Shams Bakhos Bufalino

Shams Bakhos Bufalino, M.D.

1700 Luther Lane

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Shams Bakhos Bufalino, M.D.


1700 Luther Lane

Suite 2200

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068



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About Me



  • Fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center; Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: Loyola University Medical Center; Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Shams Bakhos Bufalino, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

51 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

47 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

51 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

51 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

51 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

51 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

51 Patient Ratings


Very nice, courteous.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good experience.

Reviewed on November 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Bufalino is a wonderful and compassionate doctor. I'm very pleased with her.

Reviewed on November 12, 2018 6:00 PM

The Dr and her staff especially X was great. X was very nice and walked me through everything that she was doing and going to do. What to and not to expect. Worked with me and made me feel cared about. She also made sure she got me my next appointment time that best worked for me and not just the office.

Reviewed on October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. S. Bufalino is a remarkable oncology doctor. She is as prompt as it is possible to be in her field of work, she patiently listens and answers all of my & my families questions. She & her nurse X promptly return my phone calls. I was just diagnosed with CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) in August an feel that I have been very blessed to have been assigned as a patient to Dr. S. Bufalino while in the hospital in Aug. I am very confident in her healing skills & so very hopeful for my own recovery from CML.

Reviewed on October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

My niece accompanied me to my appt.

Reviewed on October 5, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied w/Dr. Bufalino.

Reviewed on August 16, 2018 7:00 PM

She was very accommodating and thoroughly knowledgeable. Explained everything to me. She put me on Eliquis and I am doing well.

Reviewed on August 12, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

As always a very good visit with Dr. Bufalino. She's kind, patient, informative & thorough. I really, really like her.

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

I was very pleased with this provider.

Reviewed on July 8, 2018 7:00 PM

Excellent overall care! Keep up the great work -

Reviewed on June 28, 2018 7:00 PM

very satisfied and received good service and informatipn - I look forward to the next visit -

Reviewed on June 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Waited for Dr. Bufalino for 40 minutes. I had to tell the receptionist I was on a lunch hour. I was late to return to work. I've messaged Dr. Bufalino and received no response. Was phoned by blood dept (on first floor) to come in for another blood draw because person failed to draw enough blood. Response from Bufalino's office was I need another test insurance probably won't charge for it but never told me what it was for. I feel like a "number" not a person.

Reviewed on June 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Buffalino has been great!

Reviewed on May 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Yes ,I have no problem sharing this info with anyone. Dr B does a great job.

Reviewed on April 16, 2018 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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