Vincent J. Bufalino, MD

Specialty: CardiologyCritical Care Medicine

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Vincent J. Bufalino, MD

Specialty: CardiologyCritical Care Medicine

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Primary location

801 South Washington Street

4th Floor

Naperville, IL 60540

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Office: 630-527-2730

Fax: 630-527-2754

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1 East County Line Road

Sandwich, IL 60458

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1512 North Naper Boulevard

Suite 176

Naperville, IL 60563

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Office: 630-526-2730

Fax: 630-526-2726

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Meet Vincent J. Bufalino, MD

About me

  • Italian
  • Cardiovascular DiseaseFamilial Hypercholesterolemia



  • Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 461 patient ratings.


July 24, 2020 10:32 AM

Substantive, terse.

July 10, 2020 11:08 AM

Very satisfied with my visit.

July 10, 2020 11:08 AM

Very courteous, kind & thoughtful.

June 3, 2020 12:09 PM

Excellent experience.

June 1, 2020 2:45 PM

This was an over-the-phone visit due to COVID 19. It was brief & succinct. I always feel rushed & limited. Many of the Qs in this survey could not be answered because of this. I trust the doctor, his chief nurse and the office. I still worry about proper billing; No-one took my new insurance data.

May 29, 2020 10:34 AM

Virtual visit on phone - Felt it went well.

May 16, 2020 9:27 AM

As I have not had many issues or changes, I think doing the check up via phone was fine and helped keep me and others safe during this covid-19 pandemic. Dr Buffalino communicates very well.

May 6, 2020 7:58 AM

Very happy.

May 4, 2020 8:37 AM

Direct and on target.

April 29, 2020 8:42 AM

Everyone's professional and caring.

April 19, 2020 9:37 PM

Dr Buffalino is the best doctor I have ever had.

April 19, 2020 9:37 PM

Each visit is caring and professional. When I travel to see him it is a 4 hour ride, I will never try any other Cardiologist because he is a wonderful Doctor. Thank goodness he decided to be a Doctor

April 6, 2020 4:05 PM

Dr. Bufalino is the best.

March 30, 2020 12:00 AM


March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

My experience with Dr. Bufalino is very positive as he is easy to talk to about my condition and provides common sense advice about any things I need to address in my healthcare.

March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

It was a good experience as usual.

March 6, 2020 11:52 AM

Always great working with Dr. Bufalino/heart specialist - truly professional, a good listener of my concerns and helps me better work toward health goals.

March 5, 2020 8:47 AM

very satisfied

March 5, 2020 8:47 AM

all good

February 26, 2020 7:39 AM

Dr. Bufalino is fantastic! He is truly professional in all aspects of his practice. He has taken care of our family for many years! The medical staff & administrative staff are exemplary.

February 25, 2020 12:21 PM

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Bufalino and was very happy with his care. I brought my daughter with me so we both would hear what he said. He explained every thing and relieved me of my anxiety over my blood pressure problems.

February 25, 2020 12:21 PM

It was a great first visit experience!

February 20, 2020 11:00 PM

Excellent support always.

February 18, 2020 6:41 AM

Great visit, all my concerns are always addressed.

February 10, 2020 7:10 PM

Excellent ,Dr. Buffalino is a excellent Dr.I trust him .I felt better when I left the office than I did when I came for the visit . He is a assets to to Edwards physicians and Edward Heart Hospital .

February 10, 2020 2:51 PM

When I see Dr. Bufalino I feel good that he listens well and emits a calming effect to me.

February 7, 2020 11:49 AM


February 7, 2020 11:49 AM

Very at ease during my visit.

February 6, 2020 11:28 AM

Dr. Bufalino is the very best at what he does. Nobody is better.

February 6, 2020 11:28 AM

All good.

January 29, 2020 8:27 AM

Excellent routine scheduled examination.

January 27, 2020 7:11 PM

:::::It was very good as usual

January 27, 2020 7:11 PM

Dr. Bufalino always makes me feel better after my visits. He is calm and easy to talk with/

January 17, 2020 9:36 AM

I began asking questions about my husband's procedure he just had 3-days prior. Dr. Bufalino answered all my questions and then said; "Now let's talk about you and why you're here today" He listened very carefully, asking pertinent questions and helping me develop a plan going forward as a high-risk stroke patient.

January 17, 2020 9:36 AM

My experience with Dr. Bufalino was professional, personal, and overall great experience. He put me at ease and knowing he's the best in his field of medicine is a reassuring factor. I will recommend Dr. Bufalino to anyone who has heart issues.

January 8, 2020 1:48 PM

Complete satisfaction!!

January 3, 2020 12:12 PM

Very good always.

