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Dr. Maria M. Buitrago, DPM, FACFAS, MS

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Buitrago is board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Buitrago received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and her Master of Science degree from Barry University in Miami, Florida where she also received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. While at Barry she was on the Dean’s list and was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence. She completed a three year foot and ankle residency program at the Houston Podiatric Foundation in Houston, Texas. She has also completed training in microvascular surgery at The Microsurgical Training Center, Plastic Surgery Service at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas, and has received special training in the endoscopic plantar fasciotomy, the endoscopic decompression of intermetatarsal nerve and diabetic nerve decompressions. She is very active in the community and state. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Podiatric Medical Association representing Houston and is the chair of the Public Relations Committee and sits on the Continuing Medical Education (CME) committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors and for the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons and the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation where she participates in medical missions every year. She volunteers locally at the San Jose Clinic and Healthcare for the Homeless Shelter in downtown Houston. She served as president for the Harris County Podiatric Medical Society in 2006-07 and was secretary from 2009-2012. She is podiatry captain for the Houston Marathon and volunteers every year. She has been featured locally on Debra Duncan morning show and nationally on Primer Impacto on Univision. She enjoys running marathons.

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Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Joseph Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Foot Surgery (Podiatric Surgery)

Education and training

  • Barry University (Master’s)
  • Barry University, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Houston Podiatric Foundation, Residency in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • University of Central Florida (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Harris County Podiatric Medical Society
  • Texas Podiatric Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Dean's List, Barry University
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Barry University

