Rustin Buffington, MD
A career in pediatrics was a natural choice for Rustin Buffington, MD, a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, who has always enjoyed working with children and watching them grow into healthy, strong adults. He has a knack for relating to parents, which allows him to develop a lifelong partnership with the parents of the children in his care. Dr. Buffington’s areas of expertise include:
School-Aged Child Care
A physician specializing in Pediatrics is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood. Care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive healthcare to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. The Pediatrician deals with biological, social and environmental influences on the developing child, and with the impact of disease and dysfunction on development.
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
Texas Tech University Heath Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX
2008 - 2013
University of Florida Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
2013 - 2016
Wolfson Children's Hospital
Baptist Medical Center South
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care-Mandarin Pediatrics
From the Doctor:
I moved to Jacksonville from Lubbock, Texas, with my wife and enjoy living in the “Bold New City of the South.” We are parents who love and relish in all the joys that come with raising children.
As a pediatrician, my goal is to build partnership and educate parents on the most up-to-date medical recommendations, while still tailoring care to what parents need for their family. Educating parents is important as it helps to ease some of the struggles and anxiety that comes with raising a child.
My involvement with the Task Force for Children of Incarcerated Parents has enabled me to give back to an underserved group of children in Jacksonville. These monthly meetings have allowed me to gain insight on some of the struggles that face our children in today’s society.