January 3, 2020 12:12 PM


January 3, 2020 9:53 AM

This was part of my annual & bi-annual medical routine with my cardiologist - We discussed everything from soup to nuts & I appreciate the time Dr. Bufalino & his staff take with me.

January 3, 2020 9:53 AM

I always have a good experience with Vince & X we are a team when it comes to my health plan and maintenance.

December 31, 2019 9:15 AM

very good

December 30, 2019 11:12 PM

As expected, good

December 30, 2019 11:12 PM

Good from the beginning to the end !!

December 27, 2019 12:21 PM


December 26, 2019 10:46 PM

Dr Bufalino is the best. He takes excellent care of me.

December 26, 2019 10:46 PM

Two things...even with his incredibly busy schedule, he always has time for me and sees me twice a year. He works extremely well in conjunction with a cardiac health care provider in FL, at the Cleveland Clinic -Weston.

December 17, 2019 8:45 PM

always feel better & informed when visit us over, dr. has pleasing manor when visiting with ( me) patients.

December 16, 2019 1:45 PM

Great 2nd opinion meeting with Dr. Bufalino

December 11, 2019 5:41 PM

As always, very positive. I value the relationship that we've created over the years. Being cared for by a man of his caliper, who also has experienced my medical history, is very reassuring. Confidence is a wonderful thing. That confidence emanates from him.

December 11, 2019 5:41 PM

Good. I'm flattered that he continues to see me.

December 10, 2019 5:13 PM

I have been a nurse for 38 years, so with working in several local hospitals, with many medical doctors, I have found Dr. Bufalino to be a top notch Cardiac MD, I first knew Dr X, and then Dr Bufalino at Edwards where I worked as a nurse in 1980, so as I aged I realized I would need a very good heart doc, so I now see Dr Bufalino and I know that I am in good hands with him (-_-)....

December 10, 2019 5:13 PM

A patient couldn't be in better hands with Dr Bufalino........

December 8, 2019 12:22 PM

Excellent, had all my medical records available & discussed my health & exercise options.

December 8, 2019 12:22 PM

Dr. Vincent Bufalino has been my doctor for many years & always provided me with the best of service & advice for my family.

December 7, 2019 8:31 AM

excellent provider. would be nice if he had office hours in Sandwich more than 1 day per month.

December 7, 2019 8:31 AM

good experience and service from Dr. Buffalino and staff.

December 5, 2019 11:51 AM

Vincent Bufalino is the best. I have been with him for 34 years! I give him the highest grade possible! My personal health is excellent because of him!

December 5, 2019 11:51 AM

Edward nurses: recognized with highest notion honor - magnet status in nursing excellence! Quality care is so important to me and other patients.

November 30, 2019 5:18 PM

my experience was informative as usual and easy to understand

November 27, 2019 6:11 AM

Great doctor & staff!

November 22, 2019 11:53 AM


November 21, 2019 11:14 AM

Dr. Bufalino is the best! Has our complete confidence!

November 16, 2019 8:30 AM

very good

November 16, 2019 8:30 AM

Never had a bad experience.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM

Always good to talk to this Dr.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM

The provider is knowledgeable and considerate and an excellent doctor.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM

For the last 16 years I have come from Georgia to visit this provider.

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bufalino is very thorough and professional -

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM

As usual, Dr. Bufalino is the very best!!

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM


October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

very thorough and helpful

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bufalino is simply the best!

October 14, 2019 7:00 PM


October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor visit was a good experience.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

ALL good with Dr. Vincent Bufalino.

September 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a good experience with Dr. Bufalino.

September 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bufalino is the best dr. I have ever going to, he has keep me alive, what a great dr.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent appointment as usual....

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Always a pleasure meeting with Dr. Bufalino!

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my annual heart check-up. The dr. always reviews & test results, asks about my exercise program, & suggests what to change & what's working health wise.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Bufalino is extraordinary - as a professional and as a human being. He takes the time to understand, provide solutions and to care for the individual. I'm very grateful he's my cardiologist.

August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I always feel better after seeing Dr Bufalino. I have the utmost confidence in his medical knowledge and the care he provides me

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Makes you feel like you are accomplishing something in your recovery - even though one feels slow & clumsy at times when you leave the office you feel a sense of improvement in progression.

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Always helpful and always concerned about my health

August 4, 2019 7:00 PM

couldn't have been any better

August 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Always very thorough and the highest professional level.

July 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Thanks for everything Dr. Bufalino!

July 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Completely satisfied - as always.

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM


July 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good spoke to the doctor and physician asst.

July 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good experience.

July 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Long term patient and visits are always good.

July 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

My annual heart check up visit went well.

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I feel very fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Bufalino.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Covered all my questions.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Bufalino is always the best

May 27, 2019 7:00 PM


May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good.

May 26, 2019 7:00 PM

very good care got me back on good health

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