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Dr. Robert L. Buka, MD, JD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

A graduate of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Buka completed an internship in internal medicine at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He then completed a dermatology residency at the University of California, San Diego and a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Children's Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Buka holds a law degree from Fordham University in New York City and speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Buka's particular expertise is in vascular lasers, skin cancer, and acne. He speaks at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology on topics ranging from complex eczema to techniques in dermatologic surgery. His articles have been published in dermatology and plastic surgery textbooks as well as a number of medical research journals.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Northwestern University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego, Residency in Dermatology
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology
  • Fordham University, Juris Doctor

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427029180

Office locations

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

135 West 70th Street

New York, NY 10023

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

214 Sullivan Street

New York, NY 10012

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

614 Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11225

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

10-41 47th Ave

Long Island City, NY 11101

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

Kips Bay

247 East 28th Street

New York, NY 10016

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

220 Front Street

New York, NY 10038

Bobby Buka, MD P.C. Dermatology NYC

152 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11211

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The exelperience was absolutely amazing. Everyone was very friendly and sweet. The wait time was very quick, as soon as I filled out my form it was not long until I was called in. They informed me of my skin, andclarified any issue I had. I was very pleased with their service, and look forward to visiting soon.
Less than 1 month ago
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He was friendly and knowledgeable
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I saw a PA first then I asked to see Dr. Buka. The PA was professional and had good bedside manner. I didn't feel like my concerns were answered though. Then again, it's always use a medication and hope it goesaway. Also,I was not informed properly about the allergy testing taking an additional two days to read results for a delayed reaction. Not everyone can take another day off to come to the doctors. The staff was professional throughout my experience especially the front desk staff.
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Dr. Buka is the best!
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Great! Easy and quick.
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Very quick
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Awesome!!!
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Doctor forgot to prescribe medication after removal of a mole. This was not a problem, however when I called the office I was told they would contact the doctor and call me back. This never happened. When I called at the end of the day, no acknowledgement or apology.
Less than 1 month ago
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Very happy with my appointment. Extremely helpful and professional.
Less than 1 month ago
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Great expienece over all! Dr Buka saw me within minutes. Turned out I needed approval from my insurance which his staff got within 5minutes. They preformed the produce and I was on my way. Recommended!
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Visit was fast , doctor was in & out I spent more time with the assistant & I wasn’t even sure if she knew what she was talking about
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Dr. Buka seems like a nice doctor, but his office runs anything but smoothly. They cannot seem to get even the simple stuff right. 1. If you come from the south side of the block at night, and you go to214 Sullivan St. you will see a buzzer for the office. There is no sign to tell you the entrance is not that door (that does have the practice’s name on the door and next to the buzzer). Don’t bother buzzing or calling the front desk because they won’t pick up to explain that you are at the wrong entrance (although, again, the name is on that entrance and there are multiple receptionists working inside). 2. Appointment started an hour late 3. Multiple 10+ minute waits during the visit 4. On an initial visit, 2 Rx’s called in to a pharmacy. One got through, the other did not. 5. On a follow-up visit, I explained the prescription didn’t go through and they sent it again. But, perhaps unsurprisingly at this point, the prescription again did not make it to the pharmacy (after it had no problem receiving the other one). I don’t know how you trust a place with your complex medical needs when they can’t display basic levels of competence or foresight for patient experience. I don’t. Come here if you have extra time and energy to waste.
Less than 1 month ago
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My visit here is always excellent. Everyone’s very professional and respectful. No complaints here
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Luke was awesome! Heard me out, educated me on medications very very well, and had great bedside manner. Happy and will be returning.
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I discussed with the medical assistant what pharmacy to send prescriptions, even repeated and she repeated back (CVS 129 Fulton) I just went to pick up prescriptions and they never received!! So frustrating waited almost 40 minutes in line at the pharmacy to find out they didn’t send!!
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Great visit! Very pleasant!
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Very good staff and kind and nice consultation
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Excellent service
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Dr. Buka was very patient and understanding and took the time to walk through all the steps of the procedure with me. I felt very comfortable with him and his team.
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all good professional service
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The intern doctor was great. Dr. Buka is ok. The front desk staff were horrible. There was no way to leave message on voice mail because it was full. The staff don't pickup phone. I went all the way to talkto them about prescription and they were very careless not helpful.