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1972538197

Office locations

Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas

1355 W. Gray St., Suite B

Houston, TX 77019

Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas

810 Waugh Drive, Suite 200

Houston, TX 77019

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Outstanding and very personal.
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Dr. Buitraga was very professional, made a diagnosis of my issue and explained clearly to me what it is and how to deal with it. She has a list of tennis shoes that have adequate cushioning and my brand was noton the list. She took the time to look up my my brand and model on line to see if the cushioning was considered adequate for my foot. Thank goodness it was, as they were new!
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My experience was excellent. I went into the office just to set an appointment. Was greeting by a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Appointment was set for two days ahead. Then, one of the staff asked if I had time I could seeher same day! I agreed, filled out the paperwork and saw the Dr. in about 30 minutes. She listened to the issue I was having with my foot, took some X-rays and counseled me on treatment options. I chose to use medication and a steroid shot into my foot to expedite the healing process as I had been dealing with this issue for 6 months. I would highly recommend Dr. Buitrago and her staff.
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Dr. Buitrago and her staff are great. She now treats three members of my family - myself, husband and grown daughter. She is very thorough and willing to try various approaches to solve your problem. She is definitely a "surgery isa last resort" type, which is wonderful. Very compassionate and lovely person who answers to the calling of physician the way all should!
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Dr. Buitrago is a wonderful podiatrist. Doesn’t try and push unnecessary procedures, and very competently performs necessary ones. Normally don’t have to wait more than 10 minutes for an appointment, but for some reason had to wait almostan hour today. I think this was an exception, so I continue to highly recommend this practice!
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The receptionist and x-ray technician/nurse were extremely solicitous and showed concern for my issue. Dr. Buitrago is a great doctor and always shows concern and works through my issues with me. I love Dr. Buitrago and her staff!
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Dr. Buitrago and her staff are absolutely awesome, professional and about the friendliest group of folks you ever want to meet. Top of the heap here. They dont come better.
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Dr. Buitrago is friendly, polite and completely competent. She explained the Shock Wave treatment for my Plantar Faciitis thoroughly and what to expect (a roller coaster--some good days, others not so good, with regards to pain) during thethree weeks of the full treatment regime. She is mindful of time, but never rushed. Dr. Buitrago runs an organized, efficient operation. The staff is excellent. Highly recommended!
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Professional, knowledgeable and friendly doctor and staff. I felt confident the diagnosis and advice I received was medically sound. The wait time was longer than I expected or liked, albeit late in the day.
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Dr. Buitrago was FANTASTIC! I highly recommend her! I have to mention the front desk staff and the assistants are FANTASTIC also, very professional, very friendly.
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Dr. Buitrago was very friendly and took the time to answer all of the questions I had. The X-ray technician and staff were all great as well. The 45-minute wait was unexpected but the service made it worthwhile.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Buitrago was thorough and pleasant during my two visits to her. Very good bedside manner. Staff was helpful. I can recommend her without hesitation.
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Dr. Buitrago is smart, sweet, and made me feel really comfortable. If you’re looking for a podiatrist in Houston, she’s your lady!
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I felt very comfortable , Dr. Buitrago answered questions infomativlely.
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My whole family uses Dr. Buitrago. She and her staff are great and very accommodating. She is very professional, yet down-to-earth with a nice "bedside manner". Highly recommend!
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Very personable, listened well, and provided a very reasoned diagnosis despite having only minimal physical indications.
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Dr. Buitrago is great! Always friendly and professional. She listens and finds the right treatment. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Buitrago handled my foot so gently that I was afraid she had not "found" the pain that had dogged my steps all month. But she gave me an orthotic type solution that allowed me to walk pain free --and instantly.Thank you Dr. Buitrago! Her X-ray person is also kind, efficient and made the process easy.
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I've been going to Dr. Buitrago for a year now and she is great! She was able to completely treat my chronic plantar fasciitis after trying several methods (pt, pills, shot, and finally shock wave therapy). She is conservative, very thoroughand up-to-date on current treatments. Her office staff is friendly - from the front desk to the back. My daughter and husband also see her for other issues; she is our family foot doctor!
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Greeted with a smile and took the time to thoroughly discuss my medical problem.
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I had an extremely positive experience. Dr. Buitrago was professional and personable. I always like to know the "how" and "why" of the situation and she was patient and answered all of my (many) questions with straightforward answers. I wasable to get imaging, a diagnosis, and treatment on the first visit which is almost unheard of and very much appreciated!
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She's a genuine hardworking individual, who CARES about her work. I don't care if she knows my name by a file when she enters, she says it right upfront :) She remembers her work. That helps you feel comfortable to talkto her about your problematic issue(s). I'm glad that I stumbled upon Ms. Buitrago this Fall 2017. I had my surgery just this December 2017, and so far, it's looking great! I would highly recommend her as your DPM.
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Excellent doctor, highly recommended
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Dr. Buitrago was kind, attentive and very helpful.
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Thorough, sympathetic and gave me treatment options.
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She’s was very caring & understanding, she explained & answered all my questions!
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Dr. Buitrago was very friendly and I was seen right at the time of my appointment although I arrived 30 minutes early (my issue not because of the office.) I would recommend for foot issues.
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She was extremely helpful, explained everything carefully and made clear recommendations. I highly recommend her.
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Dr Buitrago was brilliant! She quickly reviewed the x-rays to diagnose my condition and administered a thorough clean-up of my wound.
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Dr. Buitrago is a very caring and professional doctor.
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Dr. B is an excellent doctor she is very thorough helpful and attentive. She really cares about her patients.
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Professional staff. Dr Buitrago was efficient, understanding and explained everything. Didn't suggest unnecessary procedures or expensive treatments. Highly recommended.
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Dr Buitrago was referred to me by another patient who had been impressed with her approach. After surgery and interacting with her over the last few months, I highly recommend. She is very responsive, takes the time to answer your questionsand was very knowledgeable. She makes sure that the solution is right for the patient. The staff working with her directly (once you get past the appointments/check-in) are very responsive and helpful. Those at the front desk were not overly helpful or friendly but worth putting up with to get the best results and that would be Dr Buitrago.
Less than 1 year ago
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Everyone was very professional and kind at the same time. All my questions were answered and they made me feel at ease. Will definitely recommend!
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She's great.
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Dr. Buitrago was great! Very friendly. Answered all of my questions. Gave me server options for treatment. Highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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She is Amazing, she takes her time with her patients and takes great care of the patient. Amazing office and staff as well. Totallh recommening her to everybody.
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Dr. Buitrago is a very caring professional who takes time with her patients and truly concerned about their welfare. From the front desk to the techs in the back, the office is run well and everyone is courteous. This makes a difference and is much appreciated!
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Dr. Buitrago is fantastic! She has a great bedside manner, and she always take the time for Q&A! I highly recommend her!
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Dr. Buitrago listened to my problems. We came up with a game plan and she performed the minor procedures on my foot right there in the office. Was an excellent experience. She has a wonderful staff - very friendly with good communication.
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Dr.Buitrago is the nicest and best Dr. On the planet.. She cares and it shows!
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Dr. Buitrago was great. Friendly and took the time to discuss my heel pain. The staff was friendly and efficient as well.
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Dr Buitrago is lovely I highly recommend her
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Dr. Buitrago took time to explain my condition and options for treatment. Her professionalism and patient care is much appreciated.
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Excellent she's an angel
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Front office staff is always friendly and accommodating. I feel like I was seen in a reasonable amount of time. I also find that it's easy to get an appointment within a weeks time.
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She is such a sweet person! I could not believe how kind and humble she was. When she talks to you, you can feel she is passionate about what she does and she enjoys explaining the before and after the process.
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She is an Angel I definitely will recommend her whit friends
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She always takes the time to listen to me describe my pain and issues. Then she takes care or the issue.
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Physician literally *did not* perform an exam on the injured foot. Asked what pain I was experiencing and suggested an MRI. Did not extend or flex or anything to elicit pain to get a better understanding of what was going on.
More than 1 year ago
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