William R.. Puffinbarger

William R. Puffinbarger, MD

  • Pediatric Orthopedics
4.8 / 5568 Ratings98 Comments

“Providing high-quality care to pediatric patients with orthopedic problems.”

general information

OU Children's Physicians Building
Orthopedic Surgery – Suite 3A
1200 Children's Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Babies and Children's Hospital
New York CIty
University of Oklahoma
Medical School
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Areas of Expertise
Pediatric Fractures
Cerebral Palsy
"Best Doctors" by Best Doctors Inc.
- 2014-2015
- 2017-2018
Languages Spoken

ratings & comments

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5568 Ratings98 Comments

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Patient Comments

Very easy to talk to and very compassionate about my daughters feelings and situation.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Puffinbarger and his entire staff, from the patient services reps out front to the medical assistant showing us to the exam room, are the most friendly and attentive people. I trust them completely with the care of my children. We've found that to be true in all of the clinics (and we've been to a lot lately!). We love Children's and all the physicians, nurses, and support staff.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 26, 2020

They are all phenomenal!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 25, 2020

Very courteous & professional staff

OU Physicians Patient Jul 29, 2020

They give excellent care

OU Physicians Patient Jul 21, 2020

We Love Dr.Puffenbarger. He has been very thorough every time on our visits. We recommend him to anyone..

OU Physicians Patient Jul 8, 2020

He did a good job of explaining the diagnosis and recommended treatment. He was also patient and did not seem rushed.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 24, 2020

I trust Dr Puff but we can not locate my child's anesthesia history from hospital he had a bad reaction and I need information on what he was given and no one can tell me how to get it

OU Physicians Patient Jun 23, 2020

We have seen him for a couple years and hes always been thorough and ingormative

OU Physicians Patient Jun 16, 2020

I appreciate how excellent they treat you and your child they do a excellent job will recommend Children's Hospital to anyone that needs to go there

OU Physicians Patient Jun 16, 2020

Dr Puffinbarger is the best!

OU Physicians Patient Jun 3, 2020


OU Physicians Patient Jun 3, 2020

The entire team that saw and treated my son were nothing short of amazing. Everyone was very patient and compassionate with him.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 3, 2020

He was excellent.

OU Physicians Patient May 26, 2020

We have been seeing Dr. Puffinbarger for 12+ years and we love him. He's great!

OU Physicians Patient May 26, 2020

It was my first meeting with him and he had a rather critical diagnosis for us that we weren't expecting, but he delivered the news in a way that conveyed his knowledge and capability. He answered my questions and explained what was still unknown and the next steps. I was grateful for his competence and professionalism, it was reassuring and grounding at a time my head was spinning with unexpected news.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Puffinbarger was wonderful, as always! He really took time to listen to our concerns and questions about our daughter's recovery from surgery.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 15, 2020

He was very helpful in guiding us to a medical decision for our daughter. Wasn't pushy at all. Did a great job at walking us through the alternatives.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Puffinbarger is amazing! He listens to us and really cares about my sons health! We love coming to OU Children's Hospital????

OU Physicians Patient Jan 28, 2020


OU Physicians Patient Jan 14, 2020

Dr Puff and his entire team are excellent and have provided excellent care to my daughter.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 7, 2020

I am very impressed with Dr. Puffinbarger and all the staff. They give us their undivided attention and act as if we are their only patient! Excellent care! This OSU fan gives 5 stars!!!

OU Physicians Patient Jan 7, 2020

We love Dr Puff and his office staff are so friendly and they get us in and out very quickly

OU Physicians Patient Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Puff and his team are amazing

OU Physicians Patient Nov 20, 2019

I was very happy with the thorough assessment of my daughter's condition and the decision to not jump right into surgery, though it is likely inevitable she will need it. We received a very detailed explanation of the steps needed in the process to have her back reconstructive surgery be the most successful.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 23, 2019

I'm so glad that we got to see Dr. Puff. Amazing!!!!!

OU Physicians Patient Oct 16, 2019

Everyone on staff seems very helpful and they are very nice.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 8, 2019

Knowledgeable and friendly

OU Physicians Patient Oct 8, 2019

Always an excellent experience when dealing with Everyone on staff, especially Steve, Thankful for how he cares. About everyone of his patients, not just mine.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 2, 2019

The wait was long...I would expect no longer than an hour. We were there for almost 2 hours.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 2, 2019

This Dr is nice and talks to you in a good way. I like him.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 1, 2019

Very nice and considerate and was very good my child.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 25, 2019

I'd actually like to say how friendly the staff was at check-in and check-out. At check-in the lobby was full but they seemed to always have a smile on their face.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 4, 2019

The whole experience has been smooth and organized and thorough. Thanks!!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 4, 2019

Pleasant experience

OU Physicians Patient Sep 3, 2019

Nurse Cody and Brook were awesome! Thank you!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 6, 2019

Everybody was very helpful and took very good care of my child.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 30, 2019

Has always treated us with respect

OU Physicians Patient Jul 30, 2019

He takes time to listen to you and explained what he thinks is going on.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 23, 2019

We did not see the provider we were scheduled to see. We seen he resident and he was very rude and did not have good bedside manners. Said that my son was fine and did not need pain medicine that he was prescribed.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 23, 2019

Wonderful Dr and good person

OU Physicians Patient Jul 17, 2019

Im just happy whit the children hospital i thankful to this hospital thanks

OU Physicians Patient Jul 16, 2019

The doctor is excellent.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 16, 2019

Thank you for everything

OU Physicians Patient Jul 3, 2019

Friendly helpful

OU Physicians Patient Jul 3, 2019

My daughter wouldn't be walking if it wasn't for him and his team. Thank you.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 2, 2019

The amount of time time waiting in the waiting room and then in the room waiting to be seen, was ridiculous. Wavering on whether or not to come back to OU med.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 2, 2019

Was good at explaining the procedures and expected results from them

OU Physicians Patient Jun 25, 2019

Every thing is good

OU Physicians Patient Jun 11, 2019

The team of providers are always the best at children's. I've been coming here for 20yrs. They always give my kids the best care for the reason we visit.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 4, 2019

The Dr was great and so was the staff.

