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Dorothy J. Buckner, M.D., F.A.A.D., a cosmetic and medical dermatologist serving the South Bay, is dedicated to providing state of the art care in a kind and professional manner. With a successful track record of treating skin, hair and nail conditions at Dr. Buckner’s office you receive experienced care in a pleasant and comfortable environment next door to the Good Samaritan Hospital.
From checking suspicious moles to treating itchy skin eruptions, Dr. Buckner has a long history of getting results for stubborn skin conditions. She has a special expertise in working with disorders of pigmentation and discoloration such as melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, giving patients a more even complexion.
A pioneer in cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology with special expertise in skin smoothing and firming to reduce the signs of aging, she began her studies in laser technique in dermatology at its inception, supplemented by expertise with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers as an alternative to plastic surgery. Her repertoire in cosmetic treatments includes laser hair removal, laser rejuvenation, and new laser treatments for psoriasis, vitiligo and even acne scarring.
Dr. Buckner is a certified fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology who completed her residency at Stanford University.
Verified Patient Reviews
All my questions were answered. My credit card was accepted for payment. An appointment for the next step was timely.
Dr. Buckner is very respectful & courteous towards her patients. She is very friendly & personable. Office staff is also nice.
Very nice lady who listens well and gives you a clear picture of the situation
Nice doctor, I went in to check some moles. She took her time and the exam was very thorough. She answered all my questions and provided good advice.
Dr.Dorthy was very sweet. She asked me alot of questions so she could figuru out the best way to treat me.
Dr. Buckner was very thorough and attentive to my concerns. I highly recommend her.
Highly recommended. She is very professional and patient. Try to explain my situation in a detailed way.
Dr. Buckner was excellent, took her time with me and answered all my questions. I've logged my share of hours at the beach with sun damage visible on my cheeks and a light patch on my forehead. I tend to have a lot of redness in my face, a kind of rosacea with red acne breakouts. A PhotoFacial with Dr. Buckner really changed things. I LOVE how I look!!! It made a real difference which years of creams did not.
Dr. Buckner was attentive, gentle, informative, and patient.
Dr. Buckner gave fine advice and seemed like a nice individual, but her office atmosphere and quality of experience leaves something to be desired. There was a peculiar smell in the office that made me uneasy, the office decor/furniture was quite antiquated and dingy, and the back office staff seemed buried under piles of unfiled paperwork. They also asked me to re-fill out forms that I'd already filled online and to provide payment *in advance* before any services had been rendered. The overall customer experience was fair to poor.
The two good things I can say about this doctor is she was able to fix what was wrong with my skin when multiple doctors could not and she also was able to get me my medication for free. What I really didn't like about the doctor is she indirectly blamed me for the issues I was experiencing with my skin and didn't seem to believe honest things I told her and was not very friendly. The tone, looks, and reply's she responded with when I gave her answers gave me the feeling that she just didn't like me for some reason and it was the first time we met. I never experienced treatment like this form any doctor before.
The doctor was very friendly and prescribed the perfect medications that I know (from previous experience) work well. Would definetly go back! Thanks doctor!
She was very thorough and very nice
Office is very outdated and there's piles of files in the receptionist office. She was very sweet but I won't be going back.
She took her time and was very thorough in doing my skin check
Very sweet woman -- I went in for an eczema cream prescription and she hooked me up in a super efficient, caring manner.
Didn't seem interested in accurately treating root cause
Dr. Buckner seemed a bit daffy and I was wondering if I had made a mistake by scheduling an appointment with her. she explained about different kinds of moles to me and it seemed like she was reading off the pamphlet. I still had my doubts about her. I checked the wording on the pamphlet and she wasn't just reading it. Okay, so she did know something. That gave her a few points in my book. Then she pulled out a body chart to do a mole check. She looked at my entire body and wrote down where I had moles. This was good. I had gone to a dermatologist years ago who only asked me if I had any moles that I wanted them to look at. That derm didn't even look at the rest of my body! Useless I thought. So, compared to my prior experience Dr. Buckner was definitely a step up. I would go to her again.
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Buckner. Wasn't crazy with the fact that I had to wait to be called in a room for 25 minutes and then wait another 20 minutes in the room until Dr. Buckner came in. There was no apology for the wait time, just seemed business as usual! I also think the Doctor could wear a clean white coat instead of a filthy white coat! That being said, she was very thorough and respectful, seemed to have excellent knowledge!
Very good. Let's see if the treatment works. She said it will take two weeks.
She was thorough and easy to talk to. Will know more after my follow up appointment.
Dr. Buckner was great, she spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I felt like I was given a good diagnosis and many options for treatment. The front desk staff weren't particularly friendly but they did give me all the info I needed to come in prepared and were very efficient in getting me checked in and out. I would definitely come here again.
She was extremely patient and thorough. She asked me a lot of questions and wrote down everything I told her. I'll use some samples she gave me to try for three weeks before seeing her again for a followup.
I waited for about 20-25 minutes and then once I was in the room, the doctor was interrupted at least 3 times by the receptionist. I felt that the doctor adequately addressed my needs.