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:

  • NEW: online doctor visits
  • Newborn Care
  • School-Aged Child Care
  • Sports Medicine & Sports Physicals
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Health Education
  • Immunizations
  • Well-Child Check-Ups

About Me

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.


  • Pediatrics


  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)


  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Wolfson Children's Hospital
  • Baptist Physician Enterprise

Legal Practice Name

Baptist Primary Care Inc.

Primary Office

Baptist Primary Care

14810 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 106
, Jacksonville, FL 32258

Education & Training

  • Residency

    University of FL College of Medicine - Gainesville, FL


  • Doctor of Medicine

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock, TX


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