okay not sure what he wants me to do will help with my all day everyday headaches but willing to try it and see how it goes.
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No results
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No results
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K.Y – Feb 07, 2018
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I always have a good experience at this clinic.
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S.W – Dec 11, 2017
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very good. explained very step and agreed with the treatment to date .
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No results
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D.E – Nov 15, 2017
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Will be doing what the doctor prescribes and has good knowledge of what is wrong with me after my incident.
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D.B – Jun 27, 2017
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I saw him several times and was fine with all he did for me.
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No results
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D.B – May 23, 2017
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very good
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J.O – Jan 11, 2017
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I had an emg done then saw Dr. I was very pleased with the way I was treated and the results I recieved
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L.R – Jun 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Pfiffner, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Buffalo, NY and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Pfiffner has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Diagnostic Neuroradiology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Saint George's University / School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
Northeast Missouri State Univeristy
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Thomas Pfiffner, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pfiffner has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Thomas Pfiffner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pfiffner frequently treats Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Epilepsy. See all practice areas where Dr. Pfiffner specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Pfiffner, MD's office located?

Dr. Pfiffner's office is located at 3980 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Dent Neurologic Institute3980 Sheridan Dr Buffalo, NY 14226
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40 George Karl Blvd Ste 120 Buffalo, NY 14221
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Floyd County Medical Center

Charles City, IA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond

Belmond, IA

98% Patient experience rating, 29% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Iowa Specialty Hospital-clarion

Clarion, IA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

Mercyone New Hampton Medical Center

New Hampton, IA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center

Mason City, IA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019)