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The visit was ok but I was very frustrated when I got to the pharmacy and no prescription was sent over for me. Note this was two days after any how I called the 24 hr hot line and they toldme they were going to send the prescription over ,they sent one out of the three over and I then had to call them again and they said they sent it and they would call the pharmacy and reach back out to me and NOOO ONE called up to today.Defiantly not returning to this dr .
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Friendly staff, productive visit.. Would definitely recommend.
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He’s fantastic!
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I walked in on time. Filled out my paper work. And say in my seat for over an hour. Multiple people came in after me and were seen before me. I am very confused as to how this doctor operates hisoffice because it’s an absolute joke and he should be ashamed of himself.
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Very good, very kind doctor. All the staff treated me very well. They saw me on time without waiting long. Thank you
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very awesome helpful doctor and great staff too
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Great service wonderful staff
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his office never picks up the phone. pharmacy and i have been trying contact them to make an inquiry about a prescription and how my insurance might be able to cover, but no one answers the extensions (it’s been a fewdays with multiple tried calls). so i’m stuck with a medication that costs hundreds out of pocket, and i won’t be able to purchase. feels like i wasted a visit and my dermatitis was never resolved and still ongoing.
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Arrived early and did paper work online. I was asked to do the paperwork again and I had to let them know to check online. Waiting room is nice. I arrived early, but had to wait about 30 mins to becalled. I was seen by the nurse, then the PA, then the doctor. They were all nice and had a good bedside manner. My main issues were confirming they received my prescription from my PCP, and my pharmacy had issues getting in contact with them to switch medications.
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The staff was not only friendly and totally professional with me, but they got along well with each other too. Making the entire experience very pleasant and worry free.
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Like always, the women at the front desk are very courteous and nice. The nurses and the doc put you at ease. I really love this office which is so clean!!!!!
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It seems like the only thing they care billing your insurance. I came in to get a dandruff shampoo instead they were trying to test moles for cancer. Don’t waste your time here
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The Physician’s assistant was quick and wonderful. However I had to wait almost a full hour beyond my appointment time to see her. It would be helpful if staff could keep us in the loop about major delays like that.
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Very very good experience. Felt very happy about what the doctor said.
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I regularly see Melanie for my appointments and she’s always super nice about any questions you have and very quick about her assessments. She performed a biopsy on my leg during this appointment and it was painless and well done. No infection!
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Really wonderful all around. I’d highly recommend.
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Everyone friendly flexible professional
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Almost no wait time, very clean office and waiting room, Dr was knowledgeable and professional. Took the time to address all my questions and concerns in a professional and friendly manner. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a dermatologist
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The appointment felt very rushed and it didn’t feel personalized. I just got a generic answer.
Less than 6 months ago
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The visit was fine; howerver, I have never experienced such unprofessional behavior. I had been given a prescription to have a test for psoriasis. Had the test, told 10 days. 2 weeks I called about the results, they had no ideawhere the test was. I was told quest, then lab tech then apparently it was at their lab. It took 2 days to determine that. I spent the next week trying to determine when the results would be ready. I was told a while. I was so frustrated I involved my insurance company which finally pried the results from them. These results were suppose to have been sent to my ruematologist who gave me the prescription which I handed them when I went to the appointment. The test results are still NOT SENT!!! I was told I did not sign a release form....I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR TWO WEEKS TO GET THESE TO MY DOCTOR AND YOU WAIT 4 DAYS AFTER ITMIS DONE TO TELL ME. NOT ONLY WAIT, I HAD TO CALL YOUR OFFICE AGAIN. Disgusted, frustrated and a former patient.
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Very Pleased with my visit.
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Very thorough visit. Doctor listened, asked questions, and was super patient.
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent service.
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Best service and very friendly
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Was worried at first because I saw quite a few children but it was still great. Ended up having a few MDs taking a look at me and it was a great experience and nice seeing them bounce thoughts between eachother. Office is clean and tidy and the patient rooms are pretty great too. They even offered sparkling water.
Less than 6 months ago
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Doctor Buka was great, unfortunately his assistant assigned to us was not confident and was not able to communicate/provide proper information. Doctor was expecting her to explain the medication and she kept on changing her answers as to whenand how to apply it. Overall experience was fine other than the wait time and assistant assigned to us.
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From the reception area ,to the assistant ,to the doctor EVERYONE was absolutely AMAZING and PLEASANT .. I came a little earlier and I was in and out with 30 minutes.. WOW
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He was so aware of everything paid close attention to detail and knew what he was doing very knowledgeable . Very professional . Easy to explain to concerns and to ask questions .
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The appointment felt very rushed and it didn’t feel personalized. I just got a generic answer.
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