Dr. Lucas Buffaloe enjoys working with patients of all ages and building relationships with them over time. As a family medicine doctor, he cares for a wide variety of health problems and enjoys advising patients on how to stay healthy. He can treat most acute conditions such as infections and injuries, and he can help patents manage many chronic conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

In addition to his training in family medicine, Dr. Buffaloe has completed training in opioid addiction, and he provides treatment for opioid addiction in his clinic.

Because MU Health Care is an academic health center, Dr. Buffaloe also works with medical students and residents. He considers teaching to be a rewarding part of his job. He also regularly lectures and speaks on topics including addiction medicine and pain management.

Dr. Buffaloe has lived in Columbia since 2005. He is married and has two children. When he’s not working, he enjoys getting outdoors, spending time with his family, bicycling, reading and visiting Columbia’s many great restaurants.

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Family Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


American Board of Family Medicine


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In the News

Helping pregnant patients overcome opioid addition (KRCG 13)

Academic Information

Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine


  • In pregnant women with diabetes mellitus, is metformin as effective as insulin in preventing neonatal hypoglycemia?
    Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(4):14.
    Todd M, Buffaloe L, Morris L.
  • Medical cannabis: what evidence do we have?
    Missouri Family Physician. 2019;38(1):9-10.
    Buffaloe L.