Laura Buford, MD

Laura Buford, M.D.

Laura Buford, MD is a board certified dermatology who attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, where she earned a Doctor of Medicine with Special Distinction. She graduated in the top 5% of her graduating class and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. After completing a transitional year internship at The Colorado Health Foundation – Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, she completed her dermatology specialty training at the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Buford completed her baccalaureate studies at Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She then attended the University of Arizona where she earned a Master of Science in Medical Pharmacology with an emphasis in Extracorporeal Circulation. She worked as a certified clinical perfusionist for several years before starting medical school, which led to her interest in wound healing, vascular disorders, platelet gel, and scars. Her other professional interests include adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and cosmetic dermatology.

Meet Dr. Laura Buford

Dr. Buford is active in various medical organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She has been involved in basic science and clinical research throughout her education and clinical training. She has authored scientific publications and has presented at a variety of society meetings at both the state and national level. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in community outreach projects and local philanthropies.

Dr. Buford currently sees patients at our Dripping Springs location.

Testimonials about Dr. Buford

  • “My visit with Dr. Buford was so enjoyable. She actually had on a triple layer of masks. It was great to be closely examined and know I was totally safe. Dr. Buford is clearly interested in my health and takes time to not only examine but to listen to any concerns. Dr. Buford and her staff seem genuinely interested in my well being. Thanks!” — Dennis D. (June 236, 2020)
  • “Friendly, professional staff. Dr. Buford takes the time to discuss your concerns and needs.” — Leona M. (June 23, 2020)
  • “Everything was great! The entire staff was very kind and friendly. Dr. B was so great! This is an amazing place! Keep up the good work!” — Jana K. (June 22, 2020)
  • “Everything is wonderful. I love all the staff, especially Dr. Buford. I recommend to friends all the time!” — Megan S. (June 15, 2020)
  • “Dr. Buford has a wonderful way to communicate and a delightful manner. You never feel rushed, and she genuinely seems to care about you as a patient. She is proactive and explains things very patiently.” — Stuart S. (June 11, 2020)
  • “I cannot say enough about the chair side manner of Dr. Bufford. My lip injections are perfect. Very conservative and very professional. Will be back again to see her! Also will be referring friends and family her way!” — Stormy D. (June 3, 2020)
  • “Wonderful experience.” — Lizbeth F. (June 1, 2020)
  • “First visit and was very satisfied with the staff at entrance and the medical staff. So glad I found Dr Buford.” — Sharon W. (June 1, 2020)
  • “Dr. Buford has a friendly demeanor that she combines with careful attentive care. I look forward to my appointments, and I’m confident I’m in good hands.” — John P. (May 28, 2020)
  • “It was a great visit!” — Janet B. (March 19, 2020)
  • “My first visit was easy, comfortable and productive! Enjoyed meeting the doctor, she has a very appealing manner. Will def come back.” — Deborah C. (March 3, 2020)
  • “I love my visits to WD – Dr. Buford is so kind and knowledgeable, and I know I’m always in great hands with her office for any of my medical or cosmetic dermatology needs.” — Morgan D. (February 27, 2020)
  • “Dr Buford is an angel! She always listens to concerns. Her treatment always feels appropriate and balanced.” — Amy A. (February 26, 2020)
  • “Everyone is so nice and attentive. The doctor is so laid back and easy to talk to and very sweet. This is my 2nd time there for fillers and it will b the only place I’d go to. They’re very good at prepping your face and they make sure everything is sterile, I really like that! I’d recommend anyone to go there!” — Liz R. (February 20, 2020)
  • “We love the Dripping Springs office. They’re always on time, the staff is fabulous, and we LOVE Dr. Buford!” — Ella S. (February 18, 2020)
  • “The entire visit was great and love how thorough Dr. Buford is!” — Sarina F. (February 6, 2020)
  • “Dr. Buford is very personable and made me feel very comfortable during my office visit. The entire Dripping Springs staff was a joy to work with.” — Michelle W. (February 6, 2020)
  • “I had an excellent experience. I was greeted in a warm and friendly way and the physician was very professional and helpful. Highly recommend!!” — Mark S. (January 31, 2020)
  • “Great experience across the board.” — Corby J. (December 6, 2019)
  • “The Dripping Springs office was very nice. The doctor was very familiar with issues with my underlying medical condition. It was a very unique experience.” — David K. (October 30, 2019)
  • “Dr . Laura Buford was an exceptional Dr. made me feel very comfortable and not feel very intimidated ! She’s my Dr. forever.” — Richard G. (October 22, 2019)
