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Qualifications and Experience
Raffaella Buffolino is an engaging and insightful podiatrist serving the communities of New York, Brooklyn, and Flushing in New York state. Dr. Buffolino earned her undergraduate degree from Adelphi University and accomplished her doctoral training at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed her residency program at the New York Hospital Queens in Flushing, NY. Dr. Buffolino is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the New York Podiatric Medical Association. She is also affiliated with the Brookhaven Hospital, the New York Hospital Queens, and the St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. Dr. Buffolino is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, which allows her to cater to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Included in her expansive medical scope are podiatric disorders, such as foot ulcers, hammertoes, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and athlete’s foot. Some of the services she offers include varicose vein treatments, laser toenail treatments, and filler treatments. She sees patients at both Total Foot Care, PC in Smithtown, NY and South Island Podiatry Specialists in Medford, NY.
Verified Patient Reviews
She's an excellent doctor. She cares very much about her patients
She listens and she explains everything thoroughly.
I thorougly enjoyed my appt... The staff was friendly... the doctor was friendly and completely thorough... im happy I chose this doctor out of all the other options given to me
She was amazing!
Never leave her office with any doubts or concerns, even after a year she remembered me and was very thorough with her assessment.
Dr. Buffolino is the real,deal. Competent, gracious and very thorough. She gave me sound and helpful advice on avoiding foot pain in the future. Have not thought about my feet since my appointment and that's because they don't hurt anymore. The office staff was very welcoming and helpful. Congrats on jobs well done.
Dr was knowledgeable and explained everything throughly she helped with my problems better than my old podiatrist I'm very satisfied and no longer suffering in pain
Very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend. Everyone in the office is helpful and genuine.
She was on point read me like a book I love her never met a podiatrist so on key
I think the visit went well. The young lady who took my X-rays was very nice as well. My dr spoke in high speed as if she was in a rush but over all I liked her. I didn't enjoy the receptionist she was a little rowdy and unprofessional with the convo she had with her peer. (not the X-ray lady)
She is excellent and very professional.
She was was professional and straight forward. She treated me and told me what to expect. She also explained what was going on and what to expect. Excellent in my opinion. Although you might get a sense that she is rushing the visit but she the only practitioner on Fridays.
The office staff was extremely friendly. I saw Dr. Bawa and she was wonderful, extremely professional, knowledgeable, and kind.
I am very comfortable with the doctor's presentation of alternatives so that I can feel I had a part in developing the treatment plan to address my problem.
I was attended to promptly. Dr. Buffalino and her staff were very courteous. Most importantly Dr. Buffalino seemed very knowledgeable about my ailment and everything that I asked about.
The Doctor was nice and knowledgeable however she spent less then 5 minutes with me. She did explain things but in general it felt like she was rushed even though i was there very early. I will return but I would hope that could be improved
Professional efficient Dr, and friendly staff Office is well organized with minimum waiting time.
good stuff very knowledgeable
Office was easy to find, clean, bright and well staffed. Staff was polite and professional and informed of what to expect. Doctor was extremely detailed in her assessment, offered different treatment options, contacted insurance comany on the spot for approval , and had excellent bedside manner. Overall, despite what was a painful procedure, a very positive experience and I'd recommend them without hesitation.
Detailed explanation of foot problems and a hottie
THE EXPERIENCE WAS PHENOMENAL
Great manner and she explained every single detail, relieved to understand the problem and good information
It was a pleasure. From the 2 young ladies at the front desk to the doctor, everything about this visit was GREAT!
Very professional and informatuve. Great bedside manner with my 10 year old son.
Staff was very nice and efficient. Will definitely continue seeing Dr. buffolino
Everything went great!!! I was greeted kindly at the front desk, not long after taken in the back for xrays and then immediately seen by the doctor. She knew exactly was my problem was and even explained to me about another problem I had and didnt even know of. She reassured me that my medicine for a toenail fungus wouldnt kill my liver. I felt completely comfortable and trusting in her. This is the woman to see everyone.
Professional thorough and refficient
Very Good. Would absolutely recommend her.
Everything was alright. Not excellent but good.
she and her staff were friendly and helpful.
She was very nice she explained everything clearly she was overall wonderful her staff was also
She is very personable, thorough and listened when I explained what was troubling me. She answered every question that I had and sent the prescriptions right over to the pharmacy. It was ready when I arrived.
All the staff are very friendly and courteous. It wasn't crowded at all. The doctor is very pleasant and explains things in detail so you understand. Also the office is new and very modern and nice! I am so glad I found this place ??
The doctor and her staff are extremely friendly and attentive!
Friendly efficient staff, no wait, doctor very professional an efficient
Very informative and knowledgeable about foot care. From my description of my pain and x-rays she pinpointed my problem and remedy for it.
Quick, efficient, knowledgable Nice office staff too No wait
Very proffesipnal and kind resvice gave us. Thanks doctor
Very informative and gave her honest opinion about my condition and whether I should commit to surgery or not.
She is great! Very knowldegeable and straightforward.
She was amazing. This doctor makes you comfortable in your visit and gives you any information you need, she does everythihg thoroughly. Not just that buy her assistant and front desk ladies were welcoming and professional. Very friendly place!
She was very attentive to my issues and addressed all my concerns before administering any medicine. I feel very comfortable with her and her staff. I recommended her to another family member as soon as my visit was over.
The staff here was amazing. I barely had to wait to get attended. Also Dr. Raffaella Buffolino is very knowledgeable and explains in detail what my situation was. She is truly amazing and so is her staff. Anyone looking for a podiatrist must come to her.
She was great! Very knowledgeable and professional!
Dr. B was extremely professional and courteous. Her bedside manner was top notch. Even though I was the last patient of the day, I didn't feel like she rushed me or that she had somewhere else to be. I had confidence in what she told me about my condition and she explained things in terms that I could understand. She used my appointment for a teachable moment and it was very much appreciated. Jennifer at the front desk was very nice and handled multiple tasks with ease and efficiency (and still managed to be pleasant). The back office staff were a little distracted and were in a hurry (like cleaning the exam room, before my consultation was finished), but I made allowances because it was indeed late. They were never discourteous or rude. I will definitely be returning for my follow up appointments and look forward to a great patient relationship with the doctor and her staff.
Smart, friendly, competent
Great Dr, straight to the point, and very informative with options on treatment! I'd go again!
She actually was concerned about the problem I have with my feet. She knew exactly what I was dealing with.
She was amazing!!!! Answered all the questions I had and was able to help me with the issues/concerns I had.
Very kind and made me feel comfortable about an awkward situation. Gave clear instructions for treatment after appointment.
The doctor and staff treated me with respect and took care if me i will refer them to friend and family .. They were awesome
The office was very clean. The staff was very helpful and nice. They made me feel very comfortable. I will keep coming to this doctor office agaim