OU Physicians Patient May 29, 2019

We appreciate him!

OU Physicians Patient May 28, 2019

Pleasant experience!!

OU Physicians Patient May 15, 2019

The time between getting into a room and getting to see the doctor is pretty extreme. His appointments are super far out also.

OU Physicians Patient May 7, 2019

He is an excellent doctor.

OU Physicians Patient May 7, 2019

Check in staff was friendly and efficient.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 23, 2019

Did an excellent job on our sons spine. We were all treated very well when he was in the hospital. Would recommend Dr.Puff to anyone who asks. Thank you so much....

OU Physicians Patient Apr 9, 2019

Everything was great! He showed abundant caution and never made me feel rushed.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 27, 2019

The whole office staff is super nice. Great experience every time we come.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 12, 2019

We were very well looked after by the interpreters and all the staff and the very friendly doctor.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 12, 2019

Very kind, considerate and listened very well. Answered all questions I had at that time.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 5, 2019

I've had him since I was 3 years old. Hes been such a great surgeon

OU Physicians Patient Feb 26, 2019

Everything ok

OU Physicians Patient Feb 12, 2019

I already commented on Dr. Puffinbarger. we really like him!

OU Physicians Patient Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Puff is awesome. he spends plenty of time and answers all our questions

OU Physicians Patient Sep 19, 2018

Would highly recommend Dr. Puffinbarger!!

OU Physicians Patient May 22, 2018

Dr. Puffinburger spends time explaining things and answers all my questions. He is a very caring doctor. I would highly recommend him.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 25, 2018

Dr. Puff is Awesome, we love him.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 24, 2018

Dealing with Dr Puffenberger reminds me of hanging out with a long time friend. He always makes us feel at ease, and speaks to us as if we had known each other for 20 years. He always shows a high level of concern for Wyatt's safety and well-being.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 18, 2018

We love Dr. Puff

OU Physicians Patient Mar 27, 2018

Wait time was too long. We were starving. We were also not told there would be a delay. I would have preferred to be 5 minutes late in order to feed my child, than wait as long as we did. Which I will take into consideration next visit. My child ended up missing a whole day of school.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 13, 2018

Dr. Puffinbarger is great!

OU Physicians Patient Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Puff gives clear concise information, and does not candy coat anything. This is greatly appreciated.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 16, 2018

Like I said previously, Dr. Puffinbarger and his staff have taken great care of my son!!

OU Physicians Patient Dec 20, 2017

Dr. Puffenbarger was recommended by a friend. I was very pleased that he had a plan for my sons treatment and was willing to adjust that plan after x-rays reveled that my son's condition had worstened

OU Physicians Patient Dec 6, 2017

A resident came into the room and asked questions and started to look at my child. I had to ask his name and position.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 21, 2017

always a great experience

OU Physicians Patient Nov 21, 2017

When the doctor came into the room, he did not get to know my son. He walked in, introduced himself, and asked if we had any questions. Then he exited the room. With my experience doctors we have seen, in the past, get to know their patients.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 18, 2017

Would Highly Recommend.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 29, 2017

Dr. Puffinbarger is a great doctor. Would highly recommend him. Wait time is inexcusably.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 7, 2017

Dr. Puff is amazing! He's a wonderful doctor, who knows his stuff!

OU Physicians Patient Jun 7, 2017

We love Dr. Puff!

OU Physicians Patient May 30, 2017

Dr was super

OU Physicians Patient May 23, 2017

Dr. Puffinbarger is an outstanding provider. he took the time to talk with us about our concerns and we never felt rushed. He's very genuine and great with my son. Wonderful care all around!

OU Physicians Patient May 9, 2017


OU Physicians Patient Feb 7, 2017

we love the office & staff

OU Physicians Patient Jan 18, 2017

Dr Puff didn't need to spend a lot of time with my son, because we were there for a preop appt. but he did talk to my son and check his feet again while in the appt. I was very happy with the time that he did spend with my son

OU Physicians Patient Nov 30, 2016

communication between the departments/ specialist is poor.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 29, 2016

I have referred other mothers to Dr. Puffinbarger to bring their special needs kids with orthopedic problems.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 26, 2016

Dr. Puff was wonderful !

OU Physicians Patient Aug 31, 2016

Dr. Puffinbarger was excellent as well as Louis who casted my son. They worked him in, and he was seen very quickly, and the care was exceptional. the entire team kept us up to date and were so wonderful with my son who was very nervous.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 19, 2016

Dr. Puff makes us feel very cared for.

OU Physicians Patient May 18, 2016

Definitely will recommend!

OU Physicians Patient Apr 27, 2016

Great doctor!

OU Physicians Patient Sep 23, 2015

excellent and caring experience from all.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 30, 2015

Dr. Puffinbargar is an excellent. He really listened and took time to answer all our questions. We are grateful he took care of our son.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 17, 2015

Dr. Puffinbarger is an outstanding doctor. I have recommended him to many people throughout the 7+ years we have been seeing him.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 21, 2015

no medicine prescribed by this provider

OU Physicians Patient Apr 1, 2015