  • “I am not a fan of going to see any sort of physician and was actually nervous about what I might have had to get done. Dr. Buford and her staff were so sweet and gentle with my feelings. I didn’t feel like an idiot asking questions and the Dr. answers everything in such an informative, yet kind way .
    I have officially found my dermatologist!!!!”
    — Yoly F. (October 18, 2019)
  • “Dr. Laura answered all of my questions, provided a thorough examination with painless treatment -AND- she has really good interpersonal skills!!! Overall terrific experience, I strongly recommend Westlake Dermatology!!!” — Mark R. (October 8, 2019)
  • “I love the new Dripping Springs location. It’s closer to my house. The office was beautiful, clean, and simply decorated. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The medical staff was thorough with my skin check and answered all of the questions I had regarding types of sunscreen to use. I even got a bunch of samples to try out. I’ll definitely be back to this location.” — Janelle A. (October 3, 2019)
  • “Dr Buford was amazing. She was friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and supportive. I will continue to come to her and recommend her to others.” — Amy L. (September 26, 2019)
  • “Dr. Buford was amazing. She was so down to earth and easy to talk to. She really took her time explaining everything to me. I absolutely could not be happier with my visit. Her nurse was also great and made me feel right at home. Thank you Westlake Dermatology for opening an office in Belterra Village, it is a great addition to our neighborhood.” — Cary E. (September 13, 2019)
  • “I rarely write opinions on services that I have received but I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Buford. We will be following her to any office she moves to within Westlake Dermatology.” — Suzanne S. (August 22, 2019)
  • “Everything was great! Thank you!” — Ann K. (August 21, 2019)
  • “Everyone was very kind and helpful! Thank you!” — Jennifer R. (August 15, 2019)
  • “Knowledgeable staff with the patience to answer any and all questions (and even write the information down for you)!” — James T. (August 8, 2019)
  • “I had such a good experience, was a bit freaked out that y’all would be cutting something off my arm, but all in all it took less than 5 minutes and the staff was so friendly and professional. Thank you so much!” — Sean H. (August 5, 2019)
  • “Great first time to the dermatologist. Learned a lot and am excited for the help with my acne!” — Marilyn M. (July 18, 2019)
  • “After having a disappointing experience at another dermatologist’s office, I was happy with everything from checking in, communications with all staff members, and especially my interactions with Dr. Laura Buford. She answered my questions and made recommendations when I wasn’t sure which way to go.” — Richard H. (July 15, 2019)
  • “All staff, ranging from the front desk, medical assistants, and doctor, were all extremely courteous and enthusiastic. Each person made me feel like a valued client.” — Michael B. (July 14, 2019)
  • “Everyone was awesome and made me feel like my total well-being was important to them. The doctor also didn’t rush me through and was very personable.” — Jocelyn B. (July 14, 2019)
  • “I really enjoy the friendly and knowledgeable staff. They truly are committed to finding the correct treatment for you and not trying to sell you something you don’t need.” — Stephen B. (July 11, 2019)
  • “I was really impressed with this entire experience. Everyone was warm, professional, and efficient. My questions were answered, my concerns were taken seriously, and we were seen right away. I was initially concerned that a practice that was not specifically geared toward pediatric patients would not know how to interact patiently with my shy four year old but I was wrong. They were all wonderful. I would absolutely recommend this practice.” — Even R. (July 2, 2019)
  • “Everything about my visit went well. Beautiful place with very nice employees.” — Janie B. (June 27, 2019)
  • “Nice office, staff and Docs! Was a very pleasant visit.” — Stephen S. (June 21, 2019)
  • “Great experience! Great service! Great doctor!” — Anat M. (June 20, 2019)
  • “This is the only place I go for dermatology and skin needs! Every doctor I have ever seen is top notch. Dr. Laura Buford was excellent and referred me to a specialist. I refer everyone to WD!” — Lisa S. (June 17, 2019)
  • “Everything was great. Treatment was immediately effective.” — Derek R. (June 12, 2019)
  • “Everything was great!” — Alecia N. (June 12, 2019)
  • “My visit was great from the reception to nurse and especially Dr. Buford. All superb. Thanks.” — Donnis D. (June 5, 2019)
  • “Dr. Buford is awesome! So personable and laid back. The entire staff is friendly and professional.” — Amy E. (May 30, 2019)
  • “WL Derm is an awesome place! Drs. Laura and Valerie are amazing!” — Diane D. (May 6, 2019)
  • “My visit was so much better than expected. I know I had precancerous areas which were confirmed. They were removed quickly with little pain during my first visit. The area treated was small and healed quickly. Biopsies also performed with no need to return for a second visit. This will totally keep me in compliance with regular preventive visits which are so important when you get to be my age (65). Thank you!” — Pandora W. (April 16, 2019)